The ministry of IREF is an example of what is possible when people come together to help those in need.
15:1 Teacher to Student Ratio
every student is seen, known, and loved.
80% of IREF Students
are saved and baptized by graduation.
Distributed 182,000 Meals
to children in the Child Development Centers in 2019.
Over 5,000 Pastors
were personally trained & equipped by IREF in 2019.
2,000+ Food Packages
for families affected by August 2019 floods.
4,000+ Food Packages
distributed to poor in 2020 to help combat COVID-19.
“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
– Paul Oberschneider
Since its origin, the ministry of India Rural Evangelical Fellowship, also known as IREF, has made a profound impact in Southern India. In forty years, IREF has provided safe housing and education for over 12,000 children ranging from primary school to post-college. Through the tool of education, many students have broken the cycle of poverty in their families. IREF also has introduced over 10,000 people to the love of Christ. Today, IREF sponsors 250 evangelists, operates 62 village churches, and houses 1,200 students. We believe that God’s love changes everything! True hope is found in Jesus Christ.