India Pastors, Churches and Christians


Gracious, exuberant Christian men that love to praise the Lord

The average age of pastors is somewhere between 19 and 30.

Pentecostals pastors respond to all of Jerry’s tricks easily.  The Baptists- half and half.  The Wesleyans are the toughest crowd to make laugh.



It seems like married women wear saris, not unmarried women

The wedding color is red, not white

In the city, Jerry is one of the few men wearing India clothes

There are 600 million different saris, and no two are alike

People wear goose down jackets when it is 70 degrees



The volume on the PA is always cranked UP high .

In church when the floor seating starts to get crowded everyone simultaneously, like a wave, moves closer to the side and front – usually under the prompting of the pastor’s wife.

Singing in church goes from 1 to 1 ½ hours without a break

Many Christians know what they believe but they don’t know why they believe it. Apologetics is weak here.

Men and women spontaneously take turns leading the singing

Women are not afraid of sparkle, glitz or color

If you ask someone to read a passage of Scripture three people start reading aloud in a seconds! (February 3, 2016  Vijayawada, India)


Matthew 6:25-27  “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about the body, what you will wear.  Is not life more important than food or the body more important than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air, they do not reap or store away in barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them.  Are you not more important than they?  Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to His life?”


What observations about your life might others notice?  We don’t see the strange things in us.  Try to look at your life today from the life of strangers.  It will be interesting.


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