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Dr. Sam Paul

Dr. Sam Paul has vast experience in Human Rights serving throughout India for two decades. He has represented the cause of the Dalits and Minorities to all levels of Indian authorities and to the EU, UK, US and at the United Nations Conferences internationally. He has travelled widely networking with people for Minorities Rights, Women's Rights and Dalit Rights.

Mr. Vijith V.M.

Vijith V.M. is done his MBA from International Council for Higher Education, Switzerland specializing on Non Government / Non Profit Organisations. He is involved for the past 10 years in various capacities with Christian NGOs around the nation including working as the Business Manager of India Missions Association an Umbrella Organisation for Christian Missions in India. He currently heads the Hyderabad based Discovertaste as the Chief Executive.

Mr. Alwala Karunakar (Andhra Pradesh)

Mr. Alwala Karunakar serves as a senior Pastor in the Church of Christ in Andhra Pradesh. He had been in the forefront of people's movements in his area of Khammam District of Andhra Pradesh State where many people's movements have taken birth. A leader walking in front of his people and coordinating the negotiations for obtaining the due share of the Christian community with the local elected and selected leaders.

Rev.Gabriel RJ Parayil (Bihar)

Rev. Gabriel Prayil is the Maranatha Missionary Project Coordinator for North India based in one of the spiritually needy states of North India, Bihar. He was a Bible College teacher in Sri Lanka and in Tamil Nadu prior to settling in Bihar. He is also a counselor and leads seminars and teaches and preaches extensively besides other Christian activities.

Mr. Sanjeev Thacker (Chattisgarh)

Sanjeev Thacker though came to the Lord at the age of 18 but became serious about Christian life only after attending a discipleship training school in Indore (Madhya Pradesh). Since that time he had been working with YWAM and has a heart for depressed and neglected people. He had started to work with HIV/AIDS patients from 2003, which he continues till today. He had faced severe persecution and did not find any one to help those times and is now thankful for the opportunity for him to help others in the same situations.

Rev. Sushil Samuel Tyagi (Delhi & NCR)

Sushil Samuel Tyagi worked as the Project Officer in Muzaffar Nagar Dist for Nicodemus Trust Delhi. He worked for Child and Community Development in different parts of India based in Dehradun at Bal Vikas Kendra. Besides other experiences he also worked as Block Mobilizing Coordinator in Bijnor Dist of Uttar Pradesh for UNICEF.

Mr. Ramdas Ahir (Gujarat)

Ramdas Ahir serves in Gujarat as the Project Coordinator of Gospel Partners Movement. He is the field incharge of the Gospel Partners for the Districts of Dang and Navsarai in Gujarat State. He has over 15 years of experience in the mission field after completing his B.Th studies. He Direct the Child Development Centre in Gospel Partners Movement.

Mr. Babal Gadar (Gujarat)

Mr. Babal Gadar has been in the mission field for several years. He currently runs a Software development Company in Delhi to support the ministries of Childrens Homes and Youth Training and Church Planting work that God has burdened him in the state of Gujarat and other parts of India.

Pastor Chaman Masih (Haryana)

Pastor Chaman Masih, was a coordinator in Northwest Prayer Network and Haryana Harvest Network. He served the Lord in various places of North India starting from Pehowa in Haryana to UP, Himachal Pradesh, Punjab and presently now in Panchkula, Haryana. He heads a Society "Newborn Christian Society." with ministries of church planting, healing crusades ministry, evangelism training ministry, children ministry, free medical camps, blood donation camps, slum area ministry for uplifting of poor, relief ministry, and planning to establish orphanages and other ministries. Currently, he is with NICM as a full-time Pastor In-charge and coordinator for Haryana and Punjab states.

Pastor Albert Massey (Himachal Pradesh)

Pastor Albert Massey serves as the Director for SDA Church for the Himachal Pradesh Region. He has wide variety of experiences the work of the Lord and is currently based in Shimla, Himachal Pradesh and holds a Masters in Theology Degree. He now serves as the state President for the National Christian Council, Himachal Pradesh State in the North West India.

Rev. Desmond Tully (Jarkhand)

Rev Desmond Tully is a senior Pastor with over 30 years of ministry involved in Church leadership, Community Service, Social Activities, Human Rights Activities and Missions Training along with other activities. He has travelled to Kenya, Uganda, Nepal, Bangladesh and many parts of North India for preaching. He is the recipient of Best Citizen of Jamshedpur award and currently the pastor at The Gospel Centre.

