Rev. Edwin Ponniah is the Executive Secretary of Asia Evangelistic Fellowship India (AEF) and also its International Director for South Asia. Born in a Christian family in Tirunelveli district, Tamil Nadu, South India. He is currently based in Mumbai and a member of Methodist Tamil Church. Rev. Edwin gives Leadership to missionaries and volunteers who are spread the Gospel in the states of Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu. His specific area of Ministry is preaching, Teaching, Leadership, Encouraging and Administration.
He has completed his theological studies (B.Th., Senate of Serampur) from South India Biblical Seminary, Bangarapet and Missiological studies (M.Div.) from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune. He has been trained through the National Leadership seminar by Haggai Institute, Advance Mission Leadership Seminar by IMA and Management Seminar by CIM. He has also participated in six International Summits held by BILD, IOWA, USA. Presently, he pursues D. Min. in Global Church-Based Theological Education (GCBTE) through Antioch School of Church Planting and Leadership Development which is accredited by the Distance Education Accrediting Commission (DEAC) Washington DC.
He served as the Assistant Director for a well- known Missionary Organization called Maharashtra Village Ministries for 24 years. He has preached in many Churches in India, UAE, Bahrain and USA. He has committed himself for the Missions.
His challenges are to train all the present missionaries who are serving through AEF, increase the mission fields in Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and send missionaries to other states. Also, to start ministry in Asian countries.
He is married to Vasantha and they have two children, Judson and Jerimson.