2016

Dr. Ajay Pillai

 

Dr. Ajay Pillai is the International Director for INIM Inc., established in 1964, a multi-faceted, indigenous evangelism and church-planting ministry located in New Delhi, India. The Mission was formed by his father, a former Communist and orthodox Hindu. Ajay and his wife Heather, have been married for more than 21 years and have five children: Joel, Joshua, Josiah, Jonathan, and Joy.

 

Their organization’s training school, Grace Bible College, largest of its kind in South Asia established in 1972, currently has 681 full-time students from 59 South Asian people groups. In March 2016, they had the privilege to commission their 6800th indigenous Missionary.

 

Since 1964, INIM has established over 15,000 native churches throughout South Asia.

 

Their orphanage, Bethesda Children’s Home, established in 1976, today cares for and educates 1263 orphaned or abandoned children. Today over 41 percent of the over 27,000 former residents of the children’s home are in full-time Christian ministry paying it forward.

 

The Mission’s Feeding Center currently provides food for over 3,000 people weekly.

 

The Mission and its various ministries endure regular persecution from Islamic and Hindu extremists groups.

 

One of the most unique aspects of this modern day indigenous Missional movement is that since its inception in 1964, INIM has never had a fundraiser, they have practiced “The George Muller Faith Principle” which means the Mission heavily depends on the power of consistent and persistent Prayer, looking only to God by faith and never directly asking another person for money. Nor has the Mission ever borrowed money — for anything.

 

As a testimony of this practice of Faith for the past five decades, the Mission has remained debt free. George Muller was renown for peaceful trust in God’s provision, even when a deadline loomed and food was short. Two of Ajay’s favorite quotes remains “where GOD guides HE provides, where HE leads HE feeds, where there is HIS vision there is HIS provision” and “ I rather be marked by God than marketed by man” This kind of Ministry approach is most rare in today’s heavily branded and marketed culture.

 

Due to fragile security concerns on their Mission-field, the ministry does not have a website and minimal cyber presence. This allows them to remain effective and fruitful “under the radar” on their Mission-field.

 

Ajay’s life verse remains, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it’s the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, to the Jews first and also to the Greek” Romans 1:16.