Before Pastor John met Jesus, neighbors in his village in India thought he was a “mad man.” His own daughter recalls a time when her father was often mocked for his lack of intelligence and his illiteracy.
When Pastor John met Jesus, the neighbors were convinced he was crazy. “When I started sharing the gospel,” Pastor John says, “people thought I was a fool because living for Jesus is the last thing they think anyone would want to do, since they are Hindu.”
Jesus changed him, and gave him newfound life and a heart for sharing the gospel. God also blessed him with sharpness of mind and a miraculous ability to read. He became a pastor, and has since planted 14 churches in 14 different villages and cities throughout India’s Khammam district, a region known for its poverty, illiteracy, and dense population.
Pastor John is one of many church planters supported by Mars Hill Global. Please pray that his ministry would continue to grow so that more people in India can meet Jesus.
Sutton Turner is the executive pastor of Mars Hill Church.