' Bro. A. Joel was brought up in an ordinary Protestant Christian family in Puducherry, INDIA. But from childhood he did not have peace or joy in his life. At a tiny age of nine Joel's father became a sadist and tortured him for 3 years. Having been first in the class and having received prizes in both studies and in sports (upto 4th Std), soon Joel found himself isolated as if some witchcraft had taken place in his house, and he unfortunately became the stupidest boy in school and in home to be only mocked and teased by his friends.
' Bro: A. Joel was astammerer who could not speak in English or in Tamil fluently, and as he had the tendency to forget matters quickly, many laughed at him. At that small age he lost love and compassion from everyone. When things became worse, Joel felt that he had come to the end of the road. It was at the age of 18 when Joel had intentions of committing suicide, the Holy God spoke to him personally and made him understand the love and compassion of Lord Jesus Christ who died on the cross for him. It was in the year 1992 God called him to do the work of an evangelist and a prophet and said : ‘ I am going to use you to be a blessing to the nations ’. And God gifted Joel with heavenly wisdom and knowledge and blessed him to be a blessing for many. God gave him special talents to sing and play keyboard . Bro. Joel is now a dynamicworship leader, a preacher and a writer.
This testimony of Bro. Joel is in fact a direct fulfillment of the Biblical verse: ‘ God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty ‘ – I Cor. 1:27.
Please do pray for Bro. Dr. Joel and for the ministry that the Lord has given him in these last days.