Rev. Dr. Saji Lukos, Founder and President

Saji was born and grew up  in a traditional christian home in Kerala, South India. As a college student,  Saji saw that his own life was completely void of peace and purpose. Then God sent a native evangelist to share the gospel of Jesus Christ to Saji. In 1979, at the age of twenty, Saji accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior.  His father opposed his faith; he was persecuted and finally expelled from the home.  God in His sovereignty used Saji’s witness and faith to deliver all members of the family from the dominion of darkness to the Savior’s kingdom. Today, by God’s grace, all of the family members are serving Christ in various parts of India. To hear more about Saji’s background and conversion story, broadcast by Pacific Garden Mission (UnShackled Oct 2003) visit the  Media section of RIMI’s website. Saji’s story has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Daily Herald and various radio stations and magazines. Saji holds a Master’s degree in business, a Master of Divinity (missions) from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, and a doctorate in ministry from Bethel University, in St. Paul, MN. His doctoral thesis title is: Transforming Indian Communities: An Innovative Educational and Ministry Model.  Saji and his wife Moni responded to God’s call for reaching Indians in India and worldwide by founding Reaching Indian Ministries International (RIMI) in the USA and Mission India (MI) in India. Saji and his wife, Moni have one daughter – Maryann.