Name: Rev.Vinod Babu Yarlagadda
Date of Birth: 29th August 1978
Qualification: Bachelor of Technology[Electrical & Electronics Engineering]
Location : # 4-3-3
Palakol – 534260,
West Godavari District,
Phone : Home 0091-8814-225222
I was born and brought up in an orthodox Christian family. My father who works as a Senior Supervisor in the Telecom Department brought me up with a vision of becoming a successful engineer and have a good career in line of engineering and settle in a sound position. Being the elder son in the family followed by a sister and a brother, I have my own responsibilities .So, I have worked hard to fulfill my father’s wish and reach my goal. By God’s grace after my intermediate I got a good rank in the entrance exam and joined in a renowned college and completed my graduation in Electrical & Electronics Engineering. As my father could not afford for my further studies I started searching for job. So, I joined a Gas Power Plant for training to gain experience. After that I worked in the R&D of a Electrical Meter Manufacturing Company. But still I was not satisfied and was praying asking God to grant me a good job. During that time God spoke with me through Isaiah 55:1-5 .
[“ 1 "Ho, every one who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price. 2 Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread, and your labor for that which does not satisfy? Hearken diligently to me, and eat what is good, and delight yourselves in fatness. 3 Incline your ear, and come to me; hear, that your soul may live; and I will make with you an everlasting covenant, my steadfast, sure love for David. 4 Behold, I made him a witness to the peoples, a leader and commander for the peoples. 5Behold, you shall call nations that you know not, and nations that knew you not shall run to you, because of the LORD your God, and of the Holy One of Israel, for he has glorified you.”]
But still I could not recognize His call so still tried for a job. Then through a notification from the Government I appeared for written exam and interview and got selected as Electrical Engineer in the Electrical department of the State.
Later I got married to Mahima Santhi Jyothi who was a Pastor’s daughter who is a great Man of God in our place.My wife is a good preacher and Gospel Singer.Once my wife and myself are praying in fasting for the needs of the Gospel meetings held by my father-in-law during which I was called by a voice to do Lord’s Ministry and the verses of Isaiah 55:1-5 scrolled before my eyes. On that day I surrendered all my life to Jesus Christ to do His Ministry.Inspite of all his financial burdens, my father encouraged me to go forward into the Ministry.I fasted and prayed for Lord to guide me in my ministry as I don’t know anything about ministry. I was guided by the Holy Spirit to minister to people in Hyderabad. I was ordained as Evangelist and later as Pastor and later as Reverend by Bible Mission.
(I feel Ministry is caring about the spiritual and physical needs of others following the wisdom of the Bible)
My wife and myself worked hard day and night in Hyderabad distributing pamplets,arranging small meetings on the roads and praying.By God’s grace we have two congregations one in Mallapur and other in Chintal.In both the places we run the church in rented places.We don’t have any financial support from any one we depend on god for everything.
In 2009 we shifted to our hometown Palakol and started another church in a remote village called Tatipaka in East Godavari District among poor people. There the people are living in a very a pathetic condition without proper food, clothing, education and medical facilities. We some land for lease and constructed a temporary shed to run the church.
Every Sunday I travel 400 + 400 total of 800 Kilometers to run the Sunday Services in Hyderabad.
My wife runs the Sunday Service in Tatipaka which is around 30 kilometers from our place.
We both run the Healing Service on every Wednesday in Tatipaka Village.
In 2006 my wife and myself went to Singapore and pastored a Telugu church for few months. Every year we go to Singapore to that church to preach the word of God and strengthen that church.
By God’s grace Iam being invited as a preacher in many public meetings being held in different parts of our state and God is using me beyond my expectations.
Vision without action is a dream. Action without vision is simply passing the time. Action with Vision is making a positive difference.
1. To preach the word of God in different parts of India and other countries.
2. To construct churches and plant churches
3. To start a orphanage,and a school.
4. To provide Bibles to many people who cannot afford to buy a bible.
5. To help poor pastors to their needs in their ministry.
6. To run a monthly devotional magazine.
7. To preach the word of God in the local Television.
• Many of these are not fulfilled due to lack of proper financial resources.
To be a true evangelist and wanted to preach the word of God in its fullness as said by Paul in Col 2:25-27
25I have become its servant by the commission God gave me to present to you the word of God in its fullness— 26 the mystery that has been kept hidden for ages and generations, but is now disclosed to the saints. 27 To them God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which is Christ in you, the hope of glory.
• Working as Governing Body Member in Bible Mission
• Founder Olive Prabhu Daya Ministries
My wife: Mahima Santhi Jyothi Yarlagadda
She is a good preacher and Gospel Singer.
My Daughter: Olive Susanna Yarlagadda
We have no children for 5 years after marriage and
doctors told that it is impossible for us to have children
they suggested us to go for Test Tube Baby.But we pray
-ed God saying that we being your servants should be
granted with a child so that the world wont mock at us.
Then miraculously God gave us Olive on 07th Dec 2008.