Faculty

Rev Dr David Joy BSc, BD, MTh, PhD

    Personal / Family :

    Wife: Sherin David Joy
    Children: Ashwin David Joy ( PhD Student, UEL, UK)
    Anbin David joy PG student

    Mother Parish :
    Date of Ordination:

    15th August 1993

    Current Status:

    A presbyter of the Church of South India, South Kerala Diocese,
    Professor, Taught at United Theological College, Bangalore (1999-2019)
    Now, teaching New Testament, at the Kerala United Theological Seminary, Trivandrum and Professor at FFRRC, kottayam.
    liaison for India of SBL-ICI,
    Editorial Board Member of International Voices of Biblical Studies(2017-
    Board Member of SBL-ICI (2020-

    Membership in Scholarly Bodies

    1.Society for Biblical Literature 2006-
    2.Society for Studies in Theology 2006-
    3.British New Testament Studies 2002-
    4.Congress of Asian Theologians 1998-
    5.Society for Biblical Studies in India 1998-
    6.Postcolonial Studies Network 2008-

    Ministerial Experiences

    Church Worker CSI Church Nalanchira, 1987-1988
    Holy Trinity Church 1992-1994
    CSI Kachani 1994-1996
    Bishop’s Chaplain 1992-1996
    Officer of the Special Projects for the Marginalized 1994-1996
    Secretary of SBSI 2006-2008
    Research Interests:
    Author/Editor of 25 books and 50 plus academic articles
    Postcolonial Hermeneutics, Christology

    Rev Vinod Allen BD, MTh

      Personal / Family:

      Parents:Rev R G Allen (Late), Mrs Joyce Allen
      Wife: Saji Vinod (Teacher, B E M GIRLS HSS, Kozhikode)
      Children: Anjana Joyce Vinod MTech, Thushar Reginold (Student)

      Mother Parish :

      CSI Cathedral Church, Calicut, CSI Malabar Diocese

      Date of Ordination:

      24th April 1991

      Education (Secular, Theological):

      BTh (South India Biblical Seminary, Bangarpet).
      BD (Kerala United Theological Seminary, Kannammoola).
      MTh (United Theological College, Bangaluru).
      DTh (SATHRI) Pursuing.

      Ministry History:

      Ordained as Deacon: 21-4-1991
      Ordained as Presbyter: 24-4-1992
      Kozhikode CSI Cathedral (Asst), Palakkad Robinson Church, Kannur Hebich’s Church, Chakkittapara Burnabas Church, Puthiyara (Kozhikode)Schaufler Church, Kozhikode Hermann Gundert Church, Chovva (Kannur) Samuel Hebich Church, Kozhikode CSI Cathedral (Vicar) and Nilambur St Mathews Church. Served as the Corporate Manager of CSI Diocesan Schools (Malabar & Waynad Area) 2006 and 2011-2015, Joined KUT Seminary teaching faculty since June 2016.

      Area of Studies:

      History of Christianity

      Area of Academics Interest:

      History of Missionary Movement and its impact on the Indians.

      Rev John Davidson Johnson MA, BD, MTh

      Personal / Family :

      Parents: Mr. John Johnson & The late Mrs. Joyce Davidson
      Wife: Mrs. Princy A. M.
      Children: Aaron David Johnson (Student)
      Adona Sara Johnson (Pre – K.G., The Good Shepherd School, Pettah, Trivandrum)

      Mother Parish :

      Holy Trinity CSI, Maranadu, Karuvelil (Kollam – Kottarakara Diocese)

      Date of ordination :

      16th May 2010

      Education (Secular, Theological):

      M. A.(Economics) – University of Kerala
      B. D. – Serampore College, Calcutta
      M. Th.- North India Institute of Post – Graduate Theological Studies (NIIPGTS), Calcutta

      Ministry History:

      CSI Chittumala, CSI Mayyanadu, CSI Amaravila, Principal CSI English Medium School, Amaravila (2010-2012), CSI Chavadimukku, CSI Ayanicaudu, CSI Thalavoor

      Area of Academics Interest:

      Theological Findings which related with the people those who are undergoing various struggles and tensions in their life.Theological Findings which related with the people those who are undergoing various struggles and tensions in their life.

      Rev. Ninan Jacob B.A., B.D., M.Th.

