Pastoral Team (till Aug18)

Rev. Hosea Mathew - Senior Pastor

Rev. Hosea Mathew, after his graduation in Arts, went on to obtain Bachelor of Divinity from Leonard Theological College, Jabalpur and subsequently M.Th. from UTC, Bengaluru (both affiliated to Senate of Serampur). He joined the South India Regional Conference of the Methodist Church in India in 1979, serving as Pastor in both rural and urban areas.

He has served the Lord in in various capacities:

In the Bengaluru Regional Conference (erstwhile SIRC) of Methodist Church

• Sr. Pastor and Pastor in various churches in the BRC, and District Superintendent of Gulbarga and Bangalore districts • Vice Chairman and Manager of Baldwin Institutions

He has also served in the following roles:

• Director of POPAD (Program of Pastoral development of MCI) 5 years • National Executive Director TAFTEE (The association of Theological Education by extension) under special appointment • Member of Board on Senate of Serampore

Rev. Hosea Mathew is married to Ms. Asha Mathew-who served as Science Teacher for 27 years in the BBHS. They are blessed with two boys - both Engineers; Nischal (married to Reena) and Navjacinth.

Rev. Sebastian Ravi Kumar -Associate Pastor

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

Dr. Vivek A. Gundimi - Assistant 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 - who is 3 years old


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

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