Dr. K.P. Yohannan
is the founder and president of Gospel for Asia
, a Christian organization based in Carrollton
, and the Metropolitan of Believers Church
K.P. Yohannan was born and reared in a St. Thomas Syrian Christian family in Kerala, India,. When he was a boy, his mother fasted and prayed each week for God to call one of her six boys to full-time ministry. After years of praying, her youngest son, K.P., surrendered his ambitions to the Lord. He was 16 when he joined Operation Mobilization, an evangelical missions agency, and served with them for eight years on the Indian subcontinent. While serving with Operation Mobilization, he met Gisela, who would eventually become his wife. , Gospel for Asia
K.P. Yohannan went to the United States for this theological studies at Criswell College in Dallas, Texas. He graduated with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, becoming the school’s first international student to graduate. He was also conferred an honorary degree of divinity by Hindustan Bible College in Chennai, India.
During his early years in Dallas, Texas, K.P. became an ordained clergy and served as a pastor of a Southern Baptist church for four years. Although being the shepherd of his local church was greatly rewarding, he could not forget the millions of suffering and needy people in India and the neighboring nations. Then in 1979, he resigned from his parish to give... Read More