Leslie Ferris

Leslie Ferris

Leslie Ferris is the Co-founder of Eternal Life International. Her heart is to bring as many souls as possible into the kingdom of God. Everywhere she goes she emanates joy and happiness. She now lives in Sandpoint, Idaho, to help with the launch of the Victory Church location there. She spends most of her time with her family, and meeting new people to spread the gospel.

Jesse and Christine Tricola

Jesse and Christine Tricola

Pastor Jesse is the president of Eternal Life International. He and his wife Christine have been in the ministry for over 15 years. They are the head pastors of Victory Church in Oregon city, Oregon, and Sandpoint, Idaho. They have a burning desire to preach the gospel to the unreached parts of the world. Over the years they have traveled all across the planet preaching in countries all across Asia and Africa. They have two children, Aliyah who is 13 years old and Isaac who is 10 years old. They are continuing the legacy of Eternal Life international by preaching the gospel to as many people as possible.

David and Angelie Ferris

David and Angelie Ferris

Missionary David Ferris and Angelie Ferris have been planted here in the Philippines to conduct crusades all over the country and eventually throughout Asia.

David has been sharing the gospel full-time in the Philippines for four years. When his Father, Howard Ferris, started the work in the Philippines, after his passing onto heaven in 2015, David continued to carry the baton in the ministry along with the surviving co-founder Leslie and its other members. David has served in the Eternal life International ministry since its initiation in 2005. He has embraced the call of God on his life to be a missionary since the Lord called him when he was seven years old.

Angelie Ferris works along the side of David working together to win souls to those that have not heard the uncompromised gospel. They are married and have one son, Luke.

“Ann and I are committed to preach the Gospel to the unreached with miracles, signs, and wonders. We believe that God has planted us here in the Philippines to bring hope and light through the Word of God. And with our growing family, we continue to thrive, to live by faith, and to press on toward the goal to win souls and make disciples for Jesus”.

-Angelie and David

Brett and Mahima Smithh

Brett and Mahima Smith

My wife and I desire that all people come to the saving knowledge of Jesus. I’m an adopted Korean American who grew up on a dairy farm. She is the daughter of one of the main pioneering Pastors of Christianity in a nation that is only 1.4% Christians. Her heart’s desire is to see women and children receive better treatment in a male dominated society in which she has a master’s degree in social work. Fun fact: Pastor Jesse Tricola the President of ELI was the matchmaker for us. Together, we want to partner with ELI and help be a small part of the vision set by the Founders Howard and Leslie Ferris to reach the unreached all for God’s Glory!

Jacob Holmberg

Jacob Holmberg

Jacob Holmberg is 26 years old and currently living in Sandpoint Idaho, helping to establish the church plant for Victory Church. he went to Rhema Bible College and graduated in 2016 after 3 years of training. He is an evangelist at heart and called to connect with people everywhere he goes and share the gospel. He handles all the social media and secretarial details of the E.L.I. Ministry. Jacob owns the Northern Grind coffee shop in downtown Sandpoint Idaho.