“I’m gratified by the impact RIMI is having in India! With a vision born of faith and a burden to share the Gospel, this organization is proving that things can be different: if we meet the physical needs of people in India and share the Gospel, we will witness its power in their lives. We can support RIMI with confidence, knowing that together we can make a difference in that great country of [1.3] billion people.”
— Dr. Erwin W. Lutzer
Senior Pastor, The Moody Church
“Reaching Indians Ministries International has been accredited by ECFA since September 23, 2002. We appreciate the integrity of Rev. Saji K. Lukos and appreciate his compelling vision to share Jesus Christ with the unreached in South Asia.”
— Dan Busby
“I am writing to express my wholehearted support and admiration for the amazing ministry of Reaching Indians Ministries International (RIMI).
RIMI is being mightily used by our Lord to accomplish its mission to reach the unreached in South Asia and beyond with the gospel message and develop Christ-like leaders to change lives and transform communities.
Within a short 25 years, under the leadership of founder, Dr. Saji Lukos, RIMI has planted over 12,000 churches throughout South Asia, sent out over 13,000 trained indigenous leaders, established 30 training centers, and built an evangelical seminary. RIMI has also cared for over 1,500 children through its orphanage and compassion ministries.
I can attest first-hand to the effectiveness, quality and Spirit-empowered ministry of RIMI. I felt as if I was witnessing something akin to the New Testament church in the book of Acts.
RIMI has developed a powerful model for reaching South Asia by developing leaders through biblically orthodox, theological training, the modeling of leadership skills and by equipping them with business skills (to make a living and develop a presence in local communities). This approach is culturally relevant as it is working through indigenous leaders who know the culture and languages of India. The leaders sent out from RIMI are sharing the Gospel, leading people to faith in Jesus Christ from a wide-range of backgrounds and developing local congregations of Christ-followers.
I am excited for the partnership between the C.S. Lewis Institute (CSLI) and RIMI in which CSLI will be providing discipleship training to Christian leaders in the Indian marketplace who will then be better equipped to articulate, defend, share and live their faith in Jesus Christ in personal and public life. This ministry of CSLI would not be possible were it not for the brotherly support and help of RIMI as together we seek to be a blessing to the people of South Asia.
I give RIMI and its leadership the highest of recommendations as an effective, Spirit-empowered, biblically orthodox, ministry of integrity that is being used by God to make disciples of Jesus Christ throughout South Asia and beyond. I encourage anyone who learns of this ministry to serve with, pray for and give generously to the ministry of RIMI.”
— Dr. Joel S. Woodruff
“Southwood is committed to supporting developmental ministries whether in Huntsville, AL or around the world. Our desire is to see Biblically trained, indigenous leaders raised up and supported in sustainable ways. We seek to partner with ministries who believe poverty alleviation is an important, though not exclusive, ministry of the local church and whose poverty alleviation efforts are coupled with the preaching of the Gospel. RIMI is one such ministry with whom we are thrilled to partner!! Their commitment to church planting is strongly supported through their leadership development and poverty alleviation efforts - demonstrating a truly biblical understanding of the church’s role to reflect the character of her bridegroom!”
— Sarah Niemitz
Community Development Director
Southwood Presbyterian Church, AL
“The center of God’s gospel mission today is multiplying healthy churches among all people that make disciples of Jesus Christ. Saji Lukos and RIMI have this focus and the fruit is inspiring. If you want to work in South Asia with a solid team led by this TEDS graduate, I recommend this mission to you. ”
— Dr. Rick Thompson
Great Lakes District Superintendent
“I believe that the new Master’s in Transformational Leadership degree program at MITS has the potential to bring significant transformation to student’s lives that will result in significant social innovations in Indian communities and beyond. Drawing on recent research and methodology, and rooted in sound biblical theology, this program will equip social change agents who will be able to better live out the gospel and bring the Good News to the poor and marginalized people of South Asia. I highly recommend this program to anyone who is serious about making a difference in their community or society in Jesus name.”
— Samuel D. Rima, DMin, PhD, author of “Spiritual Capital: A Moral Core for Social and Economic Justice” and “Overcoming the Dark Side of Leadership” Adjunct Professor, Bethel University/Seminary and Executive Pastor, Tenth Church, Vancouver, Canada
"I have deep admiration and respect for the significant educational work of Dr. Lukos along with his commitment to wholistic ministry. His commitment to the Gospel, the people of India, and service grounded in quality, make RIMI a ministry that God is blessing as they bring hope, healing, and health to the people they reach in the name of Jesus."
— Dr. Roger Parrott
President, Belhaven University
"Christian outreach to help transform India and beyond.”