      Personal / Family :

      Wife: Geena Annie John
      Children: : Naira Susan Ninan (Student)

      Mother Parish :

      CSI Christ Church Kaviyoor, CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese

      Date of ordination :

      22nd August 2001

      Qualification :

      B.A.(M.G. University), B.D. (KUTS, 2001), M. Th.(UTC, 2011)

      Ministerial Experiences :

      Worked as a Presbyter in C.S.I. Madhya Kerala Diocese since 2002.
      Worked as Presbyter in Pariyaram
      Worked as a Presbyter in Ottiyankunnu
      Worked as a Presbyter in Kayamkulam
      Worked as a Presbyter in Chennai
      Worked as a Presbyter in Velluthuruthi
      Worked as a Presbyter in Dallas
      Worked as a Presbyter in Omalloor Kumbanad
      Worked as Bursar in Bishop Moor Vidya Pith, Kayamkulam
      Worked as General Secretary, Christian Education Department of Madhya Kerala Diocese

      Area of Academics Interest :

      Synoptic Gospel, Theology of cross and discipleship in Mark. Published a number of articles.
      Book Published “Portrayal of Women in Marks Gospel”

      Rev. Dr. L.V. Bipinlal B.Sc., MA, PGCCTMFMC, BD, MTh, DTh.

      Personal / Family :

      Wife: Lisha Bipin. S.R.
      Children: Renoylal. B.L. (Student), Rainalal B.L. (Student)

      Date of ordination :

      3rd June 2007

      Current Status :

      A presbyter of the Church of South India, South Kerala Diocese,
      Asst. Professor, Kerala United Theological Seminary, Trivandrum.
      Pre-marriage counselling Teacher of CSI South Kerala Diocese.
      Counsellor and in charge of CSI Counselling and Guidance Centre, A centre for Inner Healing, KUTS Trivandrum.

      Educational Qualifications :

      Secular Degrees : BSc. Physics.
      M.A. Sociology.
      Counselling Courses : 1).Post Graduate Certificate Course: Technique and Methods of Family and Marriage Counselling. (University of Kerala )
      2). Script Analysis (ICTA)
      2). Self-esteem and Interpersonal Relationship (Socio- Religious Centre (SRC), Calicut)
      3). Personal Growth Workshop (Group Therapy). (Socio – Religious Centre, Calicut)
      4). Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) (ATMAMITHRA, Kalady)

      Theological Degrees :

      Bachelor of Divinity (BD) : Gurukul Lutheran Thological College and Research Institute, Chennai.
      Thesis : Relavance of Christava Deepika towards the Life and Ministry Of CSI South Kerala Diocese.
      Master of theology (M.Th) : FFRRC, Kottayam.
      Thesis : Marital Quality of Childless Couples: A Qualitative Study.
      Awards : 1). M.TH. Late Dr. C. Devasahayam Prize in Christian Ministry – 2011.
      2). M.TH. C.S.I. Diocese of Madras Prize in Christian Ministry – 2011.
      Doctor of Theology (D.Th) : Christian Ministry (Counselling)
      (Senate of Serampore College (University)
      Thesis : Self-Esteem in Relation to Stress Tolerance among Wives of Alcoholics Implications for Pastoral Care and Counselling

      Ministerial Experiences :

      Presbyter as different churches in CSI South Kerala Diocese. CSI Kuttikkadu, Perayam Town CSI, Meethi CSI, Kodikkunnu CSI, Arayoor CSI, Chenkal CSI, Kulathoor CSI, Vizhavoor East CSI and Thozhukkal CSI. Wrote more than 10 Academic articles.

      Area of Academic Interest :

      Counselling and Psychotherapies: marriage and family issues, pre-marriage counselling, teen age issues, Dealing low self-esteem issues, Dealing with Youth and old age problems, Crisis Counselling, Post Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD), Special care to addiction and childlessness issues in family.
      Systemic approach, T.A., REBT and NLP Book Published “Loved to Love : Marital Quality of Childless Couples”

      Book Published “Loved to Love : Marital Quality of Childless Couples”

      Rev. Reji George Varghese  M.Sc., M.A.,B.D.,M.Th.

