Principal’s Biography

Dr.Mrs. GLORY ISAAC

I was born and raised by Mrs. Daisy and Evangelist Appalose Vedakkon of Edaicode who were first generation Christian parents in India. My father was a minister under the London Missionary Society which latter turned into Church of South India. My brothers Stanley Raj and Shines Raj, and my sister Glory R.Rassal , are living with their families. My parents raised me under strict Christian discipline. From my very early age, I grew as a God-fearing individual. I always went to God on my knees for my needs, and found in Him a constant companion. As I turned into a teen-ager, I wanted to serve God. I could not find a way out with the existed social stigmas that women-folks should have no independent existence, but have to be obedient to men and that serving God belongs to men only. I prayed earnestly to God to use me in His service. Then I found out that through the practice of Nursing Profession which was supposedly a women profession, women could serve God. So, I pressed my parents hard to send me to nursing school. Finally, I managed to pursue my nursing education where I found my burning desire of serving God achieved to my satisfaction, to an extent.

Subsequently, I got married with my husband who also had a heart for Jesus Christ. God blessed us with four children. Trials and problems, especially with sicknesses, began to taunt us even from the early days of our marriage. Diseases of the kind such as the medical system could not answer, followed us one after the other. The diagnosis of one such diseases that my first child suffered was “Spontaneous Idiopathic Hypoglycemic Convulsion”. Research and medical specialists could not help her. They discharged her to death. She suffered several hundreds of convulsions and stoppages of breathing. Every one said even if she lived she would not escape mental retardation. When all the hopes in the world got lost, we went to God for healing. A man of God, one Pastor Benjamin of Vellore, also prayed for us. God heard our prayers and healed her perfectly.

With this experience we started enjoying the power of God. The life turned out to be victorious with Jesus, but not without trials.

In 1974 I moved to USA. My husband who was the Sultanate of Oman who had founded the first Church ever in the District of Salalh, joined me with children in 1976. We had great time in the USA, both being licensed professional practitioners. When my husband told me that God was calling Him to ministry and that he was in an urgency, he had a graduate degree in Health Services Administration. I could not believe him then he said it. He went anyway. His call was to India to begin with. He founded the Soul Winning Mission. Although it was very difficult for me to agree with him in the beginning, I eventually found out that the Lord was doing all these things in answer to my Prayers and dedication to serve Him. I was honored by Senate of New York State with the Nurse of Distinction Award. But my call and personal urge to serve God along with my husband made me to quit my old profession. I joined him and studied Theology. Studying the word of God systematically and serving God turned my joy which I longed for.

In 1995 December, I resigned my job and joined my husband in the Soul Winning Mission Service. I started my Theological studies in SWMTS (Soul Winning Mission Theological Seminary) under my husband, who was the Chairman and Principal of the SWMTS, with other young students. I completed my B.Th in 4 years in the year 2001. Then completed M.Div(Master of Divinity) program in 2 years in 2003. In the year 2005, by the direction of God and my husband’s strong support and recommendation, I perused for my Doctorate in Mission and Ministry, which I graduated in the year 2008 from the Prestigious Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary at South Hamilton in the Bosteon area of USA. By God’s grace the SWMTS was able to train many men and women from almost all states in India, and out of India from Myanmar and Nepal. One of our students, from Nagaland, Rev.Sanchu, who did his M.Div in the SWMTS is the Senior Pastor of one of the two Women’s Regiments with 1000 soldiers each of the Indian Army. In the years 2011, 2012 and 2013, God enabled us to visit most of our Mission fields and students performances in many states of India, and see the fruit of the labor. Rev.Sanchu from Nagaland treated us with military honor with all the 1000 women soldiers, their families and superiors. We also visited Tripura where we had one week convention and seminars with some of our students and many leading medical doctors. God’s Shechena was shadowed mightily and a great revival happened with many turning to God. We also visited Mizoram, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh, meeting and encouraging our students and missionaries, and conducting crusades and conventions. God performed many wonders and miracles for the glory of His name. Many gentiles came to the Lord during our visits in all these states. One High Priest from a famous temple in AP surrendered his life to Christ saying, “ I have never heard about the Truly Living God about Whom I heard today from Rev.Dr.Isaac, and I want to follow this truth here after”. Now he is worshiping in one of the SWM Churches in AP, and is involving in His ministry. Praise be to His glorious name. We have had a school to function in Odisha, with over 65 Church groups in that state and over 35 in Chhattisgarh where we worked very hard for many years. Now, we made them independent as we are getting old and weak for long travelling. There is no room to write what the Lord is doing in His Mission through this humble ministry. All glory and honor goes to Him alone! SWMTS is accredited by ATA and NATA in India, and vision International University in USA. Now we have 60 Churches in different states in India with an accredited Theological Seminary. I am enjoying seeing people from different walks of life coming and getting shaped in the Soul Winning Mission Church, and seeing young boys and girls coming from all over the country and aboard to become the ministers of God being trained in the Soul Winning Mission Theological Seminary. My commitment is to serve Him to the end with all my ability. Glory to God!

In 1995 December, I resigned my job and joined my husband in the Soul Winning Mission Service. I started my Theological studies in SWMTS (Soul Winning Mission Theological Seminary) under my husband, who was the Chairman and Principal of the SWMTS, with other young students. I completed my B.Th in 4 years in the year 2001. Then completed M.Div(Master of Divinity) program in 2 years in 2003. In the year 2005, by the direction of God and my husband’s strong support and recommendation, I perused for my Doctorate in Mission and Ministry, which I graduated in the year 2008 from the Prestigious Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary at South Hamilton in the Bosteon area of USA. By God’s grace the SWMTS was able to train many men and women from almost all states in India, and out of India from Myanmar and Nepal. One of our students, from Nagaland, Rev.Sanchu, who did his M.Div in the SWMTS is the Senior Pastor of one of the two Women’s Regiments with 1000 soldiers each of the Indian Army. In the years 2011, 2012 and 2013, God enabled us to visit most of our Mission fields and students performances in many states of India, and see the fruit of the labor. Rev.Sanchu from Nagaland treated us with military honor with all the 1000 women soldiers, their families and superiors. We also visited Tripura where we had one week convention and seminars with some of our students and many leading medical doctors. God’s Shechena was shadowed mightily and a great revival happened with many turning to God. We also visited Mizoram, Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, and Madhya Pradesh, meeting and encouraging our students and missionaries, and conducting crusades and conventions. God performed many wonders and miracles for the glory of His name. Many gentiles came to the Lord during our visits in all these states. One High Priest from a famous temple in AP surrendered his life to Christ saying, “ I have never heard about the Truly Living God about Whom I heard today from Rev.Dr.Isaac, and I want to follow this truth here after”. Now he is worshiping in one of the SWM Churches in AP, and is involving in His ministry. Praise be to His glorious name. We have had a school to function in Odisha, with over 65 Church groups in that state and over 35 in Chhattisgarh where we worked very hard for many years. Now, we made them independent as we are getting old and weak for long travelling. There is no room to write what the Lord is doing in His Mission through this humble ministry. All glory and honor goes to Him alone! SWMTS is accredited by ATA and NATA in India, and vision International University in USA. Now we have 60 Churches in different states in India with an accredited Theological Seminary. I am enjoying seeing people from different walks of life coming and getting shaped in the Soul Winning Mission Church, and seeing young boys and girls coming from all over the country and aboard to become the ministers of God being trained in the Soul Winning Mission Theological Seminary. My commitment is to serve Him to the end with all my ability. Glory to God!