|Chennai Teacher Training School - Instructors|
Teachers and their Families
D. R. Gabriel Asir is the main Tamil translator for CTTS, both
orally and for written documents. He assists with maintaining the
office computers and with Tally (the accounting software program
required by the government). He works with the 35 Lock Street
congregation in West Tambaram and other congregations preaching
and translating on Sundays. He also teaches Greek classes for CTTS
students. His family members are his wife, Prabha, and his two
daughters, Evangeline Benita Mercy and Eva Keren.
S. Simon teaches two Bible classes at CTTS, and on alternative
months he and his son Matthew travel to help G.S. Gnanaraj (who
is on medical leave) with his two congregations at Velacheri and
Kunrathur. Another service he enjoys when any brother asks
questions is answering Bible questions through his mobile phone.
Simon reads and writes Braille fluently and owns his own set of
Braille Bibles. He only needs a little help to prepare his tests in
Word format for his Bible class students each semester. Brother
Simon's wife is Maliga. His son is Matthew and his daughter is Elsie.
A. John grades and mails the Bible correspondence courses,
teaches classes for 2nd and 3rd year students at CTTS, and also
does office work. His family members are his wife, Sangeetha, his
daughter, Hannah and his son, Jonah.
R. Isaiah teaches two classes at CTTS and serves as an accountant
for the school, using the TALLY program required by the
government. During the summer break when CTTS students are on
leave, he goes to Paganathi (Ramnad District, 75 km from Madurai)
and preaches at the Paganathi congregation and conducts Bible
studies in that area. His family members are: his wife, Stella Mary;
his son, Vincent Meshach; and his daughter, Venitha Mary.
A. Job and his wife J. Sharal are shown with their children Caleb,
Stephen and Elizabeth. Job teaches classes and assists with
accounting at CTTS, and he and his family work closely with two
congregations. His oldest work has been with the Jafferkampet
congregation in the Saidapet area of Chennai for the past 25 years,
while his newly established work is with the Balvathy Street
congregation in Anjugam Nagar, Kundathur since 2009. Now
brother N. Simon has taken responsibility for the second work, and
brother Job's eldest son Kaleb preaches there once a month while
brother Job preaches by invitation. They conduct children's classes
in each place.
N. Simon Durai teaches Bible classes at CTTS, basic computer
technology for third-year students and translates written documents
into Tamil. He preaches for a congregation at Anjugam Nagar in
Kundrathur district of Chennai. Sunday mornings and evenings, he
conducts worship services and holds mid-week Bible studies on
Thursday. Private home Bible studies are held other weekday
evenings. His family members are his wife Ruby, his eldest
daughter, Vinci Evangeline, and his second daughter, Kara
N. Satish is in charge of the widow and needy program at Kottur;
preaches at Kottur and teaches Bible classes at CTTS. He also
grades student test papers, helps to translate and sometimes
preaches for other congregations in the area.
A. Rajanayagam is a former graduate who teaches Bible classes
for second year students five days a week at CTTS. In addition to
his teaching, he preaches for a congregation in Anandhi Nagar
Pozhichalur in Kancheepuram district of Tamilnadu. At the
Pozhichalur congregation, he conducts worship services every
Sunday morning and evening and teaches regular home Bible
studies for the members attending from various areas such as
Anandhi, Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Devadoss Nagar, Gnanamani Nagar,
Moover Nagar, Pozhichalur, and Thiru Nagar every weekday
evening. His family members are his wife, Jacintha Juliet; his son,
James Rajan and his daughter, Jenitha Rachel.
P. A. Jesudoss passed away on Saturday, March 14, 2020 after teaching Bible
classes at CTTS since 1995. He also preached for three area congregations.
He was on medical leave for a while because of severe heart problems and diabetes.
In 2019, as he was slowly recovering from a heart attack, he also suffered the
untimely passing of his wife. After regaining his health somewhat, he resumed teaching
but at the time of his death, he was teaching only one Bible class each day. He stayed
in an apartment at the school during the week, so he would not have to commute.
CTTS is thankful for the dedication and service of brother Jesudoss and is proud of its
G. S. Gnanaraj is currently on medical leave after surgery to
remove a brain tumor. His wife is Pramila and they have three children: Sophia, Buela, and Moses Immanuel Raj.
R. Sevya Nayak does accounting and daily bookkeeping in Tally.
He and his family attend services at the Kish Kinta congregation
where he is the translator from Tamil to Telugu. He is also the main
translator from Tamil to Telugu for CTTS classes during the week.
Each summer break, he preaches at his home congregation in
Konda Mallepalli, Andhra Pradesh, and conducts ministry work in
the surrounding area. His family members are his wife, Lali; his
eldest daughter, Xena Beth; Samuel, his
eldest son; Saxoniel, his younger son, and
Naomi Beth, his youngest daughter.
T. Anand teaches and translates classes at CTTS and helps grade
and mail the Bible correspondence courses. Another valuable
service he performs is as an electrician for the CTTS campus. He
preaches in Palamagalam (South) in Andhra Pradesh every
weekend. His wife is Mary and his two daughters are Sukanya and
K. K. Rao Mark has been teaching classes and directing the pilot
school for Khammam, Telangana. He also has a congregation at ZP
Centre in Kammam. Shown with brother Rao Mark are his wife
Suseela and their two sons, John Mark and James Mark.
K. Puspharaj's wife's name is P. Neeraja. Puspharaj is a former
graduate who attended between 2008 and 2011. He preaches for
his home congregation in Sathupally, Telangana on week-ends and
teaches first-year classes Monday through Friday for our extension
school in Kammam, Telengana.