Reaching the Masses
On March 2, 1972, Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran delivered his first message from God to people over the FEBA Radio. In 1973, Dr. D.G.S.Dhinakaran went beyond the country to preach in Sri Lanka. Wherever Dr.Dhinakaran went, several thousands gathered in the fields and in the auditorium.
In 1973, Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran started to touch the lives of the people through the written word. In May 1973, he released his first "Jesus Calls Magazine". Miracles started happening in people's lives through the written word.
Besides magazines, Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran has written several books carrying the powerful messages of God. The book titled 'The Gifts Of Holy Spirit' which he wrote recently has become a bestseller and has set ablaze the spiritual life of millions.
On September 26, 1977 the Lord Jesus appeared before Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran and commanded him to train up lay people like him to preach the Gospel. In obedience to this command, he started the 'Institute of Power Ministry' in Chennai in July 1980. Men and women from all parts of India and abroad hailing from different denominations undergo specialised training in practical Evangelism. In this training programme, the Lord anoints the trainees with His Holy Spirit, supernatural power and grace to carry the Good News of His love and compassion to the uttermost parts of the earth. Truly, these Evangelists now shine like stars in their churches as well as in the spiritual world.
In the 1980s, Dr.Dhinakaran also started the video ministry by recording his powerful messages in video cassettes in Malaysia and today thousands of these cassettes are distributed all around the world carrying words of comfort, healing and deliverance to people. People have experienced healing from diseases, revelations and comfort from the Lord Jesus Christ through these cassettes.
On August 12, 1983, the Holy Spirit guided Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran to do something for those who are in need for prayer at any time of the day. Therefore Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran erected a 24 Hour Prayer Tower. Today the Prayer Tower is a full-fledged Prayer Centre equipped with modern facilities. Specially chosen and trained Prayer Warriors endowed with the compassion of Christ, attend to such calls round-the-clock. They are also established in various parts of the world.
On July 25, 1985, at 4 O'clock in the morning, the Lord Jesus Christ once again appeared before Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran and revealed about the plan for the young who want to join as partners in the Jesus Calls Ministry. That was how the Young Partners Plan came into being.
On October 10, 1993, he launched the Bethesda Prayer Centre that became the faith-building centre to thousands of people who visit the place to take a look at the seven stations of the cross built there. People are convicted in their hearts as they see these stations and they are reminded of the great loving sacrifice that Christ has done for them, and are moved to tears.
The ministry of Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran took a great turn when he became active with the media. The Jesus Calls Ministry started to produce its own TV programmes in different private channels. Today, millions of people all over India, Asia, Middle East and U.S.A. listen to these messages of hope, love and compassion and also experience the healing touch of Christ.
On November 4, 1986, Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran inaugurated the Karunya Institute of Technology, a residential Engineering College with a strength of 2,800 students.
On May 21, 1986, a great tragedy struck this spiritual giant! That was his ultimate test of his faith. He lost his only daughter Angel Dhinakaran in a car accident on his way to the Karunya Institute of Technology, Coimbatore. He was shattered and forsaken. Even today, when he remembers her, he is filled with tears. Yet he did not give up. He recovered from the great shock and continues his ministry in wiping the tears of millions who are in need of Christ's love and compassion.
Great servants of God, like Dr.Pat Robertson, Dr.Dave Roberson, Pastor.John Osteen honour Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran as the apostle of this age in India.
Having established this multi-faceted ministry, Dr.D.G.S.Dhinakaran continuously and fervently probes into various other possible ways of fulfilling the mission of carrying the love and compassion of Christ to the millions.
Through him, people witness the miracles of Jesus Christ.
The Home Call
Truly, Dr. D.G.S. Dhinakaran was a man after Godís own heart, who healed millions of broken hearted people around the world through his prayers. His prayers were so powerful because the anointing that was in him was awesome. He also had the spirit of compassion in him which moved him to pray with tears for the suffering humanity.
Dr. M.G. "Pat'' Robertson, Chairman of The Christian Broadcasting Network, USA has decribed the spiritual nature of Bro. Dhinakaran very aptly in the following few lines: " Frankly, I cannot recall any figure in the Old Testament or New Testament who has had such a profound and ongoing encounter with the Deity. '' This great man of God, who was raised from a lowly state to pinnacles of glory and honour because of his obedience and faithfulness to the Lord Jesus Christ, slept in Him on 20.2.2008.
In his death the world has lost not only an eminent evangelist but also a humble human being who did exploits for the furtherence of God's Kingdom on this earth. While the Lord Almighty was pleased to take him Home to be with Him, his end in this world is nothing but the End of an Era.