Pastor Chacko Thomas is the founder and president of CJCI.Originally from Kerala, but brought up in Bhopal and Delhi, he comes from a background of abject poverty and humble beginnings. He experienced the hardships of life at a very early age. After his studies and service in the para-military, he joined the public sector in Mumbai in 1980. Though he had a secure job and future, he was not content but started having a burden for the less privileged. Following his dream, he resigned in 1985 and founded this organisation, which started as a church to serve the local community. His vision to change lives and make a difference in the society led him to start new projects. Because of his tireless efforts and God’s grace, he has accomplished this vision and is now overseeing charitable projects in many regions.