Pastor Raja Sekhar of India has begun using the two churches he planted as teaching sites for Good News Bible College and Seminary in Secunderabad. The school, a ministry of Good News Baptist Assembly, has been providing theological training since 1999. Raja’s goal is to turn every nearby church into a college classroom.

“In India, 90 percent of the rural pastors are untrained who never had been to a Bible college,” says Dr. G. Jaya Sekhar, founder and president of Good News Bible College and Seminary.

“Along with a team of associate pastors, [Raja’s] church congregation is engaging in studying the Scriptures systematically from Genesis to Revelation,” says Billy Judson of Good News Baptist Assembly. “The intent is that each student will study at least 240 hours in one year with a thorough understanding of the Bible story as a whole. Thank you for your prayerful participation.”