Edward William Kuntam
Evangelist, Co-founder of Redeem Ministries
Edward Williams Kuntam was born and brought up in Andhra Pradesh where his parents Satyadas and Rajamma were good Christian lay persons in the Church of South India and Indian Pentecostal Church, Eluru. He has good memories of studying in CSI English Medium School, St. Xavier’s High School and Sir. C R Reddy College, all at Eluru.
After completing his BA in Economics and Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management and Administration with advertisement as specialization, Edward worked as marketing manager for a cable-manufacturing unit, for three years. But, he had a great desire to advertise his master and savior, Jesus Christ, to the college and university students and therefore joined Union of Evangelical Students of India as student counselor in 1990. He ministered to students in most of the universities and colleges for ten years. He then became the State Secretary of Andhra Pradesh and gave leadership till 2006.
As the State Secretary, he traveled across the state and also in other parts of India to preached or took seminars in prestigious institutes like IIT Bombay, IIT Kharagpur, IIT Gundy, IISC Bangalore, JNU Delhi, Central University Pondicherry, JIPMER Pondicherry and CMC Vellore. As RZIM trained apologist he taught in their regional seminars on subjects like Logic, fallacies, and Pantheism. He taught spiritual leadership in Haggai regional seminars on subjects like spiritual leadership and communication.
He has two post graduate degrees – MA advanced in Homiletics from SAIACS, Bangalore and MA in Christian Studies from Madras University.