Rajan & Carmen served with YWAM (Youth With A Mission) for a little over 17 years in Pune & Lonavala, near Mumbai. They did an extensive training in the UK, which is when they connected with St. John’s, Dukinfield. Rajan did a specialized course in the area of Teaching & Preaching, and part of his internship was at St. John’s.
In 2008, they felt the Lord lead them to the IT city of Bangalore to free-lance with the churches. Training programs differed from church to church depending on the need of the local church, mostly encompassing areas related to: Discipleship, Leadership, Administration. As a result of running 5 schools in training teachers and preachers of the Word, Rajan had many invitations from various groups of leaders to conduct focussed workshops on ‘How to put together sermons?’
In 2011, they were connected to one of the pioneering Vineyard churches and Rajan & Carmen served as one of the elders in that church. With the Pastor having to leave, without finding a suitable replacement, Rajan felt the call to step up and offer his expertise to this one church, which needed leadership. So, since June ’15, they have been the interim Pastors at the Vineyard Church in Bangalore, and in Jan. ’16 took up full-time serving the Lord through this church.
Besides this, Rajan is pursuing his D.Min. (Doctor of Ministry) degree with a local seminary; and Carmen helps teach at the school where their two children, Tryphena & Theo are studying.
While overseeing this church and his studies, Rajan also frequently travels to conduct workshops and/or teach from the Word to those deserving.