K. P. Yohannan


Dr. K.P. Yohannan is the founder and president of Gospel for Asia, a Christian organization based in Carrollton, Texas, and the Metropolitan of Believers Church, a network of Pentecostal churches in India. K.P. Yohannan was born in 1951 and raised in a St. Thomas Syrian Christian family in Kerala, India. He experienced a conversion at the age of eight. He was 16 when he joined Operation Mobilization, an evangelical missions agency, and served with them for eight years on the Indian subcontinent. K.P. Yohannan went to the United States for theological studies at Criswell College (at the time Criswell Bible Institute) in Dallas, Texas. He graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, becoming the school’s first international student to graduate. He was also conferred an honorary degree of divinity by Hindustan Bible College in Chennai, India. During his early years in Dallas, Texas, K.P. became an ordained clergy and served as a pastor of a Southern Baptist church for four years. Although being the shepherd of his local church was greatly rewarding, he could not forget the millions of suffering and needy people in India and the neighboring nations. Then in 1979, he resigned from his  ( Wikipedia article )


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