Leadership & Staff
Our church is overseen by a plurality of elders who fit the profile of 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:6-9. Based on 1 Timothy 5:17, the elders are classified as teaching elders (or pastors) who labour in preaching and teaching, in addition to the shepherding responsibilities they share with the ruling elders. In Presbyterian parlance, the teaching elders and ruling elders together constitute the session. They possess the authority of the Word and so proclaim the gospel and shepherd the flock towards Christ’s green pastures.
John Rakshith Prabhakar
Minister of Church Planting
Ivan David Vaseekaran
Philip Ewan Yalla
Deacons assist the elders in the authority of service in leading the congregation in generosity and mercy towards the members of NCF and our city’s neighborhoods. These candidates exhibit care and advocate for people’s material needs.
We have three kinds of internships. The seminary internship is designed to help prepare people for ministry while in seminary. After seminary, the session chooses candidates for a pastoral internship if they are preparing to serve at an established church or church planting internship, which seeks to equip them for church planting in India, focusing on urban ministry. Through our internships, we seek to bless the wider church by investing in future leaders today. Abishua Joel currently serves as our pastoral intern.