About G.S. Nair
G.S. Nair, Founder and Pastor of People’s Baptist Church; Founder and President of People’s Baptist Ministries
G.S. Nair is a Baptist pastor, educator and evangelist from Trivandrum (city), Kerala (state), India.
As a high caste Hindu Army officer, he was a harsh and outspoken critic of Christianity until he was converted while recuperating from tuberculosis at a Baptist Mid-Missions Hospital in 1972.
In 1976 he founded Kerala Baptist Gospel Team which became Peoples Baptist Ministries to India (PBMI) in 1984. PBMI is the outreach ministry of Peoples Baptist Church in Trivandrum which he founded in 1978.
Under his leadership PBMI has established over 3,500 churches with over 300,000 members. The ministry operates 20 children’s homes (orphanages), 3 Bible colleges, a seminary, 8 Bible college extension, 2 women’s vocational training centers, 7 private Christian schools, a ministry to lepers in two Indian states, an assisted living home and a home for abused girls.
He also established a publishing ministry that has produced millions of tracts in various languages as well as collateral educational material. In 2006, he founded and is editor of Baptist Voice, the official publication of Peoples Baptist Ministries to India.
Brother Nair earned a Bachelor of Religious Education (B.R.E.) and Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) from Berean Baptist Bible College and Seminary in Bangalore, India.
He was honored with Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees from Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, WI, and Maryland Baptist Bible College, in Elkton, Maryland, in recognition of his life work in education.
I was raised in a religious family. After I finished my studies, I found that there was an emptiness in my life. I had no peace in my heart. I thought that if I just got a good job I would finally have peace. I decided to join the army. I figured that I would get a good salary and promotions. I worked hard, got promoted, and made friends, but nothing could fill my emptiness. In 1970, I was transferred to the northeast part of India.
I contracted a very bad case of tuberculosis. I was discouraged. My superiors were anxious to get me to the right kind of place to get good treatment.
In 1971 I was admitted to a Baptist Mid-missions hospital. In addition to the fine medical treatment, they also treated me to the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. I thought, “Why should I believe in a foreign god?” But I attended their Bible studies. During one of the studies I was challenged to read the Bible. I did not know it was God’s Word. I started reading it and fighting with the missionary. I continued to read that book and arguing with people.
My problem was that I would not believe that I was a sinner and that I needed a Savior. After 14 months in 1972, when I was reading God’s Word from Jeremiah 17:9, the Holy Spirit began to convict me that I had a wicked heart. I saw I needed a living Savior. I began crying out to God.
One day, I looked back on what I had learned. How Jesus Christ came to seek and save that which was lost. I saw that he died on the cross of Calvary on behalf of me. It was on that morning in 1972 that I called upon the Lord and received Jesus Christ as my personal Savior.
G.S. and his wife, Sarah, have been married for 40 years. They have three married girls, Debbie, Rebeca Dawn, and Suzaan; and one son, Timothy, who is a medical student in India. They have six grandchildren.
27 Quotes from Dr. Nair
- You don’t have to look into the world for worldliness; you can see it in today’s Church.
- The heart of every problem is the problem of the heart.
- You can’t take Christ out of the Church, or if you do, there is no real Church.
- Christ should be the heart of your life.
- When you have a problem, don’t worry about the greatness of the problem, but relax in the greatness of God.
- Disappointment can be turned to an appointment with God.
- Your decision on spiritual matters must be based on the Word of God, not on your logical reasoning.
- Your logic may lead you to a wrong direction––Jonah is a good example.
- Don’t ever take any counsel from a backslider.
- The Devil knows your weak points better than you do.
- You should be a successful Christian. But your success should be to glorify God.
- Compliancy is a deadly foe to Christian growth.
- Our call is from Heaven to Heaven.
- Our attitude toward the work determines whether God’s name is slandered.
- Satan must be recognized in all Church conflicts.
- Prayer-less people are disobedient and disobedient people do not pray.
- It is possible to be religious without being a child of God.
- There is no pillow so soft as a clear conscience.
- I don’t trust anybody because I don’t trust myself.
- Your background doesn’t matter if God has called you for ministry.
- Don’t live upon past success but live by present strength upon the Lord.
- Know Him so closely that you cannot separate from Him.
- You are not required to be eloquent, brilliant, able, or successful but Faithful.
- You cannot do the Lord’s ministry in man’s power.
- God never shows you the entire plan He has for you at the beginning.
- I strongly believe evangelism without discipleship doesn’t work.
- God is no man’s debtor.