After starting out as a computer programmer, Brother Rahul felt a spiritual calling to serve God by training as a Roman Catholic missionary priest, but the Lord had other plans! (Prov. 19:21)
After immersing himself in the scriptures, he left the Catholic church altogether, and started a missionary journey which would last nearly two decades. He helped plant churches in Southeast Asia, served as a pastor, and worked to raise local leaders in biblical discipleship training. Rahul returned to London, and for the next decade worked as a fundraising manager with Christian charities. Rahul then realised God wanted him back on the mission field, this time in urban London.
“My missionary travels have taught me that it is God who brings in the harvest; and my purpose is to continue to be humble and faithful in serving his plans wherever I am called, no matter the challenge.”
Brother Rahul is now a Team Leader in Southwark, where he specialises in reaching diaspora communities with the gospel. He is working with church leaders in the borough equipping local Christians to engage in systematic community-based outreach.
Southwark has a high concentration of the Caribbean community, and more recent migrants from Africa, Europe and Latin America. This means there are a multitude of missional opportunities for diaspora work and church mobilization.
Through discipleship and on the ground training, Rahul’s vision is to see churches in Southwark grow in outward-focused mission and reach their local community with the Good News of Jesus.
Rahul loves exploring and experiencing the bountiful and varied cultures of the world, many of which he experiences right here in London!