Edward Kuntam Profile
Edward Williams Kuntam was born and brought up in Andhra Pradesh where his parents Satyadas and Rajamma were good Christian lay persons in the Church of South India and Indian Pentecostal Church, Eluru. He has good memories of studying in CSI English Medium School, St. Xavier’s High School and Sir. C R Reddy College, all at Eluru.
After completing his BA in Economics and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration with advertisement as specialisation, Edward worked as marketing manager for a cable-manufacturing unit, for three years. But, he had a great desire to advertise his master and savior, Jesus Christ, to the college and university students and therefore joined Union of Evangelical Students of India as student counsellor in 1990. He ministered to students in most of the universities and colleges for ten years. He then became the State Secretary of Andhra Pradesh and gave leadership till 2006.
As the State Secretary he travelled across the state and also in other parts of India to preached or took seminars in prestigious institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Gundy, IISC Bangalore, JNU Delhi, Central University Pondicherry, JIPMER Pondicherry and CMC Vellore. As RZIM trained apologist he taught in their regional seminars on subjects like Logic, fallacies and Pantheism. He taught spiritual leadership in Haggai regional seminars on subjects like spiritual leadership and communication.
Along with that, Edward has been the host of Nireekshana since 2000. Nireekshana is a weekly television show sponsored by CBN India and was aired on TV9 for over six years and now being aired on SakshiTV four times a week. Over the years, his passion for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ has made him to strive hard to reach out to millions of viewers. He is also the blogger and web interactive manager for an IPTV called “TipriTV’ that reaches the diaspora Indians. He has two post graduate degrees – MA advanced in Homiletics from SAIACS, Bangalore and MA in Christian Studies from Madras University.
Edward’s wife, Christy Rose, did her MA Theology at SAIACS and is now an online counsellor and translator – translates English material to Telugu. In the recent past, she was burdened to minister to the eunuchs and gays and therefore started a church for LGBT community at Eluru. Now, by the grace of God Redeem Ministry grew to eight churches – for Hijras at Eluru, Sarpavaram, Palakole, Vijayawada and Kuppam; and for gays at Bhimavaram, Narsapuram and Kakinada. The gay culture has become rampant in India after the government -legalised homosexuality, which anyhow was reversed by the Supreme court. Edward and Christy are happy to be part of this unique ministry, which is very challenging in many ways. Christy and Edward are blessed with two daughters Sharon and Ruth who are doing their schooling at Bangalore.
You can watch some of the messages of Edward William Kuntam also know more about Redeem Ministry in their website www.edwardkuntam.com and www.tipritv.com is the site on which Edward and Christy minister to reach the diaspora Indians in the US and UK