Dr. Jacob & Mrs. Gaddala

Rev. Jacob Gaddala came to know the Lord on June 3, 1993, and graduated in Civil Engineering from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University. After completing his studies, he worked for four years as a Civil Engineer and had his own business of building contruction. In 2001, God spoke to him through the book of Ezra 7:10 and he made a commitment to go into the full-time ministry.  In 2002, God brought Prashanti Florida, the first of the four daughters of Dr. Chatla Devasahayam, into Jacob’s life, and they were united in marriage on August 1, 2002. Prashanti came to know the Lord at the age of 15 and then committed her life to the Lord seeing the example of her committed parents who are missionaries in India. She dedicated her life to serve God and pursued theological studies. She did her Bachelor of Divinity from Bharat Bible College, Hyderabad.

Together they served the Lord for five years among the University students and the Lord blessed them with two sons, Manuel and Abiel. In January, 2006, God brought Jacob to Piedmont Baptist College to pursue his Master of Arts in Biblical Studies. He completed his Master’s with a GPA of 3.7 in 2009 and finished his PhD in Systematic Theology in May 2012. His dissertation is on Hinduism, which allows him to work among the Hindus in India. In June 2012, Jacob and Prashanthi  returned to India, and started the church in Visakhapatnam, India in the premises the Lord enabled them to construct. Together, they are serving the Lord and praying that the Lord may enable them to fulfill the Vision 2025 which the Lord placed on their hearts.