Sunday, July 29, 2012


Testimonies of encouragement that Duke Jeyaraj  and Evangelin Duke have received via the web and through SMSs of late

Beautifully explained, Duke... thank you so much :) - a medical doc from Chennai to one of Duke's FaceBook posts about Thanksgiving Day on Job 1

Bro. Duke, an immense blessing is your life and an inspiration to follow THE LORD more passionately!!! – One Young Man From Hyderabad

Duke, you are a great blessing to Generation Now in India! - A Youth Pastor from Kolkota

Duke Annan, I like your working status on FaceBook which goes, "sweats at travelling and presenting Bible truths for the Google Generation." Not everyone will do this work. Appreciate it greatly. – A homemaker living in the United States

Duke, you are my favorite preacher – A corporate professional working in Hyderabad
Duke, I am always encouraged by the way you write to connect to this generation. Speaking their language is what helps to bridge the gap. Thank you brother for being an inspiration for many – A professional of Indian Origin living in Singapore

Duke, Love the way you link the Good News with current world affairs!!!! - Stephen Samuel, Wilson College Student, Mumbai

Bro. Duke, Thank you dear brother for this article of yours (‘Hell Talk: Kajal Agrawal’s & Jesus’) which many of my doubts about hell – A pharma student in Hyderabad
Dear Duke, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi, had an inter-collegiate event called PULSE that drew students from throughout India. The tracts that you supplied (‘Bubbly Outside, Yet Empty Inside?’) were of great use as we gave them to youngsters who attended this event. And we gave copies of your magazine (‘The Days Of Your Youth’) too – a medical doctor living in New Delhi

The Lord bless you Bro. Duke for posting these timely prophetic messages to our generation on FaceBook! May the dear Lord enable you to write more and more of this stuff! – a Regent College, Vancouver, Canada, grad after reading Duke’s article, Death: A Perspective by Steve Jobs & The Scriptures

When you spoke, Bro. Duke about 10 different sexual sins and how to beat the temptation to commit them in Coimbatore on the 26 January 2011 at the Bethel IPA Youth Convention, I was there. I noted them all down in my Bible. I am consciously avoiding those 10 sins, by God’s grace! – A young woman living in Coimbatore.

Dear Duke Jeyaraj, I am delighted to hear that you preached a message titled, “The Combination Champion” in the Synergy Christmas Event to over 1000 folks in Bangalore (December 2011). Why don't you share the content of the same on your website and in your news letter so that many more could be brought to Jesus?  Also you could share the content of the Bible class you led at your base. I am personally interested. I shall be grateful to you if you could forward the above in my email ID. When you come to my city you must spend a day with our college students. Keep up the great work you are doing. You are indeed a big blessing to so many people. – The Principal of a Roman Catholic Secular College in Madhya Pradesh.

I love this (Duke’s new way of sending ministry news via mass email through It is so professional! Yes, we need some professionalism too!! It was lovely to read this newsletter and update. I went through the latest edition of your magazine cover to cover. – A Indian living in the United States

We learned many new things in the Bible Study that you led at your base, Duke anna. I enjoyed every moment on that day. – An Infosys employee living in Hyderabad.
Duke, since you are the only preacher I know who writes a lot, travels extensively and talks to the hitec crowd and youth, my wife and I thought the Ipad will be very useful in the ministry.  Hope you like it.  And please let this be anonymous from our family to yours. Thanks. – A corporate company leader working with a leading multi-national company who lives in a particular Indian City (via sms) after sending Duke the Ipad as a gift.

You and Evan akka have been a great blessing in my life, Duke anna. The Bible studies you led which I have been a part of at various times when I was in India, really helped me to check my walk with God from time to time and gave me a better understanding of Him. – An Accenture Employee of Indian Origin living in Australia.

