Through an amazing and anointed spanning over several years, Christian minister, Sajith Joseph has touched the lives of many to help them experience the victorious life in Jesus Christ. Sajith was born into a Roman Catholic family as the second son of Joseph Kottarathil and Rosamma Joseph on May 16th, 1983. His parents were originally from Pala and migrated to Malabar. His childhood and primary education were completed in a village called Ottathai, Kannur in Kerala.
After completing theological studies, became pastor of Assemblies of God church. He taught at a Protestant seminary for a period, and started traveling to preach. In December 2006, he got married to Reshma Jose, later blessed with a beautiful daughter, Angela Sajith then an amazing son, Blessing Joseph Sajith and together as a family serving the kingdom of God. In 2011, Grace Community was started at Changanacherry, conducts meeting every Sunday morning and Retreats all over the world.
It’s at Vakathanam, he had an encounter with God lasting about 42 hours where the Finished Work of Jesus on the Cross revealed the term “Tetelestai”. It’s from this encounter got the strength to preach this unique message of the finished works of Jesus all around the world with healings and deliverance.
He always had a void feeling about church for which he couldn’t understand, it was the guidance of the Holy spirit which led him to pursue the truth about Catholicism. he started learning about Catholicism with view that it is not the true nature of faith, being a protestant pastor, had 80 unanswered questions concerning Catholicism. Especially about ideal worship, praying to Mary, praying to the dead, priesthood, alter, sacraments, infant baptism etc. In search for truth, he bought numerous catholic books, searched through the internet and started watching the “Catholic Answer” YouTube channel.
He started studying the church, about protestant church history, early church fathers and martyrs. In the protestant circle they teach about church history from the date of reformation started by Martin Luther and John Calvin.
While going through the early church fathers, especially the early first century fathers, all of them were Catholic or Orthodox. They stood in their faith in the early centuries, most of them became martyrs. This attracted him more into Catholicism.
Whilst he met with Bishop Brain Farrel, he shared the vision with them. Bishop Farrell was advised that this message of Finished Work of Jesus, Catholic church also needs to hear and embrace. “This is a unique message from God, you have to keep going in this charisma, don’t ever move away from this vision. This is God’s gift of ecumenical vision for you”.
His Grace most Rev.Dr.Soosa Pakkiam.M, said this message “ Finished Work Of Jesus Christ” is need of this generation. Churches grow and divide but it has to be united. The theologians gave him the clear understanding of the second Vatican council concerning the unity of churches. This led him to a decision to work for the Christian church unity, came to understand that faith divides but love unites. All who left their mother churches is based on faith. The main theme for me 1st Cor.13:13, faith, hope and love three exists., But of these loves is the greatest. This is the true theme and it will be. Faith is great but love is greatest and started preaching that the love is greatest which can unite the separated. To bring all apostolic churches into the unity in love.
Having discussed the communion of GCG with the Catholic Church theologians, canonists and other experts, on 26th November 2019, Bishops of KRLCBC have decided to accept the members of GCG into communion with the Catholic Church. KRLCBC has authorized Rt Rev.Dr Selvister Ponnumuthan , Bishop of Punalur and Chairman of Commission for Ecumenism, dialogue and Proclamation to be the Episcopal Protector of GCG and Rev.Fr.Dr. Prasad Theruvathu to be the chaplin to bring all apostolic churches into the unity of love.
His ambition is that all who got divided based on faith will return back to original status. Real revival is not the division and getting separated and forming a new group. Divisions based on faith is not called revival. Real revival is in sharing the same joy and harmony.
Personal Message from Sajith:
Thank you for taking time to know how God touched my life. If anything, this is the only thing I can be joyful of – to be winning souls for Him. It simply is impossible for me to keep the truth that encompasses all the joy and love to me. It must overflow to every possible person out there.
The greatest moment in my life was when God revealed to me the depth of His unmerited and abundant grace by the work of His death on the cross. His death is the beginning of my victorious life here on earth. Oh! This is an astounding truth, dear friend, which I cannot keep to myself.
I invite you today to travel with me in this journey with Christ – for your sake and for the sake of all others who are yet to know this life saving truth of freedom. By His grace alone, Tetelestai,