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22 June 2016

Manoj Raithatha

Manoj Raithatha

I was born in Watford, but spent much of my childhood in Kenya before returning back to the UK at the age of 16. I studied English at Bangor University and did my PGCE at Roehampton Institute. After a few years as a secondary school teacher I returned to further education, completing a Masters in drama and theatre studies. Over the ensuing years, my wife and I wrote the play BBA and Proud, which toured nationally in 2001 and the TV series My Life as a Popat, which won a BAFTA in 2005. Following my unexpected conversion from Hinduism to Christianity in 2008, I have been involved in various areas of ministry. In 2010 I took up a part-time post at the Evangelical Alliance to head up the newly formed South Asian Forum, a uniting and connecting body for South Asian churches. My role as the national coordinator involves facilitating new resources and events with partner organisations to help churches in sensitively reaching out to South Asians of other faiths. I'm hugely delighted to be working for an organisation that is passionate for working collaboratively for mission. Outside of the Evangelical Alliance I run a small property company and Instant Apostle publishing house.