Denominational Pastor Is Baptized
On October 18, Prabhu sent another e-mail with an amazing story about a denominational preacher and his wife. Mr. and Mrs. T. Samuel were sincere members of a denominational church called Penuel Prayer House in Gannavaram. Mr. Samuel felt called to preach, but the pastor of his church would not allow him to speak. So he left that church and started a small church of his own called Jesus Christ’s Prayer House. He constructed a prayer-shed and preached there for four years—until the prayer-shed was blown away by a cyclone.
For three years, Pastor Samuel didn’t reach anywhere. He felt the need to study the Bible more thoroughly and to learn more about the doctrine of Christ.
At that point, he and his wife started attending a Bible class taught by Prabhu at the Kumar home. Mr.Samuel had many doubts and questions, but when Prabhu answered all of them to his satisfaction, Mr. and Mrs.Samuel came to the church in Punadipadu on Sunday, October 15, and Prabhu baptized them into Christ.
Following his baptism, Brother Samuel made a statement to the congregation. Prabhu says, “His statement was so powerful. He just quoted Revelation the 2nd chapter and said that he had examined many denominational pastors and so-called apostles. This happened in front of the members of the local congregation at Punadipadu after he had been baptized into Christ and before he took the Lord’s Supper. “Please pray for his future plans to serve the Lord by establishing two Churches of Christ in two places.”