Tyrannus means Sovereign. The name of a man in whose school or place of audience Paul taught the Gospel for two years, during his sojourn at Ephesus – Acts 19:9. Smith’s Bible Dictionary.
Discipleship is one of our Vision and Mission of Cornerstone Telugu Congregation. Bring them – Salvation, Train them – Discipleship and Send them – Missions. We have been doing this since the inception - 2009 and the Spirit of the Lord has raised many genuine Disciples of Christ. Some are serving the Lord as full time ministers, some are faithfully helping the local Churches and some are reaching their own families and communities as well.
Proverbs 27:17 (MSG),"You use steel to sharpen steel, and one friend sharpens another." God has given us favor to bring in anointed well experienced and Godly lecturers to train our members. And we are grateful to God and to our Guest Lecturers for taking their time in training our Brethren.
Pastor Varun Deepak hails from Vishakapatnam, India. Basically, before his full time ministry venture he was a journalist but in obedience of God’s call he has been training young people and involved in Pastor ministry since 2008. He holds Masters in Theology and trained in RZIM and co ordinates RZIM events in Vishakapatnam. He currently serves as one of the faculties at Maranatha Bible College and after serving as one of the four Pastors at Calvary Baptist Church since 8 years of 6000 members as well in Vishakapartnam,in obedience to the call of God,he has established and serves as a Pastor to Arise and Shine Church in Vishakapartnam. He is a passionate preacher, teacher and committed to equip the body of Christ .
Based in the lake city of Udaipur in Rajasthan, India, Rev. Paul Thomas Mathews, PhD is serving as the Senior Pastor of Rajasthan Pentecostal Church. Together with his wife, Dr. Christy Paul, who uses her passion for holistic health for the community, they serve God in many ways, as the Lord enables them. Together they are grooming their four lovely daughters Shifa, Sarah, Suzanna and Shekinah, to be the voice of God in this generation. Dr. Paul Thomas Mathews started ministering in 1999 as Youth Pastor under the spiritual guidance of his visionary and missionary parents, Dr. Thomas & Mary Mathews, who began the work way back in 1963. In 2003, he was appointed as Associate Pastor and in 2005, when God called Dr. Thomas Mathews home, Dr. Paul was appointed as the Senior Pastor at Rajasthan Pentecostal Church at Udaipur. In 2014 he was appointed as the National Overseer for Filadelfia Fellowship Churches of India, a national fellowship of 1500 affiliated churches. A worshipper at heart, his love for spreading God’s fame is also allowing him to harness the power of media for the benefit of the Church at large. The Lord has entrusted them with over 50 songs that are being sung across the Hindi speaking world. Having written two books and traveling far and wide carrying the love and compassion of God, Dr. Paul lives to see a vibrant and glorious global Church formed by the Spirit, full of Jesus and for the glory of the Father.
Pastor Aloysius ntege, is married to Peace ntege, with 7 biological children and so many spiritual ones. He is the founder and overseer of Cornerstone Community Ministries, Uganda. The Ministry now over sees 20 Churches in Uganda , 5 in Western Kenya, 3 in DR Congo , as well as over 12 Bible College centres spread out in different parts of Africa to equip saints for the great and effective work of ministry. Cornerstone Community Ministries also runs 3 Primary Schools with over 1000 students. By the Grace of God, Aloysius is regarded by many as a spiritual Father and a prophetic voice to this generation ministering love and hope to the lost and hurting souls. He is also an erudite teacher of the word as well as a seasoned marriage counsellor.
PS. Timothy O’Connell is an ordained minister of Zion Fellowship International, based in Waverly, New York. He has served as a missionary in India for several years and has an extensive understanding and knowledge of the mission field. He was the Principal of Tung Ling Bible College and Dean of the School of Leadership for several years before coming on board at Cornerstone. He is also an excellent teacher of the Word. He and his wife, Joanne, are currently based in Singapore.
Rev. Sudhakar Mondithoka – M. Sc (Zoology), M. Ed (School Admin.) from Osmania University and M. A (Philosophy of Religions and Ethics from Biola University, USA) had a life-transforming encounter with Jesus Christ 42 years ago. He served as an officer in the Government of AP State, a Lecturer in Zoology (10 years), as Asst. Director, Director, and Executive Director of RZIM-India (12 years), and as Pastor (English Congregation) at Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad (6 years). He has been the Director of and a Faculty Member (in Apologetics) at HITHA (Hyderabad Institute of Theology and Apologetics) from 2009. He has been a Visiting Professor/Faculty at SABC (for 15 years), SAIACS, and other colleges/seminaries. God has taken him to over 150 college/university campuses, professional groups, various denominational and fellowship churches, and over 17 countries to minister in three areas – evangelism under-girded by apologetics targeting the intellectuals, professionals and college-university students, equipping Christians in the Marketplace through seminars and courses, and edification of the churches/Christians through sound Bible Teaching for transformation. He lives in Hyderabad with his wife, Mrs. Santha Kumari (Academic Dean of HTHA) and son, Shamuel Susheel (16 years old).
