At the age of eight, Arun Andrews
heart to the Lord Jesus Christ when his
pastor the Rev. Dr. Samuel T. Kamaleson preached at the Emmanuel Methodist Church
Born in the Southern coastal town of Mangalore in Karnataka, India, Arun
went on to study in the cities of Bangalore and Chennai
A graduate in Economics from the Madras Christian College, he trained for Christian Ministry at the Union Biblical Seminary, Pune from where he graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Divinity.
Having served for 17 years in the pastoral ministry of the Methodist Church in Bangalore, he went on to serve as the "Conference Evangelist" of the Methodist Church in South India.
The appointments he held in the pastorates are that of an assistant pastor at the Richmond Town Methodist Church between the years 1989 and 1997 and that of pastor at the Koramangala Methodist Church between the years 1997 and 2006.
"Preaching from a pastoral heart" is what Arun knows he
is called to do.
As a preacher of God's word he
has been privileged to speak in Schools, Colleges, corporate offices and Churches in several locations in India.
preaching ministry has taken him to over 15 denominations in the country.
In the year 1995, Arun
was invited to respond to a paper presented at the Lausanne Younger Leaders meeting at Hong Kong after which he
was invited to preach at "The Chapel of the Resurrection" in Singapore.
was also privileged to preach in the year 2001 in the Methodist circuits of Hull and York in the U.K. On three occasions he
has preached at the United Christian Church of Dubai
as well as in the Bangalore Fellowship in Dubai.
has also had the privilege of being the speaker at the Bible Society's Millennium Celebrations in New Delhi in the year 2000, at the Keswick Convention
held in Calcutta in the years 2001 and 2004 and at the 17th Biennial Convention
of the Presbyterian Youth Fellowship held in Chirapunjee in April of 2007.
Arun serves as the Minister-at-large with RZIM Life Focus Society.
lives in Bangalore with his
wife Miriam and their children Nihal and Nehara.
is based in India.