Sam George

Sam George
Sam George

Director of the Wheaton College Billy Graham Center Global Diaspora Institute


Sam George was born in the Andaman Islands (India) to Christian parents with the heritage of St. Thomas Christians of Kerala and had a life-changing personal encounter with Jesus at the age of 15. Sam speaks five languages and has lived in five different countries and travels widely around the world.

His early education was in engineering and business, and he worked in the engineering consulting and software technology sector for a decade in Asia and the US. Later, he studied at two seminaries in the US and God used him to pioneer two family mission organizations. Subsequently, he completed a PhD in the UK and now serves as a global catalyst of the Lausanne Movement.

Ph.D. –  Theology
Liverpool Hope University

M.A. – Business Management
Birla Institute of Technology and Science

M.A. – Practical Theology
Princeton Theological Seminary

B.S – Mechanical Engineering
Anna University (India)

 3-Sam George-Publication-covers

Three-volume series on Asian Diaspora Christianity (Fortress Press, 2021/22)

Other Publications

Going Global: A Portrait of Chinese Diaspora Christianity in an American City and around the World, IVPress (2023).

Co-editor, Refugee Diaspora: Mission Amidst the Greatest Humanitarian Crisis, William Carey Publishers (2019).

“Motus Dei (The Move of God): A Theology of Mission for an Age of Migration” in Global Migration and Christian Faith: Implication for Identity and Mission, Daniel Carroll and Vince Bacote, Editors, Wipf and Stock (2021).

“Motus Dei: A Theology and Missiology for a Moving World” in Pharos Journal of Theology, Vol 102 (2021).

Series Editor, Tamil Diaspora: Intersectionality of Migration, Religion, Language and Culture, Peter Vethanayakamani, editor. Serials Publications, New Delhi (2021).

Desi Diaspora: Ministry among Scatted Global Indian Christians, SAIACS Press (2019).

Diaspora Christianities: Global Scattering and Gathering of South Asian Christians, Fortress Press (2018).

After the Wedding Bells: Laying Foundation for a Healthy Marriage. Co-authored with Mary George, OM Books (2017).

Before the Wedding Bells: Preparing for a Lasting and Fulfilling Marriage. Co-authored with Mary George, OM Books (2011).

“Introduction” and “Linguistic Proficiency of Children of Kerala Emigrants” in Malayali Diaspora: From Kerala to the Ends of the World. Editors: Sam George and T.V. Thomas, Serial Publications. New Delhi. (2013).

Understanding the Coconut Generation: Ministry to the Americanized Asian Indians. Mall Publisher, Niles, IL. (2006).

“Identity Theft” and “Shaming the Shame” in Caring for the South Asian Soul: Counseling South Asians in the Western World. Editors: T.V. Thomas and Thomas Kulanjiyil, Primalogue, Bangalore, India. (2010).

“Emerging Cultures: TechnoCulture and TerrorCulture” in One World or Many: Impact of Globalisation on Missions. Editor: Richard Tiplady. William Carey Library (2003).

Weekly column “Family Matters” in India Tribune, Chicago, IL. (April 2008 – Jun 2010).

  • The Lausanne Movement
  • Evangelical Missiology Society
  • American Society of Missiology
  • International Association of Mission Studies
  • International Network of South Asian Diaspora Leaders
  • Global Migration
  • Diaspora Mission
  • Refugees and International Students
  • Theology of Mission
  • World Christianity
  • Theological Education
  • Introduction to Global Christianity
  • Global Migration and Diaspora Missions
  • Diaspora Missiology
  • Theology of Mission
  • Mission in the book of Acts
  • Advanced Missiology
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