Mrs. Olive Esther Malaki (Rajasthan)

Olive had been an active leader from her school days participating in School Level Dramatics, Elocution, Debates and Music. Served as President of Kanoria College Student Union, Jaipur. She Served as Radio Gospel Singer with Trans World Radio and Masihi Vandana, renowned Radio program. Served in the Church in various capacities: Leading Praise & Worship Teams, Women Ministries, (Prayer & Teaching) Interpretation into Hindi and Participating in various Christian Programmes. Former Member of the Rajasthan University's Women Association (RUWA) which caters to various women issues. Served as Secretary for SPIC –MACAY, Rajasthan(Society for Promotion of India Classical Music and Culture Amongst the Youth). She worked as a teacher at St Anselm’s Pink City School, The Study School and was a coordinator at the Palace School Jaipur. Taught English speaking course at Lotus Education, Lal khoti Scheme. Jaipur. Served as Headmistress with Springdales School, Jaipur (A Branch of Springdales Schools, New Delhi)..

Rev. Dennis Spadigam (Kerala)

Rev. Dennis Spadigam served as the President of the Kerala Christian Council of Churches Youth Wing and also was President of Interndenominational College Ministry known as CGPF, Kannur, Kerala. He has a wide experience in the ministry for over 40 years and is currently the General Secretary of the Church Reformation movement of Church of God in Kerala.

Rev Dr. Subhash Panwar (Madhya Pradesh)

Rev. Dr. Subhash Panwar is the former Vice Principal of Central India Bible College a Professor of Theology. He has a Doctorate in Ministry and M.A. in English Lit. and another M.A. in Religions. He is the former editor of Satyadoot (Hindi Monthly and translated more than forty five books from English to Hindi and vice versa in the past 25 years of ministry. His translations include the biographies of George Mueller, William Carey, Bro., Bakht Singh, Pandita Ramabai and Martin Luther. Contributor to various magazines and daily News Papers. National and Interational preacher and preached gospel all over India and in the USA, Canada, U.K. Holland and Nigeria. Currently he is the Pastor for Assembly of Christ Church, Itarsi, Madhya Pradesh and President of City Pastors Fellowship, Itarsi and Member of District Journalistic Forum, Hoshiangabad.M.P.

Mr. Vijay Kiran (Madhya Pradesh)

Mr. Vijay Kiran had served the Lord through Youth with a Mission for several years in many parts of India. His burden is to train the young and to launch them into the ministry. He has widely participated in Missions programs especially in the training of the young people and motivating them into missions. A cross cultural missionary he had trained and encouraged many in their commitment and service for the Lord.

Mr. Jayakar Ellis (Maharashtra)

Mr. Jayakar Ellis based in Mumbai had been successfully high lighting the issues of the Christian Community through the News paper THE CHRISTIAN OBSERVER(TCO) for over 12 years. Through the TCO, he has raised funds and was able to support Ngos in the past. It is now the official Newspaper for the National Christian Council. For the past several years he has introduced SmSes about the Christian issues putting technology for the community's use.

Mr. Pravinraje Shinde (Maharashtra)

Mr. Pravin Raje Shinde is based in Ahmednagar of Maharashtra and had been in the Christian Human Rights for the past several years. He will be looking after the National Christian Council Pune Region, which comprises of the districts of: Pune, Ahmednagar, Nashik and Aurangabad in Maharashtra State.

Mrs. June Rose Vaiphei (Manipur)

Mrs. June Rose Vaiphei is a Member of the State Women's Commission of the Government of Manipur. Prior to this she had been involved in various Human Rights issues including Womens Rights and Minorities issues. As a serving member in the State Govt. commission she has ample opportunities to serve and help the needy. She serves as the President of the NCC in Manipur.

Rev. Anoop Gill (North West India)

Rev Anoop Gill is the Superintendent of the SDA in Chandigarh. He had been in the fore front of Christian issues in the North West Region of India based in Chandigarh. He actively is involved in the Church and with the local leaders in advising and guiding them in their issues and with the matters related to the Christian Community.

Mr. Deepak Dhingra (North West India)

Mr. Deepak Dhingra heads the North India Christian Missions. He has pioneered Church planting and has a vast experience in encouraging the Pastors and Christian leaders in the North West India. Brother Deepak has travelled widely including the USA and other places sharing the vision of the Lord far and wide.

Rev. Dr. Niranjan Bardhan (Odisha)

Rev. Niranjan Bardhan a pioneer Missionary and the Founder and Director of IGOSA (India Gospel Outreach and Social Action) based in Odisha. His ministry is reaching the unreached people groups in Odisha and Andhra Pradesh. His role and leadership in church planting and social development is appreciable. He is a recipient of many awards including the prestigious Ambedkar Samman-2012 for his contributions in the field of up lifting weaker Sections.

Mr. Lawrence Mailk (Punjab)

Mr. Lawrence Malik heads the All India Christian Front Chandigarh an organisation working for the welfare of Christians. He also leads the Church known as Christ the King Church, Nayagaon. Also is the President of the Christian Charitable and Educational Society a registered charitable organisation. He has good experience in family business where he worked for in the United States. Currently he lives in Chandigarh and serves as the State President of NCC for the State of Punjab in North West India.

