Teens for Christ Bangladesh became a reality in June 2008. After six months of training with TFC-Kenya, the Executive Director of TFC-Bangladesh returned to his country and capital city of Dhaka, along with the Director of Operations.
Dhaka has a population of over 12 million people, making it the largest city in Bangladesh. The work continued to grow as a pastor was trained during January and February 2009 to take the work to Gopalganj. Gopalganj is a district in the Dhaka division of Bangladesh. The district has about 1.1 million inhabitants. The ministry also grew into the Savar district in the Dhaka division where there are 5 chapters running.
Since 2009, the ministry has expanded to the Khulna division in the southwest, the Rajshahi division in the northwest, and the Chittagang division in the southeast.
In 2012, Teens for Christ® Bangladesh expanded outside the national borders. Men from Nepal and the Kolkata district of India came to Dhaka to train. In August of 2012, Teens for Christ officially launched in India and Nepal.
Don A. Adhikary pictured here with his wife Laya, has been involved in full time ministry since 1995 planting churches among the unreached Bengali people. He was saved as a teenager during a revival meeting in his home village. Since then, Don has had a passion for reaching the youth of Bangladesh with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He graduated from the Graduate School Pastoral Training in 1998 and has been involved in discipleship ministry. He completed TFC’s Call College Internship in Kenya during 2008. Since that time, he has served as the Executive Director for West Bengal and Bangladesh. Don leads a team of 23 skilled youth workers who reach 1000’s of youth in Bangladesh and West Bengal. Don has two children his son Austin (20), and daughter Aurpita (17).
Meet Our Students
Sabuj is a middle schooler at Rohomotulla Secondary School. He loves to play cricket and soccer. He has big dreams of going to college and being able to help provide for his family more easily. Sabuj is excited to have a relationship with Jesus Christ as of May 13th, 2016 and is excited that Christ is coming back for His people some day. Sabuj comes from a large, poor family and has to work hard to help take care of them. This sometimes gets in the way of him being able to come to chapter. He is passionate about his faith and wants to learn more about Christ.