Presbyters

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For Presbyter-in-Charge Rev. G. Wilson, the congregation at St. John’s Church is no stranger, having been here as Assistant Presbyter from 1993-95. Among the other churches that Rev  Wilson has served are My Redeemer’s Church, KGF, Wesley Tamil Church, Ashoknagar,  All Saints Church, Good Shepherd Church Yelahanka, Bishop Sargent Church, DevakirubaiAlayamDasarahalli, and St. Luke’s Church, Chamarajpet.

Rev. Wilson is married to Yessumonie, who has done her B.A., B.R.E. (Christian Education at UBS, Maharashtra) and B.Ed. in Bangalore. They have two sons —  Ashish, who has completed his M.Com. from Christ University and Abhishek in his second pre-university at St. Joseph’s.

Rev. Wilson hails from Kolar Gold Fields. His father is Mr.Gnanamuthu and his mother is Mrs. Siron Mani. He had his early childhood education at KGF and then went to Voorhees College in Vellore and did his B.A.  in Economics. He joined the Union Biblical Seminary in Maharashtra for his degree in Theology. In 2003-04, he secured a Masters in Theology in Taiwan.

After completing his theological studies, Rev. Wilson joined the diocese in 1979 and worked under the supervision of Rev. Vinay Kumar Samuel for six months.  He then taught at  the Hindustan Bible Institute and College. He joined Mr. Vishal Mangawadi, author and social activist in Madhya Pradesh, and worked with the Association for Comprehensive Rural Assistance for three years. On his return to the Diocese, Rev. Wilson was Missionary with the Gubbi Missions till hewas ordained in 1986.

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Rev. Navin K. John comes to St. John’ Church, from St. Barnabas Church, Murugeshpalya, HAL Bangalore.

Rev. John is an alumni of St. John’s School, having studied from LKG to standard 10th and passed out in 1995. He then did his Pre-University (Commerce) in 1997 at St. Aloysius College, Cox Town, Bangalore, and secured a BA degree in 2000 from St. Joseph’s Evening College, Bangalore.

Between 2001 and 2005, Rev. John trained at the Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai and completed his Bachelor of Divinity (B.D). He then did his Master of Theology (M.Th.) in Systematic Theology at UTC, Bangalore.

In 2000, Rev. John was recruited to the Diocesan pastoral ministry as a ministerial candidate and was ordained in 2005 as a Deacon, and served at churches at Tumkur, Bangalore and the Ramlingpura mission field. Since his ordination as Presbyter in 2007, he has served at churches at Jalahalli, Kengeri, Basavanagudi, Dodballapur, Ramamurthy Nagar, Kothanur, Cox Town, and Electronic City, and, before St. John’s, was at St. Barnabas Church, Murugeshpalya.

We welcome him, his wife Niveditha and son Nischal, and wish them a blessed and harmonious ministry at our church.