Biography: Samuel has been reaching out to others since he was a teenager by going to villages and pioneering churches. After Samuel and Grace married, they moved to Visakhapatnam. Samuel tells us that Visakhapatnam is referred to as the "Jewel of the East Coast or the City of Destiny". With its beautiful beaches, smooth roads and stunning landscape, tourism is becoming a fast growing industry. Grace Harvest Church and Grace Era Mission was started in 2003 with Samuel, Grace, and Samuel's mother. The church has grown into the hundreds with the goal to be 500 souls praising the Lord together not very far away. In order to meet this goal, they evangelize through Gospel rallies, tract distribution, personal witnessing in streets, homes, social places, slums, and colonies. They want to see people coming to the Lord.
The church has a vision for church planting, spiritual excellence, gifts, and balance. They have a children's and youth ministry, and cell groups that meet once a week to talk, share, pray, and help each other.
Grace Era Mission has a vision to plant 25 churches in different villages apart from Grace Harvest Church. Samuel tells us, "Our burden is especially for the places that lack any facility to hear the Gospel. Villages that lack minimum facilities to live comfortably are the most neglected. The Lord has put them in our hearts." They have started Hope Home, to help orphan girls in their education, health, and wellbeing. Samuel has a desire to help the handicapped as well.
Strengths: Samuel is a gifted teacher and preacher, moves in the gifts of the Sprit, and often helps ministers with translation. He has a special gift for ministering to young men. Grace is a gifted singer and worship leader.