      Personal / Family :

      Wife: Mrs. Saju Mary Abraham (Pursing Doctorate ( D.Th.) in the field of New Testament in FFRRC.)
      Children: Joanne Mary George, Student
      Joash Varghese George, Student

      Mother Parish :

      St Mary’s English Church Calicut, CSI Malabar Diocese

      Date of ordination :

      27th July 2017

      Qualification :

      MSc( Physics), MA( Philosophy), BD., MTh.( Old Testament)

      Ministerial Experiences :

      1.Pastoral ministry in CSI Diocese of Malabar May 2017- April 2019
      2.Guest Faculty at Bethel Bible Institute, Salem July 2018- March 2019
      (Affiliated with Senate of Serampore College)
      3.Guest Faculty at KUTS, Thiruvanathapuram Aug 2017- Feb 2018
      4.Asst. Professor, Dept. of Biblical Studies, Allahabad Bible Seminary, UP
      (Affiliated with Senate of Serampore College) June 2014- April 2017
      5.Asst. pastor (honorary) at Holy Trinity Church Allahabad, CNI Lucknow Diocese, UP Aug. 2014- April 2017
      6.Student counselor with a University student movement(UESI) 1994-2012

      Rev. Rajan Moses B.A., BD., MTh., Mphil.

      Personal / Family :

      Wife: Lovely P. Rajan Sr. Gr. Assistant Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam
      Children: Gilbert King, Student
      Gabriela Christiane King, Student
      Gilchrist King

      Mother Parish :

      Holy Resurrection C.S.I. Church Bonami, Fair Field Post, CSI East Kerala Diocese

      Date of ordination :

      21st May 2002

      Education (Secular, Theological) :

      B.A. (History) University College, Trivandrum
      MPhil Martin Luther Christian University, Shilang
      BD. Kerala United Theological Seminary, Trivandrum.
      MTh. F.F.R.R.C. Kottayam, Senate of Serampore.

      Ministry History :

      Missionary : St. John’s C.S.I. Church, Cheriyar
      St.Paul’s C.S.I. Church, Parathode
      Presbyter : C.S.I. Christ Church, Chenkarai
      St. Paul’s C.S.I. Church, Thengakal
      St. George C.S.I. Church, Pullikanam
      St. Paul’s C.S.I. Church, Muvattupuzha
      C.S.I. Christ Church, Kanjikuzhy
      St. Paul’s C.S.I. Church, Mathaipara
      C.S.I. Christ Church Mount

      Associate Editor :

      Ecumenical Horizon K.C.C.Publication

      Area Of Professional Interest :

      Pastoral Ministry and Teaching

      Rev. Santy S. Paul MA, BD, MSW, MTh

      Personal / Family :

      Wife: Akhila S.S. (Teacher, L.M.S. H.S.S. Vattapara)
      Children: Nivyn Santy Samuel (Student)

      Mother Parish :

      CSI Perinbakonam, CSI South Kerala Diocese

      Date of ordination

      31st May 2009

      Current Status :

      Served as a Presbyter in C.S.I. South Kerala Diocese since 2009.

      Educational Qualifications :

      M.A. English Language and Literature (University of Kerala)
      Master of Social Work (Annamalai University)
      B.D. (The United Theological College, Bangalore)
      M.Th (The United Theological College, Bangalore)
      D.Th. [Pursuing] (U. T. C. Bangalore)

      Books Published :

      Organismic Christology: Deciphering the Impasses of the Contextualities of Christ. ISPCK, 2016.

      Award :

      ISPCK Book of the year Award 2016

      Rev. Jacob Devasia, B.A., B.D., M.Th.

      Personal / Family :

      Wife: Anu Jacob (M. Com, M.A., B. Ed)
      Children: Noel Jacob (Student)

      Date of ordination :

      24 May 2002

      Mother Parish :

      CSI Madhya Kerala Diocese

      Ministry :

      Served as a Presbyter in C.S.I. Madhya Kerala Diocese since 2002.

      Educational Qualifications :

      B. A., B.D. (U.T.C. Bangalore)
      M.Th. (Religion) (NIIPGTS Kolkata).

      Important responsibilities apart from Church service:

      1. Missionary of C.S.I. Mysore Mission for 5 years
      2. Served as Vice president of the C.S.I. North American Council
      3. Started Bengal Mission of M.K.D.
      4. Taught at Bishop’s College Kolkata in the Department of Religion.

      Faculty term appointment

      Dr. Tiameren Aier

      Personal / Family :

      Wife: Mrs. Taochila Jamir (pursing Doctoral degree in the field of Pastoral Care and Counseling at FFRRC).
      Children: Miss Imnatula Aier (10 years)
      Miss Mulungsula Aier ( 7 years)

      Educational Qualifications :

      Bachelor of Arts (English)
      Bachelor of Divinity
      Master of Theolgy
      Doctor of Theolgy ( Christian Theology)

      Ministerial experience :

      B. A., B.D. (U.T.C. Bangalore)
      M.Th. (Religion) (NIIPGTS Kolkata).

      Area of Academic Interest :

      Christology, Feminist Theology and Tribal Theolgy.

