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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, Sri Lanka Methodist Church, 1980;senior pastor, Sri Lanka Methodist Church, 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., Fort Worth, since 1990. Interim pastor Liberty Congressional Methodist Church, Aubrey, Texas, 1987-1988. Associate therapist 1st United Methodist Counseling Svc., Arlington, Texas, since 1990;presenter workshops in field.

Religion

Having created, God did not withdraw the divine presence or activity, but remained fully knowledgeable of and engaged with the world. This engagement includes revealing God and God's ways.

Politics

Baptists should be faithful ambassadors of reconciliation in their personal relationships and local communities as they demonstrate the power of the Gospel to reconcile all persons in Christ.

Views

Every Church member should be seeking in various ways to renew and expand the opportunities for Christian conversation about the things that matter.

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.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: piano, walking, music, travel, humor.

Connections

Married Manel Chitra Dareeju, December 10, 1977. 1 child, Sumali Manishka.