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Our Board

The Rev. Dr. P.N.S. Chandra Bose serves as the President of the Bible Society of India; he also serves as the General Secretary of the Gospel Mission of India and President of Bethel Bible College at Guntur. He was one of the founding Directors of CBN, India and the General Secretary of Francen World Outreach.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Science and a Post Graduate Degree in Philosophy from the Andhra University; a Bachelor Degree in Law from Acharya Nagarjuna University; and also the Bachelor of Divinity Degree from the Senate of Serampore University.

Rev. Dr. P.N.S. Chandra Bose was awarded “Pratibha Puraskar” (Eminent Personality) by the Acharya Nagarjuna University in the field of social services; Doctor of Divinity (Honorary) by the Academy for Ecumenical Theology and Church Administration and the “Best Christian Leader” Award by Aaradhana T.V., one of the most popular Satellite Christian Telugu Channels.

The Most Rev., Dr. P.C. Singh serves as the Vice-President of the Bible Society of India. He is the Moderator of the Church of North India and the Bishop of Jabalpur Diocese of the Church of North India. Early 2016 he was elected as the President of National Council of Churches in India. He also serves on a number of boards of other Christian Organisations. Most Rt. Rev. Dr. P.C. Singh holds a Master of Arts Degree from Jabalpur University, Bachelor of Divinity degree from Leonard Theological College, Jabalpur & Doctor of Divinity in Christian Education, from USA.

Rev. Premkumar Soans serves as the Treasurer of the Bible Society of India. He is from the Church of South India, Karnataka Southern Diocese. He has served as the Presbyter-in-Charge of various congregations for forty years in the Karnataka Southern Diocese. He has held various leadership positions in the CSI Synod such as the Convener of the Synod Theological Commission, Vice-President of the Diocese between 1994-2005; & 2007-2009, as well as the Treasurer of the Diocese between 2005-2007. Rev.Soans is connected to various Christian Ecumenical organizations.

Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko took over as the General Secretary of the Bible Society of India from August 2011. Before joining the Bible Society of India, he was the Director of the Ecumenical Christian Centre, Whitefield, Bangalore from 2006-2011.

Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko obtained his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Kerala, his B.D. and M.Th. in Old Testament Studies from the United Theological College, Bangalore and earned his Ph.D from the King’s College, London.

Rev. Dr. Chacko is an academician among theologians. He has served as the Principal of the Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai from 1990-2006. As a Biblical scholar, he was a visiting Professor to several institutions, including the South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies in Bangalore and the faculty of Theology, University of Oslo, Norway. Currently he also serves a number of other organizations in an honorary capacity.

Dr. Chacko has been published widely in several academic journals in India and abroad. He also has four books to his credit : Liberation and Service of God; Contemporary Reflections on the Faith of our Mothers and Fathers; Thorn to Cypress and Brier to Myrtle.

As an ecumenical thinker, he has addressed conferences and consultations in countries such as China, Cameroon, South Africa, Germany, Hong Kong, Thailand and so on. A linguist, Dr. Chacko is well-versed in German, Greek and Hebrew, apart from English and a clutch of Indian languages.

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