Pr. Joshua John B.Th.
Pastor Joshua John was born and raised in Orthodox Christian family in Alleppey district in Kerala state of India. After his completion of diploma in mechanical engineering he was working in Raurkela steel plant in Orissa. During this time he surrendered his life to the saviour Jesus Christ and took water baptism in 1987 under the guidance of Indian Pentecostal Church Raurkela, Orissa. In the same year he was filled with Holy Spirit and serving God. In 1989, he married Annamma and blessed with two sons Sajosh Joshua and Jerin Joshua. From the year 1989 to 1997, he worked in Singapore, lived as a faithful Christian. In Singapore, God has given a passion for the souls, started evangelism, home meetings in Malayalam and Tamil language with Pr. Donald Lean (Singapore citizen). In 2001 he moved to USA and where he was working in the oil sector. In 2002 God start call for the ministry, started fellowship comprising of small group in Louisiana. In 2006 moved to Canada and in 2008 heard the call for the ministry and passion for the dying souls. He started evangelism from house to house, friend to friends. According to God’s plan he started fellowship prayer meeting in his house with three families and that ministry was called Emmanuel Praise Center. During this period he took Bachelor of Theology course from IICM Plymouth PA, USA graduating the course in 2011. At the same time he became an ordained Minister. In 2012 he established the Emmanuel Praise Center as Emmanuel Gospel Assembly, Edmonton. Pr. Joshua is an ordained minister of Canadian pastors and ministers’ association. He is working full time and enjoys preaching the word of God and serve God.