Like the Israelites leaving Egypt, GGM’s 40+ year passage had struggles in every direction. As we planted our 1st church, my husband Russelliah and I mixed cement, poured the foundation and cooked for workers. It was just two of us as we heard God’s call to preach Christ to those with no Christian witness. We did not have resources for even one month ahead yet God provided daily manna as He expanded the ministry in every direction. It has been completely a faith walk trusting God for every provision. My husband passed into glory in 2009; now my children and I follow the vision. I retired in 2020 and my son-in-law, Rev. Sunil Singh, and my daughter, Thehil Russelliah Singh, lead the ministry with my daughter Thephil Roby on the U.S. Board of Directors. GGM started with nothing but God has multiplied the ministry in more ways than one. With each need, God called someone to buy land, construct buildings, teach students and raise children. We wait upon the Lord and the calling of partners to expand God's kingdom in India.
Christobel K. Russelliah, President Emerita
Sunil became President of GGM in July 2020. He is pursuing a PhD in World Christianity and Global Mission at LSTC, Chicago, IL. Sunil has been actively involved with GGM ministries since he first enrolled as a seminary student at GGM's Indian Theological Seminary (ITS) in 2003. Since then and even after his graduation from ITS, he served in various capacities including student missionary, VBS director, assistant pastor, faculty member, mission coordinator, and now President. He is married to Thehil, daughter of the Founders of GGM.
Thehil serves as the Vice President of Global Relations. Thehil is a PhD candidate in Biblical studies at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary, Evanston, IL. She is the daughter of the founders of GGM and has been involved in the ministries of GGM since birth. She has served in every aspect of the mission including teaching children, preaching in rural contexts, and training seminarians. Thehil and Sunil have been married since 2010 and have two children - Judah and Eden.
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GGM America is a project of Faith & Learning International and accredited by the ECFA. GGM is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization and donations are deductible as permitted by law. Tax ID 20-0743864
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We believe in...
*the Holy Bible, which is fully and uniquely the inspired Word of God, the only infallible, sufficient & authoritative rule of faith & practice.
*one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
*the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ; His virgin birth; His sinless life; His vicarious death and atonement through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection and ascension; His mediatorial intercession; and His personal return in power and glory. He is the only savior of mankind.
*salvation by grace through faith of sinful humans through regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
*indwelling of the Holy Spirit, enabling the Christian to live a Godly life.
*resurrection of the saved unto resurrection of life and the lost unto resurrection of damnation.
*spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ, who are the Church, the Body of Christ.
Gilgal Gospel Mission is governed by two independent Board of Directors. GGM, India ensures the ministry remains true to its founding vision of Preaching Christ & Planting Churches. GGM, America is a registered 501(c)(3) organization responsible for communication, fundraising, and financial oversight of donor gifts. GGMA is a project of Faith & Learning International, who provides accounting and other administrative services.
Elder Gunn is a graduate of Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He was appointed Deacon in 1989 and he began his preaching ministry in October, 1990. He was ordained a Preacher of the Gospel on July 31, 1992. In January of 1997, Elder Gunn was appointed Asst. Pastor of Christ Tabernacle M.B. Church, Austin, Interim Pastor, and then Sr. Pastor until January, 2003. On January 12, 2003, Elder Gunn lead the Inaugural Worship Service of Heritage International Christian Church (H.I.C.C). He is the founder of the Edifying the Saints Ministries, married to Min. Monique Gunn and has 2 children, Majesty Christina and Grace Dominique.
Thephil has a BS in Biology and an MBA in Leadership and Change Management from DePaul University. She is the eldest daughter of the founders of Gilgal Gospel Mission and has been involved in the ministry since birth.
Thephil was born in India but came to the U.S. when she was five years old. She grew up in Chicago and now lives in the suburbs with her husband Christopher, and their children Ava and Isaac.
Thephil leads a risk management function for a large financial institution.
Linda has served with GGM since 1994. She graduated from Michigan State University, worked in managing institutional kitchens, and earned her Registered Dietetic license and Masters in Public Health. She spent time in East African feeding camps under African Inland Mission and received an Interdisciplinary MA from Wheaton Grad School. Linda is married, residing in Wheaton Il where she volunteers with settling refugee families.
Leslie has served with GGM since 2005. She has a BA in Education and a MEd in Counseling. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Children's Home Chain and volunteers for several Christian charities. Her career was in the financial and trust services industry having worked at TAA/CREF N.Y., Commerce Bank of Kansas City, First Commonwealth Trust Company, and currently at Mosaic Wealth Consulting. Leslie and her husband, Brig. General Domenic Rocco, live in Indiana, PA.