Bhoj Raj Bhatta was born and brought up in a traditional Hindu family in the far-western Nepal.
Questions about life and destiny were part of his
childhood and by the time he
was 11, he
search in religious literature, temples, shrines and pilgrimage to holy places in India.
But the inner quest for meaning and purpose in life continued to elude him.
At the age of 16 he
was introduced to communism (his uncle¡¯s influence) and believed that he
found what he
was looking for, but by the time he
was 18, the inner emptiness was so real that he
lost confidence in communism as a solution.
It was during this time that he
read two little booklets (A God Who Answers by Fire, Friend of All) which introduced him to Jesus Christ.
These two books finally took him to the feet of the Lord Jesus Christ and for the first time he
felt a release from that inner emptiness.
After accepting Christ as his
personal savior who not only saved him from his
sin, but also from the loss of purpose and meaning in life, he
life for the service of the kingdom of God.
After high school, he went to a Pentecostal Bible College in South India for theological studies.
wife Boisi Thangeo who came from the Indian state of Manipur for her
Master of Divinity.
She had received her Bachelor of Theology from Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Dehera Doon.
B.Th. from SABC, Bangalore, M.Div. from TTGST, Seoul, M.Th.. from ALU, Daejeon.
Right after his baptism, at the age of 18, Pastor Bhatta began as a volunteer evangelist with Taranager Church in Dhangadi.
remained associated with Calvary Church
until the year 1991 when he
was assigned to teach in a Bible School
After two and a half years with the Bible School
and a church, Pastor Bhatta
began his pioneering work in the northeastern part of Kathmandu, and finally by 1996, the pioneering work had taken the shape of a Church and was then named Hope Christian Church.
23+ years of ministry, Pastor Bhatta
has touched many lives through his
preaching, teaching and mentoring ministry.
Touching people's lives for good is the single most passion in his
life because he
believes that people are the only thing that one carries with him to eternity.
Ever since Pastor Bhatta
became a Christian he
lost whatever relationship he
had with his
always held on to the words Jesus spoke in Mark 10:28-30, but the Christian journey for him had been at times very difficult, lonely and discouraging.
But over the years the Lord
has brought so many precious people of God who have stood with him as fathers, mothers, brothers and sisters.