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Sumith D. Peter Fernando

Sumith D. Peter Fernando, American psychotherapist, counselor. Licensed professional counselor, Texas. Organizer local chapter Alcoholics Anonymous, Sri Lanka, 1982; founder medical clinic, Sri Lanka, 1983; founder, leader self-confidence support group, Texas, 1987. Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Association Marriage and Family Counselors.

Background

  • Fernando, Sumith D. Peter was born on August 22, 1952 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Came to the United States, 1984. Son of Samuel L. B. and Dulcie Muriel (De Silva) Fernando.

  • Education

    • Blekinge Institute of Technology, University Serempore, India, 1975. Master in Ministry, Christian Bible College, Rocky Mount, North Carolina, 1985. Doctor of Divinity, Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, 1985.

      Master of Education, University North Texas, 1990.

    Career

    • Pastor Sri Lanka Methodist Church, 1975-1984, secretary youth department southern district, 1980, senior pastor, 1981-1983. Missionary pastor Calvary United Methodist Church, Flint, Michigan, 1984. Associate pastor Temple of Praise Church, Garland, Texas, 1985.

      Counselor, teacher Trinity Valley Baptist Seminary, Fort Worth, 1986-1989. Counselor Alpha & Omega Family Center Inc., since 1990. Interim pastor Liberty Congressional Methodist Church, Aubrey, Texas, 1987-1988.

      Associate therapist 1st United Methodist Counseling Service, Arlington, Texas, since 1990. Presenter workshops in field.

    Major achievements

    • Licensed professional counselor, Texas.

    Politics

    The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.

    Religion

    People who do not trust in Christ will enter into eternal condemnation. People who trust in Christ for salvation will enter into the loving presence of God for all eternity.

    Denomination: Baptist

    Views

    The family has its own complex identity as a small community of covenant love and trust.

    Membership

    Organizer local chapter Alcoholics Anonymous, Sri Lanka, 1982. Founder medical clinic, Sri Lanka, 1983. Founder, leader self-confidence support group, Texas, 1987.

    Member American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Association Marriage and Family Counselors.

    Personality

    Interests

    Piano, walking, music, travel, humor.

    Connections

    • Married Manel Chitra Dareeju, December 10, 1977. 1 child, Sumali Manishka.
    • father: Samuel L. B. Fernando
    • mother: Dulcie Muriel (De Silva) Fernando
    • spouse: Manel Chitra Dareeju
    • child: Sumali Manishka Fernando
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    Born August 22, 1952
    (age 65)
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