Mrs. Prema Sunder Raj (Tamil Nadu)

Committed her life to Jesus as a teenager, obeying the call to serve Him, went for a basic Theological training after her graduation in Science. She and her husband served the Lord through Youth For Christ for 19 years in various States. Later she managed an export business where hundreds of women were provided training and job and experienced the love of Jesus. Presently serving the Lord through Kids For the Kingdom as the national director along with her husband Mr. Samuel Sunder Raj. .

Mr. P. Jayakanthan (Tamil Nadu)

Mr. Jayakanthan served in Government educational department as Asst. Registrar ( Madras University) for 36 years. He was very deeply involved in Church activities and served as elder in the Church. He was actively involved in evangelism and outreach ministries through the Church. .

Mr. Avinash Singh (Uttar Pradesh)

Mr.Avinash Singh is a development practitioner with 12 years of work experience in various positions in Non- Governmental Organization in India, like World Vision and Water Aid and other agencies. His areas of expertise include community organization and capacity building, conducting need assessments and surveys, developing logical frame works, implementation and monitoring plans.

Rev. Vachan Bhandari (Uttarakhand)

Rev. Vachan Singh Bhandari had been in the Christian service for several decades working for the Lord in some of the most difficult locations. He has started Prem Patasala (a Hindi medium school and Agape Mission School in Rishikesh in Uttarakhand. He has a wider nationwide ministry of encouraging Christian leaders and travelled widely in Europe and other countries to share the word of God.

Rev. Emmanuel Singh (West Bengal)

Rev. Emmanuel Singh is a talented Musician and a Church Planter. He toured many cities in India for his music performance and even in several cities in the Untied States of America. His current ministry include, Church Planting, Childrens Home and training of the Pastors.

NCC Patrons

Bishop Augustus Tony

Bishop Augustus Anthony heads the Assembly of Believers Churches in India. ABC has over 500 congregations in various parts of the country. They also have Glory to God TV Programme, ABC Prayer Centre, International School of Worship, Lucknow Bible College, Poor Children Fund, Gospel Messenger's Team, Educational Institutions, Convention Centre and also a 24 Hours Prayer Centre in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh
Mail: bishoptony@nationalcouncil.in

Bishop Dr Wilson VK Singham

Bishop Dr Wilson V.K.Singham has his Masters degree in Missions Studies from England. He has planted over 100 Churches and constructed 30 Church buildings with around 150,000 people as members in those Churches. He founded Independent Churches Union of India with over 3000 pastors / Churches as members. He was involved in many responsibilities with the Congress party in the past. He is currently Director of O Hog Diocese Ministries that he founded. This ministry is in partnership with Korean Presbyterian Church and the Anglican Church and Methodist Church of England.
Mail: singham@nationalcouncil.in

Rev. Fr AXJ Bosco sj

Rev. Fr. AXJ Bosco served as the State chief of the Loyola Institutions in Andhra Pradesh. Currently serves as the Chairman of the Commission for BC/SC/ST of the AP State Catholic Bishops Conference. He had been a well known campaigner for the Dalit Cause and for the Affirmative Action benefits of Scheduled Caste groups when they adopt other religions of their choice not as stipulated / prescribed by the Government only.
Mail: axjbosco@nationalcouncil.in

Mr. Ch. R.P. Mani Kumar

Ch. R.P. Mani Kumar is the current Senior Secretary of Secunderabad YMCA. He has served in several YMCAs like Visakhapatnam and Nalgonda. Travelled over 45 countries and has rich experience in working with the youth and in administration and in Leadership. He currently also is the International Recruiter for USA YMCA Exchange Programs.
Mail: manikumar@nationalcouncil.in

Mr. S.K. Sampath Kumar

Mr. S.K. Sampath Kumar was a State Govt. Employee and took Voluntary Retirement from Service, and currently the State General Secretary of The Christians' Association of A.P. His vision is from Nehemiah 2:18: "Let us rise up and build." He is a member of the State Level Monitoring Committee of the PM's New 15 point program for the Welfare of Minorities in the State of A.P. He represented to the Prime Minister of India various needs of the Christian community and also helped the gospel work by representing to the government regarding the International speakers to preach in India.
Mail: sampath@nationalcouncil.in

Mr. Chitirala Nageswara Rao

Mr. Chitirala Nageswara Rao is the State Level Member of the Prime Minister's New 15 Point Programme of the Andhra Pradesh State. He had served as the Secretary for Christian Chamber of Commerce & Industry and has vast experience in financial management working as the Chairman & Managing Director of Chitirala Corporate Services Private Limited.
Mail: cnrao@nationalcouncil.in

