SENIOR PASTOR

Pastor Karl Silva has been the overseeing Pastor and presiding Elder of the Greater Grace Fellowship, Mumbai since 1990. He came to Christ in 1984 while still a student of electrical engineering at the VJTI, Mumbai University. Pastor Silva’s burning desire has been to follow Christ and make his glorious message known all over India and into “regions beyond where Christ is not yet known.”

In 1989, Pastor Silva and his wife Suzan both attended the Maryland Bible College and Seminary (MBC&S) Baltimore U.S.A. There under the wonderful tutelage of Dr. Carl Stevens, the founding Pastor of Greater Grace World Outreach (GGWO) and other Missionary leaders, a love for the Bible and for world missions was nurtured. In 1990 Pastor Silva returned to India to lead the young church in Mumbai, pioneered by GGWO’S missionaries in 1985. Shortly after this, a simple, non-residential Bible college program was started that eventually developed into the Bombay Bible College & Seminary (BBC&S). Over time, a consistent stream of theologically trained and mission’s minded students began to graduate from the BBC&S. Many of these students presently serve as Pastors, missionaries and team members in the Greater Grace churches around the country.

Over the past 25 years, BBC&S students and the GGF church members have travelled extensively on short term harvest/mission trips covering over 20 states in India as well as Nepal and Bhutan. In the year 2000, Pastor Karl Silva along with an able leadership Board of Trustees founded the Ambassador High School and the Karuna Sharan Children’s Home.

Pastor Karl, his wife Suzan, and their son Andrew, live in Mumbai.