Our Pastor’s Fellowship helps pastors in church planting, provides support to the pastors and their families to reach the unreached millions in thousands of small villages, towns, and cities of India. Training young people for the ministry through Maranatha Bible Colleges. This is the story of Pastor Raja Sekhar Kalapaka, trained at one of the 3 Bible colleges of Maranatha Visvasa Samajam. Stories of Pastors:
Name RAJA SEKHAR KALAPALASex/Age: Male/ 30 years Family: Married and one son
Language/ Education: Telugu/12th-grade training: Maranatha Veda Patasala (1995 – 1997)Villages/ Towns: PamarruChurch Attendance: 15REMARKS – Raja Sekhar was born into a priestly family. As a son of God-fearing parents, Raja Sekhar inherited the service motto and developed a fear for God. His father asked him one day, what was his future ambition and he replied quickly saying – “to serve the Lord”. His father is working as a pastor in Maranatha Fellowship. One day Raja Sekhar was asked by Pastor Moses Choudary if he had received salvation yet? He did not understand it and after seeing the question mark on his face, Pastor Moses explained to him the importance of salvation in each individual. From that moment, Raja Sekhar asked God in prayer to save him from the sinful life.
The Lord spoke to Raja Sekhar, through visions and prophecies. One day he heard God’s word through his pastor-father speaking from II Corinth 5:15 which reads as follows – “that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again”. He got saved after accepting the word and committed his life for the sake of Christ. He took water baptism on September 8, 1995. He attended Maranatha Bible School from (1995-1997) to finish two-year diploma course. From 1997-2000, he finished his Bachelor in Theology. Upon the guidance of the Holy Spirit, Raja Sekhar started the ministry at Pamarru in the year 2001. The congregation has 15 believers now, out of which 11 of them are baptized in water. Raja Sekhar conducted two crusades during the year 2004, in which 13,000 people have heard the gospel altogether. He and his wife have a burden to reach the unreached Hindu community and win souls for Christ. He is planning to hold Youth and Children gospel meetings and develop a music team within the church. He needs prayer for the growth of the church. The challenge to preach the gospel in towns and villages is great. Your sponsorship of $30 a month will be greatly appreciated.