Lily Karto Sutardjana was born in Banyuwangi (East Java) and brought up in a non Christian family who practised ancestors worship from generation to generation. She becomes Christ follower after having encountered with Jesus personally while she lived in West Berlin. God has called her since to serve His beloved Son Jesus Christ and to serve His people there and, sent her to migrate to Australia in December 1983.
Being Christ’s disciple, she was prompted to finish her 3-year study in Christian Ministry and lived in the Bible College of Victoria (BCV/MBI), Lilydale, during her study in 1985 to 1988.
To carry out God’s calling in her life as stated in Mark 16:15-18, she has ministered to Indonesian congregation in an Australian Church for many years. Together with her late husband, Budi, they started serving the Lord at BIC Melbourne and has continued her church ministry in helping people to come and to know Jesus Christ as their personal Saviour & Lord in their daily lives and, helping them to grow in their personal relationship with God the Father through the work of the Holy Spirit and abiding in Christ as His disciples through teaching the Word, pastoral counselling and personal sharing/fellowship. So”that at the Name of Jesus every knee should bow and every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord to the glory of the Father”