Our Pastors

Pastor Ranjan Samuel

Pastor Ranjan Samuel is a dedicated servant of God, known for his unwavering commitment to spreading the message of love, compassion, and faith. With a heart for ministry and a passion for connecting with people, Pastor Samuel has been a guiding light within the Christ Church of India communities in San Ramon and San Jose.

In 1987, he and his wife relocated to the USA to further his studies in Education and Theology and engage in church planting. He established Christ Church of India in San Jose in 1989 and later in San Ramon in 2012. Together with his wife Usha, they are parents to two sons, Joel and Andrew. Pastor Ranjan has a passion for music. And he enjoys connecting with people, often dedicating time to spend with them.

Pastor Ranjan Samuel is not just a shepherd of his flock; he is a friend, mentor, advocate for all who seek spiritual guidance and support. And he is affectionately called as Pastor, uncle, father and grandfather at church. His genuine care for others, coupled with a steadfast dedication to God's work, continues to impact lives and transform hearts within and beyond the walls of the church.

Pastor Stephen Elisha Prabhakar

Rev. Stephen Elisha Prabhakar was born in Chintamani in a Pastor’s family. Early in his childhood he decided to serve God fully convinced that the Lord had called him to the Ministry. His early ministry was with his father accompanying him as worship leader and then as preacher and  evangelist in various parts of India.

Pastor Stephen was ordained as a Pastor in 2009 and served as an Assistant Pastor in his local Church. In 2013 he moved to the USA. From the year 2015 to 2022 he served as an Associate Pastor of Church Planting and Discipleship Teaching in DFW Metroplex, Texas. Pastor Stephen is married to Shyla from 23 years and have two wonderful sons Eric Prince and Enrique Chris.

Pastor Stephen holds a MDIV in New Testament Studies from South Asian Institute of Advanced Christian Studies and a Master of Sacred Theology in New Testament Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas,Texas.