— Pastor Kerry Bauman, Senior Pastor, River Ridge Church, Wilmot, IL
“RIMI is a passionate, visionary response to the heartbeat of Jesus. Saji Lukos understands what it is to be moved with compassion over sheep without a shepherd. This ministry is led by men of integrity and it is committed to excellence in all things.”
— Dr. Danny Sinquefield, Pastor, Faith Baptist Church Bartlett, TN President, Tennessee Baptist Convention (2009)
“Kathy and I have had the privilege of traveling throughout South Asia and ministering with Saji. We observed firsthand their strong commitment to sharing the love of God, establishing prayer groups, discipling and reaching out to the poor and hurting. I’m convinced that an investment in the ministry of RIMI will pay spiritual dividends for eternity.”
— Don Hawkins, D. Min. Former President, Southeastern Bible College, Birmingham, Alabama
“The mission of RIMI and the heart of Saji Lukos are perfectly aligned for the Great Commission. It has been an honor and a privelege to have been asked to visit the Mission India Theological Seminary and interact with the future leaders of a changing nation.”
— Krish Dhanam, President Mala Ministries Co-Founder Krish Dhanam Training International
“…I do have great respect for the ministry of RIMI…I see the [annual] banquet as an opportunity not only to assist the work of RIMI, but also to help challenge and mobilize God’s people here in the US toward partnering with what God is doing in India.”
— Dr. David Bennett, Coordinator, India Leadership Development Study Formerly Senior Pastor, Grace Baptist Church, Boston
“Today’s missions strategies are different from even a few years ago. Saji’s desire to recruit, train, and send local Christians as missionaries is easily the dominant means of ministering in India and to Indians today.”
— Dr. Ramesh Richard, President of Reach International and Professor, Dallas Theological Seminary
“RIMI provides innovation and relevant means of evangelism and church planting for the emerging generation of new missionaries from India and abroad.”
— Dr. T.V. Thomas
“RIMI has a ministry which will have long term effects in India for many to follow Christ. I am grateful to Saji Lukos for his efforts to keep focus on India for prayers and for Indians to follow Christ.”
— Dr. K. Rajendran, Former General Secretary of India Missions Association, India
“If there is any chance you could have him speak in your church or district, you will never regret it. Saji’s amazing testimony of salvation and persecution as an Indian who came to Jesus will melt your heart and refresh your soul.”
— Pastor Richard Carlson, Pastor of Rock Springs Free Church, WY
“Saji Lukos is a great man of faith. His unwavering trust in our Great God, and his passionate obedience to Him, has given rise to the growing gospel ministry of RIMI, which is fast becoming a leading and powerful voice for God to each and every state of India and beyond.”
— Bob Schill, Experienced Architect, Chairman of Missionary Tech, Longview, TX
“In these days a great movement of the Holy Spirit is bringing revelation of the Gospel of Jesus to millions of peoples in South Asia. RIMI-Mission India is an effective organization that trains men and women as ministers of the Kingdom of God, in order to bring truth, discipleship, and compassion to the diverse peoples of India.”
— Dr. Tom Dooley Ph.D., Scientist-Entrepreneur, AL
“I had the privilege of being Saji Lukos’s pastor for several years. I have never met a man more focused on God’s call. He is a man of prayer and a man of passion. He has a clear vision of effective ministry to his own countrymen and has incorporated that vision into the organization of RIMI and Mission India.”
— Jerry Foote, Former Pastor of Muscatine Free Church
“RIMI is an impressive organization! First, Saji Lukos has put together a realistic strategy to reach South Asia for Christ, as well as, assembling an impassioned leadership team to carry it out. Second, RIMI has a stream-lined organizational chart that allows every dollar contributed to be used with a maximum benefit—in fact, I don’t know of another organization that uses its resources more effectively than RIMI!”
— Rev. Bob Boerner, Jr. Director of Young Business Leaders, North Alabama
“I am pleased to commend and support RIMI, under the leadership of Saji Lukos, as a ministry making an eternal difference in South Asia.”
— Dr. Hutz Hertzberg, Former Executive Director at The Orchard Network, IL
“RIMI is one of the most effective ministries that we have seen any where in the world. God’s hand is on Saji Lukos. He has assembled a great team all throughout South Asia. Take a few moments, browse the website and you will see that this ministry has become a Major Force for Christ. The heart of the ministry is Church Planting, but RIMI is meeting so many other needs. If you get involved in this ministry you are going to be blessed!”
— Tom and JoAnn Doyle, Partners Middle East Director, Partners Women’s Ministry