      International Professor

      Dr. Michael Jegesser

      About :

      Rev. Dr. Michael N. Jagessar currently serves as Mission Secretary for Council for World Mission (CWM) Europe Region. A minister and academic, Michael served in the United Reformed Church (Britain) as secretary for Global and Intercultural Ministries and as a past moderator of the General Assembly of the United Reformed Church (2012-2014). Before this role, he taught ecumenical theology, interfaith studies, Black and contextual theologies, postcolonial hermeneutics, and practice of ministry at the Queens Ecumenical Theological Foundation (Birmingham, UK) from 2002 to 2008 and Liturgy and Worship; and Practical theology at the Cambridge Theological Federation (2010-2014). He continues to co-supervise PhD students and serve as an external examiner for various religious and theology departments. Michael is from the Caribbean (Guyana to be specific) with Muslim and Hindu heritages. In the Caribbean he has been involved in a variety of ministries, including community development work in Guyana and Grenada and ecumenical theological education in Guyana, Grenada and Curacao. Some of his publications include: Ethnicity: the Inclusive Church Resource (2015); At Home with God and in the World: A Philip Potter Reader (2013) with Drea Fröchtling, Rudolf Hinz et.al.; Christian Worship: Postcolonial Perspectives (2011) [with Stephen Burns; The Edge(s) of God: New Liturgical Texts and Contexts in Conversation (2008)with Stephen Burns and Nicola Slee; Black Theology in Britain – A Reader (2007) with Anthony Reddie; “For Christ’s Sake! Post-coding Christ-Talk,” in Home and Away: Contextual Theology and Local Practice, edited by Stephen Burns and Clive Pearson (Pickwick Publications: Oregon, 2013), pp. 48-75; “The Sea is History: the Caribbean and the Deep as Paradigms for doing theology on a Postcolonial Landscape”, in Black Theology: An International Journal 10/2 (2012), pp.169-183; “A Brief Con-version: A Caribbean and Black-British Postcolonial Scrutiny of Christian Conversion” in Black theology: An International Journal 7/3 (2009), pp. 300-324. His long list of many essays for journal and edited volumes can be found on his webpage (www.caribleaper.co.uk).

      Visiting Faculty

      • Rev. Dr. P. T. George, M.A., B.D., M. Th., Ph. D.
        Mobile: 7902971377
        Email: revptgeorge@yahoo.co.in
      • Rev. Dr. Mervin Shinoj Boas, B.D., M.Th. Ph. D.
        Mobile: 8606765132 / 9538699236
        Email: mollyboas@gmail.com
      • Rev. A.R. Suseel, B.A., B.D., M.Th.
        Mobile: 9446235511
        Email: revsuseelar@gmail.com
      • Rev. I. Noble Bright, B. Sc., B.D., M.Th.
        Mobile: 9495297236
        Email: noblebright@gmail.com
      • Rev. Livingston Singh, M.A., B.D., M.Th.
        Mobile: 9446516967
        Email: jlivingstonsingh@gmail.com
      • Rev. Anilal M. Jose, B. Sc., B.D., M.Th.
        Mobile: 9447587864
        Email: anilalmjose@gmail.com
      • Mr.Abhilash Babu, M.A., B. Ed. (SET) in Eng. Lang. &Litt.
        Mobile: 9446967404
        Email: abhybabuu@gmail.com
      • Sr. Jesseena P. Joseph, M.A., B. Ed.,B.D., M.Th.
        Mobile: 9447165393
        Email: jessenapjoseph7@gmail.com
      • Rev. C. S. Franklin Das, M.A., B.D., M.Th.
        Mobile: 9895172874
        Email: francufrancu@gmail.com
      • Rev. Dr. Johnson Peter Kunnampally, B.D., M.Th., D.Th
        Mobile: 9447093241
        Email: kunnampallyachen@gmail.com
      • Rev. C. Y. Thomas, B.A., B.D., M.Th.
        Mobile: 9947131158
        Email: vicar@csichristchurch.org
      • Rev. Alexander Samuel B. Sc., B.D., M.Th.
        Mobile: 9526404011
        Email: alexmulayara@gmail.com
      • Mrs. Dina Willci, B. Com., B.D., M.Th.
        Mobile: 9495781110
        Email: dinawillci94@gmail.com
      • Mrs.MrudulaKumari, MA(Eng./Socio.) B.Ed., PGD-CAFC
        Mobile: 9496651919
        Email: mridula6773@gmail.com