Emmaus Road International

Resources for Third Millennium Missions

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The ERI Story

Emmaus Road International was birthed on February 28, 1983. It was at a time when Neal Pirolo, founder and director of ERI was seeking the Lord for new direction in ministry. Through the counsel of several friends (who became the founding Board of Directors), they sensed the new ministry would continue in the area of missions education, would encompass a great number of churches around the world and would be an independent corporation.

During the normal course of his Bible reading, on that February day, Neal came to Luke 24. As he read the Emmaus Road story, the Lord "neon-lighted" a number of phrases which characterized the teaching he had been stressing for cross-cultural ministry. And they have become the thrust of Emmaus Road International. Through the course of years, ministry focus has been defined and expanded, refined and modified. But the key components have remained. Read more here.