Pastors


Paul Viswasam

Honorary Pastor
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Rev. Paul R. Viswasam has been in the ministry since 1981. Pastor Paul answered the call of God to preach the Gospel upon his beloved Dad late Mr. Viswasam’s death bed in 1981. God has been using him to preach the Gospel World-wide. He says, “It is a privilege and an honor by God’s mercy and grace.” He has been a Southern Baptist pastor for the last 28 years. He has to his credit a Master’s degree in “Christian Theology” and is well on his way to earn his Ph.D. in Christian counseling as he is a member of American Association of Christian Counselors. Currently he serves as the Senior Pastor of Crosspoint Fellowship Church in Maryland and also as a Board of Trustees for “Building Families for Children-Maryland & Delaware Statewide ministry on foster care.” Pastor Paul is the founding pastor of Tamil Christian Church (TCC) and he continues to provide pulpit help to TCC as its honorary Pastor. He is married to Ms. Chelly for 35 years and the couple has two wonderful children; Sharmila and Sam. Pastor Paul says the driving force in his ministry is the motto of the first Baptist Missionary to India, William Carey, “Expect Great Things From God and Attempt Great Things For God.”

Justin Nathaniel

Pastor
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Pastor, s/o Rev. Dr. Ambrose Samuel Nathaniel had his education from St. Joseph College HS and Bishop Heber College, Puthur, Trichy and did his Masters (English Litt.) in Annamalai University .   He was also honored with Doctor of Divinity.  He did the Theological course in TTS, Madurai and also in the Lancaster Theological Seminary, PA, USA .

Served as Youth minister in Royapuram Lutheran Church . Trained in Carnatic music by taking courses from Tamil Nadu Theological  Seminary conducted by Sangeetha Booshnam Swamikannu and  Dr. D. A. Dhanapandian in 1978.  He has performed kalatchebam in many Churches in Chennai , Bangalore  so on.

Served as Assistant Pastor in the Emmanuel Church, Chennai, and Tamil Christhava Koil, NY. Served as Pastor in the Bethel Tamil Church United Church of Christ (1995-2000) in Baltimore.

Now as the senior Pastor in the TCC from 2000. Pastor Justin Nathaniel is blessed with a wonderful wife Ruby Justin and three children Ebenesar Justin, Grace Justin and Jacob Justin.  The oldest Son Ebenesar who is the TCC Church Choir director is married to Hannah, and they are blessed with 2 children Ruth Shekinah Justin & Samuel Isaac Justin.   Prior to the Lord’s ministry Pastor Justin was in the Govt. ministry in Chennai Port Trust for more than 17 years.  Pastor Justin holds the ministerial standing in the United Church of Christ, Central Atlantic Conference.