South Asian Connection

Rev. Sudhakar Mondithoka

Rev. Sudhakar Mondithoka had a life-transforming encounter with Christ as a teen-ager in 1975 and has been involved in Christian ministry right from his student days (in the UESI) and in his local church. He has three graduate degrees - M. Sc (Zoology - specializing in Entomology and Neurophisiology, M. Ed (School Administration) from Osmania University and M. A (Philosophy of Religion and Ethics) from Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, USA. After working for a short time as an Entomological Officer with the Andhra Pradesh State Health Department, he has taught Zoology for over 9 years in the prestigious Wesley and Loyola institutions in Andhra Pradesh. He is a Visiting Professor/Faculty of 'Contemporary World Religions & Christian Apologetics' and 'Ethics' at SAIACS where he teaches the M. A. 2nd Year Students and Christian Apologetics & Philosophy of Religions at SABC where he teaches the M. Div., 2nd Year Students. He has also lectured at a number of other Seminaries/Bible Colleges: GFABS, NEIBBCS, Ichthous Bible College, IEM Bible College, etc. He has authored a small book God - Science and Scientists and has contributed a chapter Apologetic in a Hindu Context for a book Missiology For the 21st Century: South Asian Perspective (Delhi: ISPCK-MIIS, 2004). He has also contributed a major article Incarnation, the Mission Theology of for the IVP Dictionary of Mission Theology that will come out in September 2007 and a number of other articles for Apologia, Vidyarthi Jwala, The Answer, Harvest Times for Your Family, In Touch India, India Church Growth Quarterly, etc. He is a member of the Evangelical Philosophical Society and Evangelical Theological Society, USA. While at Talbot, he won the prestigious Baker Book House Award for Excellence in the Study of Theology. He was ordained in their Local Church in the US, East West Community Church (part of the NABC - North American Baptist Conference) in 2001. From 1994 Aug. to 2006 Jan. he worked with RZIM Life Focus Society (as Asst. Director, Director-Ministries, and finally as Executive Director), which is involved in evangelism (under-girded by apologetics) among thinkers and opinion makers and in training Christian professionals, leaders, and Seminary Students in apologetics. He served as the Executive Director of RZIM-India and also as the Editor and Publisher of a Quarterly Magazine Apologia: Reasoned Answers for Life, for three years from its inception.
He has spoken in over 10 countries and also in some the best Universities and Institutes of Higher Education in India, like the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, IITs, IIMs, Hyderabad Central University, M.S. University, Baroda, S.P. University, Anand, Andhra University, Nagarjuna University, APAU, NEHU, Shillong, etc. He has spoken in almost all major Denominational Church and Para-Church settings through out India. Rev. Mondithoka is now a Free-Lance Writer-Speaker and Apologist-Evangelist. He lives in Hyderabad with his wife, Mrs. Santha Kumari and son, Shamuel Susheel. They are members of the Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad. He is now the Pastor of the English Congregation of Centenary Baptist Church, Secunderabad.

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