Ministry Focus: In 2019 God began to stir Sam’s heart to move into the next steps of his journey on obedience to the great commission. After prayer, sharing, discussing with local leadership and having sense of peace, Sam decided to be part of the PAOC India Missions as Canada based Global worker while he continues to serve as missions pastor of Malvern Christian Assembly.
The vision God has put in Sam’s heart is to be a bridge to empower, partner, train and equip next level ministry leaders of the 1 billion Asian Indian souls. His focus is on Church Plant, Bible College and Social ministries. Sam’s desire and passion is to see North India reached through the gospel. North India has 745 million people with largest unreached people group in the world.
As a part-time global worker to India Sam regularly travels to India to be involved in the various ministries of PAOC work under the leadership of the Southeast Asia regional director. He is also part of the Southeast Asia Lead team.
Ministry History: Sam was born in Chennai, India where his parents raised him to understand the importance of serving God and serving people. In 1989 he felt the call of God for full time work. Sam graduated M.Div., at Southern Asia Bible College, Bangalore in 1994. He started at New Life Church, Chennai, for a year under Rev. D. Mohan and then moved to New Delhi, India, to serve as Associate Pastor of Global Christian Life Center under Robert Jeyaraj for 13 years. He has also taught at the Central Bible College for 13 years. He has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Madras.
In 1999 Sam married Ruth and today they are blessed with two lovely daughters, Judith and Jemima. Ruth is a RN with the Durham Public Health. In June 2007 God led Sam with his family to Toronto, to serve at Church of the Living Saviour until February 2011.
Since March of 2011, Sam is part of the pastoral team of Malvern Christian Assembly, Scarborough as the Missions & Prayer Pastor where he continues to serve.
Sam along with Ruth has served 14 years in the Assemblies of God of India and 15 years in Canada. He has been part of the Eastern Ontario and Nunavut District since 2009.
- Pray for the 1 billion in India to be reached for God’s kingdom.
- Pray for political challenges which are hindering the evangelism of good news.
- Pray for God’s favor to partner with both Canadian and Indian churches and empower and equip Indian leaders to be used in the reaching the 1 billion.
- For family protection, financial support and God’s direction.