Rev. Dr. J. N. Manokaran served as Junior Engineer with Public Works Department (PWD), Tamil Nadu government before becoming missionary to Haryana. At present he is based in Chennai and serves as a trainer and consultant to several Christian organisations. He has also written three books, in addition to several articles.
Having served as a pastor in Lucknow for 42 years, Kuruvilla Chandy is presently living in Trivandrum as a preacher and a freelance writer. He has written several books including The Joy of Fellowship (1993) on Philippians, and Why Me? (2005) on Job. He also preaches at conferences and teaches at writers’ workshops.
Rev. Vijayesh Lal is the Executive Director of Light Foundation, Noida. He has also been associated with the Religious Liberty Commission of EFI since 1999 serving first as its coordinator and now as its Secretary. He is involved in strengthening, equipping and advocating for the persecuted Church.
Ajith Fernando is the former National Director at Youth for Christ, Sri Lanka. He has authored several books including Jesus-Driven Ministry, The Supremacy of Christ and Acts: The NIV Application Commentary.
Akshay has worked as Director of Youth Ministry at Delhi Bible Fellowship and Content Writer at Tradeindia.com. Having completed his theological studies at Singapore Bible College. Akshay works as Manager, Training & Documentation at BCTI and author of The Whistler in the Wind.
Joseph Mattera is overseeing bishop of Resurrection Church and Christ Covenant Coalition, in Brooklyn, New York, and author of numerous books, including Ruling in the Gates: Preparing the Church to Transform Cities.
He is the senior pastor of the Assembly of God church, Kolkata and serves as the Chairman of the Governing Board of SABC, Bangalore, Chairman of the Board of World Vision-India, chairman the Board of Bombay Teen Challenge, and the Vice Chairman of the Centre for Global Leadership Development, Bangalore.
Shilpa Waghmare is a counselling psychologist with keen interest in trauma, particularly the area of sexual abuse–the recovery of adult survivors. She is also an independent freelance writer and artist.
Sunil A.P finished his M.Phil from SAIACS, Bengaluru in 2015. He served as a youth minister in Pune for seven years before moving to Udaipur with his family to teach at Filadelfia Bible College, Udaipur, Rajasthan, where he is the HOD of Pastoral Theology and Counselling Department.
Samuel Vaiphei currently serves as Assistant Commissioner of Customs (Preventive) in Kolkata. His interest is in Theology of Governance, Complex Systems, Geopolitics and Science & Religion; the latest of which he teaches occasionally to Seminary students.
Rev. Francis Neil Gico Jalandon is an ordinated minister of the Convention of Philippine Baptist Churches. He is currently serving Central Philippine University as Associate Pastor of the University Church and part-time faculty of the College of Theology
John Lathrop is a graduate of Zion Bible College and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is an ordained minister with the International Fellowship for Christian Assemblies. He has written for a number of Christian publications and has authored several books.
Peter Prem Kumar and Sally Grace Peter are trained in Pastoral Care and Counselling. They are also founders of FACT– Family Assistance through Counselling and Training, a family ministry based in Pondicherry.
Julian Panga serves in pastoral ministry and in theological training as well as actively engages the Youth and Working Professionals with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He has a M.Tech from RMIT University (Melbourne) and a M.Div from SAIACS (Bangalore).
Mr. Biju George holds a Masters degree in Naval Architecture from the IIT Kharagpur. Currently the General Manger at Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Limited, a Defence Public Sector undertaking, he actively participates in the ministry of UESI and RZIM Life Focus
Amar Pandey is Academic Dean of Nepal Theological College, Kathmandu. He is the author of To What End the Sabbath? An Exegetical Study (ISPCK), Understanding Christian Ministry (Ekta Books), and Understanding Your Call: Hearing God’s Voice and Knowing His Will (CWI).
Tanya lives in Sri Lanka with her husband (Roshan) and sons (Daniel and Joshua). She is a freelance writer, a freelance editor (who edits for Langham Partnership and Asia Theological Association) and the Language Editor for the South Asia Study Bible project. She is the author of ‘Marriage Matters’ – a book for Christian couples.
Rev. Dr. Paul Swarup is the Presbyter in Charge of the Green Park Free Church, Diocese of Delhi, of the Church of North India. He holds a PhD in OT/Dead sea Scrolls from the University of Cambridge, UK. He is also in the Committee of Bible Translation (CBT) of the New International Version (NIV).
Dr. M. Thomas Kishore is an Additional Professor in the department of Clinical Psychology in the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS), Bangalore. He works with children and adolescents.
Dr. James Levi Mathew earned his PhD (Fuller Theological Seminary) under the mentorship of world-class anthropologist Dr. Dale Kietzman in the field of Christian Leadership. He is a writer and serves as a Christian minister in Houston
Billy Paul Ebenezer is a corporate trainer, relationship counsellor and an itinerant evangelist. He has worked in MNC's like Oracle, Infosys & Wipro for over 15 years. Currently, he resides in Chennai with his wife Julia. Together, they raise their five-year old daughter named Avigail.
Rev. Dr. Steven W. Guest is former professor of OT at SAIACS, Bangalore and currently serves as professor of Biblical Studies at Baptist Theological College/Cebu Graduate School of Theology in Cebu, Philippines.
Anand Barkataki holds an M.A. in Theology from South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS) in Bangalore (India), and is currently in his final year of M.Sc. Counseling Psychology at Sampurna Montfort College, Bangalore (India).
Cyril Georgeson is an itinerant apologist, teacher and writer who has previously served as Director (Public Engagement) in Interserve and Lead Apologist at RZIM India. Having lived in Mumbai, Delhi and Nasik, he is now based in Pune with his wife Annie and their two daughters Joanna & Joni.
Sovan Kumar Mallick hails from Bhubaneswar, Odisha. He holds a Master of Theology degree in History of Christianity from COTRTS, currently serving as a faculty member with Filadelfia Bible College and Seminary.
Having finished his M.Th in Theology from SAIACS, served as faculty at COTRTS, Visakhapatnam for 5 years, and currently serves as pastor at The Living God Pentecostal Church, Rajahmundry, Andhra Pradesh
Dr. Sumangala Daniel worked in the medical field (as an Ophthalmologist) and resides in Bangalore with her husband and daughter. She discovered that the Lord often comforted her through hard times with poems and songs. She hopes, in turn, it will comfort others too.
Dr Sharyn Maxwell is a specialist developmental and copy editor in Christian and health-related subject areas. She was formerly a senior academic in various UK universities. Her primary role in academia was leading the development and management of postgraduate education programmes in medicine, pharmacy, and interdisciplinary programmes.
Roselina Vundi is an MTh graduate, currently working as a Digital Marketing Copy Writer in an Advertising Company. She loves reading psychology and enjoys engaging with people in interesting conversations.