Sadiri Joy Tira is the Lausanne Movement’s Senior Associate for Diasporas, and chairperson for the Global Diaspora Network (GDN). Sadiri, also known as ’Joy’ serves as International Coordinator for Filipino International Network (FIN) --- “a catalytic movement of Christians committed to motivate and mobilize Filipinos globally to partner for worldwide mission” and as Vice President for Diaspora Missions for Advancing Indigenous Missions (AIM). Joy is also a member of EDINBURGH 2010 Commission VII: Christian Communities in Contemporary Contexts. He ministered in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada for over two decades, where he was the founding Senior Pastor of First Filipino Alliance Church. Before immigrating to Canada, Joy worked as an engineer with Operation Mobilization’s ship M/V Logos, while his wife, Lulu, served as a nurse.
Joy received his theological and ministry training from Western Seminary (D.Miss.); Reformed Theological Seminary (D.Min.); Edmonton Baptist Seminary (M.T.S.); and Canadian Theological Seminary (M.Miss.). He is co-editor of Missions in Action in the 21st Century (Filipino International Network/Institute for Diaspora Studies –Western Seminary: 2008); Scattered: The Filipino Global Presence (LifeChange Publishing Inc., Manila: 2004), and contributor to the LCWE’s Occasional Paper No. 55 on diaspora missions, The New People Next Door (LCWE: 2005).
Joy is a missions practitioner who travels extensively around the globe mobilizing Christians in diaspora, particularly the globally scattered Filipinos to help fulfill the Great Commission. Born and raised in the Philippines, Joy and his wife Lulu immigrated to Canada in 1981 and are now "Filipino-Canadians".