Murthy, Rayasam Radha Krishna (b. 1928)
Born 29 February 1928 in Govindapuram, a small village in Andhra Pradesh State, India, Murthy was a Brahmin by birth. He began his career as a Telugu language teacher in the Mennonite Brethren mission schools (20 years). As he used the Gospel of John as a text in teaching the Telugu language to missionaries, he accepted its message and was baptized by Henry G. Krahn on 16 September 1957. He was ordained a minister by Calvary Mennonite Brethren congregation, Mahbubnagar on 4 February 1968 and worked with Mennonite Brethren radio broadcasts until 1969; then with God Has Spoken ministries and Trans World Radio for 10 years prior to 1987. He is well known throughout Andhra Pradesh and neighboring states as a successful Bible teacher and revival speaker. He is also a gifted writer and journalist. He edited Suvarthamani, the official organ of the Mennonite Brethren churches, for more than a decade; translated some books into Telugu; authored two hooks, one a commentary on Revelation; and founded and edited Spandana, a monthly magazine with a circulation of 10,000. Murthy was in great demand as a speaker at conventions and conferences.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 5, p. 609. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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