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Faculty Profile: Dr. Samuel Jayakumar

Dr. Samuel Jayakumar


  1. Over 40 years of teaching at graduate and post graduate levels in Seminaries / Colleges
  2. Since 2005 Supervisor of theses at M.Th. level and Doctoral level candidate
  3. Member of Research Committee of Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College (Board of Theological Education of the Senate of Serampore College) (February 2003 – February 2005)
  4. Member of the Board of Studies, History of Christianity from March 2003 – 2005
  5. Member of the Board of Studies, Christian Ministry, Senate of Serampore College, 2005 – 2008
  6. Guest lecturer at Madras Christian College (Autonomous) Tambaram, Madras
  7. TAFTEE Instructor at post-Graduate level
  8. Executive member of the Church History Association of India, 2006- 2009
  9. A Langham Scholar


  • 1980     B.D., Serampore University
  • 1982 / 86  M.A. Philosophy,  Osmania University
  • 1985     M.Th.  Practical Theology / Christian Ministry, majoring in Pastoral Counseling, United Theological College,  Bangalore
  • 1992     B.L.I.S. (Library Science) Annamalai University
  • 1998     Ph.D., Dalit Theology/Mission History (Oxford Centre for Mission Studies / British Open University UK; A University Under Royal Charter) ;  Dissertation on The Impact of SPG on the Dalits of Tirunelveli 1830 – 1930 supervised by Prof. Lionel Caplan  University of London & Daniel O’Connor, St. Andrews; the Dissertation was examined by the professors of University of Oxford and Cambridge: Prof. Terance Ranger & Prof. Brian Stanley
  • 2000 Global Research Institute / Fuller Theological Seminary Post doctoral studies: On Indian Models of Holistic Mission             


  • From 2011 till date, Professor at MTSC & Head, Evangelical Theological Academy:  a unit of Madras Theological Seminary & College 2011 – present.
  • Jun 2007 – 2011: Instructor at PG level students, Professor & Head Department of Mission & Ministry,  The Association for Theological  Education by Extension (TAFTEE) an Institution affiliated with the University of Wales, UK
  • June, 2006 – May 2007: Professor & Head of the department of Missiology, GFA Biblical Seminary
  • Feb 2000  – May 2006    Principal, Madras Theological Seminary & College, Evangelical Church of India
  • 1990 -2000 – Professor, Madras Bible Seminary (now MTSC) of Evangelical Church of India
  • 1981 – 1990 Lecturer / Professor in Christian Missions & Ministry and Practical Theology for the past 40 years in various Serampore University affiliated                               Seminaries and Colleges including 30 years of service with Madras Theological Seminary & College (MTSC) of the Evangelical Church of India
  • 1979 To 1981 Cross-cultural Missionary, Dehradun, Uttar Pradesh


  1. Dalit Consciousness and Christian Conversion: Historical Resources for a Contemporary Debate (Oxford: Regnum & Delhi: ISPCK, 1999).
  2. Mission Reader: Historical Models for Wholistic Mission in the Indian Context (Oxford: Regnum & Delhi: ISPCK, 2002).
  3. Mission as Transforming Service, co edited with Dr.S.D.Ponraj, (Chennai: Mission Educational Books, 2004)
  4. About 15 articles were published in the academic Journals such as Transformation, Journal, Dharma Deepika, Evangelical Review of Theology, TBT Journal; CISRS and Drishtikone: Evangelical Perspectives on Mission and Ethics. Church History Review, etc
  5. Two booklets in the Tamil Language: 1.Theologies of Transformation (1992). 2.Political Theologies (1995).  About 100 Articles in Tamil language were published in a Church Magazine called Nirubam, etc
  6. Co-edited with Bishop Dr.M.Ezra Sargunam, Mission Mandate ll (Chennai : Mission Educational Books, 2006) ;
  7. Co-edited with Bishop Dr.M.Ezra Sargunam, Christian Contribution To Nation Building (Chennai:  Mission Educational Books, 2006)
  8. Renewal of Mission in India: A Historical Perspective, (Chennai : Mission Educational Books, 2008)
  9. Varalatil Christavam (Tamil) Indian Christian History, (Chennai, Mission Educational Books, 2017),
  10. Essays in Honor of Bishop Dr. M. Ezra Sargunam, co-edited with Dr. David Onasimu, Delhi, Christian World Imprints, 2018.
  11. Essays in Honor of Bishop Dr. D. Sundar Singh, co-edited with Dr. David Onasimu, Delhi, Christian World Imprints, 2019.
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