Yabbeju (Jabez) Rapaka is a native of India. He and his wife, Gloria, founded Love and Hope Ministries, a non-profit organization established to help needy widows, children and pastors in India and Haiti. He holds ministerial credentials with Deep Truth Full Gospel Association, Providence, Rhode Island, and also serves as acting general secretary. He holds B.Com. and B.D. degrees from India and a B.A. degree from Zion Bible College, Barrington, Rhode Island. Dr. Rapaka received his M.B.A., M.Div., and Ph.D. in Church History from Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, where he serves as an adjunct professor in both the School of Divinity and the College of Arts and Sciences.