Sunny's church

Gateway World Christian Center
Elmont New York , 11003

About Sunny
  • Education: B.S. in Chemistry from Kerala University, India. B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Polytechnic University, NY M.A. in Biblical Studies from Masters Divinity College, IN. Doctor of Biblical Studies student in Masters Divinity College, IN. Ed.D. (Hon) from Freedom Bible College and Seminary, AK
  • Experience: Founding president of a youth organization called PYFA ( in New York, which serves over 2000 young people in the Indian Christian community in NY. In church ministry since 1889. Serving full time as a Pastor since 1994. Currently serving as Pastor to two congregations in NY. Also serves as a conference speaker and Bible teacher among Indian communities across the world. Love to visit third world nations to preach the gospel and encourage the believers, irrespective of nationality and color. Executive Chairman of Global Network of Christian Indian Leaders (
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Hello! I always preach from my heart. If it does not excite me, I do not expect my sermons to excite others. ’Comfort Ye, My people’ is the mission I have received from the Lord. I am aspiring to be obedient. You can write to me and tell me if these messages are comforting or not. I would love to hear from you.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: "Developing An Apostolic Church," a ground breaking series of messages that God gave me from the book of Acts. It helped me to come out a single culture focus give up denominational leadership positions and start Gateway where ten different nationalities come together to worship and we expect many more nationalities to join.
  • Family: Pastor Sunny Philip is married to his wife of 29 years, Mercy Philip and together they have two adult children and one teen going to college.
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: "Stick to the word," by an elderly preacher. Well, that is the only thing I do in my ministry now.
  • Hobbies: Reading, cycling, photography, video, cooking.
  • What I want on my tombstone: "Nobody’s hero." (Like, the hero of nobodies.)
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