Manoj was raised a Hindu but became a Christian in 2008 and today serves as the Pastor at Pinner Baptist Church. Previously, Manoj has been a secondary school teacher, a TV writer and a successful property entrepreneur.
At the height of his success in 2005, he began to attract interest from the national press and he seemed to have it all – a booming property company, a picture-book family, and the power to shape his destiny.
But then in 2008 his professional and personal worlds were shattered. The financial crisis devastated his business and a sudden illness threatened his son’s life. Manoj’s hollow foundations were exposed and he found himself utterly dependent on the prayers of a Christian couple he had recently met. Following God’s miraculous intervention in his son’s life, Manoj committed his life to Jesus Christ and wholeheartedly serving God’s plans and purposes for the world we live in.
He is passionate about sharing the love of Jesus with others and building a church family where people of all ethnicities and backgrounds feel valued, supported and released to use their unique gifts and talents in serving the local community. One of Manoj’s greatest passions is eating together and he is forever encouraging the church to gather around food as Jesus often did to enhance deep and loving friendships.
In addition to his role at Pinner Baptist Church, Manoj is an advisor to Instant Apostle publishing house and Hope 15:13. Manoj is married to Maria and together they have two children, Chandni and Ishaan.