Raj leads our Eldership Team and is instrumental in the oversight of the church. Together with his wife Charlotte, Raj invests in all areas of the Church and our teams.
Raj was born and bred in Middlesbrough 45yrs ago to parents of Indian origin. He went to local schools in Acklam and Yarm before embarking on Medical School in London. In 1995 returned to James Cook Hospital as a junior doctor. It was during this time, in the midst of family tragedy, that he was befriended by a group of Christian doctors who made an impression on him as they lived out their Christian faith.
Later on in 2000 while training to be a GP in York, he was invited to Try Alpha at St Michael Le Belfrey, a famous evangelical Anglican Church in the City. It was during Alpha that Raj became a Christian. A few months later he returned to Teesside and joined Jubilee Church where he was baptized in 2001. It was around this time that he befriended and eventually married Charlotte in May 2003, one of those very same doctors from James Cook!
Raj and Charlotte are very grateful to God for the family they have received at Jubilee Church and to the many who have inputted into their lives nurturing them through marriage, parenting, life and leadership. In 2004 they started leading one of Jubilee’s Community Groups Together gatherings and have loved watching God knit together fantastic groups of friends, giving their all for the sake of the Gospel. In 2005 Raj was invited to join the Jubilee eldership team. After a number of years he now leads the team of elders that lead Jubilee Church Teesside.
Raj is passionate about a church of many nations going to the nations. A church that welcomes everyone. A church passionate about the Joy News of Jesus. A church empowered by the Spirit. A church that serves wherever it can. He believes the church really is the ‘Hope of the World’!