Rev. Dr. (H.C.) Willem Tumpal Pandapotan Simarmata, M.A. (4 July 1954 – 17 June 2022), abbreviated as W.T.P. Simarmata, is a Protestant Batak Christian Huria Pastor (HKBP) and a member of the Regional Representative Council of the Republic of Indonesia (DPD-RI) for the 2019–2024 period from North Sumatra Province with the highest vote of 803,638 votes.
Before advancing in the legislative election, Willem Simarmata had held many important positions in the HKBP, including being at the helm as ephorus. Another position he held was to lead the Christian Conference of Asia institution based in Chiangmai (Thailand). This institution consists of 122 churches from various countries. Willem Simarmata is also actively involved in the United Evangelical Mission and since 2016 has been trusted by the General Assembly as one of the moderators. Willem Simarmata resigned in 2020.
SD Negeri 1 Simarmata, Samosir Regency (1962-1968)
SMP Negeri 2 Pangururan, Samosir Regency (1968-1970)
SMA Campus FKIP University HKBP Nommensen, Pematangsiantar (1970-1973)
HKBP Theological College, Pematangsiantar (1974-1981)
Silliman University, Philippines (1988-1990)
Special Staff to the Secretary General of the HKBP (1985-1987)
Lecturer at HKBP Seminarium Sipoholon School (1991-1991)
Director of the Ministry of Education HKBP (1992-1993)
Pastor HKBP Resort Batam District XX Riau Islands (1993-1998)
Secretary General of HKBP (1998-2008)
Lecturer of HKBP Theological College (2008-2012)
Ephorus HKBP (2012-2016)
Lecturer at HKBP Nommensen University Medan (2016-2018)
Member of DPD-RI (2019-2022)
Secretary of BPC GMKI Pematangsiantar Branch (1977-1978)
Head of BPC GMKI Pematangsiantar Branch (1978-1981)
Chairman of the PGI North Sumatra Region (2001-2011)
General Chairperson of the 2004 and 2006 GMKI Congress Committee
Vice Moderator of The Asian Region For The United Evangelical Mission (2016-2020)
Willem Simarmata died on June 17, 2022 at Columbia Asia Hospital Medan, North Sumatra. At the end of his life, Willem Simarmata left a wife and five children.
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