Personal life


Fred went to Trinity College in Florida and Received a B.A. degree in Religious Education in 1976. In 1986 he received a M.A. degree in Ministry from Faith Evangelistic Schools and a Doctorate of Theology in 1992. He has accomplished various specialized training programs and seminars. He received an honorary Doctorate of Divinity from the Trinity College, USA in 2015.

Fred was created for evangelistic and teaching ministry in Asia, Europe, Western hemisphere and other parts of world. Fred still feels like it’s just beginning and cannot perceive of "retirement" ! Even with 4 married children, 16 grand children and 7 fast growing great grandchildren, he is trying to "adjust" and mature gracefully!

His beloved wife Barbara has been his faithful partner and friend for 53 plus years now, who helps with administrative duties at the HIM headquarters.

Early career

Fred Kornis trusted in the Almighty Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour on July 11, 1970. Kornis was in the United states Army, 173rd Airborne paratrooper and served in the Vietnam War. He was assigned to LZ English and helped drug rehabilitation program and medevac rescues. Fred has ministered as youth/music director and interim pastor. In 1973, he functioned with Operation Mobilization (OM) in Mexico, India and other OM countries. Kornis was also a city chaplain in Baltimore, Maryland from 1976-1983, and the Area Director of the Baltimore/Washington branch of Open-Air Campaigners and staff evangelist from 1975-1984. He had been a missionary in Philippines during 1984-1986. Upon his return to the USA in 1986-1988, he served as U.S. Field Representative of Open-Air Campaigners (OAC). He served as a missionary-evangelist with Ambassadors for Christ International (AFCI) for 14 years. Heartland International Ministries (HIM) was started in the back of Pickup truck on a rainy night in Nicaragua. Fred Kornis and Tony Reyes talked and dreamed about how they could help connect two world groups. One sphere was made up of poor, developing countries where they had been working, planting churches, evangelizing, and ministering to people. The other world- was the United States–often rich, affluent and indifferent. There was a great burden to connect and help with the real needs in suffering areas of the world. And so, Heartland International Ministries, or H.I.M., was born in 2001..

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.”

— JOHN 15:13

Social Work

He has served on the Boards of several different organizations. During his ministry service of nearly a half century, he has travelled and ministered in many countries to enlighten people with Holy Spirit "I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light of life." John 8:12 — including Mexico, India, the Philippines, China, Kazakhstan, Europe, Asia, Nicaragua, Egypt, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Fiji, New Zealand, Haiti, Croatia, Guatemala, Honduras, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Poland, Bangladesh, Nepal and Nicaragua.

His ministry also includes a wide range and variety of activities with local churches, youth groups, camps, schools, jails, hospitals, rescue missions, men’s retreats, conferences, training seminars and home visitations to the sick and shut-ins.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonour others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails. Fred showed this same kind of love to many poor and needy. He has led people to the Lord. Above all HE NEEDS YOUR PRAYERS.

— Rev. Isaiah Catorce, National Director, AFC Philippines

“I first met Fred in England in 1984; Fred is an open man. His life is an open book... He is a man walks close with the Spirit of God and whose passion is for the salvation of the lost and the revival of the church.”

— Ray Murray (Late), Board Vice Chairman, Trinity College of Florida

“I’ve known Fred Kornis for over 25 years. He talks about the ‘walk’ with the Lord... and he ‘walks’ the talk. He is truly one of God’s mighty warriors.”