It is our joy to share the following profiles on three particular pastors in India as well as various updates from the field on the following page. These represent but a few of the many, many pastors whose lives are being impacted for eternity. Only the Lord truly knows the number of individuals, families and villages these men are influencing! We rejoice and praise God for what He is doing through the STN Training Conferences!
Vinay Kalapala in the South
“My intention was different when I first attended the STN seminar in 2009. I desired to seek some financial help but my intention dramatically changed to give me a goal that I now long to keep as my vision.” Vinay’s vision is to teach the whole Bible in his lifetime! He holds a university degree and is employed with the State Government for his livelihood. But his calling is to be a pastor and teacher. Along with his father, a senior pastor, Vinay preaches and teaches at his local church. “The STN team teaching of the BTCP courses has not only been equipping me but transforming me with insights and enlightenments. I am learning the orderly pattern, how to study in depth and have a passion for ministering the Word,” says Vinay with a grateful heart. Vinay’s church has an attendance of 80 to 110 people and reaches out to about 125 villages every year. Along with the responsi-bilities of the local church, Vinay is responsible to train and shepherd 26 other pastors, provide administration and spiritual admonition for 32 churches under his care, partner with 40 evangelists and train 30 other pastors to teach BTCP.
After attending the first seminar, Vinay was so blessed that he couldn’t keep it to himself but recruited his younger brother who is a youth leader in the church. Vinay and his brother, Isaac, regularly attend the STN Conferences and are a con-stant challenge to the teaching staff to be well prepared to impart the Scriptures.