On Sunday, January 24, 2016, Sandeep Thomas was installed as pastor of the Argentine Mennonite Church in Kansas City, Kansas. Pastor Thomas is a graduate of Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, Pittsburgh PA, and previously served as associate pastor of the Asian Indian Christian Church of Pittsburgh and then worked as a campus pastor in Pittsburgh. In Kansas City Sandeep works half-time for International Students Inc., a ministry to international students studying in Kansas City. The installation service included about 30 guests in addition to the regular attendees. Many of the guests are part of Sandeep’s extended Spiritual circle, largely as part of his student ministry. To learn more about the Thomas family (wife Sufi and children Ahia and Andrew) check out the bio at the Argentine Mennonite Church web site: http://www.argentinemennonite.org/about/staff/.
Regional Conference Minister, Kurt Horst, preached the installation sermon using 2 Peter 1 to encourage Pastor Thomas to: Keep Jesus at the Center, Make Disciples of Jesus, Love the Church and Keep a Balanced Life. The Argentine congregation has had a children’s Venture Club ministry for a number of years and are currently looking for a part-time youth pastor to continue this ministry as those children move into Jr. and Sr. High School.