a torchbearers bible school


Our mission is to Proclaim the transforming presence of Jesus Christ through biblical teaching and practical training, equipping men and women for service worldwide. Our class room is the beautiful sailing ship “ENCOUNTER” a 90ft (27m) traditional gaff rigged schooner. A purpose built ship constructed in Zimbabwe Africa.

The Journey

Our travels will take us among the islands and coastal areas of Greece where Paul the Apostle to the gentiles once traveled, visiting some of the most significant archaeological and biblical sights such as Philipi, Athens & Corinth, bringing to life the pages of scripture.


Community life is central to this training program through which much is learnt as we rub shoulders living in close quarters. Looking out for each other, considering others before oneself, sharing, giving, growing in patience understanding and learning to appreciate the unique giftedness in ourselves and others and developing a strong sense of belonging.



our Courses

impact training

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Greek Connection

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About us

Hi, my name is Theodore Goutzios. I’m the project director of the Kingfisherproject and skipper of the S/Y Encounter. I’m married with Sandra since 1980, and we have for most of these years been working together in full time Christian service.

Our mission has been to spread abroad the good news of Jesus Christ. That, He gives life to those who would trust in Him.

Since 1997 we’ve been working with Torchbearers - Austria, running discipleship training courses and Christian Retreats. Equipping and encouraging Christians to embrace the Life of Christ, and share it far and wide. So that many may come to have faith and 
life in Him.

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