Rev. Adrian De Visser is the founder and senior pastor of Kithu Sevana Ministries in Sri Lanka, a missions-oriented church-planting organization with a burden for reaching those in areas and communities hitherto unreached by the gospel.
Adrian entered Christian ministry in 1979 as the first local-language ministry worker for Youth For Christ, Sri Lanka. His work took him to remote and marginalized communities and gave him a deep conviction and passion for reaching them for Christ. Adrian created the Navodaya movement for evangelism in Sri Lanka, which brought together pastors and ministry workers for a weeklong time of in-depth study, prayer and discussion on practical evangelism and the challenges for those on the frontlines of missions work.
He has authored many books, including Ministry in the Balance. Adrian holds an MA in Missions from Columbia International University and was awarded an honorary doctrate by the goernment of Sri Lanka in 2007 for his social development and community-oriented worked of over two decades. He also received the title of Deshabandu, one of Sri Lanka's highest civilian honours, for his work among the poor.
Adrian currently serves as the vice president for partnership development for Asian Access and is a member of the governing board of the Colombo Theological Seminary, Sri Lanka.