Rev. Vikram Shinde has been the pastor of City Harvest Assembly of God Church ever since its beginning in 2007.
I was born in a very religious orthodox Hindu family. My father was fromarmy and he retired in Hyderabad. I was born in Hyderabad. When I was one year old, I was taken to a prayer meeting by my parents because of blood clots in my left leg. They desired healing but God had a different purpose on my life. At 12, I was drawn back to prayer by my friend Harry and I was 14 years old when I accepted Christ as my savior. The Lord began to use me in different meetings. In January 1995, I obeyed the Lord in water baptism and God filled me with his Holy Spirit and I began to see visions and prophesy. He enabled me to pioneer 3 different fellowships and one eventually became a church.
In the year 2003 I was given credentialswith Assemblies of God, Andhra Pradesh. I was unctioned by the Holy Spirit and affirmed by my Pastor. Rev. Earl Stubbs to go ahead and pioneer a church. With the help of the Lord, inJanuary 27, 2007, I started City Harvest AG Church in New Bowenpally.
In September 2007 I got married to Hithakshi Raju from Bangalore. She was serving as Youth Leader in Garden City AG Church and Jubilee Revival AG Church. After marriage she joined on the pastoral team with a wonderful gift of teaching and counselling. God blessed us with a wonderful daughter Anya and a son called Jedidiah.
Our Goal is to reach new families and by God’s grace we were able to win souls for Christ. We are blessed with membership and in attendance of 230 worshipers on Sundays. We are also pioneering services in 3 different languages – Telugu, Hindi and Tamil.
My desire is to reach the core of every believer’s heart and make Christ a reality to them.
Rev. Vikram Shinde.
Senior Pastor & Founder
City Harvest AG Church.