The installation of Rev. Asir Ebenezer as the new the General Secretary took place on 3 January 2019. The program began with a worship service in which the Office bearers of NCCI, members of Working Committee, Finance Committee, Executive Secretaries and Staff were present. The President handed over a copy of The Holy Bible and Constitution of NCCI to the new General Secretary. Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad the outgoing General Secretary handed over the charge. Rev. Asir Ebenezer was felicitated by the Church dignitaries who graced the occasion. After the installation service Rev. Asir Ebenezer was led to the General Secretary’s room where he was seated in the general secretary’s chair. Rt. Rev. Dr. J. George Stephen, Bishop of Madras Diocese consecrated him in prayer .
Rev. Asir Ebenezer is an ordained minister of the Church of South India (CSI). He has been in ministry since 1992 and has served in various positions in national and global ecumenical forums.
Prior to this, he was serving as Director of Social Empowerment: Vision in Action (CSI_SEVA) at the CSI Synod. He had earlier served the NCCI in various positions, including Officiating General Secretary of NCCI in betweeb 2004 and 2010. A well-known figure in ecumenical circles, theologian, community-enabler and finance expert, the multiple competencies of Rev. Asir Ebenezer will go a long way to strengthen the council.
The office Bearers, Secretaries, and the Staff of the NCCI welcome Rev. Asir Ebenezer and wish him well in his new responsibility.
The Rev. Dr. Roger Gaikwad moves to another area of work relating to Theological Education. The NCCI acknowledges his contribution to NCCI and wishes him well for his new endeavor.