Dear Bro Duke, Thank you for taking your time and talking to me other day. It was encouraging and thought provoking. I am especially happy that you confronted me right away and explained my mistakes that I committed before God and with my wife. I am, infact, looking for a person like you who puts God's standards first instead of pleasing people, Trust me, I had bad experiences in India with a few so called pastors who always try to please people and compromise on God's truth. – A young married professional living in Canada after an hour-long counseling phone call with Duke. 
Hello brother Duke, Your article published in the Youth For Christ mag, YouthTube about Amnon is very good.  – A Gitam University student living in Vizag

Hi Duke annan, You'd may never know me. But you were my inspiration to write right from when I started reading "Arrows", the mag you once edited for Blessing Youth Mission, from my class 9. I am an avid Bible lover and a cut-throat sports enthusiast and in you, I found the perfect blend of both. – a production engineer with BHEL, Trichy
My husband and I are enjoy reading your books – an Indian couple living in Jersey City, The United States

I would like to appreciate Duke Jeyaraj for yet another wonderful article ‘Lessons from The Dirty Picture’, which Light of Life (LOL) magazine carried. He had dealt with a very sensitive issue of this era beautifully and left a polite, but stern note for the reader, in that article. I equally appreciate the LOL team for their courage in publishing such thought provoking articles. I wish God raise many such people like John the Baptist in preparing the world to repent and turn around to God with humility. – a woman living in Coonoor in a letter to the editor of Light of Life magazine – one of India’s leading Christian magazines.
 I prayerfully wish to congratulate Duke Jeyaraj for his praiseworthy, Biblical, knowledgeable article, ‘Lesson from the Dirty Picture’ (published in Light of Life, Feb. 2012). He has given us and all the Christian generation in the present times, the Christian Truth revelation to the world, as it is the need of the hour. – a reader of Light of Life magazine living in Mysore in a Letter to the Editor.

The column "You can’t crawl out of hell" by Duke Jeyaraj (published in Light of Life, Nov. 11) was useful to me in more than one way. I’m glad that LOL publishes such useful articles, that too on a regular basis! The article is clear and well-classified. – a reader of Light of Life magazine living in  Coimbatore in a Letter to the Editor

Dear Bro.Duke, I had not heard about you until this morning when I picked up a book you had written, which my daughter was reading. I glanced through the contents of the book and I must say I was really impressed with your writing. I went on to your website and read through some of the articles you had written. It is a very unique style of writing that you have and that is definitely a gift – The father of two teen-aged children living in Guntur

Bro. Duke, I follow your blogs ( and your website (  I particularly appreciate your writings on how to overcome sexual temptation. They really helped me to guide youth in this part of the world. Thank you. - a Hyderabadi working in Cognizant Technology Solutions living in Cypress, California, The United States.

Dear Brother Duke, I read your magazine, The Days Of Your Youth and watched some of your videos on YouTube ( They are quite daring and relevant to the present generation!! It is really necessary to the modern young people as the devil pulls more people into his traps every day. I am going to give your magazine to one of my students in college. I would like to subscribe to your magazine and want to buy your book STRAIGHT TALK. – A college professor in Chennai
Dear Bro. Duke, I just want to thank you for the wonderful message on 5 characteristics of a backslider, from the book of Malachi which you preached on the 24 June 2012 Sunday Service of New Life AG Church, Hyderabad. I watch their services online once in a while and I am so glad I watched the Sunday's service you preached in. There were two points (though they are others) which you mentioned which put a thought in my mind: 1. Where you said you are preaching this message on the backslider as though you are sitting among the congregation and you want to hear it yourself. Great thought! I wish most of today's speakers think like this. 2. You had a great testimony about giving one's best years to Christ's mission rather than save it for later and at one's own convenience. One last thing, do you have "Grabbing the Google Generation" messages online which we can read or hear? – A young man of Indian Origin working in Bloomington, Minnesota, The United States

Beautiful message this morning on the marks of a backslidden believer from the book of Malachi in the New Life AG Church today, Bro. Duke. It went straight to my heart. – A young woman working for IBM, Hyderabad.

