Poline Yean, Cambodia


Poline Yean, Cambodia

Training leaders in evangelism, discipleship and church planting and making ‘every church a Bible school’

Make a gift to support our local partners


One of Poline’s key roles is to facilitate a network of like-minded church leaders in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting. He also trains and equips core trainers, who will in turn, train local missionaries to reach the unreached people groups of their areas.

Based in Phnom Penh, Poline also collaborates with local churches to send local mission workers to reach unreached people groups in Cambodia. He connects, mentors, networks with key church leaders in different parts of Cambodia to fulfill one vision: to see Cambodia come to Christ. As a result of this one vision, many churches have been planted in rural Cambodia amidst people who have never heard the gospel.

  • South Asia: theology exams and assignments

    Mission partner F asks for prayer for theology students as they do their exams and practical assignments before their graduation on 15 December. Please pray that the long-delayed board meeting may take place soon and that the principal can get some help with the accounts and administration. Please pray, too, for young women to sign… Read more

  • South Asia: church Christmas event

    Mission partners E and R write that their church is planning an event for children at a local charity, a separate Christmas event for an apartment block which has hundreds of families of various faiths and backgrounds as well as a joint service with a sister church. Please pray for all these events to go… Read more

Poline’s story

Poline accepted Jesus during his last year of high school and felt called to ministry soon after. He began with involvement in the youth ministry at his church and later, as a translator of leadership training books and materials. As he grew in his faith, he sensed the Lord guiding his heart to serve the rural churches in Cambodia, revealing what their needs were and steering him towards equipping and training the people there. While serving as a trainer to church leaders, Poline felt led to study missions abroad for two years.

Upon returning home, his ministry launched the Antioch Institute for the purpose of equipping and training local missionaries through collaboration with local churches. They have trained leaders from across denominations, both men and women, in discipleship, evangelism and church planting. The institute also provides training for rural churches within remote communities. Their motto is every church can be a Bible school. Since its inception, several thousand church leaders have graduated from Antioch Institute through its carefully designed training curriculum.

Antioch Institute has also helped leaders beyond Cambodia – from Asia to Africa. They have produced their own training curriculum, as well as Christian books in discipleship, ministry skills, leadership, evangelism, and church planting. Currently, they focus on training core trainers in five regional training centers in Cambodia. Their overall vision is to equip the body of Christ in Cambodia and beyond.

Make a gift to support our local partners


Feeling generous?

Some ways to support our wider work

Time for a story?

See what God does through your prayers and gifts

Meet new people?

Get to know the people who make up our global family