I, Archbishop Dr.Raghavan.Harry Sebastian was born at a small village called Bellampally, Adilabad district, Telangana state India. At that time, in that area the literacy rate was low, with a few number of the ‘Educational Institutions. ’And the medium of instruction was in Telugu, in the year1965 in Catholics Institution Carmelites (CMC) congregation,school name was St .Carmel School, village called Mandamari. I studied my Higher education at Church of South India (CSI) Bellampally village. My fore fathers had migrated from kolar gold mining’s Tamilnadu state to Coal mining’s of Bellampally village. And, my mother Late Mrs. RosemaryAlice studied in Nagpur district Maharashtra State, at St Joseph’s High school, medium as Hindi and my Father Late Mr.Raghavan Peter, was a freedom fighter of the Andhra Pradesh State and having staunch catholic family background, I was brought–up in a Tamil-speaking Catholic family, from Four Generations. As a family, we were very fond of music and I used to lead a Choir at church and actively participated in youth meetings and Vincent de Paul Social activities.
I was imbibed with Leadership qualities at very young age, which attracted the Church Clergy team and made me “ General Secretary”, of the State Catholic’s Association and also promoted me as ‘The National Co-Ordinator’for ‘All Indian Catholic Association’.
I was married to a Catholic girl by name Ms.Reddymasu. Nirmalamary, B.Sc.Nurse working at Institution of Psychiatric and care Hospital at Hyderabad, in the year 1988 and blessed with a son by name Sebastian. Abhishai who is now doing his Bachelor of Engineer in Automobiles.
In the Year 1998 during Lent, I was praying to God after accepting JESUS, as my Personal Savior by believing in the Word of God, living an exemplary life as True Christian. Listening to the Call of God for Baptism to complete my Faith in the Trinity Order to be baptized in the River of Jordan. According to the scriptures My God is A God who answers to the prayers of His Chosen People.
I Prayed on 25th May 1998, to be filled by ‘The Holy Spirit‘ and was filled with ‘The Holy Spirit’ the same day then, I took the Baptism. Now I am Commissioned to carry out, ‘The Lord’s Work’ by spreading the Gospel in the Name of ‘The Father Son, Holy Ghost’, not only for the Lost perishing Souls but to the Unreached, to the eternal Life.
The Holy Spirit spoke to me through the scriptural verse.
1 Corinthians 9:16-1816 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!
17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.
18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.
Then, I made a covenant with my Lord and the savior by listening to His call. By listening to the call of our Lord God I have started a church called Christ Compassion Fellowship (CCF) with five people, but by listening to my heart felt prayers God started, adding new sheep to my church. The New sheep when they started telling about our church, the pastors, the preachers along with other sheep started coming to my church. Theses sheep conveyed to local preachers and pastors about my vision and mission, the next moment the Independent pastors and preachers have come and expressed their persecutions, grievances and Tribulations faced from the Gentiles.so that they could get some kind of solution from me .Then my heart was agonized and felt deeply for the pastors ,preachers and started praying for them to get a solution.
Then God told me in my heart to open a union called Aiic union in the year 2006.Then I started arranging committees in different districts and states, by explaining the atrocities faced by the Independent church pastors .But our attempt through the prayers and by the God’s grace, and pastors unity made us to solve this problems up to some extent. We, established A Diocese called ‘All India Independent churches Diocese’, in the year 2010(Aiic-Diocese), by discussing and taking assistance with the group of the pastors, Bishops to bring this Aiic Diocese in the order of the Episcopal group, as it is in the level of mainline churches. With our diocese, we are giving training to the untrained by giving them ordinations and dress code so that, they could have recognition where ever they go. At the same time, our diocese is providing marriage license to solemnize the Christian marriages, according to the Indian Act 1872.The Aiic-Diocese, takes fee for the issuance of marriage certificates and other certificates. With the same fee, our diocese is not only looking after the diocese activities but also, the financial needs of the poor pastor’s families, the persecuted pastors who are attacked and Hospitalized.
Though we are contributing, helping in this way we have not reached the desired results sofar.
So my humble request, is that whoever visits our website kindly pray for our needs of the Aiic Diocese
And if God inspires, your heart to help the
‘Aiic—Diocese’ and its activities. Please do, come forward with a kind heart and contribute to our diocese so that God would pour out his blessings upon you and your families abundantly.
May God Bless you and your family
Yours in His service
Archbishop Dr Raghavan Harry Sebastian