T.D.Prasanna Kumar Ministries or Krupa(Grace) Ministries International is the unique ministry that strives hard to bring the resemblance of the early church on today’s church. This is the ministry which with burning desire for perishing souls does evangelism across the world turning people from their own ways to God’s ways. On one side a great desire for perishing souls and on the other a great passion to transform believers to the likeness of Jesus is the main drive in this ministry.
Dr. T.D.Prasanna Kumar ( Theetla David Prasanna Kumar) who is
mightily used by the Lord not only in India but also in other countries through his
power-packed messages and spirit-filled prayers was born of late Theetla Joseph and
Mrs. Gnanamma Joseph who were a zealous Christian couple known for their
sincerity and strong faith in Bible . Born and bred in kadapa a city in the state of
Andhra Pradesh in South India which is notorious for its so called BOMB CULTURE
and MURDERS, Dr. Prasanna Kumar imbibed the rudiments of Christianity through
his father's inspiriting talks who himself was an inspiring preacher.
T.D.Prasanna Kumar did his post graduation in commerce from a reputed Indian
university and then did short term research on "Agricultural credit structure in India ".
While doing post graduation, he was touched by the Word of God. It so happened that
on the freshers' day celebrated by the university students, he was enquired by his
senior student whether he was saved. Then the same person began to persuade him to accept the blessed experience of salvation in his life. Being born of a religious
Christian family and having a strong faith in a pure life, he felt that he did not need
salvation. When his friend quoted the verse as read in John 3;3 " Truly truly I say unto
you except a man be born again, he can not see the kingdom of God", T.D.Prasanna
Kumar subjected himself to the Word of God .
We always love to sing the famous english song 'born of the spirit with life
from above into God's family divine….' But many fail to have this blessed
experience. But as for T.D.Prasanna Kumar it was a real experience like for any other
saved person. As he was pondering over the Word of God, the Spirit of the Lord
began to work on him in a powerful way and he knelt down with the deep rooted
conviction that salvation is God's plan for mankind and sincere living is man's own
and self styled living pattern. He confessed all his sins related to self righteousness
and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior.
It was in 1982, in the month of February, as T.D.Prasanna Kumar was on his knees
praying in the midnight, his room was filled with great light. Though his eyes were
closed he was able to see all the surroundings and even inside his body. The wonder
was that though he was able to see inside his body, it was not the internal organs like
heart and lungs that he was seeing but light – a very great light. Suddenly there was a
great joy which was bubbling from the bottom of his heart. He began to laugh, laugh
and laugh. After some time he began to think why he was so exceedingly joyful. Then
he heard a gentle voice telling him THIS IS WHAT IS MENTIONED IN THE HOLY
Then he saw Lord Jesus and he talked to him for twenty minutes and explained
how his ministry would be blessed with mighty healings, signs and wonders. Then
Lord Jesus spoke that this man of God be filled with His great Holy Spirit and the
Spirit of the Lord came very powerfully upon him. And consequently because of this great heavenly calling the ministry started with signs and wonders. Oh, the world's greatest miracles happened , the church was added with believers and the name of the Lord is being glorified till today.
the Lord to be his evangelist. Soon after that experience the ministry started in a
very powerful way. Also problems began to assail him in an unprecedented way.
Soon after his experience with the Lord a team of sixty youth was formed and it was
a powerful praying team. God was with them and many non-christians turned to the
Lord. This group was not having even a room where they can have their regular
One established church came forward to accommodate them in their building.
But after two months the leaders of the church came and told them that permission
was cancelled because they were using the electricity and their prayers were costing
the church more. This team had no place to pray. Another church came forward to
accommodate them in their building. After two months the elders of this church
came and said that their prayers were a nuisance to the church because they were
praying loudly. It is disturbing the serene atmosphere of the church. So without
giving prior notice they asked them to vacate. Like this almost every church said NO
to this ministry. Almost they were necked out of each and every church. No place to
gather, no place to have a common worship.
Then this sixty member team decided to go to the cemetery and spend there for two hours in prayer every day. There was no objection at all from any corner. But suddenly one young man in the team screamed and said that he saw a demon coming out of the tomb and all others were afraid .
Every body said that there should be a change in the place . Again no place
to worship. But on the other side great healings and miracles were taking place in
the ministry. But no place to gather and worship the Lord. Yes, the birds of air have
nests and the foxes do have holes but not the son of man.
At that time the father of Dr.T.D.Prasanna kumar a man passionate for ministry
came forward and gave his own place- a very very costly place as a gift to the
ministry. Also he constructed a prayer hall in the same place with his own
expenditure and now this is the international headquarters of this ministry.
This is where the church building which accommodates two thousand people was
constructed and this is the place where the 24x7 prayer tower functions.
Rejected and chased out but only for a while and it is only to reach a place of
Beersheba as in the case of Isaac in the book of Genesis 26; 16-24.