With a population of over 1.3 billion people, India is very densely populated. Over 2000 of the 2295 people groups in India are still considered unreached with the Gospel. Multiple religions are practiced throughout India, but Hinduism is the largest religion there, and only about 2% of the population profess to be Christians. That means there are still over 1.2 billion people in India who don’t yet know Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior!
Since 1978 The Tide® ministry has been using radio broadcasts to share the Gospel throughout India. Our radio ministry in India has grown from a single Hindi language broadcast to include radio programs in eight Indian languages, and we plan to reach even more people groups in the future. All these programs are produced in our studio in India using indigenous ministers who can effectively communicate the message of Christ to their own people in their mother tongue.
The Tide radio ministry in India is complemented by effective discipleship activities including literature distribution, Bible correspondence courses, seekers conferences (discipleship seminars) and a radio distribution project we call “Radios for India.” This combination of ministry elements has proven to be extremely effective in changing lives throughout India and planting churches where believers can be nurtured in their faith and through which whole communities can be drawn into the Kingdom of God.
Bengali Radio Broadcast
Kurukh Radio Broadcast
Odia Radio Broadcast
Did you know?
To broadcast in India, we are required to do compassionate ministry outreaches. We do this through children’s literacy programs! This is just one of the many ways The Tide has boots working on the ground.
News from India
Despite “extreme” levels of persecution for India’s 66 million Christians, people are hungry for the truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The Tide® has worked in India for more than four decades—since 1978—and reaches listeners in a variety of ways besides radio...
For more than 40 years, The Tide® has been reaching listeners in India with Gospel radio programming. But after the weekly programs sign off, there is still work to be done. Director Don Shenk said ministry partners in India engage in services beyond the radio...
Open Doors USA has again ranked the top 50 countries worldwide where Christians are persecuted for their faith. India remains at No. 10 on the 2020 World Watch List. The report estimates that 260 million Christians experience high levels of persecution—a 6% increase...