Worship with the India Bretheren
Over 6 million baptisms to date with our program.
Reached the One Million Mark already THIS YEAR!
We are Welcome!
India's Christians really appreciate our visits.
179.6 million people live in India, with 17.5% of total world's population, had 20.6% share of world's poorest in 2011
The Church of Christ in India has grown at an incredible rate.
An important partner in the work, teaching the women and girls in the truth.
there are 10 million street vendors in India
You will find much of what you need on the streets
Everywhere you visit, you will find a large welcoming committee
Graduation from one of the Preaching Schools
Faces of India
The future of the church in India
The work in India has produced over 2,000,000 baptisms, has built schools, clinics, and church buildings, preachers' training, publications and bibles, Lectures and Studies, Women's programs and Foster homes, even Gospel Films to be used in Conversion.
Jerris has been involved with the team that worked to produced all of this. Jerris first teamed up with Ron Clayton in 1987. The autonomous Team meets in Hydrabad to discuss shared goals. They discuss the statistics that are kept on the India Church of Christ and work on common goals.
Jerris has been a preacher, evangelist, and missionary for many years. Originally from Snyder, Texas Jerris N. Bullard graduated from Lubbock Christian University, Abilene Christian University, and Sunset School of Preaching. He has preached in Texas, Pennsylvania, and spent 11 years in Great Falls, Virginia. In 1985, he became a full-time missionary to India under the oversight of the Elders at the Manassas, Virginia Church of Christ. Jerris is married to Juanita, who is originally from Baltimore. They have both completed numerous mission journeys to India; by 2008 Jerris had made 51 and Juanita 20 mission trips to India.
Every year for the past 85 years or so, the Methodists from Hyderabad and surrounding districts have conducted a huge camp meeting near Dharoor (a small village in Ranga Reddy District of Andhra Pradesh). This camp meeting is always in November, and is held in a big open field. It has grown from 10,000 in the inaugural year to about 10 lakhs today (1 lakh=100,000). [This is one million people in attendance.] I went this year to see what was going on. I will tell you why.
To everything there is a season” (Eccl 3:1-8). “A time to be born—a time to die,a time to plant—a time to pluck what is planted,a time to gain—a time to lose…a time to keep silence—a time to speak.”God made every thing beautiful in its TIME. A multi-national company in the USA works during the day & at night turns over its work to India. In this way the company is working around the clock. God gave 24 hours each day for everyone—& if you don’t do the important things while you have the time, you may live to regret it.
Counting isn't easy
A trip to Chennai, in southeastern India, changed everything Dyron Daughrity knew about carpooling. The native of Calgary, Alberta, Canada, saw five people decide to put on Christ in baptism after a Sunday service in early February. Many more wanted to accompany them to the water.
Jerris and Juanita returned this week from an extended stay in India. More details can follow, but in his short report to the Manassas Church of Christ, he stated that from the more than 23,000 preachers that he spoke with, seeing 400 to 500 of them daily, his most requested thing was "Take me back home with you!" This request was not to escape the place where they live, or the work that they have to do, but it was to "Thank the contributors in person" for all of their prayer an support.
KAKINADA, INDIA - India’s missionaries train here.
They come to the Kakinada School of Preaching from across India — including Bihar and Orissa states, where Christians routinely suffer persecution. Some bear the light skin and Asian features of Mainipur state in India’s far east. A few are from Myanmar, a nation in Southeast Asia where religious gatherings often are restricted or prohibited.
Two million baptisms reveal India as 'greatest restoration movement of our time'
These numbers are possible because India is a huge country with more than 1 billion people. Today one of every six people in the world lives in India
A profile of churches
NEW DELHI, INDIA - The nimble rickshaw puller squeezes between street vendors on the narrow streets of India’s congested capital.
Peering between the stands selling samosas and chai tea, two American church members glimpse a service at a Hindu temple. Worshipers, on their knees and covered in flowers, wait to get a blessing from the priestess.