Dr. Paul Dhinakaran
Dr. Paul Dhinakaran graduated as a Gold Medallist from Loyola College, Chennai, with a Bachelor's degree in Physics, and went on to complete his MBA and then earned his Ph.D. in Management at the age of 26. He credits his spiritual transformation to his Godly parents - his father's prophetic voice and mother's unswerving fasting and prayer for him. Dr. Paul was appointed by the Government of India as a member of the National Monitoring Committee for Minority Education and as a Governing Council member of the Education For Each, child program. He is also the Chancellor of the Karunya Institute of Technology in India, founded in 1986 where 8000 students study Science and Technology, Engineering, Arts, Media, and Management courses. Dr. Paul’s unique way of interpreting the scripture, and simplified delivery are his great strength to the Bible College students.
Late Dr. DGS Dhinakaran
Late Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran was the Founder of Jesus Calls, Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences. All through his mission of 53 years, Dhinakaran’s sermons and prayers reached the people through radio programs which he pioneered in India in 3 regional languages followed by television programs across the nation since 1985. He filmed his public Prayer Festivals in the 70s in 16mm and 35mm. He was gifted with an anointed voice to sing. His songs in different languages touched the hearts of millions and to find hope through the love of Christ, to this day. His popular books include The Gifts Of The Holy Spirit, Love So Amazing and An Insight Into Heaven. He was gifted supernaturally by God to have heavenly visitations and to know God’s will for people who write to him for important decisions in their life. Some of his writings, personal experience with the Lord and his sermons will be an inspiring source for KATE students
Rt.Rev. V. Devasahayam
Bishop Emeritus, Diocese of Madras, Church of South India(CSI)
obtained the degrees of D.Th. in the branch of Systematic Theology from the Serampore University and M.L majoring in Criminology from the University of Madras.
An ordained minister of the Church of South India, served as a Priest for 10 years and Bishop of the Diocese of Madras for 15 years. Involved in teaching ministry as Professor of Religion and Theology for a decade at the Gurukul Lutheran Theological College and Research Institute, Chennai, and during that time, served as Professor and the Head of the Department of Dalit Theology. Presented papers on Theology, Missions, Evangelism and concerns of the marginalized in national and international seminars and conducted training courses in South Asian in 'Reading the Bible with New Eyes. Traveled widely visiting over 20 countries. Involved in several struggles for the rights of the Dalits, Tribals, Women and Minorities at local and national levels and motivated students and youth towards commitment for justice concerns. Authored, edited a few volumes related to Dalit and Women's issues and contributed innumerable articles on Christian faith, Theology and Mission in National and International Journals.
Rev. Dr. Jebaraj Samuel
Rev. Dr. Jebaraj Samuel a senior servant of God in Tamil Nadu, South India. He has about 40 excellent years of ministerial experience in preaching, teaching and mentoring. He had been associated with Jesus Calls as the Administrative Staff, HoD- Department of Value Education Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences, Principal- Hindustan Bible Institute, and also as the Director for the Board of Mission and Evangelism. His heart desire is to direct souls to the Lord.
Dr. S. J. Kingsley
Dr. S. J. Kingsley is the Chief Operating Officer, Jesus Calls International, Group Head- Prayer Academy & Training, and of Director Esther Prayer Group. He earned his PhD from University of Madras and has 40 years of teaching experience in Loyola College. He held various positions in his teaching career that includes Head of the Dept. of Botany, Loyola – 11 years, Dean of Science, Loyola – 3 years, Director (SFS), MCC. He completed M.A. Christian Studies from University of Madras and B.D from Senate of Serampore. He is also ordained as the Presbyter and he is involving in church ministries extensively. He published 15 articles in international and 20 in national peer-reviewed journals. His rich experience in teaching and management will be an asset to the ministries of KATE.
Dr. Sheila Daniel
Dr. Sheila had completed her post graduate in Social Work from Stella Maris College, Madras University, and Post Graduate Diploma in Psychiatric Social Work (D.P.S.W, which is equivalent to M.Phil.) from NIMHANS and Ph.D. in Social Work from Bangalore University. She was an associate Professor in Psychiatric Social Work in St. John’s Medical College Hospital for a period of 33 years. She has been working at SEESHA (Samithi for Education, Environment, Social & Health Action) since January, 2012, which is an N.G.O. Currently involved in Counselling of Students and Community patients, Student Enrichment programmes, De-Addiction of patients and deals with patients and families of Mentally Ill. She has done research in 4 areas in the field of ‘Alcohol Abuse/ Dependence’, Psychosocial Correlates of those who had Attempted Suicide’, ‘Self- Reported and Behavioural Problems and Suicide Ideation among Pre-University Students in a College at Bangalore’, ‘Cadaver Organ Donation’, Publications in the field of ‘Alcohol Dependence’, ‘Grief Counselling’, ‘Boundary Violations in Therapist patient Relationship’ & Suicide Ideation’.
