Vinod John

Woodlake Baptist Church and RCM, Texas
Church Planting Team Member
Carrollton-Farmers Branch, Dallas Texas
Woodlake Baptist Church and RCM

About My Family

I was born in India, but came to the U.S. when I was 2. I was saved at the age of 8 and baptized when 10. I graduated from Grace Baptist Academy, did my undergraduate degree at Cedarville University and my MBA at Northern Illinois University. I was called by God to serve Him while doing my MBA. I served as a missionary in India for 13–14 years.

I am married to Susan Grace. We have been married for 22 years and have been blessed with two sons, Daniel (21) and Josh (20). Though Daniel and Josh are now students at University of Texas, Austin, and Texas A&M respectively, they have served right alongside us, grueling it out through their high school years and even now participating actively in our ministries while on breaks from college. I thank God for and treasure the indescribable value my family has added to our family-based ministry.

About My Church Plant

We serve among ethnic groups, multi-housing complexes, schools, assisted living centers and a community college. We and our children (Dan and Josh) have shared our faith to several hundreds of people. I now lead a weekly Bible study for Cambodians begun along with a Cambodian church planter. We have been assisting Reformed Christian Ministry (RCM), which is a Filipino-church plant. We also assist Woodlake Baptist Church with outreach, ESL and Good News Clubs. In one of the Good News Clubs, 28 kids and two staff members have come to Christ in little over a year.

I mobilize Asian pastors for various state convention Asian events and fellowships, as well as for some North American Mission Board events. Currently I lead the prayer time for the Brookhaven College Baptist student ministry. I am involved with other prayer ministries, too.

NAMB Church Planting

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Pray

For the success of the Cambodian Bible study that was begun in April 2018 at Woodlake Baptist Church, as a precursor to a church plant. Please pray for consistency and stability. For Kerala Indians to get saved and baptized. For RCM church to become a group that is grounded in the Word and filled with the Holy Spirit. For the hundreds of lost to whom we have witnessed and those with whom we have been working. For churches and individuals to partner with North American missionaries and chaplains, using their time, talents and treasure to reach the lost and disciple new believers. For the Father to send more workers into His harvest to join missionaries and chaplains.

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Fund ID: 009913-John,Vinod
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