Jessy, and I have been married for 23 years. Jessy was born in a Jacobite family and was saved in 1992 at the age of 19 while reading the “Jesus Calls” magazine published by Late Brother D. G. S. Dhinakaran. Jessy and I got married in 1997. We have two daughters, Jeriel, 21 years old and Ariel, 12 years old. Both our children love God. Jeriel is a worship leader & song writer. She has composed several songs and released her album “Beautiful Grace” in 2017.
From a tender age of twelve, although I was unsaved, I was very conscious of the call of God on my life. I started to prepare for this call to the best of my ability, however, it was only in the year 1992 that I gave my heart to the Lord while I was part of an Episcopal Church in India.
Soon after receiving the Lord, I heard the audible voice of God asking me to prepare to preach the Gospel. This call raised many questions in my heart. A few months later the Lord, in order to address the different questions rhat I was wrestling with in my heart, gave me a scripture reference Jeremiah 1: 4-10.
I had never read this portion of the Bible. Though I grew up in a Christian family, I did not know much about the books of the Bible or their content so I looked through the index and found Jeremiah 1: 4-10. In this portion, the Lord confirmed my calling again:
Jeremiah 1: 4-5 then the word of the Lord came to me, saying: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations.”
God addressed the major concerns I had in my heart: Jeremiah 1: 6-8 Then said I: “Ah, Lord God! Behold, I cannot speak, for I am a youth.” But the Lord said to me: “Do not say, ‘I am a youth,’ For you shall go to all to whom I send you, And whatever I command you, you shall speak. Do not be afraid of their faces, For I am with you to deliver you,” says the Lord.
He also gave the details of what my future ministry would be like: Jeremiah 1: 9-10 Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me: “Behold, I have put My words in your mouth. See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down, to build and to plant.”
Five years later, in 1997, the Lord endorsed our ministry openly by having a prophet (Bro Suresh Babu) call out our name in a large public meeting.
Jessy and I had a deep desire to learn more about the ways of God. In year 2000, accompanied with our then 14 month-old daughter we attended a bible is a closed nation. While at the Bible School we met a man of God from New Zealand, We felt drawn to his ministry and desired in our heart to connect with him and to learn from him. God made a way for us to immigrate to New Zealand 2003 and we became part of his church in New Zealand.
For 6 years after our arrival in New Zealand, Jessy and I held important pastoral roles in that church while we continued to pursue our careers as a high school Mathematics teacher and in Accountancy respectively. In February 2009, we entered into full time ministry. Subsequently in 2013, the Lord called us to step out and plant “Revive Church” which is a very multicultural in its makeup.
For over the 20 years, I had often wondered, how did Jeremiah 1:9-10 fit into our life. On the 19th of April 2013, I was attending a seminar in Wellington; my friends were the main speakers. Suddenly I felt the incredible presence of God. I felt Him beginning to expand on Jeremiah 1:9-10. He explained that every time we helped anyone to experience a deep inner healing, we were pulling down the strongholds that the enemy had established in their life. The process of cleansing involved “to root out and to pull down, to destroy and to throw down” and then help “to build and to plant” the kingdom of God in its place. Matthew 12:28 But if I cast out demons by the Spirit of God, surely the kingdom of God has come upon you.
MINISTRY OF INNER HEALING
In addition to pastoring a church in New Zealand, Jessy & I are heavily involved in the area of inner healing. During the initial years of our ministry, we realized that the deep wounds in our souls seemed to be holding us back from reaching our full potential. Desperate to see a breakthrough, we started to do our own study and research. As we started to apply the keys that we discovered, we felt release and freedom come into our lives in a big way.
After the life-changing inner healing and restoration we experienced, we felt we could not keep this knowledge to ourselves; we wanted to help others to achieve their breakthrough. Because of our professional background, we were able to summarize the priceless keys which we had learnt into a step-by-step easy to follow process. We began to share the keys we had acquired, to hundreds of people in the seminars or courses we run. The attendees have testified dramatic spiritual breakthroughs and new freedom in their lives. Today we travel to many parts of the world to conduct seminars and teach the steps of freedom that we have learnt.
We have co-authored a book on inner healing called “Revived and Restored”.