Dr. Thomas John completed his B.Th. from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune; B.D. from United Theological College, Bangalore; M.Th. in Pastoral Care & Counselling from SAIACS, Bangalore; a second M.Th. in Spiritual Theology from St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore, and D. Th., also from St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore. Ministry wise, he was involved with Operation Mobilization (O.M.), Youth For Christ (YFC), and Young Men Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.). For more than a decade he was the associate pastor-teacher of a Baptist congregation in Bangalore. Furthermore, he has taught in different seminaries as part-time faculty, residential faculty, visiting faculty, and Head of Department (Pastoral Theology and Counselling). In addition to all of the above, he also has a decade of experience in secular business. Dr. Thomas is primarily an academician, with a pastoral heart.