Mission: We are a Christian nonprofit organization dedicated to introducing Christianity to the 67 Million Thai people who have never heard the Gospel.
Vision: Sow the seeds of faith in Thai hearts, and God's Word in Thai homes.
We accomplish these by creating new tools for evangelism and discipleship, then giving these tools absolutely free of charge to Thai churches and ministries.
2575 Elderberry Drive, Oxnard, CA 93036
THAI WORD is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt religious nonprofit organization. Your donations are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.
From THAI WORD Founder
From THAI WORD Founder
I and my family entered the mission field in 2011 to work with a Christian organization that fought child trafficking in Thailand. Four years later, it became apparent that God was calling me to focus on proclaiming the Gospel to 99% of the Thai people who never heard.
Specifically, the Lord was calling me to write.
Like John the Baptist, our task is to ‘Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.’
This is an incredibly exciting mission field. For hundreds of years, despite comparatively good religious liberty, Christians have not been able to introduce Jesus to the vast majority of the Thai people.
But the world is changing, and so is Thailand. Thai Christians and missionaries are watching expectantly at what the Lord is doing to open the hearts of the Thai people to the Gospel. I think I would not be too far off to say that the time is NOW!
So I want to ask you to join me in praying and acting to sow God's Word to the good soil of Thai hearts. Remove all hindrances. And finally we will see God changing Thailand into the disciple of Jesus.
Joe Chongsiriwatana, Founder and President of THAI WORD
THAI WORD Directors came from many professions and Christian ministry backgrounds. We are delighted for the opportunity to work together to help bring the Christian Gospel to the Thai people.
Joe is the Founder and President of THAI WORD. He grew up in Thailand. In 1988, he received a scholarship from the Thai government to complete the IB Diploma at Atlantic College in Wales, UK. Joe went on to study Electrical Engineering, then M.S. in Biomedical Engineering at the Ohio State University.
Joe had a successful 13 years engineering career in the U.S., mostly in the FDA regulated Medical Device industry.
In 2011, Joe and his family obeyed God's call. They left their Northern California home and entered the mission field in Thailand with ZOE International Ministries-- an organization dedicated to fight the evil of child trafficking. Initially as a hobby, Joe also pursued a passion for God's Holy Word by working on "Prince of Peace", which is a Thai translation of the Gospel of Luke in the style of a Thai folk tale. Joe published and distributed the first edition during 2014 Christmas season.
Joe officially incorporated THAI WORD as an IRS recognized 501(c)(3) Christian nonprofit organization in 2015. He started serving full-time with THAI WORD in Thailand in June, 2015.
Joe is married to Yumiko. They have three children - Noah, Naomi, and Emi.
Brian and his wife, Angela, have been married for over 20 years , and have two children. He is the Director of Partnerships for the Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition and has over sixteen years of vocational ministry experience, including twelve years as the Associate Pastor of Grace Community Covenant Church.
A native of Phoenix, AZ, Brian studied Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, and worked in the aerospace industry before answering the call to vocational ministry. Brian holds a B.S. from UC Berkeley, and a M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary. Besides being an ordained pastor in the Evangelical Covenant Church, he plays jazz, loves running, and tinkers with his ‘67 Mustang when he has spare time.
Ray is a native of Hong Kong who has emigrated to the United States. He now lives and works in Singapore. He is an active member at an Anglican Church (Church of the Ascension) where he serves in different ministries such as discipleship and evangelistic program “Alpha".
Ray received a B.S. Degree in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering and a M.S. Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
Ray has a number of years of professional experience in the fields of Supply Chain and Logistics. He held Director and Senior Director positions in well known logistic companies such as DHL.
Ray is married to Jeanie. They have two sons.
Eric currently serves as the Missions Team Director and Business Manager at Calvary Chapel of Oxnard where he performs great many duties such as Treasurer, Office Manager, IT Manager, Bookstore Manager and Radio Station General Manager.
Prior to Calvary Chapel, Eric served as a missionary at ZOE International in Thailand for one year as a Business Administrator, where he oversaw the improvement of accounting processes. He also had served in the United States Navy as a Supply Corps Officer for 6 years.
Eric is married to Amy. They have one son, Ethan.
Pavi currently serves as Lead Pastor at Heritage Christian Church in Westerville, Ohio. He also serves as the Executive Director at The Bridge Community Center in Columbus, Ohio, where they are “partnering with those among us who most need help – the refugee and the homeless – in ways that foster healing, dignity, community, and peace.”
A member of the senior leadership team of Great Commission Ministries from 1995-2006, he has served as a lead pastor, church planter, teacher and mentor. He is also a vaunted technologist and software developer.
Pavi holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the Ohio State University. Pavi and his wife, Jeanne, have two children, Micah & Hannah.