Faly accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior at age 15 and God has since made him grow in his love for studying and teaching His Word. He is a trained merchant marine deck officer and marine engineer. He has worked in various management positions in the oil industry for 15 years. Faly and Lily got married in May 2004.
In 2007, The Lord took him and his wife to South Africa where they providentially found the church pastored by TMS graduate, Dr. Tim Cantrell, who mentored Faly, leading him to realize the desire he had for full-time ministry. Returning to Madagascar, he saw the profound need for training of faithful, servant-hearted men in order to raise a new generation of church leaders committed to the sound teaching of God’s Word. The Lord then amazingly opened doors for him to join TMS to follow the Master in Divinity program, moving with the whole family to California early January 2015.
Stricken by poverty and spiritual darkness, Madagascar groans and suffers. Faithful churches, preaching and living out the gospel of Jesus Christ are the greatest needs of the moment as people are engulfed by sin and its effects. The Lord thus grew in the Ravoahangy family a burden to go back to Madagascar after graduation in May 2017, and be available as instruments in the hands of God, to identify, train and equip Malagasy pastors, and in the future, as the Lord sees fit, to reach other men of God from French-speaking African countries.
Faly and Lily have two boys, Daniel (2004) and Samuel (2008), and 3 girls, Emmanuelle (2010), Gabrielle (2011), and Rachel (2012).