Joel Varghese is the Director of Church Partnership and speaker for RIMI. He was born and raised in Chicago, IL. In 2001, Jesus Christ transformed Joel’s life for His purpose at the age of 14. His life is being reformed daily through the trials of life. However, he continues to lean on Jesus Christ. In 2011,Joel felt a specific call for India and moved to Bangalore to complete his theological education at South Asia Institute of Advance Christian Studies (SAIACS). After completing his Masters in Divinity in April 2014, Joel moved back to Chicago and joined RIMI. In October 2017, Joel was ordained as a minister of the Gospel by RIMI. Through his personal experience of the redemption of Christ, God has softened and opened his heart for the need of the Gospel throughout the world.
In addition to being part of RIMI, Joel serves on the preaching team at Living Hope Church in Des Plaines, IL. Joel is married to Preethy and they are blessed with a son.