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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

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

Smt. Mary Ravindranath

Smt. Mary Ravindranath is an Ex-M.L.A. of Andhra Pradesh state legislative Assembly. She is a graduate in English Literature, Political Science and Public Administration. Did her Journalism from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan. She is fluent in English,Telugu,Hindi & French languages. In the School she was an athlete and was a Sargent in the prestigious National Cadet Corps (NCC). She worked in the All India Radio in Delhi briefly. After her appointment as the General Secretary to the A.P. State congress Party along with Dr. Rajashekhar Reddy ji she toured several Districts of Andhra Pradesh. She travelled to Germany on Study Tour of Indian Youth Congress and to East Korea for International Youth festival. She was Chairperson for AP State Commission for Women (Cabinet Rank) for two and a half years. Prior to that was a Chairperson to several organisations including: A.P. State Technology Services Ltd, a Cabinet Minister Rank position. First Women Chairperson of YMCA, Secunderabad. Chairperson for ESI Hospitals, Hyderabad, Member of Central Jail Advisory Committee, Hyderabad. She was a Member Telephone Advisory Committee, Hyderabad and was Trade Union President of BHEL R&D, (BETUC). Hyderabad. She founded and could successfully run an OLD AGE HOME. Chairperson for FORUM FOR SOCIAL UPLIFTMENT (FOSP) a Registered Non-Govt Organisation, formed with the aim to support and work for the Welfare and All Round Development of Women.
Mail: maryr@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

Mr. Deepak Dhingra

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.

Mr. Ch. R. P. Mani Kumar

Ch. R.P. Mani Kumar is the General Secretary of YMCA's in the country based in Delhi. He has served in several YMCAs like Visakhapatnam, Nalgonda and Hyderabad. Travelled over 45 countries and has rich experience in working with the youth, in administration and in Leadership. He currently also is the International Recruiter for USA YMCA Exchange Programs.
Mail: manikumar@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

Bishop Dr Wilson V.K. 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

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

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

Bishop S.M. Jayakumar

Bishop. Dr. S.M. Jayakumar, D.Mus., M.Min., D.Litt., D.Min., LL.D., Ph.D., D.D., S.D.

Bishop Dr. S.M. Jayakumar was born in Salem on 03-03-1951. He studied & graduated from American College at Madurai. He entered the profession of music in 1973 at Madras (now Chennai) where he worked with leading film composers in India. Subsequently with his God given gifts in music, he began his new journey for the service of the Lord from 1981 where he composed music for only MPA Church and he did this up to 1986. This journey got a new direction and landmark in 1990 when he composed music for Fr. Berchmans, Bro.Dr. D. G. S. Dinakaran (Jesus Calls) & Dr. Justin Prabaharan (Rainbow Churches) and for all the Christian Media. The Music journey at Film industry came to an end in the year 1995. The Bishop was born again on 27th December 1996 Baptized by Rev. Dr. N. Jeevanandham. Upon the recommendation of the faculty and the Board of Directors of THE BIBLE UNIVERSITY OF HOLY SPIRIT, NEW JERUSALEM AND BETHLEHEM, THE GLOBAL UNIVERSITY OF UNIQUE PROFESSIONALISM, after having thoroughly examined Bishop S.M. Jayakumar Anointed Ministries, for the past 30 years, his singular and unique contributions to Praise and Worship and soul music, with his CSI, Lutheran, Methodist Anglican and Pentecostal background and heritage, with God given gifts in Music, he had been in the Film World for some time, as Joint Music Director, had unique experience in the world of songs, thus 1985 was a turning point in Bishop's life from 1996 his deep involvement in the Word of God Ministry has catapulted him to be The Bishop in 2006. From 2008 onwards for Apostolic Church of India - DIOCESE (Regd, No. 2832/2008), the Bishop is shepherding more than above 2500 congregations - Churches and his ambition in Christ is to establish more and more Churches and to tread the path as St. Paul had done in The Lord Jesus Christ's Salvation Ministry showing path, The Bishop has been found to meet and exceed the professional standards of Academic and Spiritual excellence, hence the Bishop. Dr. S. M. Jayakumar had been conferred the degree of DOCTOR OF LOCAL LAWS (LL.D), with all the Rights and Privileges pertaining thereto on 1st September 2009. On February 27, 2010 Bishop was ordained as a CARDINAL for hcm, for Tamil division. Also the Diocese was affiliated and accredited by IICM, Florida - USA. Subsequently Disciple Institute for Apostolic Ministries of International University Consecrated the Cardinal as a PATRIARCH on the same year. Upon the recommendation of the Degree/Doctoral Committee and the Board of Directors of the "ACADEMY OF UNIVERSAL GLOBAL PEACE" (Affiliated/Accreditation by United Nations, European Commission, World Peace Organization and Power Ministries International USA.) Conferred the Degree of "DOCTOR OF MINISTRY" specialization is Spiritual Music on 6th Day of December 2011.
Mail: bishopjk@nationalcouncil.in

