India
Contact Information
Office Contact:

Joel Paramanandam

Office Address:

19 (New No. 28) Shenoy Rd
Nungambakkam
Madras Chennai 600 034
INDIA

Business: 44 28274560
Fax: 44 28256970
Email: india@vgroffice.org


Country Demographics

Capital:
New Delhi

Population:
1,210,193,422

Languages:
Hindi is the national language and primary tongue of 30% of the people. English enjoys associate status but is the most important language for national, political, and commercial communication. There are 21 other official languages.

Religion:
Hindu 80.5%, Islam 13.4, Christianity 2.3%, Sikhism 1.9%, Buddhism 0.8%, Jainism 0.4%, Other 0.7%

Life Expectancy:
68.89 years

GDP per-capita:
$5,777

Of Interest:
India is the 2nd largest democratic country in the world next to the United States and the world's most populous democracy. It is the seventh-largest country in the world, with a total area of 1.3 million sq miles stretching from the Himalayas in the north to the Indian ocean in the south. India shares borders with Pakistan, China, Nepal, Bhutan, Burma and Bangladesh.

Location:
South India in the state of Tamilnadu

Office Staff

Joel Paramanandam

Office Manager

Manager History:

Born into a Christian family of Lutherans and Anglicans, it is no surprise that I was shuttled between these two churches up to the age of 17. Seemingly placed in a barnyard of chickens, I found that these churches were lacking in ‘something’, but I did not know what that ‘something’ was. I started my journey venturing into different denominational churches such as Methodist, Baptist and Pentecostal groups looking for that ‘something’ that would satisfy that ‘thirst’, but their schools of thought seemed so empty and held no satisfaction. Disappointed and dejected, I presumed that it was not the churches that were lacking, but that something was wrong with my spirit. Coming home one evening, after yet another disappointing church visit, with my heart craving for something deep, I went to my dad’s library hoping that my theologian father’s collection of books would have the answers that would quench my thirsty heart. My dad was a theology graduate of The Bible Institute of Los Angeles with a divinity degree attested by Charles Fuller whom ironically happened to also be one of the people who arranged Bro. Branham’s meetings. His library had a myriad collection of books by various authors. Not knowing what I was looking for and not being a voracious reader like my dad, I chanced upon this book titled ‘Going Beyond The Camp’. I know now as the Prophet says when the deep calleth unto the deep, there is always a deep to respond. I started reading and could not put the book down. As I mentioned before I am not a reader but this book held me enthralled and my heart was pulsating saying Amen to everything that this book had to say. I knew then that the author was a great Man of God and that my heart had found what it was looking for. I was absolutely convinced that this was the true Word of God spoken by The Prophet and that I had to look no more. I wanted to share this with my precious wife but unbeknownst to me, she had chanced upon one of the message books herself, ‘The Life Story’ and was reading it as well at the same time. As I read The Prophets Life Story, a fire was lit within me for the gospel and a longing to spread this glorious message of the end time to every nook and cranny in India.

The Voice of God Office was established in 1985 in a small 10x10 room. It began growing in leaps and bounds and by the year 1993 we had moved into a 3500 sq ft building in order to accommodate the first huge shipping consignment from Jeffersonville comprising of this message translated into five different languages. It was a great Miracle in itself, that though the Indian Government tried to forbid the entry of the Consignment onto Indian soil, The Lord prevailed. The Prophet’s words were fulfilled as he foretold that these messages would be translated into different languages and will travel into the jungles and bushes of India and Africa. As the prophet says, “When the Omnipotent speaks, miracles take place”. Prior to the arrival of the consignment, Bro. Joseph Branham sent a beautiful and apt circular stating that once again Malachi 4 is coming to India. I am greatly honored and privileged to be working for VOGR in spreading the message of This Hour, in a heathen country of 1.3 billion people, the largest democratic country, second only to The United States of America.

At present we are translating 8 Indian languages and 2 languages from the neighboring countries of Nepal and Myanmar (Burma). People are continued to be blessed and multitude of souls are being added daily to The Kingdom of God, through this Humble yet Profound Ministry of the End Time of our Prophet Bro.William Marrion Branham.


Brother Jonathan: I am a nephew of Brother Joel. In my early years I used to attend denominational church. One day in my late teens my aunt, gave me a message book "My Life Story" when she visted my parent's home. The prophet's life story left a deep impression on me and I started to thirst for more of the message books. Few months later I was baptized as per Acts 2:38.

Early this year, by the Grace of God, I joined VGR as recording in-charge.

May God Bless you richly

Brother J. Prabhu: I came to know this God’s vindicated end-time message through my parents who were in this message before they had married. I was baptized at the age 17. By His Grace, I have been working in the Voice of God Recordings from 1997 July 9th for 18 years. So I am glad to say that I am one of the VGR staff and also now doing the translation in my native language of Tamil.

God bless you.

Brother D.Roy Samuel Chandrakumar: My father who worked under Bro. Joel recommended me when there was a vacancy at VGR Chennai. Having being brought up in denominational church I had no knowledge of End Time message. I came to know about this message only after joining VGR. Few years later I was baptized. I joined VGR on 1992. By the Grace of God for the past twenty two years I am working in this organization.

God Bless you all

Sister Aritta Mary: I was born and brought up as a Catholic. Later on, I joined a denomination church. A local pastor there recommended me for a job opportunity in VGR. I came to know of the END TIME message from VGR organization. By God’s Grace I received knowledge of the correct baptism as in Acts 2:38 and was baptized.

I have been serving in VGR from the year 1995 as office in-charge. It’s a great privilege and honor for me to be working in this organization.

God Bless you all.

Sister Ching: First of all I give thanks to God for having a purpose in me and glad to be one of the staff in VGR office India.

Being a Christian by birth and brought up with little knowledge of “The Bible”, I never knew what was in the Bible. I just believed God without any understanding. But God never left me. He leads me.

In the year 2007 Mid November, I came to know about Bro. Branham message through our Manipuri translator. And from that time I am spiritually blessed. I know who I am and I am feeling blessed to serve the Lord here with joy.

God Bless.

Brother D. Simon: I was initially attending a local Pentecostal church. A brother invited me to attend a message church which was close to my home. The message had huge impact on me and ever since by the Grace of God I have been in this message and fellowshipping with believers in this message.

In the year 2000 at the recommendation of my church pastor, I joined VGR Chennai and have been working here ever since.

May God bless you richly,

Office History

The Voice of God Office was established in 1985 in a small 10x10 room. It began growing in leaps and bounds and by the year 1993 we had moved into a 3500 sq ft building in order to accommodate the first huge shipping consignment from Jeffersonville comprising of this message translated into five different languages. It was a great Miracle in itself, that though the Indian Government tried to forbid the entry of the Consignment onto Indian soil, The Lord prevailed. The Prophet’s words were fulfilled as he foretold that these messages would be translated into different languages and will travel into the jungles and bushes of India and Africa. As the prophet says, “When the Omnipotent speaks, miracles take place”. Prior to the arrival of the consignment, Bro. Joseph Branham sent a beautiful and apt circular stating that once again Malachi 4 is coming to India. I am greatly honored and privileged to be working for VOGR in spreading the message of This Hour, in a heathen country of 1.3 billion people, the largest democratic country, second only to The United States of America.

At present we are translating 8 Indian languages and 2 languages from the neighboring countries of Nepal and Myanmar(Burma). People are continued to be blessed and multitude of souls are being added daily to The Kingdom of God, through this Humble yet Profound Ministry of the End Time of our Prophet Bro.William Marrion Branham.

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