Rev. Sunil Sardar

Rev. Sunil Sardar has led a huge farmers protest besides many movements for Social Justice and economic empowerment for the lowered Castes. He is the National Coordinator of TruthSeekers that guides the people to find the true BALIRAJA, through the Book: Baliraja ka Vidhan (the New Testament of the Supreme Sacrifice of the KING) and through Balijan Cultural movement that enhances the folklore and poetry of the saints of India that point men and women to God
Mail: sunil@nationalcouncil.in

Dr Benny Prasad

Dr. Benny Prasad’s Musicianary travels took him 245 nations in 6 years, 6 months and 22 days (covering 194 Sovereign, 50 Independent and Antarctica). He hails from Bangalore and had severely suffered with Asthma in his childhood and developed serious life threating Rheumatoid Arthritis that threatens his life. He became the follower of Jesus by surrendering his life which gave him a change of life and a positive attitude along with Spiritual experience with God. He immediately developed an interest in music. He started performing music from the time he received Jesus into his life and has performed before presidents and parliaments, before crowds of the 2007 Military World Games, 2006 FIFA World Cup and the 2004 Olympic Games. His designing the Worlds first Bongo-Guitar and a 54 String Guitar won him world recognition. Today, through his music, Benny brings the Hope in God to thousands of people from the least in slums, old age homes to prisons, war zones, military bases and surely to each one of us.
Mail: bennyprasad@nationalcouncil.in

Leaders of the NCC WINGS

Prayer Wing

Bro. Amol Parage
President, Prayer Wing
Amol Parage leads the Gospel India Ministries, an Evangelical and Indigenous, Missionary organization. He travels extensively for speaking engagements and leads Prayers & Preaching campaigns. His ministry includes Church Planting, Youth Ministry, Training for believers and Pastors and Key Christian leaders, Community Development through Child Care and Adult Literacy and Project Anupama: which is to start hostels for missionary kids to impart high quality education to them and to enable the Missionaries to concentrate on their work.
Mail: amol@nationalcouncil.in

Media Wing

Ms Sonal Kellogg
President, Media Wing
Sonal is currently working as a Web Content Editor in PACS programme in New Delhi. She has worked as a consulting editor of Aim magazine for one year. She has been a senior journalist with various national daily newspapers for over a decade. She worked for The Asian Age New Delhi and with Asian Age in Ahmedabad and also with The Indian Express at Ahmedabad. She has also worked as a television director having worked for Zee TV, Cinema Vision and also at Educational Media Research Centre (EMRC) where she made educational television programmes. She has taught journalism at Delhi university and at other places. Sonal has a masters in Development Communication degree. She is founding member of many professional bodies like the Network for Women in Media, the Gujarat Women's Media Forum and also a member of Indian Women Press Corps. She is a published author. Her book, 'The Shepherd' was published in December 2010 and released in New Delhi.
Mail: sonal@nationalcouncil.in

Children Wing

Mrs. Minnie Sarah
President, Children Wing
Minnie Sarah is serving the Lord as Presiding Elder through AME-India. Raised in a Christian family. she gave her life to Jesus in her teen-age and since then had been serving the Lord, across the length and breadth of this great land of India, as well as in South-East Asia, Europe and the USA. She has a Bachelor of Divinity and Masters in Theology from a reputed seminary in India. The Lord has been powerfully using her in preaching His word boldly wherever He has taken her. The Spirit of God by His grace has gifted her with the gifts of healing, prophesying and exercising the Lord’s authority supernaturally by His grace.
Mail: minnie@nationalcouncil.in

Youth Wing

Mr. Caleb Ellis
President, Youth Wing
Caleb Ellis is based in Mumbai. He has been working with IJM since Sept '11 . He has worked with the Church Resources and Mobilization team and later moved on to work with the Investigations department where he has been involved in planning Rescue operations, Surveillance details and intensive analysis of Red-light areas in and around Mumbai. He is actively involved in Youth ministry with organisations like Union of Evangelical Students of India, BURN 24*7 and Teach For India. Part of Mumbai University’s Core Management team set up for organizing The Afro-Asian Philosophical Summit (2010-2011), an intellectual symposium of Philosophers from both the continents. Represented Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) at the Science Convention held in Mumbai to commemorate 60 years of India's Independence.
Mail: caleb@nationalcouncil.in

SC Welfare Wing

Mr. Rabindran Shelly
President, SC Welfare Wing
Mr Rabindran Shelly hails from a Dalit background in Tamilnadu and had served distressed communities throughout India and in collaboration with many international agencies. He has wide experience in dealing with the Humanitarian efforts handling massive projects and coordinating for the country. Has a deep passion for the Scheduled Caste people and their issues.
Mail: rabindran@nationalcouncil.in