Pastor Pradeep was born in a traditional Christian home and was baptized as an infant. He was afflicted with severe, chronic asthma at the age of 8, which led him to read the book of Proverbs. The Word of God enabled him to see his own sinful condition and his need for God. This began his more serious inquiry into seeking the Lord for salvation. Due to worldly distractions, this process went on for some time. In the meantime, the asthmatic condition worsened, which caused him to miss months of school.
Growing up and experiencing fear of the future due to the debilitating illness, he began to read books on managing the disease, including self-hypnosis. He also tried prescribed breathing exercises from his doctor as well as swimming and other activities, but to no avail. After reading the Bible and realizing his traditional infant baptism was unscriptural, he obeyed the Lord in the waters of baptism in an apostolic church in Brooklyn at the age of 18 in 1989. Pastor Pradeep began to evangelize very actively after his salvation to whomever the Lord would have cross his path, whether next door or on the bus, train, park, store, job, school, etc.
Engaging in youth ministries and teaching Sunday school spurred his desire to learn as much as he could about the Lord from the Bible and spiritual books. Salvation through Jesus Christ made him aware of eternity and the hunger and thirst for His Righteousness increased all the more. He began to also actively support ministries and missions as the Lord gave him a burden for the lost. He was mentored by seasoned ministers during his adolescence and partook in the NYC Billy Graham Crusade in 1990 as an usher through his home church in Brooklyn, NY.
Although, he desired to be a missionary, he was still apprehensive about the asthma potentially becoming fatal if one of his two potent medications should become unavailable while on the mission field. At this time, undergoing great anxiety over this condition, he was introduced to the Divine healing power of the Lord Jesus Christ by an older brother in Christ named Wally, who had previously been his piano instructor during his childhood. Following a brief session of exhortation to trust the Word of the Lord in Matthew 18:19 and a simple, faith-filled prayer, Pastor Pradeep was assured of his healing, although it was yet to be manifest physically. While he felt the sickness still present in his body, he faithfully followed brother Wally’s counsel to read the portions of Scriptures on healing to strengthen his faith as well to praise God for the healing even before feeling it in his own body. Rev. Pradeep was miraculously healed of the 11-year scourge of asthma in May of 1990!
He sought the Baptism of the Holy Spirit following this great deliverance and was blessed with the power to witness more effectively for the Lord and believe God for the supernatural. While ministering in college and on his job, the Lord gloriously saved a number of young men. This led to weekly Bible studies in the local community center and in various homes. During this time, parents of the young men who ranged from heart surgeons to former mafia gang member, requested him to help their sons to get closer to the Lord.
For a season, he also helped local homeless missions and church planters in NYC. During 2002 to 2003, he completed ministry courses with the Berean School of the Bible of Global University. Following his Masters Degree in Childhood Education from Metropolitan College of New York in 2008, he ministered at Calvary Christian Academy in NJ as a teacher. By the grace of God, he continues to minister through preaching and writing for His glory. He received his post-graduate degree as an Educational Specialist (EdS) from Liberty University, Virginia, and is currently pursuing the doctorate in Educational Leadership at Liberty University.
Pastor Pradeep is the Founder and President of EL Bethel International Ministries (ELBIM) and is the host of the God of Wonders radio program and the author of various articles on Biblical subjects. He has preached domestically and internationally in the U.S. from New York to California as well as in Canada and India in various churches and taught apologetics at Elim Bible Training Institute in India. In addition to this, he has taught anger management classes at Crossroads Inc., a secular rehabilitation center in Connecticut as well as minister at numerous Teen Challenge Centers across the states and Rescue Missions from Las Vegas to New York.
He is an ordained minister credentialed by the Association of Evangelical Gospel Assemblies (AEGA International) and leads Sunday services at the NYC Bowery Men’s Center. For his local community, he hosts a lecture series on Biblical History and Bible studies at the local YMCA, along with his blessed wife, Sister Kiruba.
Pastor Pradeep is forever grateful to the Lord for bestowing His wonderful mercy upon him in giving him salvation, healing, and the calling to reach the world for Christ. Sound exposition of the Word is a great concern for him, as many have sadly, “turned away from the truth” in our generation. His prayer and vision is to see the Holy Spirit’s manifestation in the, “demonstration of the Spirit and power” in the last days before the Lord’s return.