Hey Brother Duke, what an amazing sermon this Sunday you preached in the New Life AG Church!  That was the first time I ever heard you preach and I learnt allot   - A teen-aged girl living in Hyderabad
Hai Duke, I was one year junior to you in Ida Scudder School, Vellore. I just happened to see your articles in this website, They are spiritually-uplifting and bring great blessings. – a nurse writing from Melbourne, Australia.

You can call Duke Jeyaraj’s message in New Life AG Church this morning on the marks of a backslidden Christian from the book of Malachi as ‘ a splash of cold water or a slap of love’ – media team of The New Life AG Church, Hyderabad, on their FaceBook page.

It was indeed a blessing for me to listen to you, brother Duke, share God's word. I wanted to speak to you and your wife personally after the sessions you both addressed in the Bethel IPA Youth Camp in Coimbatore (May 2012), but by then you had already gone. I'm a vivid reader of your articles in the 'Light of Life' magazine. I have also read some of your magazines. – a young woman writing from Coimbatore.

I tried this schedule for read through all the Bible which you came up as a FaceBook event. Finally after some delay due to work pressure, I finished the whole Bible yesterday following that schedule (22 July 2012). Though I couldn't keep up with the schedule on a daily basis, I wouldn’t have done this much had it not been for this event. Thank you so much, Duke. - a young lady doctor working with the Southern Railways living in Chennai who used Duke’s FaceBook event, “BIBLE READ IN FULL IN 8 MONTHS 4M MAY 1ST @ 6 CHAPTERS.”

Dear Duke and Evangelin, Thank you for gladly accepting our invitation to come for our church camp and  ministering God's Word to us (October 2011).  We were blessed by all your sessions and some still are talking about 7 Bs to beat temptation which Evangelin spoke about.  The climax was on the last session on the last day when you, Duke, spoke with passion as if you were continuing from the prophetic Word shared by Reynold.  This made a great impact on majority of the young people who responded to the altar call and came forward.  I was encouraged by your sensitivity to the leading of the Holy Spirit. – Pastor Isaac Abel of Gateway International Ministries (GMI), Navi Mumbai
Dear Brother Duke and Sister Evan, It was such a joy to have you with us for the youth conference (May 2012).  The ministry was a great blessing to our young people and to our church.  We greatly appreciate your passion for the Lord and the great impact you are making among the young people.  You have a very lovely family.  May the Lord continue to bless you and the ministries richly. – Pastor David Prakasam of Bethel IPA Church, Coimbatore

Brother Duke, I am a fan of your sermons and I have read your magazine, The Days of Your Youth. It’s wonderful. It would be great to have you speak in a youth event in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. – a young man working with Teen Challenge, New Delhi

Well done dear Brother Duke! You are a sure inspiration! – A world-travelling preacher with the Ravi Zacharias International Ministries, who lives in Bangalore, after reading Duke’s mass emailed ministry reports.

This collection of Duke’s writings is a very very hotgospelmailcall to the gagagoogle generation and will make so many to shout yahoo to Yeshua!!!
I firmly believe that it is much more than just clever communication, the conviction and urgency comes through clearly. Duke identifies well with the existential anxieties of the young people. The Gospel claims are without compromise, the data and the warrants for the claims  come from a variety of sources. Some of the sources may be challenged if we miss the big picture and purpose which is to confront this generation with the unique claims of Christ. Duke's love for cricket is obvious but his love for Christ is overpowering. The ability to see God's good news behind today's popular yet passing news is indeed truly amazing. My pastor Dr. Colton from Sri Lanka has often challenged us to clothe Christ in the garb of the people and communicate Him in the language of the people. I must admit that sometimes Duke stretches my imagination. In the past prophets were also known to be poets. The personal testimonies, the unique poetry and the prophetic challenge are all there. The deliberate style and the direct invitations cannot be missed.  I know that some scholars may criticize some of the co-relationships of ideas in this book as illogical oversimplifications, but on the other hand so many scholarly works are simply gathering dust. Young people need some one today who can practically explain the Bible, what we believe in and how it must affect our behavior. He deals with topics like the Holy Spirit, water baptism, death and hell without the ambiguity that is often seen today. I pray that this book will have a wide circulation and open up many doors for discussion. I can see that God has positioned Duke and his family for this great G4 mission. I wish my friend and former student God's blessings in his mission, and pledge my fullest support. Vade Retero Satana, Ipse Venena Bibas... an ancient Benedictine prayer that I pray this book will help accomplish.- Dr. David Balasingh in his foreword for Duke’s second book, The Good News For The Google Generation.

