I. Reverend Rajan Vincent Jacob, Archdeacon of Gambela Region
Vincent Jacob Rajan is an Indian, 46 years old, and holds degrees from Tamilnadu Theological Seminary of South India, including a Bachelor of Divinity and Masters of Theology in New Testament. Later he earned a Master’s degree in Philosophy and Religion as well. He has studied M. Phil., Christian Studies at the University of Madras. After teaching at the Hindustan Bible Institute & College in 2003, he joined the faculty of Gurukul Lutheran Theological Seminary and Research Institute in 2007 and served as an Assistant Professor for six years. Rev. Rajan has been in the ministry for more than 20 years. Prior to his teaching experience in the seminaries affiliated to the Senate of Serampore University, he served as an Assistant Priest at the St. Georges Church (CSI), Diocese of Madurai and Ramnad. He is currently the Priest in Charge of Christ the King Anglican Church, Diocese of Egypt with North Africa, Tripoli, Libya. Rev. Rajan has been married to his loving wife Dr. Ruby Ebenezar for 18 years. Dr. Ruby is working as Professor of English in the Govt. Arts & Science college at Tamilnadu, South India. They have two children – Rowena and Ronan. Rowena is earning her Doctor of Medicine at Columbus University, Central America; and Ronan is in High school.
Rev. Rajan joined the Diocese three years ago. He had a great sense of calling to work in the most troubled country within the Diocese: Libya. He was kidnapped, robbed, and exposed to many hardships during these years. And yet, he served with joy. He visited Gambela with me and we were encouraged to know that there are a number of Indian professors at the Gambela University!