I have no greater joy than this, to hear that
you are walking in the truth (3 John: 4)
Rev. Kamalesh Stephen’s greatest joy is when the people to whom he is called to minister live out their faith in their places of work and leisure. Mentoring disciples to be a living witness for God in the world has been his deepest yearning and he brings that passion to Asian Indian Christian Church located in Berkeley Heights, NJ.
After having served World Vision of India for two years Rev. Kamalesh came to the United States in 1990 to pursue his dual Master’s in Divinity and Economic Development from Eastern University and Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary (now Palmer Theological Seminary). The call to ordained ministry with the Church of South India became a reality for him on October 25, 1997 by the Rt. Rev. Masilamani Azariah, Bishop of Madras. Until 2014, Rev. Kamalesh assisted the senior pastor in the growth of Grace-Trinity UCC in Philadelphia. His academic journey took him to Princeton Theological Seminary where he pursued Th. M. and Ph. D. degrees in the area of
Homiletics (preaching). Rev. Kamalesh also serves as an adjunct faculty at Palmer Theological Seminary and Princeton Theological Seminary.
Rev. Kamalesh is married to Sumithra and has 2 children Roshini and Rupak. They, as a family, believe in a God who calls and most importantly affirm that the One who calls will also equip them for the journey that is ahead. Their long stint in Philly has made them ardent fans of the Eagles football team and they want to keep it that way.