Pastor. Dr. Stephen Tong
He has served God for more than 52 years, both in Indonesia and also in other countries in Asia, Europe, Australia, North America and South America. He has preached the Word of God to more than 32 million human beings, hundreds of thousands of whom have dedicated their lives to Christ. For 25 years (1964-1988) he taught the courses of Theology and Philosophy at Southeast Asia Bible Seminary (SAAT), Malang. Together with Pdt. Dr. Caleb Tong and Pdt. Dr. Yakub Susabda, he founded the Indonesian Reformed Evangelical Institute (1986) and the Indonesian Reformed Evangelical Theological College (1991) where he served as rector from 1991 to 2002. Seeing more and more churches preaching the Word of God irresponsibly, he founded the Reformed Evangelical Church. Indonesia (GRII) in 1989. In his 69 years of age, he is currently serving the preaching of the Word in 5 countries almost every week.
Rev. Dr. Dipl. -Mus. Billy Kristanto, M.S.C.
Rev. Kristanto was born in 1970. He has served in the music ministry since he was in Sunday School. Ever since he graduated from high school, he continued his studies in the subject of music in Berlin at the UDK university under Mitz Meyerson. In 1996 he continued his post graduate studies in Den Haag at the Royal Conservatory under Ton Koopman. Besides that he has studied fortepiano under Stanley Hoogland. He graduated in 2002 from STTRII with a Masters’ degree of Christian Studies. In 2005 he was anointed as a Pastor by the synods of GRII and is currently the coordinator of MRII and PRII in Europe. In 2009 and 2010 he finished his doctorate studies, gaining his Dr. phil. Title in Music and Dr. theol. Title from Ruprecht Karls University of Heidelberg.