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Rev. Thomas John
About Thomas John's ministry
Thomas John serves the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) as the companionship facilitator for the Joining Hands Against Hunger program in India. In this capacity he is the liaison between the Presbyterian Hunger Program (PHP) and a network of congregations in the Presbytery of Sacramento, California, linking with Chethana, an antipoverty network of some 20 grassroots organizations in South India.
About Thomas John
Thomas is a theologian, an educator and an ordained minister of the Church of South India. He has served the Union Christian College, Aluva, in the state of Kerala, India, for more than 33 years as professor and head of the department of psychology. He was the general secretary of the Student Christian Movement of India from 1990 to 1994. In 1994-1995 he was mission partner in residence in the Worldwide Ministries Division of the General Assembly Council (now Presbyterian Mission Agency) of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
He holds a Master of Divinity degree from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Besides numerous theological articles and Bible studies in English and Malayalam, he has written four books: In Christ Towards a New Creation, The Journeying God, (Malayalam) The Suffering God (Malayalam) and a collection of his sermons and reflections, A Strange Accent. He is supported in his ministry by his wife, Elizabeth Thomas.
Birthday: July 19