Mimi Suhartanto

The Rock Children's Ministry Director

Meet Mimi

I was saved when I was sixteen through a gospel tract given by a school friend. At seventeen, I felt the calling to give my whole life into full-time ministry. I told my dad that I wanted to go to a seminary in Malang after I graduated from high school. He did not allow me to go to seminary then, but if I still want to pursue it after I got my secular degree, he said he would let me. Eventually I went to Seattle University to pursue a degree in philosophy, because that was the closest subject to theology.

I met my husband, Hendra Suhartanto, three months before I graduated. A year after I moved back to Jakarta, we got married. God gave us a precious daughter, Gabrielle, whom I homeschooled all the way until high school. During the busyness of being a wife and homeschooling mother, I had forgotten God’s calling for full-time ministry. But God never forgot! In 2014, three months before my daughter graduated from high school, God sent a professor from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary to visit JICF. He recruited me to pursue my Master of Arts in Christian Education. He was successful in recruiting me; subsequently, God directed my path continuously by opening another door for me to pursue my doctorate degree in Christian Education at Dallas Theological Seminary. As Director of JICF Children’s Ministry since 2003, my passion is the gospel and The Great Commission. Teaching and making disciples are my passion and calling. I want to make disciples for Jesus, who in turn make other disciples, obeying the Great Commission. It is my prayer that all children who come to The Rock will understand, experience and respond to the good news of salvation in Jesus Christ. In my free time, I enjoy reading and walking in nature.


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