ABOUT JOHN & AINA TORELL
John S. Torell
is founder and president of European-American Evangelistic
Crusades, Inc., which was incorporated in the state of California
as a nonprofit religious organization in 1972. EAEC is a mission
organization dedicated to spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ to
a dying world, with headquarters in Sacramento, California.
Born in Sweden
in 1939. He entered an Engineering College at Jonkoping, Sweden
where he graduated in 1963 with a B.S. degree in mechanical
engineering. During his second year in college he married his
wife, Aina (i-na). Soon after graduation, they immigrated to the
United States. They were sponsored by John's Uncle's family who
were Mormons and hoped John and Aina would also join the Mormon
church, but God had other plans.
In May of 1965,
watching a television special, they each came to a saving
knowledge of Jesus Christ. The Lord led them to a small Southern
Baptist Church where they became members and were baptized in
water by immersion. For the next three and a half years they were
grounded in the Bible, taught Sunday School classes and learned
about visitation and general church administration. God called
John and Aina into full time ministry to preach the Gospel of
Jesus Christ on April 16, 1967. John received his Masters of
Divinity Degree from Golden Gate Seminary in 1973. They each
experienced the infilling of the Holy Spirit, John, after
attending a Full Gospel Business Meeting.
While still in
seminary, John and Aina took an evangelistic crusade team to
Europe, with particular emphasis on the Scandinavian countries of
Sweden and Finland. During the next twelve years, eight preaching
trips were made.
John to write a series of Bible study books, which he completed
in the 1970's and also translated into Swedish and sold in the
Scandinavian countries. They are called,
Course 1, 2, 3 and 4, and The Rise of Antichrist, Part 1.
John served as pastor for Christian Life Center in Lodi,
California and from 1978-1984; he served as pastor for Christian
Life Ministries in Carmichael, California. In 1986, the Lord
spoke to John while he and his wife were in an airliner over
Texas and told him to go to Sacramento, California, and begin another church
and call it Resurrection Life of Jesus Church. RLJC is located in the
Sacramento area. The Lord is prospering and giving the
increase. Revival and awakening have already begun.
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