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 school where I studied in the year1965the school name wasCarmelites (CMC) congregation catholic Residential school and the namewasSt.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’sTamilnadu state to Coal mining’s of Bellampally village.And,my mother Late Mrs. Rosemary Alece,studied in Nagpur district Maharashtra State, at St Joseph’s High school, medium as Hindi and my Father Late Mr. Raghavan Peter,wasa freedom fighter of the Andhra Pradesh State and having staunch catholic family background,I was brought–up in a Tamil-speaking Catholic family, fromFour Generations. As a family, we were very fond of music and I used to lead aChoir atchurch andactively 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 atInstitution of Psychiatricand 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 thescriptural 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! 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 17 for if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a 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 CompassionFellowship (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, thepastors, the preachers along with other sheep started coming to my church. Thesesheepconveyed to local preachers and pastors about my vision and mission ,the next momenttheIndependent pastors and preachershave come and expressedtheirpersecutions, grievances and Tribulations facedfrom the Gentiles. so thatthey could get some kind of solutionfromme .Then my heart was agonized and felt deeplyfor the pastors,preachers and started praying for themto get a solution.Then God told me in my heart to opena union called Aiic unionin year 2006.Then I started arranging committees in different districts and states, by explaining the atrocities facedby theIndependent 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 discussingand taking assistance with the groupof 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 codeso that, they could haverecognitionwhere ever they go. At the same time, our diocese is providingmarriage 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 pastors 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 thatwhoevervisits our website kindly pray for our needs of the Aiic Dioceseandif Godinspires, your heart to help the ‘Aiic—Diocese’ and its activities. Please do, come forward with a kind heart andcontribute to our dioceseso 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