Pastor Varun Deepak hails from Vishakapatnam, India. Basically, before his full time ministry venture he was a journalist but in obedience of God’s call he has been training young people and involved in Pastor ministry since 2008. He holds Masters in Theology and trained in RZIM and co ordinates RZIM events in Vishakapatnam. He currently serves as one of the faculties at Maranatha Bible College and serves as one of the four Pastors at Calvary Baptist Church since 7 years of 6000 members as well in Vishakapartnam. He is a passionate preacher, teacher and committed to equip the body of Christ.
J. Lee Grady is an author, award-winning journalist and ordained minister. For 18 years he worked for Charisma magazine, one of America ’s most widely distributed evangelical Christian publications, and he served as editor for 11 of those years. He is the author of six books, including 10 Lies the Church Tells Women, and he focuses much of his ministry on releasing women in ministry. Lee has taken his message to 30 countries. Lee and his wife, Deborah, have four grown daughters and two grandsons. They live in LaGrange, Georgia
Rev. Edward Williams as an RZIM trained apologist he taught in their regional seminars. He taught spiritual leadership in Haggai regional seminars. He has been the host of Nireekshana since 2000 and one of the passionate and powerful cutting edge contemporary speakers.
Babu Emmanuel Venkataraman a Langham Scholar, is Associate Professor of New Testament at the Theological Centre for Asia College, Singapore.
Pastor Nabeel Riaz Senior Pastor Cornerstone Comminity Church Pakistan. Has done his M.Div from TCA Singapore. Travelling extencively throughout Pakistan to preach the Gospel.
Pastor Kevin Koh joined the full-time ministry in 2012, following a successful career as the Head of Information Technology in a multinational company. His passion is to see believers living purposefully and powerfully, being salt & light especially in the marketplace. He is also actively involved in mentoring the younger generation. Pastor Kevin is married to Aileen, who also serves in the church full-time and they have three wonderful children – Josiah, Vera and David.
Pastor Moses Choudary Gullapalli is the Founder – President of Maranatha Faith Ministries. He is a graduate of Lee college with B.S. and Church of God Theological Seminary with M.A. (USA). He has over 45 years of ministerial experience with a heart burning for the lost and poor. For more info www.moseschoudary.org
Benjamin (Raghu Ram) hails from India. His heart is for discipleship. He loves to disciple young people and to raise them as effective leaders for the advancement of the Kingdom of God.
Jason Wong based in Singapore, became passionate for the cause of family and fatherhood after working many years as a prison officer, and with abused children and youths at risk. He is presently serving as a volunteer in Focus on the Family as the Board Chairman. He is also a director on the board of Centre for Fathering.
Dr Philip Pillai formerly a Judge of Supreme Court in Singapore. God is using him to equip disciples of Christ and successful in Market Place teaching the Word. We are excited to have Dr Philip Pillai with us on 24th September 2015 from 7:30pm.
Dr Boey is the President of Healthcare Christian Fellowship, Singapore. She is also a senior consultant rheumatologist in private practice in Mount Elizabeth Hospital. She is humble, strong leader and anointed woman of God.
Roy leads the work at Ffald-y-Brenin Retreat Centre http://www.ffald-y-brenin.org/ and House of Prayer in North Pembrokeshire, Wales, where the Holy Spirit has been moving with power. He is the author of "The Grace Outpouring", founder of the Caleb Initiative and TransMed Vision. He broadcasts and speaks at Conferences and leaders gatherings.
Dr Augustine has been serving in Singapore for years as a Old Testament Professor and now moved to Indonesia and teaches for STTB – Sekolah Tinggi Teologi Bandung, Indonesia as the Professor of Old Testament, Hebrew, and Biblical Hermeneutics.
L.T. Jeyachandran was born in India and has worked for 28 years as a Senior Civil Engineer with the Indian Government. He is well known as a Bible expositor and has spoken on theology at conferences across India. He has joined the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries in 1993 as Director of Ministries until 2000. Since 2001, he has been the Director of the RZIM (Asia-Pacific), based in Singapore. And now retired from RZIM, travels extensively on his teaching and preaching schedules from Pune, India.
Ps. Silas hails from Vishakapatnam, India. He is the Pastor of Maranatha Faith Ministries, Director of Maranatha Bible School and oversees the Maranatha Children Home in Vishakapatnam. He is the man who has trained and raised hundreds of young Pastors under his leadership.
Ps. Cameron is the Missions Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church, Singapore. He grew up in a Christian home in Michigan in the US, with a lifelong desire and calling to into ministry. He responded to the call of full-time missions at the age of 22, and has spent over a decade on the mission field, preaching and teaching in more than 20 nations including India.
Ps. Kevin is the founder of Target Ministries, a missions organisation that is focused primarily on evangelism in East Asia. A dynamic preacher and teacher of the Word, Kevin’s heart is to see the Gospel reach the unreached people groups of China and the equipping of the Chinese Church.