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Collection 626 Oral History Interview with Stephen Christopher

Identifier: CN 626

Scope and Contents

Oral history interview with Stephen Christopher, a Tamil mission leader. Topics covered in the interview include his childhood, education and conversion; the work of Dohnavur Fellowship; ministry of his father (P. T. Christopher) and the founding of the Tamil Gospel Village Mission, his own vision for the ministry; the Christian church in northern and southern India; and a comparison of Indian and American Christianity. The time period covered by the interview is 1980 to 2006.

Stephen Christopher was interviewed by Bob Shuster on January 24, 2007, in the offices of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives in Wheaton, Illinois.


  • 2007


Conditions Governing Access

There are no restrictions on the use of this collection.

Conditions Governing Use

The copyright to the material in this collection is held by the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives.

Biographical Information

Full name: Stephen Christopher

Birth: April 28, 1980, in the village of Nazareth, Tamil Nadu, India


Parents: P. T. (father) and Jeyaseeli Christopher

Siblings: One brother, Peter

Conversion: Ca. 1993 while at a Santhosha Vidyalaya retreat in his home village of Nazareth


1986-1998 - Secondary school, Santhosha Vidyalaya, an institution of the Dohnavur Fellowship, Dohnavur, Tirunelveli District, Tamil Nadu, India

1999-2002 - BA in English literature from Bishop Heber College, Tiruchirappalli, Tamil Nadu, India

2002-2004 - MSW in Social Work from Bishop Heber College

2006-2008 - MA in Inter-cultural Studies from Wheaton College Graduate School, Wheaton, Illinois


2004- Managing director, Tamil Village Gospel Mission


1 Sound Recording

115 Minutes

Language of Materials


Additions and Accruals

The materials in this collection were given to the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Archives by Stephen Christopher in January 2007.

Accession: 17-01

June 24, 2020

Bob Shuster

Collection 626 Oral History Interview with Stephen Christopher
Bob Shuster
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Roman Script

Repository Details

Part of the Evangelism & Missions Archives Repository

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