Pastor Selven Durai has been with IMS, ministering in Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh.
On 21st January 2018, as Sunday worship was in progress, around 1.00 pm, a Jeep full of Police Officials and religious fanatics stormed into the place of worship. They demanded that the worship service be stopped. They also physically assaulted and beat Pastor Selven and Bro. Sandeep before arresting them along with Pastor’s wife, Sis. Jacqueline.
All three were arrested and detained at Linepar Police Station, Firozabad, Uttar Pradesh. Subsequently, at 7.30 pm, Bro. Sandeep and Sis. Jacqueline were released.
Speaking to our Founder, Rev. Sivaraj, Tamil Nadu Coordinator for IMS, said that Pastor Selven Durai has been called by the Police for a compromise with the fanatics.
In 2017, as per our records, Uttar Pradesh recorded the highest number of persecution incidents against Christians.
Church, please pray for Pastor Selven Durai and IMS Congregation under his leadership, for grace, courage and steadfastness in Jesus Christ.
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