In 2012, on a vacation trip to northern California, through a series of God ordained events, Thomas and his wife Raichel felt God’s call to step outside the comforts of their life and pew, to minister and evangelize to people, in Los Angeles and surrounding cities, who cannot make it to an Indian church due to geographical distances. They decided to take church to those who cannot reach.
Soon, their home church India Christian Assembly, recognized the call of God and the desire in Thomas and ordained him as an Evangelist in Feb 2016. Their desire is to model a unique way of ministering in the midst of jobs, families, children and all…and to influence all people everywhere to step outside of their comfort zone in building God’s kingdom.
Thomas Cherian, a nurse by profession, but a missionary by calling, gave his heart to Jesus when he was 18 years old. He is the man behind the vision of Coram Deo Ministries, which was birthed out of a burden to make disciples according to Colossians 1:28. Whether wearing scrubs and attending his patients or behind the pulpit dividing the word, he believes in being a servant first. He is passionate about discipling people to treasure Jesus and making Him the treasure of all. He has served his home church, India Christian Assembly in various capacities. He has been actively involved in an outreach bible study in Santa Maria, CA. He and his wife, Raichel and 4 kids, travel to other cities in and around Los Angeles, to bring church to people who cannot bring themselves to church. When he is not at his desk laboring on a sermon, he can be seen wearing the Principal hat of their homeschool, that happens to be just on the other side of the desk. He was ordained at his home church and send out as an Evangelist in Feb 2016.
Fun Fact About Thomas: ” I love Costco. So if I share the gospel with anyone and they reject Christ, I ask them to…consider Costco.”
His Favorite Past Time: Managing the cart and 4 kids through the aisles of Costco wondering how “samples” always point to a greater reality.