Here’s the story of what has happened in my life, and my walk with the Lord. I was born in a Christian orthodox family based out of Calicut, India. I went to boarding schools in Ooty and Bangalore and then did my degree in Loyola, Chennai and my MBA from the Madras University. Playing cricket brought me great happiness and that is how I spent most of my childhood. Captain of the Kerala state cricket team, playing for South Zone in both under 15 and under 17 categories along with players like Rahul Dravid. Cricket was my initial passion and my world revolved around it.
However happy cricket made me, it was not the solution to the challenges I was about to face in my life. Somewhere along the line, I started having a plethora of sicknesses and accident after accident which brought me to a very bad place, needing to drink every night in order to just get to sleep. I searched wherever I could for the truth because I wanted to come out of this dark state by any means necessary. At the age of 25 I had had enough, I was in such a miserable place that I didn’t know how to live any longer, I was on the verge of even committing suicide.
At the time, I was doing business in Chennai and my business had completely failed, I was in huge debt, my parents were also in debt. It seemed that I was surrounded by burden, I had no idea of what to do to get me out of this situation. On my way to Bangalore I met with an accident, I had a head on collision when a truck came and crashed into my car. It was a miraculous escape, my friend and I, who I was with at the time walked away unharmed. This accident was the turning point in my life, when it led me attend a Catholic charismatic retreat where I had a supernatural encounter with the Lord. In the year of 1996 I gave my life to Jesus, and my life was transformed completely. The heavy burden upon my life of sickness and debt was lifted. A year later in my room in Chennai I had an encounter with the Holy Spirit reading the book ‘Good Morning Holy Spirit’ by Benny Hinn. From then on, I have had supernatural encounters and experiences as I have sought the Lord. I left India to start a new job in Dubai in a financial services company and began to see the hand of the Lord in all that I did. The Lord started promoting me multiple times all the way from an Assistant Manager to the CEO of the company, taking me to over 50 nations in the last 24 years.
In 2005, I came to London to start a company which later became a bank. My wife, Preethy and I also started Capstone Church in 2009 which has grown on to become an influential church with over 30 nationalities in the heart of London. One of my desires is to see a generation rise up full of the Holy Spirit, that is transforming the marketplace and also effective leadership in churches. I really want to see a burden for change spur us to activate the new that God has called out of us, that is one of my greatest desires. I remember 24 years ago; I gave my life to Jesus and He transformed me, I’ve seen what he has done, and I am really excited about the future. To see what God is going to do, through a generation and community. Be blessed