Rev. Stephan Prabu
He completed Bachelor of Divinity at the United Theological College, Bangalore, Masters degree in Theology at the Gurukul Theological College, Chennai in the dept of Christian Theology with the specialisation in Christology. He is ordained and having pastoral experience of about 10 years and 8 years of Teaching and training experience at Jesus Calls Ministries.
Rev. Joy Pappachan
He completed B. Th, M. Div. (Jubilee Memorial Bible College, Chennai and M. Th (Specialised in New Testament) from Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Singapore. Having Pastoral experience for 18 years and teaching and training experience for 10 years in Bible College and Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences.
Sr. B. Paulin Ebenezer
She completed B. Com., PGDCA, B.D., M.Th., (Specialised in Systematic Theology), from Gospel for Asia Biblical Seminary affiliated to Senate of Serampore. She is also pursuing Ph.D in SHUATS on the “Suffering of Palliative Patients – A Theological and Psychosocial Analysis”. Having ministerial experience for 20 years and teaching and training experience for 13 years in Bible College and Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences.
Sr. Lipoklemla Pongener
She completed Master of Theology in Christian Ministry (Counseling), UBS, Pune; Post-Graduate Certificate in Psychological Counseling, Christian Counseling Centre, Vellore; Bachelor of Divinity, UBS, Pune; Bachelor of Theology CTC, Aolijen. She has ministerial and professional experiences in Christian Organizations and Bible Colleges. Currently pursuing M.A. in Psychology, IGNOU.
Mr. IMJ. Anandaraj
He has completed M.Com, MBA and M.Min. He had a successful career as a banker in Indian overseas bank with five years of experience. His expertise are in the areas of outcome based education, leadership, Discipleship, Entrepreneurship, life skills, career guidance programs, church planters training and motivational programs for about 10 years.
She obtained MBA degree in Finance & HR from Karunya University. She has 8 years of experience in Teaching Value Education & Counselling ministry among students.
Mrs. Julie Jijo
She completed BA in History, Calicut University, MA Sociology, M.Sc. Family Counselling, GCTC. She has about 11 years of experience teaching experience and about 8 years of ministry experience. She has specialized in the students counselling.
She completed MBA (specialized in Human Resources). Her expertise are in the areas of Teaching, Person to Person counselling especially among youth & teen agers. She has ministerial experience for more than 15 years among youth & 7 years in Karunya Institute of Technology & Sciences.
Ms. S. Usha
She has Master’s degree in Social Work specialization in Medical & Psychiatric Social Work (Clinical counselling), and P. G. Certificate Course in Psychological Counselling from Christian Counselling Centre, Vellore. Currently pursuing PhD in MSW in the area of psycho social problems of late adolescence. She is having ten years of teaching experience in Value Education and has a ministerial & counselling experience of Eight years in Karunya Institute of Technology and Sciences.
Mr. J. Sam Godwin
He has completed B.Th in Good News Mission Bible College, Tirunelveli and the M.Div in ACTS Institute, Bangalore. Having ministry experience of 14 years in the area of mission and training in discipleship.
Bro. Sasi Kumar
Bro. Sasi Kumar has received the call of God during his teen age and committed his life to serve the Lord. He has obtained Bachelor of Theology & Bachelor of Divinity from Serampore University. MA Philosophy, Religion & MA Mass communication from Madurai Kamaraj University. He has obtained MTh in Christian Theology from Believers Church Theological Seminary. MPhil Philosophy, PhD- Religion, Philosophy & Culture from Bharathidasan University. He qualified for UGC-SET in the subject area of Communication & Journalism. He has published numerous articles in national and international journals. He has served as a faculty at Gospel for Asia Theological Seminary and Indian Theological seminary. He also served in Christian Media for more than twenty years. His areas of specialization in research include Media Education, Religious Education and Christology.