FTH Staff Profile: Peter Sumrall
CEO & President of LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry.
2004 – 2015
Peter Andrew Sumrall has a rich legacy of missions and ministry. Born on the mission field in 1953 Peter became the youngest son of world evangelists Dr. Lester Sumrall and Louise Sumrall. His parents were raising up a church in Manila, Philippines. Being the son of missionaries, Peter’s upbringing was always focused on the goal of winning lost souls for Christ. His formal education took him to schools in Manila, Hong Kong, Jerusalem and South Bend, IN. After attending classes at Bethel College, Peter travelled in the early 1970’s with the group Living Sound throughout Asia. He returned to work full time for his father and LeSEA Ministries in 1973. Pete worked exclusively for the broadcasting division for 9 years working in almost every aspect of the business.
In 1982, Peter was named general manager and in 1997 named COO of LeSEA Broadcasting. Through the years of his leadership, LeSEA Broadcasting has grown to be able to own and operate thirteen television stations, and three FM radio stations, five high powered, international short wave radio stations, two satellite channels covering all of Africa, Asia and Europe. The flagship channel for the network is World Harvest Television (WHT) and can be seen currently on DirectTV Ch 321.
In 1996, Dr. Sumrall passed away leaving the leadership of the ministry in the hands of his sons. Peter assumed the leadership of LeSEA Ministries and LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry in February of 2005. All three ministries of LeSEA strive to fulfil Dr. Lester Sumrall’s passion of winning a millions souls to Jesus every day.