Founder & President Testimony :-


Rev. Dr. Mohan Lal
M.A, B.Ed, B.Th, Ph.D
Founder & President 
B.C.T.A. Ministries India
 
Mrs.Kamla Lal
W/O Rev. Dr. Mohan Lal
 
Mr. Abhishek Lal
S/O Rev. Dr. Mohan Lal
 
Rev. Dr. Mohan Lal
Wife Mrs. Kamla Lal
 
Rev. Dr. Mohan Lal
With Family
My birth took place a very poor non Christian family of a village. Till I became 5 years old my father passed away. Due to which I was brought up and educated in very difficult circumstances. Lack of money made me to drop school after 10th standard. An Evangelist used to come to our house who arranged for my education in a Christian school & hostel. 

In 10th standard I came to notice about Jesus Christ and a curiosity developed in me to know more about Lord Jesus Christ So, I began with reading the New Testament and started attending several prayer meetings & conventions and came to know the real God. On 20th June 1977, the day Jesus Christ came in my life when I was 16 years of age, I accepted Christ as my savior & Lord. 

Later on I began searching for a job as I was the eldest son and had the pressure of earning a livelihood for my family. So, I decided to join the armed forces and just one day before when I was praying on my knees in a room. At that moment, I saw a vision in which Jesus stated- "I want you to serve me." "I replied how can I serve you Lord"? My family is very poor. If I don't earn then who would feed my family? "Jesus said- I have lots of money". "I replied- Lord it's not possible for me but if you want me, you can call me in your ministry." Suddenly, the very next day I became very ill and so much that I could not join the army. 

Later, I went to a city named Karnal in Haryana State where I began to teach small children in a school & hostel. Over there I repented from my sins and took the immersion Baptism in Karnal Lake and found new life in Christ. After that I began to preach as an independent Evangelist and soon God opened the door for me in "Rajasthan Bible Institute". There I served as an Evangelist for 3 years and completed 2 years biblical studies. Later, I got a chance to serve as a Pastor for 2 years in 'Evangelical Church. After that I joined the "Baptist Church" where I was assigned as a permanent pastor by the grace of God. I severed there for a long period of 24 years. At the same time, I started upgrading my education and completed my education up to Ph.D. I did B.Th.B.Ed & M.A. in Religious studies From Punjabi University Patiala. I did Ph.D. in Islam & Christian Religion from Jamia Hamdard University New Delhi (India). 

When I was serving with Baptist Church, I was married with my wife Kamla Lal on 14 February 1989. God gave to me a Dearest Son Mr. Abhishek Lal. 

In this span of 24 years in Baptist Church, I was assigned to various administrative posts & designations. I served there as a pastor, District Superintendent, Field Director, Vice President on the Board of Baptist Churches. In 2006 I had a cardiac and respiratory arrest. I was admitted in St. Stephen Hospital Delhi and was kept on ventilator for 12 hours. There were prayers was held all over for me and a miracle happened from the God. God returned my life and respiratory after 12 hours. I am really grateful and thankful to my Lord, at that moment I made a commitment with my Lord that "I owe my each & every breath to you and I will complete the vision for which you called me in your service". The word "Bethesda Ministry" came to me in the hospital from the word of God (John 5:2-4)under the guidance of holy spirit.Bethesda means ''the place of healing & mercy of God".God poured his mercy upon me by returning back my life.so I have founded Bethesda ministry under the guidance of God and Bethesda Ministry even started from the Hospital.Today we are working in hospitals among the patients and we are sharing the Gospel & love of Christ among them. Then I resigned from the Post of Director of Baptist Church and founded "Bethesda Christian Trust Association" and "Bethesda Christian Church." 

"The Bethesda Christian Trust Association" was registered in 2006 under "the Indian Trust Act of 1882", as a Religious and Charitable Trust. The Council of Bethesda Christian Church was formed in 2009 and Amendment were made in the by law's of Bethesda Christian Trust Association. The council of Bethesda Christian Church were amended in the by law's of Bethesda Christian Trust Association. 

I thank & Praise God for helping me to complete his vision by forming Bethesda Christian Trust Association. But still the work is not complete. Yet there is a Long journey to complete. Foundation of Bethesda Christian Trust Association and Council of Bethesda Christian Church is just the beginning. The vision will be complete, when I will see many churches in India establishing with my own eyes. The Bethesda Christian Trust Association is founded on "Faith."Presently Bethesda Christian Trust Association is not supported by any denomination.But I believe that God will open the Door's according to his promise (Rev.3:8) for Bethesda Christian Trust Association and Bethesda Christian Church and will complete the vision God gave me. The biggest victory for me was that I was able to win my whole family for Christ. I have great vision for the ministry of my Lord.My vision will be fulfilled when the extention of Kingdom of God will be complete on the land of India by entering many peole in it through the Church plantation ministry.Many times,I have spent my life in hunger when I was serving for lord as independent Evangelist,but now my Lord blessed my life through the wealthy blessings.I love my Lord with my heart & Soul. I will serve to my Lord till the end of my life. 

Yours in Christ
Rev. Dr. Mohan Lal 
Founder & Director:-Bethesda Christian Trust Association. 
President:-Council of Bethesda Christian Church in India

Biblical & Archlogical Facts of Bethesda :-

Biblical Facts of Bethesda:- The Pool of Bethesda (also known as Bethesda) is located near the Sheep Gate just north of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem holy city of God. In his gospel account, John describes such a pool, surrounded by five covered colonnades (John 5:2). Now there is at Jerusalem near by the sheep market a pool, which is called in the Hebrew tongue Bethesda, having five porches. In these lay a great multitude of impotent folk, of blind, halt, withered, waiting for the moving of the water. For an angel went down at a certain season into the pool, and troubled the water: whosoever then first after the troubling of the water stepped in was made whole of whatsoever disease he had. And a certain man was there, which had an infirmity thirty eight years. When Jesus saw him lie, and knew that he had been now a long time in that case, he Saith unto him, Wilt thou be made whole? The impotent man answered him, Sir, I have no man, when the water is troubled, to put me into the pool: but while I am coming, another stepped down before me. Jesus saith unto him, Rise, take up thy bed, and walk. And immediately the man was made whole, and took up his bed, and walked: and on the same day was the Sabbath". 

Archlogical Facts of Bethesda:- The place is now thought to be the pool found during the repairs in 1888 near St. Anne's Church in the Bezetha quarter of Jerusalem not far from the Sheep's Gate and Tower of Antonia. It is below the crypt of the ruined fourth-century church and has a five-arch portico with faded frescoes of the miracle of Christ's healing. A spring-fed pool with five porches where invalids waited their turn to step into the mysteriously troubled waters that was supposed to possess healing virtue (Jn 5:2-4). The disturbance of the water by an angel, are placed in brackets in the NASB because there is not sufficient attestation by early texts. Here Jesus healed the man who was lame for thirty-eight years. But recent archaeological discoveries have once again confirmed the Biblical account. In 1956, digging at the ancient Biblical site of Bethesda, archaeologists unearthed a rectangular pool with a portico on each side and a fifth one dividing the pool into 2 separate compartments. check the following site to know more about Bethesda Pool:-

(1)-Site of Bethesda :- http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/Bethesda.html
(2)-Site of St Anne's Church:-http://www.biblewalks.com/Sites/StAnna.html 
(3)-Site of Holy Land Jerusalem:- http://www.biblewalks.com/index.html