CAMERON MENDES - Mumbai
Founder – Worship Leader – Song Writer – Music Composer
Born in the year 1983, Cameron grew up in a Christian home where his father, a Muslim and his mother, a staunch Catholic, received Jesus as their personal Lord & Saviour in the early 80’s and have been pastoring a church in Mumbai since. He was only six years old when he started playing the piano and was encouraged by his parents to study music through the ‘Trinity College of Music – London’ and to join the church worship team as a keyboardist.
One day, in the year 2000, while he was praying in his living room, he heard an audible voice of the Lord calling out to him and asking him to serve in His kingdom. This gave birth to Yeshua Ministries in 2002 and since then there has been no turning back.
Cameron: ‘Serving God with all you have is the best way to bring honour to Him and thank Him for giving you all that you have’.
Apart from doing ministry, Cameron is also a painter and a sketch artist and loves playing badminton and football in his free time.
JENNY MENDES - Mumbai
Preacher - Media Team - Manager
Jenny, a Dutch national, was born and brought up in the Netherlands. She is an international lawyer by profession and came to India in 2013 to serve with IJM (International Justice Missions) in Mumbai. Back home, she has been a part of many ministries like Soul Survivor and Navigators to name a few and her heart for the youth brought her to YM.
Apart from supporting the ministry with her social media skills, she also helps to coordinate concerts/worship meetings etc for the ministry. With her experience with the youth and churches, YM has risen to another level and has become bold enough to think big!
Jenny: ‘Worshipping Jesus has always been my heart’s desire and seeing this young team of musicians doing the same has drawn me closer to my King’
In her free time she loves horseback riding and cooking.
DEVIN D’SOUZA - Mumbai
As a pastor’s son, Devin grew up listening to many worship bands/songs and his prayer to serve God and evangelize through music and songs, was answered when he was asked to join the Yeshua Ministries in 2015. Being an excellent vocalist and a good dancer, he is one great asset to this ministry and through him, many young people are challenged to use their talents for Jesus alone!
Devin: ‘I feel like the band members are my own family who are so loving and caring and most importantly, share the same focus: JESUS!
Apart from serving in the band, he also leads worship in his father’s church and plays a few instruments like the acoustic guitar & drums. His favourite sport is football but he seeks to inspire many people through the gospel of hope in Jesus Christ!
BRIAN CHANDRAHAS - Hyderabad
Brian is married to this beautiful woman named; Arpitha, and together they faithfully and selflessly serve in their local church and YM. Growing up in a missionary family, his heart was inclined toward supporting as many missionaries across India and leading millions of people into worship through the gift of his talent; playing the bass guitar.
Brian: ‘YM shares the same vision as mine and I believe that is definitely a God-thing. When people come together with the same vision, miracles happen!’
His favourite Yeshua songs are ‘Rock n Roll’ and ‘Hungama’, and his hobby is to play bass, bass and more bass…
ARPITHA SYLVESTER - HYDERABAD
Media team – Sound Engineer
Arpitha is one sweet inclusion in the Yeshua Family since 2015. She excels in social media and sound engineering. But apart from that, she is also an excellent bassist and a wonderful cook. She was born and brought up in Hyderabad and got married to a wonderful man; Brainard and together they have been a great blessing to YM.
The one favourite thing on her list is traveling and meeting new people and she uses that opportunity to connect with people and share the gospel of love and hope in Jesus wherever she travels with the band. Her ultimate vision is to support missionaries as she believes that these missionaries deserve more for what they are doing.
Arpitha: ‘I love the vision Yeshua Ministries has toward the young generation and how they share the love and the grace of God through their songs’.
JOHNSON DANIEL - Hyderabad
You may say, ‘Louder than thunder is this crazy drummer; Johnson’. Like most of the other band members, he was also raised up in a Christian family with Godly parents and grandparents who have been a great source of encouragement and influence in his life. As a child, he grew up with many dreams but with time, he saw God unfolding His plans for his life and this totally amazed him. He became passionate about Christ and serving Him was the motivation for every decision in his life.
Johnson: ‘YM shares the same love and passion that I have to reach out to this generation and it makes me happy to travel with them all around the globe’.
His favourite song is ‘Tu hi Rab hai’ and that is the loudest beat you can hear him play. Apart from drumming and listening to music, like many young people, he enjoys gaming.
Eby olickal - MUMBAI
photographer – production manager
In pursuit of his dreams Eby left Kerala and came to Mumbai to follow his passion for videography and photography. Apart from his camera talents he is also a great sound engineer and social media expert. Eby joined Yeshua in 2017 and since then he has helped the band faithfully with his talents and expertise. Apart from his commitment to Yeshua and Gateway Church Mumbai he also helps several NGO’s in Mumbai that reach out to the poor and broken.
Eby: ‘Photography is my passion and what better way to use in than to serve God.’
His favourite song is ‘Tumsa’ and he is excited for the Malyalam version of the song. Within the team Eby is also responsible for a lot of the comedy and inside jokes.
NITIN KATE - Mumbai
Born and brought up in a Hindu-Maharashtrian family, Nitin accepted Jesus Christ in the year 2009 and later joined the Yeshua Ministries as a support team. With a heart to serve the body of Christ, he travelled with the band all over the country, carrying their instruments, handling merchandise and supporting them in every possible way. Seeing his faithfulness, he was asked to step up and join the main worship team as one of their keyboardist in 2015 and today, he plays an important role in the ministry.
Nitin: ‘I am attracted to the presence of God we bring down during worship and the testimony we share to thousands all across the country’
Apart from being a good musician, he is also an excellent cricketer, a wonderful husband and a dedicated father. He is an example for all his family and friends and a living testimony of God’s goodness and grace in his life.
RYAN MORRIS - Goa
Ryan has been a part of the Yeshua Ministries and has stayed faithful to his call through every journey this ministry has been through in all these years! He accepted Jesus when he was 16 years old. His turning point was seeing his father, an alcoholic and a chain-smoker, being miraculously set free and transformed under God’s grace and since then, he has always wanted to bring people to the knowledge of that love and mercy through Jesus Christ and to minister to them through worship songs and music. He has been one of the strongest pillars of this ministry and a great encouragement to the younger generation.
Ryan: ‘It’s amazing to see God working in the lives of the people we touch through music and songs’.
He has a beautiful wife and daughter who have been a great support to him throughout his life’s-journey and continue to serve in their local church as a family and be a testimony for many around them.
KIREN TITUS - Mumbai
lead guitarist - Bass guitarist – backing vocalist
Kiren is literally one of the most multi-talented guys we know, apart from being an amazing worship leader and vocalist he also plays almost every instrument (bass, guitar, keys and drums) and is an expert with sound. In his daily life he works for Vision Rescue and Gateway Church Mumbai and apart from that pursues is biggest passion, that is music. Kiren’s voice is his most powerful weapon and if you ever hear him lead worship you will immediately know what we are talking about.
Kiren: ‘My one desire is to bring people closer to God through worship and I feel YM has found a special way to do that, especially with youngsters’
He is a real foody but growing up in the middle-east he doesn’t prefer anything too spicy, but other than that he is very passionate about food!