Rev. Roy and Eliza Askins

Serving in the Asia region


Rev. Roy and Eliza Askins serve through The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS) in Asia, based in Hong Kong. Roy is the director of communications for the Asia region. He works with other LCMS personnel serving in this region to communicate the Gospel through social and other media outlets. He helps to share the story of what God is doing through LCMS personnel, partner church bodies and all believers, using print media, video, social media and the Internet. These resources are used to enlighten the church worldwide and encourage LCMS congregations and members to pray for and consider supporting those serving in this region and around the world.

Roy is a native Texan and his home congregation is Faith Lutheran Church, Plano, Texas. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in pastoral ministry from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon. He received his Master of Divinity from Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Ind. Before serving in Hong Kong, Roy served as pastor at Trinity Lutheran Church, Livingston, Texas (2010-2014). In his free time, he enjoys reading, hiking and camping.

Eliza was born in Watertown, Wis., where her home congregation is Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and School. She received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Concordia University Wisconsin, Mequon. Before heading overseas, Eliza taught at Emmanuel St. Michael Lutheran School, Fort Wayne, Ind. (2006-2007) and Grace Lutheran Church and School, Menomonee Falls, Wis. (2007-2008). In her free time, she enjoys reading, camping and walking. Roy and Eliza enjoy spending time with their six beautiful children – Eva Maria, Mathias, Ronan, Ezekiel, Anastasia and Cornelia.


Please pray for the Askins as they serve in Hong Kong and in the Asia region. Pray for the entire family as they transition to the life and culture of a new country. Please pray for Roy as he works with the other LCMS personnel serving in this region and the local partner churches that he remains faithful to God’s Word in difficult times. Pray, too, for all the LCMS personnel serving in this region as they proclaim God’s Word. Please also pray the hearts of people here in the United States are moved through the power of the Holy Spirit to pray for and to financially support the Askins so they can “go with” this family on this journey of faith. Let us give thanks to God the Askins family is serving in this part of the world.

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Special Dates

  • Birthdays:
    • Roy - July 19
    • Eliza - June 30
    • Eva Maria - March 1
    • Mathias - Oct. 11
    • Ronan - Jan. 8
    • Ezekiel - Nov. 11
    • Anastasia - Oct. 22
    • Cornelia - Oct. 10
  • Wedding Anniversary: Nov. 25
  • Home District: Texas

Learn More

  • Rev. Askins and Eliza were interviewed on KFUO about serving in Hong Kong. Take a listen (recorded on Sept. 20, 2016).
  • Learn more about the work being done in Hong Kong and in the Asia region.

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P.O. Box 66861
St. Louis, MO 63166-6861

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