The Lutheran Hour – India is the pioneer Organization in the field of Christian Mass Media Ministry in India. It all started with a humble beginning in the year 1951 in a small room in Triplicane area in the Chennai City, the capital of the Southern State, Tamilnadu. We are the pioneers in the field of Christian Radio Broadcasting and also pioneers to use the local folk arts for proclaiming the ‘Good News’ to reach the un reached people in this great land – India.
It was started in the name of “Lutheran Centre” and renamed as “Christian Arts and Communication Services” and again changed to be called as “Christian Media Centre- India.” The Lord has been our Guide and strength to complete 65 years of Service in India.
Our Radioand TelevisionPrograms are known as “Vaanmalar” in Tamil, and Swargsuman in Hindi languages.
Our area of Ministry is broadened now and our Programs come out in seven languages namely Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Hindi, Oriya, Marathi, Gujarati and English through Print Media, Free Bible Correspondence Courses, Free Summer Bible School, Distribution Tracts, CDs –Audio & video, Stage Performances, Meetings for Evangelists and Youth, Bible distribution, Web, Holistic and ministry for Children apart from our ministry through Radio and Television.
Our ministry is expanded to Central and North India and we have our branch office in Mumbai. Last year (2016) by the grace of our Lord, we celebrated our 65th year of our Glorious existence in India and we are thankful for all those who walked with us in our Ministries all these year. We praise and thank God for this great occasion!.