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Rev. Mekwan was born in Anand on July 19, 1960. Father, Mr. Jayanad M. Mekwan and mother, Mrs. Vinodini J. Mekwan served in the Methodist Mission Hospital, Nadiad. Education was completed in Nadiad and graduation in Science was completed (B.Sc. with Microbiology) from J. & J. College of Science, Nadiad. Immediately after graduation got job in prestigeous Amul Dairy but because of God’s call for His ministry left the job.

While in college, during vacation attended a youth Camp organized by Evangelical Union of India in Borsad. During that camp, came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and accepted Him as personal savior. Since then began working among college students and during that time strongly felt that God called personally for full time ministry. And through personal counselling and advice of elders decided to become a Pastor in the Methodist Church.

Before going to the Theological training at Yavatmal, Maharashtra, joined India Campus Crusade for Christ and served for six months and six months as a pastor in Davada Methodist church in Nadiad District. In 1981 went to Union Biblical Seminary, Yavatmal for Bachelor of Divinity and completed in 1984. The first appointment as a pastor was in Anand as Associate pastor and since then served as pastor both in Rural and Urban Churches in the Gujarat Regional Conference. In the tenure of about 28 years of ministry, served Alindra Methodist church, Borivali and Ville Parle Methodist churches in Mumbai, Immanuel Jubilee Methodist Church, Methodist Church- Gandhinagar, Methodist Church Ahmadabad West, Bethany Jubilee Methodist Church, Carmel Methodist Church, Shalom Methodist Church, Raikhad Methodist Church. In the year 2010, respected Bishop Dr. E. P. Samuel appointed the District Superintendent of Umereth District. After two years in Umreth district, in June 2012, was appointed as District Superintendent in Ahmadabad District West and also as pastor of Methodist Church, Shahpur.

He is married to Sudha, who is an acting Principal in the School of Nursing, ESIC, Bapunagar, Ahmedabad. There are three sons in the family- the eldest son, Ankit, is softwear engineer and married to Sunammi. The twins, Anugrah and Abhishek recently completed BCA from St. Xavier’s Institute of Computer Applications.

The Lord in His grace gave an opportunity to participate in Advanced Leadership Training Program in Singapore in 1997. The Lord took USA for the raising of the funds for churches in Gujarat. Has a passion for the Word of God and always is ready to exhort the people of God by preaching the pure Word. Also had given leadership in the District Committee of Church Planting as Treasurer for many years. During the Passion Week, the Lord used as an interpreter in all the areas in Ahmedabad City for last so many years.

Like John the Baptist, the expectation in life is to be decreased but He may be increased. And like Paul the goal in life is to move ahead to gain the prize focusing on Jesus Christ.