pareshhaldar

About Paresh

Joined May 2019

Bio

Transform East Alliance (TEA)

I was born and brought up in a traditional Bengali Hindu family. As a
young man, I was living a miserable life and was seeking peace. On
20th July 1998, I heard about Jesus, when I was listening to a radio
program. Matthew 11:28 touched my heart where Jesus calls people with
heavy heart that he can give peace and rest. I felt rest when I
responded to the call. I began to listen more about Jesus on radio.
Also I was attending a local church in my area. The pastor of the
church encouraged me to go for 6 months Discipleship training in
Bihar. I attended discipleship training for six months in 2000. I
understood that I am a sinner and I need forgiveness, which only Jesus
can provide. According to Acts 4:12, I believed in Jesus and obeyed
him in Baptism on 11th August 2002.

I did my Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) from Allahabad Bible Seminary
during 2002 to 2005. I was married in 2006. We began our ministry in
Kolkatta area in 2007. We were involved in church planting, and
ministry among children. We are blessed with two sons, 8 years and 5
years old.

We were introduced to Disciple Making and Church Planning through one
of our mutual friend. We learned and implemented and found this
strategy very fruitful. Our ministry grew and the Lord enlarged our
territory and helped us form a network, Transform East Alliance (TEA).

Vision Statement
Every Bengali community worshiping, living in harmony, and financially thriving.

TEA Purpose/Mission

TEA networks ministries to train and resource for Disciple-making and
sustainable community development among Bengali speaking unreached
people groups of East India.