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    James Chacko

James was born in 1967 into one of the founding families of the Pentecostal movement in Kerala, India. Sensing the call of God at a very young age, he began preaching at the age of 17 and spent 11 years in five Colleges and Universities both in India and Australia leading to degrees of Masters and Doctorate in Theology and Philosophy. James is thankful to his spiritual mentor Late Dr. P. J. Titus, Founder of Christ for India, for his early years of ministry training and preparation. From 1993 to 2001 James served as the Principal of COTR Theological Seminary, Visakhapatnam, India. From 2001 to 2004 he served as the Administrator of Compassion for India, and pioneered an urban church called CityLight in the city of Chandigarh, India. In 2005 James founded the LifeBridge Ministries and serves as the Executive Director, with the primary vision to ignite exponential Kingdom movements among the world’s single largest unreached region of North India through its multifaceted ministries. James serve as the Regional Director for Global Advance, USA and on the Strategy Working Group for The Lausanne Movement. He also completed his Ph.D. through the Centre for Religious Studies at Punjabi University, India in 2012. He has contributed various academic and inspirational articles and has published books. With excellent communication skills and depth of knowledge and experience James travels widely in India, Europe, Australia and USA as a visiting faculty and guest speaker at colleges, churches and mission conferences. As a family, they lead the pioneering of a growing urban church in the city of Chandigarh called LifeBridge Worship Centre since 2009. James and his wife Usha reside in Chandigarh, India with their two children, Dawn and David.

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