ashok vedanayagam smallMr. Ashok Vedhanayagam’s life changed miraculously when He was 17. Since then God has used him to impact the lives of thousands of young people across India and also in various other countries. He is the founder of Sishya, a ministry that works among college students, young professionals and married couples. Prior to Sishya, Ashok was with the Friends Missionary Prayer Band for almost 24 years.

He did his BA in Economics and MA in Philosophy from the Madras Christian College and his theological studies from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune and then later Masters in theology from Gurukul, Chennai. He is currently doing his Ph. D from Madras Christian College.

He is married to Sheila Vedhanayagam and they have one daughter, Deepa and two sons Ajith and Arpith. Deepa is married to Ranjit and they have 3 kids. Ajith is married to Preeti and they have a son Anoop. Arpith is the youngest and he is in the U.S pursuing his Ph. D.