Pastor Bright Selva Kumar is the founder of this institution. He belongs to a God-fearing Christian family and was brought up in good Christian faith. It was during his school studies while attending a youth camp at Courtallam, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. He was anointed with the Holy Spirit while studying in the college at Thiruchendure . After completing college education, he got the opportunity to work as a Zoology teacher at a Teacher Training College. He married Mrs. Joice in the teaching profession, while working in this college. God had given the burden of the ministry in him. Accordingly, he was going around the villages nearby and shared the Word of God with the people there. Once in the year 1990, he happened to attend a Good News meeting. God gave His call to him. At the time, Pastor Bright was in a dilemma; as he was not very well-to-do financially, he was not in a position to resign his job immediately and take up full time ministry. But God would not leave him; He had been speaking to him continually. Pastor Bright had a severe attack of jaundice in the year 1991. He was admitted to a hospital where almost all the doctors had lost hope of reviving him. He was struggling with death. At this time, he interceded to God and made a vow that if he is given new life, he would resign his job and minister for God for the rest of his life. Our God is a wonderful God! He is able to hear our prayers and the vows we make. God gave him new life and healed him. In obedience to the vow he made with his Saviour, Pastor Bright Selvakumar prepared himself for the ministry and took theological education at Tamil Nadu Theological Seminary at Arasaradi, Madurai and Serampore University, Calcutta. While he was waiting for the will of God at His feet for His guidance, God gave him the vision for Rhema Theological College. Thus RHEMA came into being with two teachers and four students, with the great intention of bringing out God-fearing ministers to the world. Accordingly, this ministry with Rhema Theological College is producing great many children of God. God has blessed him with a devoted wife and two fine children. They are all serving God as a family and bringing glory to His wonderful name.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
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To develop Christian characters in our students life and make them to be an effective and an inspiring instrument of making transformation in our Home Land. How will they know if someone does not teach them?. According to this word, our Bible College is teaching the full Gospel by using all talents which is given by our Lord Jesus Christ and our goal is to make the students better in scriptural knowledge.
Aim of the filling of the Holy Spirit to make us a testimony for our Lord Jesus Christ, and make the transformation in the society and the life of ours.
Faculty members of Southwest Bible College offer more than a century of ministry and educational experience. Faculty members of Southwest Bible College offer more than a century of ministry and educational experience.Faculty members of Southwest Bible College offer more than a century of ministry and educational experience.