Dr Ajith Fernando, former Director of Youth for Christ (YfC) Sri Lanka, speaks to Mark Meynell in Episode 24 of The Stott Legacy podcast.
After 35 years as Director of YfC Sri Lanka, Ajith Fernando stepped back to become Teaching Director. This gave him the space to write and teach that he’d struggled to find previously.
Ajith was brought up in a Christian home, which highly prized the exposition of the scriptures. So it was unsurprising that he would find a model and mentor in the writing of John Stott. However, he has followed his lead in many different ways ever since.
Serving the poor
These include being instrumental in committing YfC Sri Lanka to serve the country’s poor with various relief and discipleship programmes.
He learned the importance of the simple lifestyle from Uncle John. With his wife Nelun and his two adult children and four grandchildren, Ajith has made a profound contribution to the mission of the global church. A graduate of Asbury and Fuller seminaries, he has been awarded honorary doctorates by Asbury, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Gordon-Conwell Seminary, and Tyndale Seminary in Canada.