It was Sunday, November 21, 1965, Prabhakaran C. Menon, a teenager and a nominal Christian who knew nothing about what it was to be Born-again, not knowing that day how to spend the evening, stepped into the Worship Service of an ardent Pentecostal Congregation and while doing a public prayer, got abruptly apprehended by Jesus Christ Whom he knew about up until then only in his head and not in his spirit. This Divine Intervention in his life gave him an unswerving assurance that he had been Washed of all his sins by the Glorious and Priceless Blood of Jesus Christ (1 John 1:7) and consequently was set free from a suicidal spirit that was haunting him from his boyhood. From that point of time, his careless and reckless life simply vanished and unconditionally he resigned himself to the holy life which is in Christ Jesus alone and which holy life is in compliance with the letter and spirit of the Holy Bible (1 Corinthians 1:31; 1 Peter 1:14-16; Leviticus 20:26).
Further, on Sunday, January 29, 1967, in the morning Worship Service, when he heard the first time in life about Baptism in the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in other tongues, refraining from participating in the Church love feast, the teenager went alone to a solitary place and begged the LORD to Baptize him with the Holy Spirit. To his exceeding amazement, within a few minutes, the Faithful and Prayer-answering God Baptized him with the Holy Spirit with the Evidence of Speaking in other Tongue (Luke 3:16; 11: 9-13).
Although the young believer did know by then that the infant water baptism which he was administered to at the age of two was absolutely unscriptural and hence subsequent of his New Birth he should have taken Water Baptism by immersion in the Name of the Father, and of the Son Jesus Christ, and of the Holy Spirit, in his case, the inexorable inner conviction not to procrastinate the same came as late as in June, 1970. Once persuaded so categorically, on Sunday, June 21, 1970, he obeyed his Gracious LORD in the said Water Baptism (Matthews 28:19-20; Mark 16:16; Romans 6:4-5). The Zeal which was burning within to Serve his Gracious & Glorious Savior impelled this government servant of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu to do that Glorious Ministry of Jesus Christ part-time. By the way, it was in January 1966 that this unworthy but passionate disciple of Jesus Christ committed himself for full-time Ministry. However, not before January 1988 that this part-time minister of Jesus Christ was Called by his Gracious Savior to Serve Him full-time. What one would be amazed most is that notwithstanding Serving his Gracious Savior part-time since 1971, and despite obtaining a diploma with credit on completion of a two-year course of studies in theology between 1984 and 1985 from the International Bible Training Institute, England, his Gracious LORD was delaying His Call that long to him to Serve Him full-time.
As our Glorious LORD Makes all things beautiful in His Time (Ecclesiastes 3:11a), and as He Accomplishes His Purposes speedily when His Time would set in (Isaiah 60:22), and as principally His Delay is not His Denial (Luke 18:7-8), He indeed had to Work that long on this man to bring him ultimately to a place where he could become a humble servant of servants of Jesus Christ to wash their feet through teaching them of the Holy Bible with certainty (1. Thessalonians 1:5).
In light of the aforesaid Truth, it can be safely construed that prolonged Divine Delay in genuine cases is meant for a greater Divine Purpose. In accordance with that Divine Principle, though had been in Full-time ministry in various capacities since 1988, only since 2009 this ordained minister of the Assemblies of God in the United States of America is shepherding Eternal Grace Church, an affiliated church of the Assemblies of God in New Jersey District (Acts 13:1-2).
Prior to being Divinely entrusted with such a responsible pastoral ministry, the LORD, while Blessing this man to do the following ministries, alongside had been training and shaping him in view of his impending Pastoral ministry by which he was to prepare a people ready to meet their Savior Jesus Christ at His Imminent Return in the midair to be with Him throughout all Eternity. Amen (2 Corinthians 11:2; 1 Thessalonians 2: 19-20).
Ministries in Indian States since 1971:
1) Tamil Nadu 2) Andhra Pradesh 3) Karnataka 4) Orissa 5) Maharashtra 6) Madhya Pradesh 7) Bihar 8) Delhi-Capital of India.
Ministries in Europe during the years 1984-85:
1) England 2) Italy
Ministries in the West since the year 2000:
1) Germany 2) Italy 3) Holland 4) Britain 5) France 6) Denmark 7) Canada 8) United States of America
This servant of Jesus Christ deems it a very special Blessing of God upon him for having Served Him as a Bible teacher and as a lecturer in several Bible schools and in a few Bible colleges respectively. Besides, he has served as dean and vice principal of Bible schools and a Bible college respectively. The pastor’s weekly Bible teaching through telephone conferencing since the year 2008 until 2015 had been attended by believers from the following states of the United States of America: 1) New Jersey 2) New York 3) Pennsylvania 4) Maryland 5) Illinois 6) California.
Eventually, in February 2016, the aforementioned telephone conferencing Bible study gave birth to EGOL Bible School, an Online Bible School that offers a 88-Week B.T.S. course. Accepting unreservedly all the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God in the United States of America, Ministry-oriented believers from various geographical locations as follows enrolled themselves in our EGOLBS and are doing their studies most devotedly: 1) New York 2) New Jersey 3) Pennsylvania 4) Boston 5) Connecticut 6) Maryland 7) Georgia 8) Illinois 9) Tamil Nadu, India.
The first and foremost objective of this biography is to entreat the reader to kindly uphold all the said ministries in his/her personal prayers whereby a great number of people of all walks of life and of all nationalities would be integrated to that Glorious Church of Jesus Christ which would be caught up to the midair at the Imminent Return of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 11:2). For, this alone is the Blessed Hope of the Church of Jesus Christ (Titus 2:13). Amen.
As in Revelation 22:20, Jesus Christ Says, Surely I am Coming Quickly. And we the Church should say, Even so, come, LORD Jesus! Amen.