P.T. Chandapilla (CBC 1955)
Distinguished Alumnus, October 1988
Missionary Pioneer/Theological Educator. P.T. Chandapilla began service in his home country of India where he was involved in founding and leading a number of ministries for the poor, disenfranchised, and blind. He was founding General Secretary of IFES (InterVarsity) in India in which role he saw many university students throughout India come to know Christ and grow into church leaders. He was Vicar General of St. Thomas Evangelical Church, a denomination of 250 churches, and President of the Board of Management of Jubilee Memorial Bible College in Madras. At one time, he served as General Secretary of the Foundation of Evangelical Churches of India. His ministry has had a wide impact in bringing Indians to Jesus Christ and then challenging theme “To Know Him and to Make Him Known”. Many of them are involved in leadership roles and church planting in India.