Harvest Ministries began in early 1995 as a one-man team in obedience
to a call planted in the heart of Caleb Rayapati. He single-handedly
traveled the barren Telangana region, met people, forged life-long
relationships and planted the seed of God's love in their hearts. In
the initial years, it was a ministry of sheer faith and passion with
no staff or resources. Gradually a few like-minded staff joined and
the first church was planted in Jillela in 1995.
The village of Jillela did not have a single Christian, but God's power was manifested through the healing of several sick people. On one unforgettable day, a woman who had been pronounced dead responded to prayer and stirred awake! This was the turning point that led to an unstoppable movement. Today, the church in Jillela is thriving and the center for many evangelical activities.
The tale of the beginning of Harvest Ministries is full of amazing miracles and heroic tales of faith and passion. Today Harvest Ministries has 120 churches in nine districts of Telangana. Twenty-five people make up the staff of Harvest Ministries.