Hayward United Methodist Church
Tuesday, November 30, 2021
Come Share the Warmth

Our Pastor

 

 Rev. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D.

 

Rev. Dr. J. Samuel Subramanian, Ph.D. is Pastor, Teacher, Bible Scholar, and Theologian. He is an ordained Elder in The United Methodist Church (Iowa Annual Conference). He currently serves the Hayward United Methodist Church in the Wisconsin Annual Conference. He was born and raised in India. He was called to ministry after finishing his undergraduate degree in Commerce and Business Administration. He did most of his theological studies at Serampore University near Calcutta where he happened to meet Mother Theresa. He taught in seminaries and ministered in churches in India before he came to the United States for further graduate studies. He studied at Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, The Episcopal Theological Seminary of the Southwest, Austin, Texas, and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. He holds a Ph.D. in New Testament and Early Christianity. He served the local church in the Iowa Annual Conference for eighteen years. He taught in seminaries and liberal arts universities in various parts of this country. He travelled to Switzerland to study Orthodox Theology and Spirituality and then to Israel to study the Dead Sea Scrolls. He went to England to study the origin and spread of the Methodist movement headed by John Wesley and his brother, Charles Wesley. He led a study tour to India. Recently he published a book on The Four Gospels: An Introduction for Teaching and Preaching for the general public and for the United Methodists in particular. He lives in Hayward with his yellow lab, Shamu II. His study of the Scriptures and experience in the local church continue to inspire his ministry of the proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He believes that God has called everyone to be in ministry. Let’s consider ourselves and our community’s togetherness to “press on toward the goal for the prize of the heavenly call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:14).