An International Ministry of Reaching, Preaching and Teaching

“Why should some hear the Gospel twice, when others have never heard it once?” Dr Oswald Smith

This great motto has challenged us to reach out to the areas of the world where millions have not yet heard. Our mission is to share Christ in those places where great evangelists do not get to and yet, where the need is so great.

The task of world evangelism is the responsibility of every Christian.  The Great Commission makes this very clear. “And then Jesus came to them and said, ‘All authority has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew 28: 18-20


Worldwide Evangelistic Ministry

(‘Reaching the Unreached’)

Evangelistic Crusades, Rallies, Radio, Literature


Worldwide Bible Teaching Ministry

(Covering the World with the Word)

Bible Conferences, Bible Correspondence Courses


Worldwide Prayer and Spiritual Warfare Ministry

(Building the Body for Battle)

Prayer and Spiritual Warfare Seminars


Worldwide Evangelism Training

(Equipping for Evangelism)

Training lay and full-time Evangelists


Beginning as a bookstore in Hillbrow, Johannesburg, South Africa in 1974, Living Ministries International, with its vision of Reaching the Unreached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, has expanded to what is now a world-wide Ministry of Evangelism, Discipleship and Training, with ministry being conducted on every continent and various islands of the world.

Living Ministries International

Living Ministries International (LMI) is a registered non-profit organization with its Head Office in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.  LMI is represented by Evangelical Development Ministry (EDM) in Texas, USA and has a Representative in Brazil, South America.

The ministry is governed by a Board of Directors, a Ministerial Advisory Board and an International Council of Reference.  The Financial Statements are audited annually by a recognized and respected firm of Accountants.

Mission StatementRev CecilRev Dr Cecil J Peasley
Founder and President of LMI

A worldwide multi-thrust Evangelism Ministry, endeavoring to reach the whole world, with the whole gospel, for the whole man, through the whole church.


Cecil J Peasley

Cecil John Peasley was born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, to missionary parents.  He came to Christ at the age of 15 years, following the trauma of a snake bite, and immediately surrendered to the call to ministry.

Cecil graduated from the Baptist Theological College of Southern Africa in Johannesburg in 1969 and is an ordained minister with the Baptist Union of Southern Africa. He has pastored three churches in Durban and Johannesburg.

In 1980 he responded to the call of World Evangelism and has taken the Gospel to countries in Africa (Botswana, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia & Zimbabwe), Argentina, Australia, Barbados, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Europe (Western and Eastern), Fiji,  India, Latvia, Madagascar, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, the Philippines, Russia, USA, UK.

He is Founder and President of Living Ministries International, an Evangelistic Ministry, conducting Crusades, Revivals, Evangelism Training and Spiritual Warfare Conferences.  His ministry is to the lost as well as to building up the body of Christ.

Cecil served as Honorary Executive Director of the South African Association of Evangelism from 2000 for 13 years.

He holds a Master’s Degree as well as a Doctorate in Ministry.  His thesis was based on “The Ministry of the Evangelist and the Local Church”.

Cecil and his wife, Jeanette, live in Summerstrand, Port Elizabeth.  They have three adult children and 9 grand-children.