Rev. Luther Kumar & Ratna Chatla


Luther Family


Baptist India Ministries



TOTAL BUDGET: $41,000I. First Payment: $17.500
Paid & contract made 1/12/09 in favor of BIM, Thank you. Second Payment: $14,500
Due Date:   20th of March, 2009
Total Received as on 20th Feb – $4000
Balance Needed by 20th Mar – $10,500III. Third Payment & Registration: $10,000
Due Date: May 30th, 2009Field Contact:



Rev. Luther, Dr. Ratna & Mr. Samuel ChatlaTIMELINE

  • May 4th, 1974 – Born as a premature baby (seven months gestation)
  • 1974-78: Struggle for life, the grace of God sustained
  • 1978-88: School Studies. Lived a nominal Christian life being born in a pastor’s family, life restricted to mission compound
  • 1988-90: Junior & Senior High School: Exposed to the outside world, and a kind of rebellious attitude against Christianity and missions started growing
  • 1990-93: Bachelor’s Degree: Decided not to follow parents’ footsteps having seen their sufferings, hardships, and persecutions; mingled with the world; ambitions and life patterns were changed
  • March 1993: Waiting to join Master’s program
  • March 29th, 1993: Life took a u-turn towards the Cross, having heard the powerful exposition on the life of Paul from Phil 1:21 in a conference, accepted Christ and was baptized.
  • 1993-94: Assisted dad in the church activities, conducted Gospel meetings, and involved in evangelism.
  • 1994-98: Enrolled for theological studies and graduated with Bachelor’s of Divinity (B.D.); involved as youth group leader and associate pastor in a local church
  • Dec 31st, 1996: God’s call from 2 Tim 2:1-2 to train pastors and build leaders
  • 1998-2001: Started a Bible College, and served as a church pastor
  • Mar 29th, 2001: Got married to Dr. Ratna
  • Jul 16th, 2002: God blessed us with our baby boy, Samuel
  • 2001-03: Master’s program in Old Testament; involved in church as associate pastor
  • 2003-04: Worked as professor at UBS, a reputed theological seminary in India
  • 2004: Resigned and joined Baptist India for full-time ministry
  • 2004-06: President of the Bible college, pastor of a church, and missions director of ICBBGF ministries (all faith-based)
  • Aug, 7th, 2004: Ordained
  • 2006-2009 : Dallas Theological Seminary for Ph.D. program in Old Testament