Dr Smith M. Mathew

Dr. Smith M Mathew.

Smith M. Mathew born to a Marthoma Syrian Christian devoted parents in Delhi and later shifted base to Jammu Kashmir where his Dad was posted and then to Goa where he completed his schooling at Don Bosco Panjim Goa. While at school joined the Red Cross Society while still at 3rd std. and from then on went to win every year the Best Social Worker Award till he passed out of school. He was the class and also the school House Captain and also the Leader of all his School House Captains. He was also the Secretary and Chairman of the Junior Red Cross Society. He did his college studies at Marthoma College and completed his graduation in Politics with Eng. Litt and Economics as Sub. While at college he also was part of the National Service Scheme(NSS) and also won many a accolade from them and even the Best Social Worker award at the National Camp. He was also in the National Cadet Corps(NCC) and was a active Cadet and rose to be a Senior Under Officer and participated in 33 camps including 5 All India Camps and hold the Prestigious 'B' and 'C' Certificate and also participated in the Republic Day Parade and was also the National Best Cadet in the Army Wing and also the Contingent Commander to the Guard of Honor to the Prime Minister. He also worked with Mother Theresa for 6yrs and it was a great experience and brought a great meaning towards humanity and social work by God's grace. He holds the position of Patron-Indian Red Cross Society. Apart from all these He is actively involved in Social Work through out the length and breath of India working towards the betterment and peace of humanity and improving the living conditions of the under privileged. He has an honorary Doctorate for his social work from the University of Jerusalem.
Mail: mathews@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 has a Masters in Communication Degree from Gujarat University. She is a journalist that covered several important news events and breaking news stories. She worked as a. web editor. Ran her own media consultancy company Zion Media and Communications which offered services of media management, conducting press conferences, engaging the media for stories and campaigns, film making, audio visual production, writer of reports, documentation and also offering media consultancy to NGOs, religious organisations and social organisations. Worked in Public Cause Research Foundation for some time and headed the National RTI awards team. Her work included, over two years special correspondent in The Asian Age, New Delhi, as a development journalist covering human rights, right to information, women and child development issues and rights and issues of marginalised people. She also covered Civil Aviation, Minority Affairs, Rajya Sabha and BJP political party. For over five years worked as Special Correspondent in The Asian Age, Ahmedabad covering the Gujarat earthquake in 2001, Gujarat riots in 2002, Gujarat Assembly elections in December 2002 and Parliament elections in May 2004. For over four years worked as Staff Reporter in the Indian Express, Ahmedabad. For over a year worked as television director in Siti-Cable, Mumbai and Cinema Vision (the makers of Surabhi programme). Produced educational television programmes for Educational Media & Research Centre, Ahmedabad, (EMRC, a UGC initiative). She worked for three years as Manager in Mauriya Restaurant, Nairobi, Kenya. She worked as a TVdirector in Mumbai and made educational television programmes. She is the Coordinator for India Chapter for SAVE- Sisters Against Violent Extremism, a Women Without Borders initiative. Also the Coordinator for Delhi Chapter for the Network for Women in Media and joint secretary in the Indian Women Press Corps, New Delhi. She participated in sports and extra-curricular activities throughout her student life - represented her state in athletics and her district in basketball besides participating in National Cadet Corps (NCC) activities. She participated in several other outdoor activities, including trekking and social service.
Mail: sonal@nationalcouncil.in

Womens Wing

Mrs. Minnie Sarah
President, Womens 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