A Simple Beginning of a Simple Man of God.

The Hindustan Bible Institute (HBI) celebrates the Platinum Jubilee Celebration on 19th February 2022. Indeed, this is a precious moment for each and every one of us because aside from the fact this platinum Jubilee day celebration underlines our institution’s successful back-to-back 70 years in its realm of imparting knowledge, influencing lives with the love of Christ, and impacting the societies towards transformation and establishing the Kingdom of God and developing godly leaders in this Nation.

HBI was established by the late Dr. Paul V. Gupta in 1952. After having received a saving knowledge of Christ, call and commitment to serve the Lord, he had cultivated a passion for the Lord and compassion for the perishing souls in India. To accomplish this task, he integrated the teaching and training programs to equip and enrich the committed young men and women to take the word of God to the whole world.


The vision and mission that God placed in our founder’s heart were to bring perishing souls from the kingdom of darkness to the kingdom of light. In the process of his kingdom engagement, we may learn many lessons from the life and ministry. However, may I present ten lessons from the life of the founder.

  • He was a man of Passion
  • He was a man of Prayer
  • He was a man of Proclamation
  • He was a man of Preaching
  • He was a man of Perseverance
  • He was a man of Planning
  • He was a man of Projects
  • He was a man of Principles
  • He was a man of Partnering
  • He was a man of Preparation

Today, HBI is one of the leading and largest theological colleges in India.

  • It expands its horizons from evangelism to discipleship and church planting and Church Growth Movement.
  • It enhances the leadership training such as non-formal and formal to have effectiveness in accomplishing its Mission.
  • It develops the cross-cultural missionaries, theological trainers and indigenous leaders to inspire, influence impact the Nation with the word of God.

Commitment on Platinum Jubilee Celebration

  • Let us revisit our paths to place ourselves in this vision
  • Let us realign our perspectives to place ourselves in this mission
  • Let us restructure our priorities to place ourselves in this passion

By Dr. Paul Ebenezer

Doctoral Studies Coordinator - HBI & College