PASTOR Bernard Chinthamalla
“…be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord.” I Corinthinas 15:58
Bro. Ch. Bernard is the pastor of Smyrna Baptist Church. He is one of the founding members of the church. After its establishment in 1995, the church mission work gathered in his house from October 1994 to Jan 1995. He was ordained as a deacon, and served the church for 4 years from July 2008 to April 2011; and was later God called him to pastoral position on May 2011. He has been pastoring for the past 5 years. He succeeded the missionary pastor, Dr. Solomon Surya Rao, who was the missionary pastor for 16 years.
Pastor Bernard is the first pastor of the church. Before becoming the pastor, he served as the youth Pastor. He was also the technical chief. He also established youth conferences which are held annually in the month of August. He attended Faithful Baptist College, Omak, Washington, U.S.A., and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Theology.
Since his pastorship, he fed the flock by taking series on the Book of Nehemiah, the Book of Romans, the Book of James, the Book of Acts, and the life of Abraham (Genesis 13 – 22,) the Tabernacle. He is a man who enjoys preaching textual sermons.
Pastor Bernard and his wife, Margaret, were married on January 26th, 1998. They have 2 children: Bernice Megan and Leonard Samuel. His love for God and his love for the church is evident in his zeal towards winning souls for Christ and his efforts towards the upliftment of church members respectively.
He has been an active member of the church since 7 years. He is the adult Sunday school teacher. He assists the preacher in reading the scriptures in the local language, Telugu. He also heads the cooking department of the church.
BRO. K. JOHN BENNY
He is one of the founding members of the church. He is the song leader in the church.
BRO. K. EMMANUEL
He is one of the founding members of the church. He heads the music department in the church.
BRO. JOSHUA SAGINALA
He heads the youth meetings. He is also a musician in the church.
BRO. G. DANIEL
He is the treasurer of the church.