About Pembawa Obor Indonesia


“Pembawa Obor” is an Indonesian term for Torchbearers.

Persekutuan Pembawa Obor Indonesia (TORCHBEARERS INDONESIA) is a member of Torchbearers International. Registered with the Ministry of Religion of the Republic of Indonesia on the Directorate General of Christian Affair. Since its establishment on 21tst April 1985 until now, the Torchbearer Indonesia has been a partner of ministry with various church denominations and other Christian institutions.

Jimmy Kawilarang

National Director

Serving Lord Jesus Christ with Torchbearers in Indonesia since 1983, holding short Bible Schools in West Java, Central Java and East Java. Appointed as Torchbearers Indonesia national director in 1st August 1984. Graduated from School of Leadership and Evangelism in Singapore. He gets acquainted with Torchbearers when he became a student at Capernwray Bible School England. He gets further training in All Nation Christian College in England, World Relief Holistic Ministry in Thailand, and Tyrannus Bible Institute in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. Most of his ministry is equipping men and women from various church denominations at Torchbearers Centre, Pondok Kepenrey in West Java and other parts of Indonesia.


Torchbearers Indonesia has burden and sincere hope to see more and more people hear the gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ and have a personal encounter with Jesus Christ. Because salvation is in no one but in Him, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we can be saved from the penalty of sin.


The call of Torchbearers Indonesia is to proclaim the transforming presence of Jesus Christ and to equip men and women to become faithful disciples of Jesus Christ for service in His church worldwide. To achieve the Vision and Mission Torchbearers Indonesia held a Mini Bible School (MBS), Bible camps, Conferences and Seminars.