Komanapalli was born in a small village of India and has
been raised up by God to be a blessing to the nation of
India and to the world.
speaker, teacher, and leader, Founder-Chairman Emeritus of Manna Group of Ministries
and its college of ministries (Manna Full Gospel
Ministries, Miriam Children’s Home, Rock Church
Ministries, Rev. K.S.J. M. Hospitals, Arunodaya
Ministries and Paramjyoti Educational Foundation). He is
also the Presiding Bishop of Manna Full Gospel Churches
and Rock Churches.
Through a series of divinely
ordained events subsequent to his graduation from
Southern Asia Bible College ( India ), Ernest traveled
to Jerusalem , Europe and then on to the United States
of America . There he received both his bachelor’s
degree in Psychology from Barrington College (USA) and a
master’s degree in School administration and
certification in special education from Rhode Island
College (USA). He also received an honorary Doctorate
from Christian International Seminary (USA).
In 1963 he met
and married his dear wife Rachel Jyothi who would not
only share his life but also his ministry. Ernest and
Rachel started Manna International in 1966 by supporting
2 pastors with their tithes. The Children’s ministry
started by giving one salary and living on the other.
Ernest worked as a Special Education teacher and also as
Director of a community school in the Providence , Rhode
Island School system. Rachel first taught at the Early
childhood center of Barrington College and then in
Providence Public Schools.
a vision from God, Ernest and Rachel moved to India from
the USA . In the years to come God would bless their
obedience and enlarge the boundaries of the ministry.
Ernest has served as Chairman of the Pentecostal
fellowship of India at local, state and national levels.
He presently serves as a member of the advisory
committee of the Pentecostal World
her Bachelor’s degree in English Literature from AC
College ( India ) and studied her Masters of Divinity
degree at Andhra Christian Theological College and
Serampore University. Drawing from her experience and
credentials, Rachel serves as the Director of Rock
Church Ministries, Rock Church Educational Foundation,
Miriam Children’s Home, Rev. K.S. J. M. Hospital and
Paramjyoti Educational Foundation. This is in addition
to her responsibilities as Principal of Manna Bible
College and the Senior Pastor of Rock Church
Rachel have raised 5 children; 3 sons and 2 daughters.
They have 9 grandchildren. Today Ernest and Rachel
continue to be faithful to the vision God has given
them. As they have been faithful to what God has given
them He has raised them up as leaders not only in their
own nation but also in the world.
Spurgeon Raju Pachigalla
Spurgeon Raju Pachigalla is renowned preacher, teacher
and leader throughout India and globally. He is the
President of Manna Full Gospel Ministries and in that
capacity oversees the churches related to Manna
Ministries. He is Senior Pastor of Manna Church,
He is known
as the voice of “Manna Varthamanamulu” radio program
which is heard weekly throughout India . Bishop Spurgeon
studied and received his Bachelor’s degree from AC
college ( India ) as well as Barrington College (USA).
He distinguished himself in his field by receiving his
Master of Divinity from Trinity Evangelical Seminary
(USA) and an Honorary Doctorate from Christian
International Seminary (USA). He is married to Rachel
and they have 5 children.
Administrator, Pastor and Leader, Carl David Komanapalli
is the Residential Director and Secretary/Treasurer of
Manna Full Gospel Ministries, Miriam Children’s Home and
Rev. K.S.J.M Hospitals.
able oversight, the vision of Ernest & Rachel
Komanapalli is implemented through the children’s work;
educational institutions and medical outreach run
smoothly and are a benefit to a multitude of people. He
is the Senior Pastor of our “mother” church of the
ministry situated at Amalapuram, which today brings
glory to God with a membership numbering over 3,000. He
received his Bachelor’s Degree in Business
Administration from American Christian College (USA). He
is married to Sharon Rose and they have 3
Sudarshan Jyoti Komanapalli
An International Evangelist, Teacher and Speaker, Sudarshan Jyoti Komanapalli is the Chairman of the Manna Group of Ministries and the President of Manna International.
He has been in the ministry since 1988. He received his education in Business Adminstration and Political Studies from Gordon College and studied Cross Cultural Studies at Fuller Seminary. He has also studied at the Kings University and the Jack W. Hayford School of Pastoral Nurture.
Prior to his present positions in the Manna Group of Ministries, he worked as the Administrator for Manna/Rock Church Ministries in India. During this time he also pioneered and Pastored Manna Church in Hyderabad. Over the past 20 years he has had the privilege of speaking in various evangelistic gospel meetings, churches and conferences in India, Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, and USA. He also hosts and speaks on Manna TV programs which are seen in India, the Middle East, Japan, Southeast Asia, Western Australia and the USA.