About: Mathew Paul

Born on the 8th of September 1948 , Mathew Paul is the eldest son of Mrs. & Mr. V.M. Paul, Punnackamannil, Ranny, Central Kerala. He began his theological studies at South India theological studies at South India Bible Seminary, Bangarapet in 1965. Joined Hindustan Bible Institute in Madras the following year and completed L.Th of Serampore in 1969. Mathew got his B.D for the Union Biblical Seminay in the year 1972 and M.Th. (O.T & Hebrew) of Serampore through U.T.C., Bangalore in 1979. He served as a teacher for three years in between. Married in 1974, the couple went to England and completed their course in Linguistics and Bible Translation through the Wycliffe Bible Translators. While on a translation project for the Alu Kurumbas of the Nilgiris, they left the project in 1991, when he became ill and both his lower limbs were paralysed. Now staying at Coimbatore, he travels around conducting seminars on prayer, challenging believers to cultivate a habit of secret praying, as health permits. His wife, Joyce, is the youngest daughter of (late) evangelist M.E. Cherian of Madurai.

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