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Rev. Dr. T. Valson Abraham
Founder and President

Rev. Dr. T. Valson Abraham is Founder and President of India Gospel Outreach, an indigenous organization dedicated to planting dynamic churches in each of India's 3,000 castes and tribes. Part of this vision includes planting churches in each of India's 28,000+ zip codes.

Born and reared in India, Valson is the grandson of Pastor K. E. Abraham, founder of India's largest indigenous denomination. He studied at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He also studied at West Texas State A&M University and Fuller Theological Seminary. Valson actively preaches and teaches in his native India, the United States, and other countries.

Beginning in 1923, both of Valson's grandfathers (Pastors K. E. Abraham & P. T. Chacko), his father (Pastor T. Stephen Abraham), and Valson have extensively preached, taught and trained others in India, greatly increasing Indian mission awareness and outreach. Through their work, Indian evangelists have planted more than 14,000 churches of various denominations in all states of India. Valson Abraham is actively involved in giving leadership to these churches.

Valson also serves as the President of India Bible College & Seminary where hundreds of students train each year for full-time ministries of church planting. Students from India Bible College & Seminary and other IGO-sponsored training centers dedicate themselves to becoming effective church planters in every state of India.

Since 1990, he provided leadership to hundreds of churches in Punjab and the Northwest Region. In 1992, he founded Punjab Bible College which has produced more that 1300 graduates working in northwest India, Nepal, Bhutan and Canada. From 2006-2013, he served as the General Secretary to his denomination in India. From 2009-2015, he served as Vice President of the Bible Society of India, Kerala State.

For 45 years, his ministry of preaching, teaching, mentoring, writing, broadcasting and servant leadership has blessed thousands in India, USA and around the world. His book The Cinderella Challenge reminds us of the beauty and urgency of the Great Commission.

Valson and his wife Laly have four grown children.


Curtis Nestegard
IGO Board Member

Curtis & Jewel represent India Gospel Outreach in the United States and Canada, raising prayer & financial support for IGO's ministry.

Curtis Nestegard was born in Canada and born again at 20. He married Jewel at 23, and they moved to Alaska as missionaries. For six years, they were houseparents at a home for needy teenagers. Curtis has pastored five different churches over 40 years of ministry. They now reside in Katy, TX when they are not traveling and sharing on IGO’s behalf.

He is a preacher, private pilot, carpenter, businessman, founder of KAKN radio, father of three girls and grandfather of seven.


Mark M. Mitchell
IGO Board Secretary

Mark is a financial consultant, public speaker, mentor, lover of God and people. Mark works full-time as the president at Mitchell Financial Group where God has blessed him with an ability to help clients see the value of stewardship and accountability by way of their finances. Mark is the Board Secretary of India Gospel Outreach and an active member of his church.

He has an M.A. in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Irvine. He also attended Johns Hopkins University.

Mark resides in California with his wife, Donnis, and they have two adult children.