Pastoral Team

Rev. Sebastian Ravi Kumar - Senior Pastor, and Dist. Suptd.

Born and brought up in Udupi District, South Kanara, Rev. Sebastian Ravi Kumar responded to the Lord's call for a full time ministry in the year 1989. On his completion of Bachelor of Theological studies at Yavatmal, Maharastra in the year 1994, he joined the South India Regional Conference of the Methodist Church in India and was appointed as Pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Bidar.

He completed his post-graduate diploma from the University of Mysore and is an alumni of Haggai Institute Maui, Hawaii, USA. He then received his Master of Theology in May 2006 from the Methodist Theological Seminary, Seoul - South Korea.

Since joining the South India Regional Conference of the Methodist Church in India in 1994, he has served the Lord in various capacities, including: • Pastor of St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Bidar • Pastor of St. Peter's Methodist Church, Banasawadi, • Pastor of Jayanagar Methodist Church, Bangalore • Associate Pastor at Indiranagar Methodist Church, Bangalore

Rev. Sebastian Ravi Kumar is married to Ms. Renuka, and they are blessed with two children - daughter Pearl and son Prajwal.

Rev. (Dr.). Vivek .A. Gundimi - Associate Pastor

Dr. Vivek A. Gundimi, after a brief stint in the Banking sector felt a calling from the Lord for a full time ministry. Having his done B. Com and M.A. (Philosophy) from Bangalore University, and Diploma in International Trade in Australia, he went on to do his Master of Divinity from SABC, Bangalore and subsequently earned Doctor of Ministry in Pastoral Theology and Counseling from SAIACS, Bangalore, in 2014.

He has taught at Theological Colleges and speaks frequently at Churches, Youth rallies and public gatherings around the country. He has authored numerous articles and booklets on Spiritual Growth published by Magazines such as Light of Life. His recent book entitled “Suicide: A Theological and Pastoral Response” was published by ISPCK.

He was ordained in the Methodist Church of India in May 2017, and has been entrusted the role of Assistant Pastor at RTMC. Prior to that he has served the Lord in the following capacities: • Assistant Pastor of Harvest Church, Dimapur, Nagaland , • Personal Assistant to the Director of Asia Soul Winners, assisting Rev. G. Khing in Administration and Ministry- conducting Seminars in Nagaland and Manipur States • Religious Volunteer at Pilsdon Community, Dorset, England, United Kingdom • Full time faculty, Chaplain and Executive member at Asia Evangelical College & Seminary, Bengaluru

Rev. Vivek A. Gundimi is married to Esther, and they are blessed with a son and a daughter

Rev. Ebenezer Isaac - Associate Pastor

Pastor Ebenezer Isaac was born in Kolar but raised in Bangalore. He finished his schooling from Baldwin Boys High School and has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Management. Prior to his pastoral ministry he has worked in the corporate setup for 10 years as a Quality Analyst. His call for ministry came while he was working in the year 2011 and he decided to go into full time ministry and serve the Lord in the following year. He completed his Masters of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky, U.S.A. He is passionate about worship leadership, Missions, Discipleship and Pastoral ministry. In his walk with the Lord he has encountered Him at every stage of his life. It has also been one of faith, assurance and affirmation of God’s leading in every step of his life.

Pastor Ebenezer worked as a Worship Pastor for a year, soon after his theological studies at a United Methodist Church in Huntsville, Alabama. In May of 2017 he joined the Methodist Church in India as a local deacon. He has a burden for the lost and the needy. Before coming to Richmond Town Methodist Church he has served as the Assistant Pastor at the Indiranagar Methodist Church, Bangalore since 2017.

He comes from a strong Christian family, his father who also serves as a Minister in the Methodist Church in India, mother is a retired teacher and has two siblings. He is married to Dr. Dyna Jones, who is an assistant professor of General Medicine at Vyedhi Institute of Medical sciences and research Centre.

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