Faculty

Faculty members of the Koinonia College of Theology are dedicated to teach with sincerity and instill Christ’s values into the students. All the faculty members have trained at leading seminaries in India and are experienced teachers. They strive to maintain a balance between academic standards and the spiritual formation of the students.

Joseph Hiwale

Joseph Hiwale

Principal

God is faithful in His calling and vision to fulfil His Mission on this earth. God intends that we gather the great harvest in this generation by reaching the unreached and teaching the untaught.

As a part of what God is doing by His Spirit worldwide, He has called Koinonia College of Theology to raise up Godly shepherds and servant leaders with His Word.

Here, men and women from different parts of India and the world gather together to develop the character, charisma and commitment by studying and living the Word of God.

As you are praying make sure that you hear the voice of God as you make life’s most important decision. And remember, “The Harvest is plenty but the laborers are few” God is waiting for you. May God bless you richly with His abundant love and grace!

Joseph Hiwale

Principal, Koinonia College of Theology

Rev. Sanjay Gaikwad

Rev. Sanjay Gaikwad

Bible Teacher

B.D.

Praveen Hiwale

Praveen Hiwale

Registrar & Bible Teacher

Dip. in Electronics & Radio Eng, M.Div

Mithun Borde

Mithun Borde

Bible Teacher & Librarian

B.Sc, M.B.A, M.Th

Sonal Christian

Sonal Christian

Major Prophets, Christian Ethics

BD, M.Th in Old Testament, Gurukul
Akash Surjya

Akash Surjya

Bible Teacher

B.Th, M.Div, M.Th. in Religion & Philosophy (ATA)

Benson Abraham

Benson Abraham

Christian Education, Spiritual Formation

BD, MTh in Christian Ministry & Counseling, UBS Pune

Sophia Makasare

Sophia Makasare

Biblical Greek, Synoptic Gospels

BD, M.Th in New Testament, UBS Pune

Sandip Vibhute

Sandip Vibhute

Christian Doctrines, Life & Ministry of Christ

BD, Bishops College, Kolkata

Mandar Farande

Mandar Farande

General Epistles, Study Methods

M.Div, UBS Pune

Visiting Faculty

Dr Andrew Sargent

Dr Andrew Sargent

Doctorate in Old Testament studies and a very good Hebrew & Greek Language teacher. Dr. Andrew is one of the founders of Biblical Literacy Ministries.

Pastor Ray Viola

Pastor Ray Viola

Senior Pastor of Koinonia Fellowship Church, Rochester, NY, Pastor Ray has a passion for proclaiming the Gospel to the lost. He has been to India over 30 times.

Pastor Ben Hiwale

Pastor Ben Hiwale

Pastor Ben is the President of the Koinonia College of Theology. His vision, support and insight has brought us thus far. He comes every year to teach.

John Donnelly

John Donnelly

John has spent many months teaching Hermeneutics at KCOT. He is the co-founder of Biblical Literacy Ministries along with Dr. Andrew Sargent.