To God be the Glory. I am just a donkey carrying His Word to the Google Generation. – Duke Jeyaraj in response to all this.

Not just Searchers of Scripture but also Soldiers of the Cross!

A Brief January 2012 Ministry Report

In the month of January 2012, Bro. Duke taught a bunch of Google Genners at the G4 Mission rented base in Hyderabad lessons on how to meditate on the Bible. Young working professionals from various backgrounds joined in. Preeti Iona and Fru Elvis led in an anointed time of worship. Those who came for this once-a-month meeting were enthralled, equipped and edified.

In the same month, Bro. Duke travelled to Chennai to speak in the missionary awareness meetings of a church in ECR Road upon the invitation of Mr. Daniel Moses. Bro. Duke preached a message on the uniqueness of Christ, a message which was interpreted by his Tamil by Mr. A. Jeyaraj, Bro. Duke’s dad. As the meetings progressed, Mr. Joy Stephen, a young man who works for IBM, interpreted Bro. Duke’s message into Tamil, very eloquently and energetically. Bro. Duke presented Joseph as a holy missionary in one of his messages. He also brought a powerful missionary challenge from the life of the ordinary shepherd boy turned prophet, Amos. The church congregation made godly decisions to get involved in the important work of missions in a greater way.

Both while flying to Chennai and while flying back to Hyderabad, Bro. Duke gave out Gospel tracts to fellow co-passengers and select people in the airline crew. Upon spotting Actor Nasser in the Hyderabad airport, Duke gave out the “Bubbly Outside, Yet Empty Inside?” tract to him even as he was about board his flight. Everyone from the rich and famous to the rickshaw pullers must hear of Jesus, isn’t?

In the same month, Bro. Duke organized a tract distribution program. Three people who regularly attend the Bible Study he leads at his base joined in. The “Bubbly” tract written by Bro. Duke, was used. These tracts were given out to the largely-young crowd teeming into movie theatre at Kompally, Hyderabad. After the tract distribution was done, Bro. Duke encouraged this small team through a Bible verse on evangelism. This way, the young people who attend the Bible Studies that Bro. Duke leads have an opportunity to become soldiers of the cross and not just be mere searchers of Scripture! Bro. Duke and his wife Sis. Evan, joined the 21-day fast of the local church they attend – the New Life AG Church, Hyderabad – in this month. Rev. Younus Samuel asked Bro. Duke share God’s Word in the morning devotion during one of the days of this 21-day fast. Bro. Duke shared a Scripture-peppered pep talk titled, “Do Not Give Up!” This talk was webcast to a possibly world-wide audience. A young man who lived in North America, unknown to Bro. Duke, was so blessed by this webcasted talk that he had to pick up his phone and call him!

A Brief December 2011 Ministry Report

Bro. Duke took time out in December 2011 to write G4 Mission Annual Report. Here are the opening lines of that interesting report: “It is going to be just  another Sunday Morning Church message I am going to deliver as a guest preacher,” Duke thought. But God had a surprise for him, waiting. Just before he was given the mike in a church he preached in, in the year 2011, the pastor’s daughter, a young woman in her early twenties, took the mike. She said, “When I was in still in Boarding School, Duke anna came to preach there. The year was 2001. He preached a message on beating sexual temptations from the book of Amos. He challenged us students to write in our Bibles, ‘I will wait till marriage to have sex!’ He asked us to swap Bibles have our neighbors sign as witnesses for what we had written. I wanted to be pure in the one life I have to live. So I did what Duke anna asked us to do. After I graduated from that school and went on with life, there were temptations that crossed my path. But I am glad to let you know that I am a virgin today. I am so glad that very same Duke anna is now in my dad’s church to preach God’s Word this Sunday morning!” Please visit to read the full 14-page annual report of G4 Mission. In December 2011, Bro. Duke preached in these following Christmas-themed events: 1. “Impossible Made Possible!” Event @ the G4 Mission Rented Base in Hyderabad. 2. Synergy Christmas Event in Bangalore (in which over 1000 distinguished guests heard his stirring Gospel presentation, “The Combination Champion!”) 3.  In Hyderabad’s largest Lutheran Church’s Youth Christmas Meet (in which over 1000 people gathered to hear Bro. Duke speak from Herod’s life and there was a good respond to the altar call). 4. YMCA Staff Christmas, Secunderabad. 5. At the Power AG Church in Hassan, Karnataka, led by Pastor C. Thomas, full of down-to-earth village folk. 6. In a AG Church Youth Meeting In Hosur Road. God used Bro. Duke’s messages to challenge those who came.

