Vinod John, PhD

Dean, Theological College of Asia
Senior Professor of Missional & Social Theology
Asian Theology Specialist
International Experiences: Canada, India, Singapore, South Korea, USA




  • Doctor of Philosophy, Mission & Evangelization Studies, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, USA
  • Master of Arts, Sociology, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut, India
  • Master of Theology, Missiology, Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India
  • Bachelor of Divinity, Theological Studies, Faith Theological Seminary, Manakala, India
  • Bachelor of Science, Meerut University, Meerut, India

Doctoral Dissertation

  • Believing without Belonging?:  Religious Beliefs and Social Belonging of Hindu Devotees of Christ: a Case Study in Varanasi, India

Additional Training

  • Advanced International Leadership Training, Haggai Institute International, Singapore
  • Asian Theological Summer Institute, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA, USA

Academic Experiences

  • Adjunct Faculty, Taylor College and Seminary, Edmonton, Canada
  • Adjunct Faculty, Vanguard College, Edmonton, Canada
  • Teaching Intern, Asbury Theological Seminary, Wilmore, KY, USA
  • Adjunct Faculty, Immanuel Theological Seminary, New Delhi, IndIa
  • Director, Mission India Bible Institute Seminary, Nagpur, India
  • Lecturer & Bursar, Satyaniketan Theological College, Allahabad, India
  • Lecturer, Luther W. New, Jr. Theological College, Dehradun, India

Teaching Specializations

  • Missions & Evangelism
  • Contextual Theology
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • World / Global Christianity
  • Hinduism
  • Indigenous Church Planting
  • Missiology

Ministry & Professional Experiences

  • Pastor, South Asian Church, Edmonton, Canada
  • Delegate of India, Asian Church Congress, South Korea
  • Founding Director, Karuna Ministries, Radrapur, India
  • Pastor, Vasant Kunj Methodist Church, New Delhi, India
  • Pastor, Centenary Methodist Church, New Delhi, India
  • National Missions Coordinator, Discipleship Centre, New Delhi, India


  • “Themes in a Dalit Theology of Mission” in Dharma Deepika: A South Asian Journal of Missiological Research , Dec. 1999 (3), pp. 49-58.
  • “Christianity in North India” a chapter contributed in the forthcoming volume, Companion to Christianity in India, edited by Prof. Rowena Robinson to be published by the Oxford Press.
  • “Mission City: Toward a biblical theology of urban mission”, a paper presented at the regional conference of the Evangelical Missiological Society held from March 25-26, 2011 at Atlanta, USA.
  • Book Review. Civilizing Missions in Colonial and Postcolonial South Asia: From Improvement to Development – Edited by Carey A. Watt and Michael Mann. In Religious Studies Review, Volume 38, Issue 2, page 82, June 2012.
  • Book Review. Comprehending Mission: the Questions, Methods, Themes, Problems, and Prospects of Missiology by Stanley H. Skreslet. In Religious Studies Review, Volume 39, Issue 2, page 89, June 2013.

Membership in Academic Organizations

  • Evangelical Missiological Society


  • Hindi, Native Proficiency
  • English, Bilingual Proficiency