HBI India Team
Bobby & Linnet Gupta, Team Leaders
Overview: Hindustan Bible Institute (HBI) India has been a Mission ONE partner since 1992. HBI India’s ministry includes evangelism, discipleship, church planting, and leadership training.
Their ministry activities include gospel teams, Bible studies, all night prayer meetings, praying for sick people, open air evangelism, prison ministry, medical camps, hospital visitation, house visitation, youth fellowship, home meetings, literature distribution, fasting, working among women, children and students.
HBI is led by Dr. Paul R. (Bobby) and Linnet Gupta. Since 1952, HBI has been training Indian nationals for Christian ministry. In recent years, under the leadership of Bobby Gupta, HBI’s vision for reaching India with the gospel and training workers has been refined. Their mission purpose is “to equip and empower evangelists, church planters, rural pastors and cross cultural missionaries through non-formal training programs, enabling them to disciple the unreached and plant churches where no church exists.”
Peoples served: Pallar, Sutar, Khatik, Maki, Konawi, Lohar, Agrawala, Lingayal, Uphar, Kadasiduru, Badegiru, Banjara, Vanniar, Aasari, Marwadi, Gowndar, Naavidar, Sanapallulu, Setti Balija, Patil Majhi, Kunabi, Aadivasi, Bari, Mannga, Sabar, reli, Khanda, Chettiar, Aadi Dravidar, Parayar, Saanar, Kuyavar, Marvadi, Reddy, Kurumbar, Koundar, Narikuravar, Madiga, Mala, Balija, Brahmins, Vyshyas, Chakali, Mangali, Erukal, Aranavadi, Uppara, Kamma, Kapu, Semapatterlis, Golla, Indiga, Boya Vadde, Savara, Relli, Jathapu, Perikivally, Naidus, Kuvi, Sundhi, Yadava, Barber, Yanadi, Lambadi, Blacksmith, Kampa, Pandara, Majala, Gabari, Baldar, Bhil, Dhangar, Kunbi, Koruku, Mali, Udayar, Pillai, Harijan, Mudaliyar, Yanadulu, Naidu, Dhobis, Gabali, Patel, Banjari, Adibasi, Badari, Roldi, Chamar, Oree, Yadavar, Hakkipikki, Sudugadu Siddar, Mahar, Dangar, Muli, Kumuti, Gauda, Liari, Bunadbi, Saha, Teli people groups.
Results since 1992: 14,908 Professions of faith in Christ; 1,195 Churches planted.
Team members: 34.