India district superintendent passes away

Musiri, Tamil Nadu, India

Selvaraj Jayakumar, a pastor and superintendent of the India Tamil Nadu West District, passed away suddenly on November 2.

Jayakumar pastored the Musiri Church of the Nazarene for 31 years, beginning in 1984. He served as the district superintendent of India Tamil Nadu West from his appointment in 1994 until his passing. Additional ministerial roles included two years as pastor at Velur Church of the Nazarene (1980-1982), serving as the district superintendent of India Tamil Nadu East from 2003 to 2005, and helping as the assistant field strategy coordinator for South India for four years.

Jayakumar is survived by his wife, Chandra Meeha; two daughters, Gethsy, an ordained elder, and Neeta Sweety; and son Kingsley, pastor at Musiri and the India Nazarene Youth International field youth coordinator.

A funeral service was held November 3.

Prayer is requested for the Jayakumar and India Tamil Nadu West District families. 

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