Chennai Teacher Training School    -    Instructors

 

Teachers and their Families

 

Tamil

 

D. R. Gabriel Asir is the main Tamil translator for CTTS, both orally and for written documents. He assists with maintaining the office computers and with Tally (the accounting software program required by the government). He works with the 35 Lock Street congregation in West Tambaram and other congregations preaching and translating on Sundays. He also teaches Greek classes for CTTS students. His family members are his wife, Prabha, and his two daughters, Evangeline Benita Mercy and Eva Keren.

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S. Simon teaches two Bible classes at CTTS, and on alternative months he and his son Matthew travel to help G.S. Gnanaraj (who is on medical leave) with his two congregations at Velacheri and Kunrathur. Another service he enjoys when any brother asks questions is answering Bible questions through his mobile phone. Simon reads and writes Braille fluently and owns his own set of Braille Bibles. He only needs a little help to prepare his tests in Word format for his Bible class students each semester. Brother Simon's wife is Maliga. His son is Matthew and his daughter is Elsie.

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A. John grades and mails the Bible correspondence courses, teaches classes for 2nd and 3rd year students at CTTS, and also does office work. His family members are his wife, Sangeetha, his daughter, Hannah and his son, Jonah.

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R. Isaiah teaches two classes at CTTS and serves as an accountant for the school, using the TALLY program required by the government. During the summer break when CTTS students are on leave, he goes to Paganathi (Ramnad District, 75 km from Madurai) and preaches at the Paganathi congregation and conducts Bible studies in that area. His family members are: his wife, Stella Mary; his son, Vincent Meshach; and his daughter, Venitha Mary.

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A. Job and his wife J. Sharal are shown with their children Caleb, Stephen and Elizabeth. Job teaches classes and assists with accounting at CTTS, and he and his family work closely with two congregations. His oldest work has been with the Jafferkampet congregation in the Saidapet area of Chennai for the past 25 years, while his newly established work is with the Balvathy Street congregation in Anjugam Nagar, Kundathur since 2009. Now brother N. Simon has taken responsibility for the second work, and brother Job's eldest son Kaleb preaches there once a month while brother Job preaches by invitation. They conduct children's classes in each place.

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N. Simon Durai teaches Bible classes at CTTS, basic computer technology for third-year students and translates written documents into Tamil. He preaches for a congregation at Anjugam Nagar in Kundrathur district of Chennai. Sunday mornings and evenings, he conducts worship services and holds mid-week Bible studies on Thursday. Private home Bible studies are held other weekday evenings. His family members are his wife Ruby, his eldest daughter, Vinci Evangeline, and his second daughter, Kara Evangeline.

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N. Satish is in charge of the widow and needy program at Kottur; preaches at Kottur and teaches Bible classes at CTTS. He also grades student test papers, helps to translate and sometimes preaches for other congregations in the area.

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A. Rajanayagam is a former graduate who teaches Bible classes for second year students five days a week at CTTS. In addition to his teaching, he preaches for a congregation in Anandhi Nagar Pozhichalur in Kancheepuram district of Tamilnadu. At the Pozhichalur congregation, he conducts worship services every Sunday morning and evening and teaches regular home Bible studies for the members attending from various areas such as Anandhi, Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Devadoss Nagar, Gnanamani Nagar, Moover Nagar, Pozhichalur, and Thiru Nagar every weekday evening. His family members are his wife, Jacintha Juliet; his son, James Rajan and his daughter, Jenitha Rachel.

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P. A. Jesudoss now teaches only one class per day because of his health. Previously, he taught Bible classes for CTTS and preached for three congregations. He was on medical leave for a while because of severe heart problems and diabetes. Recently he also suffered the untimely death of his wife.

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G. S. Gnanaraj is currently on medical leave after surgery to remove a brain tumor. His wife is Pramila and they have three children: Sophia, Buela, and Moses Immanuel Raj.

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Telegu

 

R. Sevya Nayak does accounting and daily bookkeeping in Tally. He and his family attend services at the Kish Kinta congregation where he is the translator from Tamil to Telugu. He is also the main translator from Tamil to Telugu for CTTS classes during the week. Each summer break, he preaches at his home congregation in Konda Mallepalli, Andhra Pradesh, and conducts ministry work in the surrounding area. His family members are his wife, Lali; his eldest daughter, Xena Beth; Samuel, his eldest son; Saxoniel, his younger son, and Naomi Beth, his youngest daughter.

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T. Anand teaches and translates classes at CTTS and helps grade and mail the Bible correspondence courses. Another valuable service he performs is as an electrician for the CTTS campus. He preaches in Palamagalam (South) in Andhra Pradesh every weekend. His wife is Mary and his two daughters are Sukanya and Amala.

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K. K. Rao Mark has been teaching classes and directing the pilot school for Khammam, Telangana. He also has a congregation at ZP Centre in Kammam. Shown with brother Rao Mark are his wife Suseela and their two sons, John Mark and James Mark.

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K. Puspharaj's wife's name is P. Neeraja. Puspharaj is a former graduate who attended between 2008 and 2011. He preaches for his home congregation in Sathupally, Telangana on week-ends and teaches first-year classes Monday through Friday for our extension school in Kammam, Telengana.

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