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Edifying the Google Generation Thro’ God’s Books & FaceBook!

A Brief November 2011 Ministry Report
November 2011 began with the mid-night month-end prayer for the Google Generation held at Bro. Duke’s rented base in Hyderabad ending by 1 am with a message of encouragement.

On a particular Sunday morning this month, Bro. Duke shared God’s Word in the Sunday Morning English Service of the Olcott Memorial CSI Church in Vellore. His message was loud and clear: “We need the Protestant Reformation to continue in our churches!” This message was also apt and timely because 31 October 1517 marked the day when Martin Luther hammered his thesis explaining where the church had gone away from Scripture on a Roman Catholic Church wall in Germany.

Bro. Duke led a riveting Bible Study summarizing the message of the book of Philippians using the very name of the book as an acronym on a Sunday evening of this month at his base. Happiness that doesn’t depend upon happenings was one of the topics that Bro. Duke spoke about. The base which is also Bro. Duke’s home was crammed with 25 young working professionals from various multinational companies.

On the last day of the month of November, from 11:30 pm, Bro. Duke led a month-end midnight prayer again at his base which 15 Google Genners joined. After this meeting which filled spiritual petrol in the souls of those who came got over, a bunch of young women prayed way past mid-night with Sis. Evan, Bro. Duke’s wife.  



Through out 2011 and even through this month, through a FaceBook event in which 300 people from all over the world joined, Bro. Duke encouraged people to read through the entire Bible.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Tears in the eyes of the Parents & the Youth!

A brief October 2011 ministry report

In month of October 2011, Bro. Duke was in the states of Orissa, Karnataka, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh! For a week, the family of Duke holidayed with the family Mr. Mark Gnanasigamoni and Mrs. Alice Moni, who were kind to have the Dukes in their sweet home in Rayagada, Orissa. They drove through jungles, played in ponds and bathed in waterfalls! Then, Bro. Duke spent a week doing his doctoral course studies in the Southern Asia Bible College,  Bangalore. After a week in Bangalore, Bro. Duke was flown to Chennai so that he could address some of  the young working professionals of Wipro in a beachside resort. After Duke’s Gospel presentation wrapped around the life of Steve Jobs, the late Apple CEO, many of them came forward, knelt down in the altar and received Jesus as Savior, with some fighting back the tears. The two pivotal presentations that Bro. Duke made that day have gone into a DVD, the image of which you see in this post.




