Name: Shibu Oommen

Spouse: Mary

Location: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Ministry Area: Evangelism & Discipleship

Year Called: 2009

More Information: Shibu and Mary are natives of Kerala in Southern India. They both come from a church of Syrian origin which traces its roots to the church established in India by the Apostle Thomas shortly after the death of Christ.  After his college education, Shibu worked for several years in Saudi Arabia as a sales and marketing executive.  During this time, a Christian  brother, a convert from Hinduism, shared the gospel with him. This turned his life around to a

new direction.

In 1995 he married Mary and she joined him in Saudi Arabia. She is a trained school teacher and worked several years as a teacher in India and Saudi Arabia. Mary became a committed Christian after her marriage to Shibu and relocation to Saudi Arabia.  They both were active in ministry as part of a Christian fellowship there. 

In the year 2007, Shibu did his Master in Divinity from the Presbyterian Theological Seminary (PTS) in Dehradun, India.  During his seminary life, he felt a burden to reach out to villagers.  He sought to do practical ministry and eventually this led to the formation of a mission organization known as India Village Mission.  IVM is a non-profit organization and is growing under the leadership of a few committed Christians. Currently five full time missionary families are working with IVM mostly in Hindu & Muslim dominated areas. 

In 2008 they came to the US, serving in Crossroads Presbyterian Church, Upper Darby, PA. Since 2009 they have been partnering with Presbyterian Evangelistic Fellowship as missionaries. Their desire is to serve the Lord most fruitfully wherever they are. They are also involved in different

ministries at Crossroads. They initiated a Bible Study for youths (Christian Curry Fellowship) and a prayer cell in their home. 

Shibu is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America and serving as an Assistant Pastor at Crossroads. He is also involved in reaching out to the community and the school district. As a family they are extending their friendship contacts to minister among other religious groups in the community with the gospel. He also has a ministry with internationals students in Washington D.C.

We are always grateful for your prayers and support for the sake of His Kingdom work.

Contact Information:

Address: 109 Barrington Road, Upper Darby, PA 19082

E-mail: shibuoommen@hotmail.com