Jimmy Hla

Myanmar National Director

In November of 1976, God called Jimmy to leave his government job and to devote himself to full-time ministry. He joined AFCI Myanmar which was led by his brother, Rev. U Aung Hla. In 1984, Jimmy was appointed as the National Director.

Working with limited resources and staff, JImmy traveled from village to village, preaching and sharing the Gospel through music. Today, Jimmy is still known as the “Singing Preacher” and he has recorded 17 albums, sharing the Gospel through songs in his native language.

In 1987, Jimmy founded the Monsoon Bible School to train young men and women to minister effectively in their own communities and churches. They now train 100 students each year, representing 11 different tribal groups across the nation. This year, the Monsoon Bible School celebrates their 30th anniversary.

Jimmy and his team continue to minister in word and song across the nation. He has become a well-known and trusted minister who faithfully teaches the Word. As one person in a recent meeting said, “Now we have heard the Word of God.”

Jimmy and his wife, Hilda, have four children and nine grandchildren.