Our house in Phrom Khiri is near the district office, and recently they held an installation service for a new Buddha statue/idol placed in the front (it is the black statue in the photo). Caleb, our oldest son, was out playing soccer with the other Thai kids in the neighborhood that night, and they wandered...
Brian & Bekah Farber are currently serving as church planters in the province of Ayutthaya. Their vision is to see communities of disciple-makers lifting up the name of Jesus in worship, growing in passion and understanding of the Word of God, engaging in outreach, training new leaders, and establishing churches throughout Ayutthaya and beyond.
Brian grew up in Glen Ellyn, IL, USA. Brian received his bachelor’s degree in music from Illinois State University with an emphasis in Tuba Performance. In 2004, Brian graduated from Wheaton Graduate School with an MA in Interdisciplinary Studies with emphasis in Educational Ministry & Biblical Studies.
Bekah was born in Indonesia, where her parents served as missionaries. Bekah graduated from Grace College (Winona Lake, IN, USA), earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in English education. In 2009, Bekah graduated from Moody Theological Seminary with a Master’s of Divinity.
Before working in Thailand, Brian served in youth ministry, both vocationally and as a volunteer. As a college student, he also worked with Campus Crusade for Christ and the Navigators. It was during his college years that he began to develop a passion for missions and international ministry.
After graduating from college, Bekah taught English literature at Faith Academy in Manila, the Philippines. During these years, after hearing stories from her student’s parents, Bekah developed more of a desire to be involved in church planting. Bekah returned to the USA to begin her theological studies. During this time, Bekah had many opportunities to teach the Bible to women, work with students, and reach out to internationals.
Brian and Bekah were married in 2006. Their daughters are Karis and Keona. The Farbers arrived for their first term of ministry in Thailand in May 2011.