Jayakumar Christian, is a development practitioner and currently serves as the Partnership Leader for Faith & Development, with World Vision International. In his current role Jayakumar Christian provides support to the organisation to faithfully and diligently discern and live out its faith through its ministries.
Before taking up this position Jayakumar was the National Director of World Vision India for over 11 years. The author of a few academic works on poverty like “Powerlessness of the Rural Poor,” “Rethinking Christian Responses to the Poor,” and “Redefining Urban Poverty.” Jayakumar earned a bachelor’s degree from Madras University (India), a master’s in social work from the Madras School of Social Work (India), and a master’s and doctorate degrees from The Fuller School of World Missions, California (US).
He lives in Chennai with his wife, Vidhya. They are blessed with two sons