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The BSI Office Bearers

REV. DR. P.N.S CHANDRA BOSE
President, The Bible Society of India


RT. REV. DR. P.C. SINGH
Vice-President, The Bible Society of India


REV. PREMKUMAR SOANS
Hon. Treasurer, The Bible Society of India


REV. DR. M. MANI CHACKO
General Secretary, The Bible Society of India



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REV. DR. P.N.S CHANDRA BOSE
President, The Bible Society of India

Rev. Dr. P.N.S Chandra Bose serves as the President of the Bible Society of India; He also serves as the General Secretary of the Gospel Mission of India, and president of Bethel Bible College at Guntur. He was one of the Founding Directors of CBN, India and the General Secretary of Francen World out reach.

He holds a Bachelor Degree in Science, and a post Graduate Degree in philosophy from Andhra University; and a Bachelor Degree in Law from Acharya Nagarjuna University, and also the Bachelor of Divinity Degree from the Senate of Serampore University.

Rev. Dr. P.N.S Chandra Bose was awarded “Pratibha Puraskar” (Eminent personality) by Acharya Nagarjuna University in the field of social services; Doctor of Divinity (Honorary) by the Academy for Ecumenical Theology and Church Administration and the ``Best Christian Leader’’ Award by Aaradhana T.V, one of the most popular Satellite Christian Telugu Channels widely viewed all over the World.

His wife, Dr. Mrs. Leela Bose served as a senior Lecturer and Head of the Dept. of Botany at Andhra Christian College, Guntur and now she helps Rev. Bose heading all the educational institutions and Residential Homes run by Gospel Mission of India. She serves as the President of A.P Auxiliary Mary Jones Club and is a member of the national committee of the CRRM Dept.





RT. REV. DR. P.C. SINGH
Vice-President, The Bible Society of India

Rt. Rev. Dr. P.C. Singh serves as the Vice-President of the Bible Society of India. He also serves as the President of CALVIN Institute of Theology, Stewardship Committee CNI Synod, CARAVS, Jabalpur, MPCC & the Jabalpur Diocesan Board of Social Services. He serves as chairman of the Rural Life Programme, Board of Education, CNI, MP, Board of Secondary Education & Teachers training, CNI, MP. He is the executive member of NCCI and the Vice President of Leonard Theological College, Jabalpur and Synodical Board of Health Services. He serves as a member in the board of Management, Bishop College, Kolkata and has been recently elected as Vice President of Christian Institute For The Study of Religion And Society.

He has also held various responsibilities in the diocese and other organisations as Secretary of the CNI diocese, Jabalpur, 2002-04, Secretary of the Episcopal Electoral Body for the diocese of Calcutta, as Chairman of SCMI, mid India, Auxiliary President, Jabalpur Auxiliary, BSI, Member of Finance Committee, NCCI and as Chairperson of CARAVS Search Committee in 2008.

He holds a Master of Arts degree from Jabalpur, Bachelor of Divinity, Leonard College, Jabalpur & Doctor of Divinity in Christian Education, USA. He was ordained as Deacon and then as Presbyter in 1990. He was Presbyter in charge in Christ Grih Church, Bhatapara, Disciples Church of Christ, Jabalpur & St. Paul’s Church, Ghamapur from 1986 -2004. Later he was elected and installed as Bishop, Jabalpur diocese, Church of North India, in the year 2004.
He is married to Mrs. Nora Singh and has two children Piyush & Priyanka.





REV. PREMKUMAR SOANS
Hon. Treasurer, The Bible Society of India

Rev. Premkumar Soans serves as the Hon. Treasurer of the Bible Society of India. He is from the Church of South India – Karnataka Southern Diocese and has very rich experience of serving various congregations (former three areas namely Mangalore, Hassan & Mysore) for forty years. His faithful forty years of ministerial commitment towards the diocese and his ministry through various leadership capacities held in the CSI Synod such as the Convener for the Synod Theological Commission, Vice-President of the Diocese (1995-2005 & 2007-2009), Treasurer of the Diocese (2009-2011), Ministerial Committee Convener (2005-2007) has enriched the mission, ministry and vision of the Church.

During his ministry he responded to people’s voice and thereby served the church in fulfilling its mission and vision. His humility in ministry has made him a well accepted minister in his church. His wholehearted support and guidance towards various Christian, Ecumenical Organizations in the last thirty years has been enriching.

At present he serves as the Presbyter in-charge at the CSI St. Paul’s Church in Mangalore. His wife Rev. Mary Soans also serves as the Presbyter in the diocese for the last thirty eight years. They are blessed with two sons.


REV. DR. M. MANI CHACKO
General Secretary, The Bible Society of India

Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko serves the Bible Society of India as the General Secretary from August 2011.  Before joining the Bible Society of India, he was the Director of the Ecumenical Christian Centre, Whitefield, Bangalore.  Prior to that, for nearly sixteen years he was a teaching faculty at the Gurukul Lutheran Theological College, Chennai, where later on he became the Principal of that college.

Rev. Dr. M. Mani Chacko obtained his M.A. in Sociology from the University of Kerala, and his B.D. and M.Th. in Old Testament Studies from the United Theological College, Bangalore.  Later on he continued his studies in England and earned his Ph.D. from Kings’ College, London.

Dr. Chacko is also a writer and has authored three books.  He has been a resource person in conferences held in China, Cameroon, South Africa, Germany, Hong Kong and Thailand.





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