History of NIEA
The late Dr. Abraham Philip was the founder of New India Evangelistic Association. It was his desire to train men and women for the evangelization of India that led to the founding of the New India Bible College in 1975. As graduates went to neighboring villages and started planting churches, the first of New India's 200 churches was dedicated in 1977.
Additional Bible training programs have since been developed in eight states of India. Over seven thousand men and women have received training through the various theological schools over the past thirty-three years.
The first Christian home for orphaned and neglected children was opened in 1981 with the Boys' Haven in Paippad, Kerala. At present, there are over 700 children being cared for in nineteen NIEA Christian homes in various states. The development of new village mission schools for children who are out of reach of public education has resulted in over 3000 kids being educated at present in 12 NIEA mission schools in N. India.
THE NIEA STORY
NIEA has established Christian ministries in ten states of India since 1975. The New India Bible Seminary has over 2500 alumni. Over 550 staff members of NIEA are regularly reaching out to the unreached and least evangelized people. The New India Bible Church fellowship continues to expand with over 200 churches currently established from church planting by seminary alumni. Village mission schools are increasing in numbers in several states. Over 3000 children are now enrolled in 12 NIEA mission schools in North India. Twenty Christian homes for orphaned and indigent children are in operation in four states.
We invite you to explore our web site and discover what God is accomplishing in India through the faithfulness of the NIEA team and prayers of the saints the world over.
Dr. Alexander A. Philip was commissioned as Director of NIEA in 1998 and, with his wife Laly, directs the ministry from its base in Purnia, Bihar. NIEA has at present over 550 on staff in various states of India.
Board of Directors
NIEA operates under the oversight of a Board of Directors in India composed of seven members and chaired by Dr. Mathew Finny. NIEA operations in the United States are under the direction of a six member Board chaired by Robert Ball II.
Financial Accountability: NIEA India receives yearly audits through K.R. Velayudhan Pillai & Co., Chartered Accountants, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala.
NIEA-USA is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose receipts are tax deductible in the USA.
NIEA financial documents are available on www.Guidestar.org.
Dr. Alex Philip