मैं वो कर सकता हूँ जो तुम नहीं कर सकते। आप वो कर सकते हैं जो मैं नहीं कर सकता। हम सब मिलकर महान काम कर सकते हैं।" - मदर टेरेसा 

"main vo kar sakata hoon jo tum nahin kar sakate. aap vo kar sakate hain jo main nahin kar sakata. ham sab milakar mahaan kaam kar sakate hain." - Madar teresa 

“I can do things you cannot. You can do things I cannot. Together, we can do great things”. – Mother Teresa

Our group aims to promote friendship, fellowship, unity and cooperation between the Senior Pastors of Indian Ethnicity and their churches. (Twelve senior pastors- originally from India, Fiji and Pakistan. Nine churches are “Indian”, while three are Multicultural. All have a heart for the Indian people) 

We exist to SHARE ideas and resources in areas such as cultural, technical, pastoral, and church; to PROVIDE personal support where requested or needed to each other and; to ENCOURAGE participation and involvement of each pastor and church in AGNZ activities.   

We have about five gatherings each year. Some are lunch meetings for the senior pastors to share testimony and discuss relevant issues. Some are informal dinner gatherings that include wives and are for fellowship. These are held at churches or homes - to help us get to know and understand each other better. There is team involvement with Ps Sanjai and others assisting. 

VJ was born in India and came to NZ as a 3-year-old. He studied at Westlake Boys High, did BE(Mech) at Auckland Uni and MA(CS) at Alphacrucis. He got saved when he was 5 years old at Stratford Baptist.  

VJ taught Maths/Computing for 7 years at Mt Roskill Grammar, then did Project leading for 20 years in Business Software. 

He worked with 5 AG Indian churches in Fiji for 8 months, where he met Bimla and married in 1976. They undertook 6 mission trips to India, leading teams and ministering in 20 churches. VJ and Bimla planted Mission Christian Centre in 2001. They have two children and five grandchildren. 

VJ has been connected to most of the Indian pastors for 10 to 20 years through combined church meetings, AGNZ meetings, Indian functions, etc., so he accepted when asked to take up the role of Indian Ethnic leader. 

Indian Group Leader: Ps VJ Patel

Email: vj@micc.org.nz

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