Pastor Kuruvilla Founder Director

CFI World Missions were born in the heart of Pastor Mathew Kuruvilla, a native Indian called to missionary work among his own people. At the center of CFI World Missions is Kuruvilla’s driving passion to reach the hurting, lost, indigent, and incarcerated; the Unseen Victims of Society.

Pastor Kuruvilla was born in India and raised in a devout, Nasrani - Syrian Christian family. For many generations, his family was involved in Christian ministry in India and the surrounding countries. This environment, filled with Gospel meetings and Bible studies, gave pastor Kuruvilla a strong foundation for his life’s work.

Throughout his life, Pastor Kuruvilla sensed that missions work, including starting churches among the unchurched people groups of India, was part of God’s plan for his life. After finishing one year of Bible School in 1974, he experienced this first-hand when he had the privilege to share the Lord Christ Jesus with the people of Arunachal Pradesh and surrounding states, in Northeast and North India with his secular job.


Mathew and Bilsy


Mathew Kuruvilla & Dr. Abdul Kalam, President of India

In 1989, God called Pastor Kuruvilla into full-time ministry. After spending twelve years in the Indian Civil Service of the Cabinet Secretariat New Delhi, India, he left a promising career to fulfill Jesus’ command to, “Go into all world and preach the good news to all creation, and to the poor.” To prepare for his work in India, Pastor Kuruvilla studied in the United States at Brewton Parker College, Dallas Baptist University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Besides his academic studies, he also gained expertise through building a successful career as an Assist Manager for Radio Shack & Tandy Corporation, working as a national consultant for CORE-MARK International, and owning and operating various businesses. Please pray for the ministry, him, his wife Bilsy and their two children Jobin & his family and Juby & her family.


“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’” Mathew 25:40