The National Council of Churches in India (NCCI), in its Executive meeting in Chennai on August 28, 2018, announced Rev. Asir Ebenezer as the next General Secretary of NCCI. He will be taking charge at the turn of the year to succeed the present General Secretary, Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad.
Rev. Asir Ebenezer is an ordained minister of the Church of South India (CSI). He has been in ministry since 1992 and has served in various positions in national and global ecumenical forums. He is the first Presbyter from the CSI, which is the biggest member church in NCCI, who is appointed as the General Secretary of NCCI.
He currently serves as Director of Social Empowerment: Vision in Action (SEVA) at the CSI Synod. He had earlier served the NCCI in various positions, including Officiating General Secretary of NCCI in 2010. A well-known figure in ecumenical circles, theologian, community-enabler and finance expert, the multiple competencies of Rev. Asir Ebenezer will go a long way to strengthen the council.
The officers and the staff of the Church of South India Synod wish all the success to Rev. Asir Ebenezer in his new responsibility in the field of Indian ecumenism.