What is Christ for India?

Christ for India is an interdenominational non profit Christian organization founded in 1962 by Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Manuel Fernando.   One pastor described this ministry as having the greatest missionary impact in India over the last 100 years.

Who founded Christ for India?

Dr. Rev. Manuel Fernando was born in the seaside city of Tuticorin.  This town is situated in  the southern portion of the State of Tamil Nadu, located in southern  India.   During the late 1960's, '70's, '80's and '90's Pastor Fernando conducted mass crusades throughout Southern India; and became known endearingly as the "Billy Graham” of India. Through his work, millions have heard the good news of the Gospel and many thousands have been saved. Over forty years later, many still remember with fondness how God greatly moved in his crusades.  


Land was purchased, and churches were planted. One piece of land in Elumiyan Kottur, located outside the city of Chennai, (Madras) was dedicated 1967 and became the childrens' "Haven of Hope" orphanage. Over the years, hundreds of children called this home. 


Christian Family Fellowship International was also founded by Pastor Fernando.  This church, under the umbrella of CFI is pastored by his son, Pastor Steve Fernando. Regular church services are conducted in Lake Forest, California, serving the community with a worship team, womens' Bible study, prayer meetings, and ministry visitation at a local convalescent care facility.  


Where is Christ for India located?

Christ for India's  International Headquarters in the U.S.A. are located in the State of California in the community of Lake Forest, situated in Southern Orange County.


The National Headquarters are located at the city of Chennai (Madras), located in the State of Tamilnadu in Southern India.


Christ for India-President


Enoch Fernando was born in Chennai, (Madras), in Southern India.  As a young boy,  in the streets of India, Enoch witnessed the terrible suffering of men and women afflicted with diseases like leprosy and polio. Even at a young age he wondered how he could help them.   Enoch has appeared in thousands of concerts worldwide. In the year, 2000, Enoch's CD, "Hymns from the Heart" was considered for two Grammy nominations. The evangelical and humanitarian work of Christ for India has always been the driving force behind his music. To learn more about his music, we invite you to visit: www.enochconcerts.com

Christ for India-Administrator

Kathy has been with Christ for India since 2004. She diligently manages sponsor donations and correspondence for Christ for India's Child Sponsorship Program.

She has traveled  to India with Christ for India teams, and  has a strong sense of the needs of the children there. She understands the challenges they face.

Kathy is a dedicated worker for the cause of children.  She diligently administrates the sponsor program here in the U.S. and is happy to answer any questions regarding Christ for India's  Child Sponsorship Program.


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