Pastoral Team

Pastors Vinod and Deidre Paul

Vinod and Deidre Paul pastor the Hindi congregation in Mumbai that meets in Parel each Sunday afternoon.They have four little children — Abigail, Judah, Ethan and Zoelle — and have dedicated their lives to bringing change in the lives of those in need and building a community among the Hindi and Marathi speaking people in their area.

Pastors Ashok and Shashi Paranjpe

Ashok and Shashi Paranjpepastor the Pune church and have a great ability to teach and mentor people. They are shepherds to our community in Pune and build them up weekly through teaching, prayer meetings and establishing foundations in people’s lives.

Pastors Thomas and Reena Mathew

Our newly established church in Mira Road is pastored by Thomas and Reena Mathew. They are dedicated to discipling, developing and ministering to our community of believers in and around the Mira Road area of the Mumbai suburbs. They reside in the area with their two children, Issac and Hannah. Thomas is an excellent teacher of the Word of God.

Pastors Burly and Helga Tellis

Burly and Helga Tellis are associate pastors in our English congregation. They head the Life Group in Dahisar West. They are dedicated to meeting with new people, building relationships and to fuelling prayer and intercession within the community. Their daughter, Abigail, is a gifted singer and is a part of the youth worship team. As a family, the Tellis clan is hands on when it comes to serving wherever there is need.

Pastors Jeremy and Ruth Aaron

Ruth and Jeremy Aaron are associate pastors in our English congregation and wholeheartedly serve in several areas. Pastor Jeremy has a huge heart for people and is deeply involved with discipling youngsters and building relationships outside the walls of the church! Ruth, is a creative genius and heads the media department at Community of Hope. Her skills with design and video are par excellence. They have three beautiful children — Chloe, Jayden and Micah — and live in Bandra, heading a Life Group in that area and another one in Andheri West.

Pastor William Soans Jr.

William Soansis also an associate pastor within the community and heads the worship and production ministry at COH. He is a passionate worshipper, gifted singer-songwriter and our house expert on all things production related. His heart to mentor and build teams of volunteers is reflected in the dedicated teams he fosters within the community. He heads a Life Group in Byculla and resides in Kurla along with his newlywed, Tricia.