Born in Rangoon (Burma) came to India in 1942 during the war and settled in Bangalore. He came to know the Lord at the age of 20. After 15 years of working in a secular job, the Lord called him to full time ministry in 1966. Since then he has been serving the Lord commended by Bethesda Assembly (Bangalore). The ministry has been largely itinerant Bible teaching and Evangelistic ministry, serving the Lord in India and other countries, while based in New Delhi. He has been supported in ministry and prayer by his wife Rose Dawson, the daughter Lt. Mr. Samuel Thayil who was an evangelist. Having two sons and two daughters, the eldest son Jeremy and daughter Sharon are also in full time ministry, and Sandra in Education and Leon with a corporate job are also active members of the local churches.
Sam Cherian makes his temporary residence in Troy, Michigan. He was born and raised in India of godly, Christian parents. Saved by God’s grace at age 14, he was baptized a year later and came in to the fellowship of the local assembly. Happily married to Glory for 34 years, he is the father of a daughter and a son. Along with his family he has been in happy fellowship, for more than two decades, at Martin Road Gospel Chapel, St. Clair Shores, Michigan.
Bro. Samuel B Thomas: Son of late V.T. Baby and Mrs. Kunjamma Baby of Bhilai, Chattisgarh was born and brought up in a disciplined christian family. Samuel is post graduate in Management Studies (MBA) and was working in corporate and academic eld for 10 years. He resigned his secular job in January 2007 and moved to Mathura (UP) . which is a place known for strong fundamentalist
ideologies. The ministries that he is involved are Evangelism & Church Planting, Itinerary Preaching & Teaching, Pastoring and Mentoring andCounseling. Samuel and his wife Mini have two daughters Kezia and Deborah.
We have been involved in the Lord’s reconciling work in Peru since 2001, in fact we were here when the towers fell. When we first arrived in Peru with our 2 little guys (Javen, then 2.5yo and Cullen, 1.5yo), we spent a number of months learning Spanish and shadowing Bert and Colleen Elliot. We also spent time in Cajamarca (N.Andes) and Puerto Maldonado (S.Amazon). After 14 months, we returned to the US as planned to report to our elders and regroup. At that time we were surprised by Bria, and were delighted with the addition of the first girl in our family. We got back to Peru as soon as we could, and relocated to Cajamarca, a charming town nestled in a green valley at 3,000ft in the Andes Mountains. … read more at
Christian Ramirez Mendoza was born in Bogota, Colombia to typical Catholic Latinamerican Family. There was notion of the existence of God in our house but we never really knew who He was or what He had done for us. I came to Christ at age 17 when my Dad became a believer and I saw the transforming power of the Gospel. Since then I alway had the desire to serve Christ and know him more, and at age 25 after getting married the Lord opened doors for us to come to Dallas, Tx where I did a Masters in Theology at Dallas Theological Seminary. During my time in Dallas God made his calling even more clear through the prayers and help of our assembly Edmond’s Lane Bible Chapel, and the amazing time of learning we had at DTS. After serving for a year with ELBC, the Lord called us to go back to Colombia as missionaries. We have been in the mission field for 3 years now, with a passion of bringing the same type of trainning and love that we recieved in Dallas to the church here in Bogota. We currently work with a youth group in the north of Bogota, as well as young couples, but our greatest passion is opening a new Bible Institute in Bogota with virtual education called Instituto FIEL. We will be starting a pilot program on February 2016, and look forward to what the Lord can do through this ministry.
Sarah and Grace Mally are grateful for the opportunities the Lord has given them to be involved in youth discipleship ministry. They live in Marion, Iowa and are in fellowship at Cedar Rapids Bible Chapel. Along with their parents and their brother Stephen, they have a ministry called Tomorrow’s Forefathers, with the goal of equipping families to be strong in the Lord.
In 2002, Sarah and Grace, along with their brother Stephen, coauthored Making Brothers and Sisters Best Friends, encouraging siblings to be best friends and serve the Lord together.
Sarah is the founder of Bright Lights, a discipleship ministry designed to equip young ladies to use the years of their youth fully for Christ. The vision of Bright Lights is to encourage girls to be radiant in godliness, holiness, and testimony. Today there are more than 700 Bright Lights groups that have started internationally. Bright Lights hosts conferences for mothers and daughters, trains and equips leaders of Bright Lights groups, and provides discipleship material for young ladies.
Sarah is also the author of Before You Meet Prince Charming—a book encouraging young ladies to walk in purity and to delight in Jesus Christ, their Heavenly Prince.
Grace is the author of Will Our Generation Speak? A Call to be Bold with the Gospel which she published in 2012. In 2015, she published a corresponding study guide and handbook. Her prayer is that individuals who have a heart for evangelism will lead this study with a group and form a witnessing team. Grace likes to arrange witnessing and outreach events in her community, and encourage other young people in evangelism. She also helps to lead the Bright Lights discipleship ministry.