India Christian Ministries is about making and mobilizing disciples of Christ to transform lives in India through the Church, Child Discipleship and Community Development.
About the Founders
James and Sarah met in India while Sarah came to work with orphans. They have been married for nearly 18 years and have five wonderful children: Simona, Shayna, Amira, Jiana, and James Rohan. James earned his Bachelor of Theology degree from Southern Asia Christian College in Chennai and his Master of Divinity from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa. He is a third generation minister. Sarah graduated from ORU with a BA in International Community Development with minors in Non-profit Administration and Education. Together they are leading ICM as it dramatically impacts the lives of thousands across the state.
Who We Are
What We Do
What Others Say
Evangelist, President of Leighton Ford Ministries, Chairman of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization More about Leighton Ford.
Author, Christian Apologist, Senior Fellow at The Trinity Forum More about Dr. Os Guinness.
Founder and Chairman of Oxford Analytica, a research and consulting firm based in Oxford. More about David R. Young.
We are have over 20 ministries running with 100+ full-time employees & short-term volunteers. If you are interested in becoming a part of our team or volunteer for ICM, please contact us![/two_third]
The Need in India
India is a beautiful and diverse country. Many people who come here have fallen in love with the warmth of the culture and hospitality of the people. Almost everyone who visits India, however, is deeply moved by the widespread poverty and disease.
With 1.3 billion people India is one of the largest, neediest and most unreached countries in the world.
Half of the world’s orphans live in India.
There are over 30 million child laborers or children sold into slavery. HIV/AIDS, malaria, polio, leprosy and water borne diseases are rampant. Most of the poor cannot afford health care. Massive flooding and high temperatures wreak havoc upon the population almost annually. Food, medical care, education, and love are so very needed.
To SATURATE our state in India with the love, grace and works of Jesus Christ.
To preach the good news to the poor,
Not only a gospel of words, but of power and action.
To bind up the brokenhearted, and take in those
Whom society has rejected, especially the poor and the orphans.
To proclaim freedom for the captives
Freedom from oppression and exploitation, And release from darkness for those enslaved.
To proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor,
Strengthen our local churches as they in turn strengthen their communities.
To comfort all who mourn,
Tangibly demonstrate the love of Christ Through our outreach and relief programs.
To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
A garment of praise instead of the spirit of despair, Restore hope and bring people into the fullness of life in Christ.
What We Believe
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity and humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection and in His ascension to the right hand of the Father.
We believe in God the Holy Spirit who is sent to indwell, teach, empower the believer, and to convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.
We believe that the salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only by the Grace of God, through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, and that salvation can be received only through faith, which is a gift of God.
We believe that the Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, which has been commissioned by Him to go into the entire world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations. The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.
We believe the Bible to be the only infallible, inspired Word of God, authoritative in all matters of faith and conduct.
We believe in the personal return of Lord Jesus Christ in power and glory in the future and in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are lost unto the resurrection of eternal separation from God, and they that are saved unto the resurrection of eternal life.