PASTOR N.G.JOHN VASU-THE SOUTH INDIAN PENTECOSTAL GEM :
BY PASTOR GALEN N. CHOCKALINGAM
As gold is extracted from ores dug out of the depths of the rocky earth and fascinating jewels are made , so God , out of a man of natural religion which is false , made Brother Vasu a saint of divine nature and a temple of the living God.He lived a saintly life until he joined the saints in glory unlike many who have made shipwreck of their faith , doctrine and holiness.
Pastor John Vasu was a man of great love , patience and long suffering. He kept his head cool and under control almost at all circumstances. He was calm and steady for he kept pace with God. Pride which is one of the things of the worl and which easily takes hold of the flesh was not in exhibition in the life of Pastor John Vasu. Instead he was always humble , polite and gentle.
He was a friend of all who came in contact with him whether old or young , rich bor poor , high or low , native or foreigner. He had in him special grace to be a comfort and consolation to the troubled heart.
He had a burden for unity amongst the Pentecostal groups who were hopelessly divided . During the Second European tour of Pastor John Vasu , God revealed to him about greater unity and with the instigation and help of local brethren he sucessfully organised the said Fellowship.The Pentecostal Fellowship with Pastor John Vasu as its President exerted its influence and brought forth " the All India Pentecostal Fellowship (southern region)" .
Pastor John Vasu continued to be the president of both the Pentecostal Fellowship Madras and All India Pentecostal Fellowship (south) until his death. He was elected and re-elected each time when the Presidential election was carried out since 1955.
He was a great traveller. He has toured widely in South India , covered a large area in North India and several parts of the world in his three travels over the globe preaching the gospel. He has earned a great name in the foreign countries as an eminent eastern preacher able to expound the Bible, the Eastern Book in the Eastern way.
In all his walk of life as a pastor , as a benefactor and President of the Pentecostal Fellowships , he has been unique and has left behind marks that cannot be erased.