William G. Arvan (Bill) and his wife, Patricia, are retired missionaries who served with SEND International for 36 years in the Republic of the Philippines. During 13 years of that time Bill had the privilege of teaching Bible at the Far Eastern Bible Institute and Seminary as well as having a Lay Leadership Development teaching ministry among churches. Since retirement from the Philippines in 1990 he has made a total of 10 trips to the Balkans, Ukraine and Russia teaching Bible in Bible Institutes and churches.
Everywhere in his travels Bill has seen the need for “grass root” practical teaching and application of the Word of God. To help meet that need, the Lord has led Bill to put some of his teaching materials into printed form, six titles are now available. They are listed in this website with a brief description of their contents. These are tried and tested practical illustrated materials. A total of 35,000 of the first five titles have been translated and printed in Russian.
Bill and Pat have two children. Their son, Bill, is a non-resident missionary in Ukraine. Their daughter, Jane, ministers in evangelism & Bible teaching through her local church. They have two granddaughters serving in full time Christian ministry; Rebecca Arvan in Riga, Latvia and her sister Bethany Arvan in Chicago, Illinois. In addition Bill and Pat have four other grandchildren and their spouses – most of which are involved in Christian ministry at their local churches.