Dr. Bevin G. Lawrence serves as the Jurisdictional Bishop of the Church of God in Christ, India First Jurisdiction. A Medical Doctor (General Physician) by profession, he obeyed to God’s call as a full-time Medical Missionary and Pastor. He is a theological graduate and also has a Doctorate in Ministry
Born in a traditional Christian family, Dr. Bevin Lawrence spent his younger days in his native village. In 1975 he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. He was saved, sanctified and anointed by the Holy Ghost on July 19, 1975 and obeyed God’s call for ministry. He got his Medical Degree as a General Physician in 1982.. He planted many churches in India, traveled across India, preaching in many Gospel crusades and have written many books in Tamil and translated Christian books from English to Tamil. In 1995 he started his Medical Mission in deep jungles around Kodaikanal, his hometown. Regular free health care camps are conducted by his TEAM to provide free medicines and to teach the illiterates about health care. God performed many miracles in this ministry. Many churches were planted in many parts of India. "He runs a “Home” for the tribal, destitute and orphan Children in the COGIC India Headquarters from 2000. .
The International Presiding Bishop Charles E. Blake and the General Board of the Church of God in Christ appointed Dr. Bevin G Lawrence as the Jurisdictional Bishop of the COGIC India III Ecclesiastical Jurisdiction in 2010. As the number of churches grew fast, a new Jurisdiction emerged out of the India III and two Bishops were appointed in 2016. Bishop Lawrence was given Episcopal Assignment to the India Jurisdiction I. The Mission Department also assigned to him the work of Regional Director for the 10/40 Window.
Bishop Bevin Lawrence and Mother Serena Lawrence are married for 35 years and they have three sons Gladvin G Lawrence, Divine S Lawrence and Denvin P Lawrence. Gladvin is married to Rachel and Divine is married to Keerthana. They have two granddaughters, Leanna Faith and Aria Hope.
Born in a traditional Christian Family in 1960, accepted Jesus Christ as her personal Savior at the age of 18, baptized and sanctified. She is a Post graduate in English Literature. She had been a teacher and later worked as the President of a Women’s College. She resigned her job in the year 2002 to involve in full time ministry. She helps her husband in the ministry and leads the Women’s Department of the COGIC India 3rd Jurisdiction. She also takes care of the destitute and orphan children who are in the Children’s Home under this Jurisdiction.
Bishop Dr. Bevin G Lawrence
President & Jurisdictional Prelate
India Diocese I
Regional Director, 10/40 Window countries
Bishop S. Edison Victor
General Secretary & Jurisdictional Prelate
India Diocese III
Bishop G. Jeyakumar
Treasurer & Jurisdictional Prelate
India Diocese V
Rev. S. Paulmanickam
District Superintendent, Kovai
Rev. R.S. Victor
District Superintendent, Nellai
Rev. C.S. Durai
District Superintendent, Nagercoil
Rev. D. Robert
District Superintendent, Chittoor
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Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.