History

Good News for India trains, sends out, and supports nationals who preach the Gospel and plant churches among the unreached people groups of the Indian subcontinent.

Its history is a story of God’s faithfulness and His work to connect many individuals who shared a vision for spreading the Gospel in north India. Following are some of the highlights of the ministry’s history. Click the “Read More” link below for a complete and compelling review of God’s work in providing this ministry to reach the unreached.

• 1967: George Chavanikamannil, born and raised in southern India, accepts Jesus Christ as his personal Lord and Savior

• 1973: George and Leela wed. Both feel called by God to share the Gospel in North India.

• George receives training and preparation for ministry at North Central Bible College (Minneapolis) and Fuller Theological Seminary (Pasadena).

• George serves with World Vision for nearly ten years.

• In a late 1984/early 1985 trip to India, George and Leela are called to seek ministry opportunities in North India.

• January 1986, George resigns from World Vision and leaves to visit India.

• Dehra Dun in North India is selected as the location for beginning a Bible College.

• Late 1986, Dr. Janie Fountain New (from Georgia) is called to donate funds in memory of her husband to begin the college.

• A registered charitable and educational society is formed – Good News for India.

• July 1987, groundbreaking for the construction of Luther W. New, Jr., Theological College (NTC).

• 1989, the College is dedicated.

• 1989 to the present: The ministries of Good News for India and New Theological College expand to include new degree accreditations and programs, as well as church planting ministries, primary and secondary school ministries, satellite training centers, and education and care ministries for orphans and the impoverished.