Petros Network Launches in Borana

by | Dec 31, 2017

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God Always Has a Plan

God is always at work putting the pieces of our lives together for His perfect timing and purpose.

Petros Network’s President, Ray Noah, (pictured left) first met Ethiopian Pastor, Endashaw Kelkele (pictured third), when he served as the Executive Pastor of Calvary Temple in Denver, Colorado in 1990. At the time Calvary Temple was led by the late Charles E. Blair. Pastor Blair had invited Pastor Endashaw to launch a small Ethiopian church inside of Calvary Temple. This led to a great friendship between Pastor Endashaw and Pastor Ray Noah.

Since those early years, Pastor Endashaw has led his fledgling church into a thriving Ethiopian congregation, the Ethiopian Evangelical Church of Denver (EECD), expanding into its own facility and expansive ministry. 


However, Pastor Endashaw born in the Borana region of Ethiopia, always maintained a deep passion to serve his people. Pastor Ray and Linda Noah went on to lead Portland Christian Center in Portland, Oregon, and launch the Petros Network. Petros Network has launched over 3500 churches in Ethiopia and led multiple humanitarian projects to break the chronic cycle of poverty in unreached people groups in Ethiopia, South Sudan, and Uganda.

Today, God began stirring the heart of Petros Network’s Leadership Team to expand in the south of Ethiopia. And, as only God can do, Ray Noah and Endashaw Kelkele reunited their friendship for such a time as this. As they began to talk, they realized God had planted in their hearts a similar burden, to reach the unreached of the Borana region. 

Brian Pettrey, of the Brooklyn Tabernacle Church, (pictured fourth) has been commissioned to be the US/Canada lead of the Borana Project, and Astarte Kelkele (pictured second) has been selected as the on-site Area Leader and resides in the Borana region.

The Borana Initiative

Petros Network, in partnership with the Ethiopian Evangelical Church of Denver, has joined together to launch a holistic ministry to plant 1000 church planters in the heart of the Borana Region. Borana is located in the south of Ethiopia, allowing the Petros Network a new field of operation that will ultimately lead us to quarter the land into strategic church planting fronts. With God’s help, our dream includes launching 50 new church planters in April of 2018 and then launching 50 new church planters every six months. (Learn about our 3-year process for transformation here)  In addition to church planting and leadership development, future efforts include educating out of povertyempowering womenproviding clean waterimproving healthcare, and protecting children. Humanitarian efforts are advanced through the leadership of the new church plant.

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