People around the globe know Pastor. Shino Kurian Kadavil as a noted Apostolic Ministry. His TV programs, is seen daily in 100 countries. But there is much more in the story of the man and his ministry is now impacting the world with the life saving and miracle-working message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Shino Kurian was born on March 23, 1973, in the city of Kottayam (Kerala) India. In December 1997 Shino Kurian’s life took an entirely new meaning when he surrendered his heart and life to Jesus Christ (In Book of Acts Apostle Paul narrates his testimony three times).
I did not know God, in my boyhood days, neither did I visit church. In those days. My mother used to weep over it very frequently (but she was not a believer, after I gave my heart to Jesus Christ after 4 years I prayed for my mother for her salvation at last in my vacation on July 2005 she accepted Jesus in her heart.) When I was in school, college I was addicted to movies. I even dreamt of entering the film field and modeling field. I learned Martial Arts and spent much of my time in gymnasium. I started to be hero in my town, but at the same time I had problems, because of my friends. They started to fight with people under my name. I realized that if stayed there they will kill me, because they planed to me kill. My young brother wrote to my father.
I did not have any interest to work for a livelihood. But in 1997 I came to in United Arab Emirates for a job, as my father who was working there started putting pressure on me. I searched, searched for a job almost the whole year, and finally I got one. By that time my father was resigned from his job and he went to back India.
I was left behind alone. In 1998 I got two friends in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) and I stayed with them. They were Catholics and were regular church-goers. They would invite me to the Church every Sunday. Although I refused initially when they started putting pressure on me. On one Sunday I decided to go with them.
One night in 1998 I had a dream which pictured me as a sinner. God spoke to me from prophet (Isaiah 42:6-7 61 the LORD have called thee in righteous ness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee a covenant for the people, a light for the Gentiles; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house.)I was convicted in my heart that I was a sinner. The next day I went to church and saw the priest. I explained to him my dream and guilt-feeling. He advised me to confess my sins through him. I did it. But that did not give me any peace.
But I understood after some days I confessed my sins to Jesus Christ. After two weeks in 1998 one night around 2.00AM I woke up from my sleep (it was I unnatural wake up I did not understand, but I understood later, that it was the Holy Spirit hard touched me). I felt like going to the kitchen. I got up again on the way, I felt that I received some supernatural presence; I started shivering it continued with three days.
Later I understood that Jesus Christ was baptizing me with the Holy Sprit, because of His word. ’s presence from that day onwards, God started speaking me. I started reading the Bible which is my mother had given me when I was coming to Abu Dhabi.
I also went and told the priest all that happened to me. He told me that God was calling me to serve God as a priest. I agreed and started to assist him in ministry I started perching gospel, started other church activities. I decided to do 5 year theological study. I wrote a letter to Kanaya Jacobite Metropolitan.
But in 2001 I got married in Kottayam Valyapally church. My wife was a believer and had received faith-baptism. She started asking me to get baptized. I struggled within my heart as I was an infant-baptized Christian. I started praying about that matter because after I received Holy Spirit baptism, God always spoke to me. After three months, God spoke to me and showed me in the scriptures that faith- baptism is the true baptism. I immediately decided to get baptized.
Actually it was revealed to me while I was attending the last day of 21-days fasting prayer meeting of Philadelphia Church of God in Abu Dhabi. I went there the last day because one of my friend had invited me there to meet one pastor. I informed my wife about it. On the last day of that meeting, I went in for water Baptism on 27-07-2001 (12.00 A.M) While fasting God gave me gifts of Holy Sprits, any way my Jesus healed me, he touched me, for his Apostolic Ministry. He gave me an assurance of salvation also. (Thank you Jesus Christ). Soon afterward, he was called to minister the Gospel. Married in 11th Friday 2001 Shino Kurian and his wife, Bindhu (Kochumol), are the proud parents of two daughters.
Shino Kurian reside in Kottayam (Kerala) India. The corporate headquarters of International God Ministries / Church is located Abu Dhabi, U.A.E, television studio in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E. In worldwide ministry more than 8 years, Pastor Shino Kurian has preached the Gospel face to face and through television to more than a million people. Church planting, through Holy Spirit Miracle Crusades, Training for Ministry Conferences, TV broadcasts, the internet, printed page, and audio-video recordings. This Apostolic straightforward and uncom promising message of God’s love has Inspired hundreds and millions to a personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
International God Ministries is also engaged in crisis relief, children’s homes, and feeding programs, as well as hospital and emergency care. During the past year alone, not only did his ministry help to provide food, clothing, shelter, education, and religious training for children around the globe (including partnerships with other different missionary, Evangelists and relief agencies), but it also continues to un derwrite the free care expenses of such powerful outreaches as a hospital in Kerala, India,treated annually.
Today, Pastor Shino continues to take the message of God’s saving and healing power to the world, yet his message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ continues to be ervent, motivating him to “go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature” (Mark 15:15).
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To Proclaim the love of Jesus Christ to the entire world and to open the eyes that are blind, to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.
1). Be a prophetic voice to the world
2). Raise a new generation of leaders as a preparation for the forthcoming revival
3. To pray and intercede for the whole world through fasting and prayer
4). To train ministers with specific calling like Apostles, Prophets, Teachers, Evangelists, Pastors, Disciples and intercessions.
To preach the Good news to all people everywhere and make them Jesus Christ disciples, baptize them in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, and teach them to obey everything Jesus has commanded.