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Born 29 February 1928 in Govindapuram, a small village in [[Andhra Pradesh (India)|Andhra Pradesh State, India]], Murthy was a Brahmin by birth. He began his career as a [[Telugu Mission (Mennonite Brethren)|Telugu]] language teacher in the [[Mennonite Brethren Church|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 [[Krahn, Henry (1923-1985)|Henry G. Krahn]] on 16 September 1957. He was ordained a minister by Calvary Mennonite Brethren congregation, [[Mahbubnagar Mennonite Brethren Mission (Andhra Pradesh, India)|Mahbubnagar]] on 4 February 1968 and worked with Mennonite Brethren radio broadcasts until 1969; then with <em>God Has Spoken </em>ministries and <em>Trans World Radio </em>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 <em>Suvarthamani, </em>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 <em>Spandana, </em>a monthly magazine with a circulation of 10,000. Murthy was in great demand as a speaker at conventions and conferences.
 
Born 29 February 1928 in Govindapuram, a small village in [[Andhra Pradesh (India)|Andhra Pradesh State, India]], Murthy was a Brahmin by birth. He began his career as a [[Telugu Mission (Mennonite Brethren)|Telugu]] language teacher in the [[Mennonite Brethren Church|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 [[Krahn, Henry (1923-1985)|Henry G. Krahn]] on 16 September 1957. He was ordained a minister by Calvary Mennonite Brethren congregation, [[Mahbubnagar Mennonite Brethren Mission (Andhra Pradesh, India)|Mahbubnagar]] on 4 February 1968 and worked with Mennonite Brethren radio broadcasts until 1969; then with <em>God Has Spoken </em>ministries and <em>Trans World Radio </em>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 <em>Suvarthamani, </em>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 <em>Spandana, </em>a monthly magazine with a circulation of 10,000. Murthy was in great demand as a speaker at conventions and conferences.
 
 
 
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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.


Author(s) M. A Solomon
Date Published 1987


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Solomon, M. A. "Murthy, Rayasam Radha Krishna (b. 1928)." Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. 1987. Web. 7 Dec 2016. http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Murthy,_Rayasam_Radha_Krishna_(b._1928)&oldid=90320.

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Solomon, M. A. (1987). Murthy, Rayasam Radha Krishna (b. 1928). Global Anabaptist Mennonite Encyclopedia Online. Retrieved 7 December 2016, from http://gameo.org/index.php?title=Murthy,_Rayasam_Radha_Krishna_(b._1928)&oldid=90320.




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