UIM began in the year 1998 when a group of friends were stirred by the Lord to set right their homes. What began with their families soon extended to the families of their friends. And over time, spread to families in their community, in the corporate, and impoverished families in the slums. As they continued in obedience to the Lord, doors opened for them to minister in more than 40 cities, reaching churches of different denominations and affiliations. UIM today, reaches specifically three different groups of people – the urban middle class, the urban teens and the urban poor. Through six different ways, UIM fulfills its objectives of serving the urban community: Family counseling, Family life education, Life skills, and Value education Programs, Compassion ministry in the urban slums, Media ministry through television, magazines and Training programs on family education and counseling.
Dr. P. C. Mathew and his wife Mrs. Ciby Mathew have been engaged in mentoring and reaching many families in India. They are the co-founders and National Executive Directors of Urban India Ministries ( www.urbanindia.org), an organization committed to transforming cities one home at a time.
After his B. Sc (Physics) from Madras Christian College and his short stint of marketing computers, in obedience to God’s call, he went to serve the Lord in 1992. He did his B.D. from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India and later received his doctorate (D. Min) from Asbury Theological Seminary, Kentucky, USA. Being one of the pioneers of family ministry in India, P C and Ciby have traveled extensively across the country and the globe leading family and marriage seminars, and have passionately shared the need for Christian families to become Missional. They make their home in Bangalore and are parents of three boys.