Bro. Duke and his wife, Sis. Evan, were invited to speak to the youth and families of Navi Mumbai cluster of the Gateway Ministries International churches led by Pastor Issac Abel, in a camp at the YWAM base in Lonavala, Maharashtra. God moved mightily in this camp. Tears of joy flowed down the cheeks of the parents of some of these modern youth as they witnessed their young children commit for fulltime ministry after a rousing challenge that Bro. Duke made from the book of Ezekiel. Sis. Evan Duke preached about seven Bs that would the believer, overcome temptation, a session that greatly blessed the campers. She also preached on who the Holy Spirit was, the Blessings he brings, and how one could receive Him. Prayers for the campers to receive the Spirit were raised up in a session which the Spirit moved mightily. Bro. Duke taught the couples on five God's given purposes for marriage, a session which the couple testified was very useful. Bro. Duke led a quiz which involved rounds from the Bible, Church History and the secular world, replete with audio, picture rounds. This quiz encouraged the campers to connect the Word of God with the World of God. Sis. Evan taught the singles among the campers on how to wisely choose a life partner using Bible principles. The theme of this camp was Bearing Fruit That Will Last For Eternity. And all the messages preached were interwoven with this theme. The messages that Bro. Duke shared in this camp has gone to a DVD, the picture of which you will get to see in this post. Bro. Duke brought a practical lessons on sex, love, marriage and the Christian life from the book of Ruth in the Vizag Christian Assembly Church in Vizag, upon the invitation of Sister Anita Aidintantz in a Sunday morning youth special service. As we can see in one of the pictures in this page, several youngsters in the congregation went to the altar to make a commitment to live a pure life.





Sunday, July 22, 2012

Accountable to God & to the Government!

A brief September 2011 ministry report

In the month of September 2011, Bro. Duke Jeyaraj shared God’s Word in the Good Samaritan Church One Day Youth Retreat in the city of Madurai. The three terrific messages he shared from the book of Ezekiel pierced the heart of the youngsters who gathered. These messages which were in the English to Tamil format have gone into a DVD, the cover of which is pictured above. In the same month, the board meeting of G4 Mission, the organization founded by Bro. Duke that publishes this mag, was held in Chennai. Ministry accounts and reports were tabled. Later on, Bro. Duke’s dad, Mr. A. Jeyaraj, arranged for these accounts to be audited and submitted the same to the Government. You would be pleased to know that the Government has sent an acknowledgement upon the receipt of the same to G4 Mission. We must not only be accountable to God but also to the Government! During the same Chennai visit, Bro. Duke challenged the youth of a Church of South India (CSI) church in Avadi, Chennai, with a moving message on the perils of procrastination. That English to Tamil message which God used to bring many youth to the altar went into a DVD, the cover of which is also printed above. In the same month, Bro. Duke led a Bible Study, the invite for which you see above, at the G4 Mission rented base in Hyderabad summarizing the message of the book of Ephesians, using the very name of that book as an acronym for a bunch of Bible-hungry Google Genners working in various Corporate companies. Their hearts were warmed.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012


Duke Jeyaraj

Duke is second from the left in this picture that was taken when he was a school boy in Ida Scudder School, Vellore, which he left in the year 1992. 2012 marks 20 years since Duke finished his schooling 

After School, I did B. Tech. in Agricultural Engineering with Allahabad University and worked briefly in Chennai. That's when I was invited to preach - something I started doing while I was a Scudder Student - in a Youth Camp in Germany. And I quit my job to be able to prepare well to do that. After that assignment in Germany I joined a Masters in Divinity course to train as a communicator of the message of the Bible in a seminary in Bangalore. After this training, I joined as a youth pastor with a church in New Delhi. I got married to Evangelin Early Star shortly later on. After a few other similar assignments that lasted for a few more years, I stated my own organization that would strive to creatively communicate the love of Jesus with those of the Google Generation in the year 2006 and  named that organization, "Grabbing the Google Generation from Gehenna Mission" (G4 Mission). I am an itinerant communicator - founder CEO of this organization based in Hyderabad right now. The magazine published a magazine by the name of "The Days Of Youth" - a mag that wraps Bible truth around contemporary events. I have written two books that brings the Bible's message to present-day youth titled, "Straight Talk" and "The Goodnews for the Google Generation". My work involves speaking to various young people in churches, colleges and corporate companies across India and a few other nations. Clipping of my messages/talks to  young people on topics such as finding purpose in life, sex, love, marriage, etc,  have secured over 60,000 hits on (channel:  I have two children - Dale, son 8 years old and Datasha, daughter 4 years old. I am grateful to God for Scudder school and the classmates of the batch of 92 who were of great encouragement to me. All that I do today, in someway I started doing in Scudder school.