Dr. T.V. Thomas was born in Malacca, Malaysia. He studied in Malaysia, India, Canada and the United States of America. Presently he serves Director of the Centre for Evangelism & World Mission (founded in 1984) where he makes his home with wife, Mary. They have one son, Victor and two daughters, Molly and Melanie.
From 1978 to 1994 he was on the teaching faculty of Canadian Bible College and Canadian Theological Seminary in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. In 1984 he was appointed as the Professor of Evangelism for the Murray W. Downey Chair of Evangelism at both schools and held it till June 1994. T.V. served as International Minister-at-Large with Every Home for Christ International from 1994 to 2000.
His deep commitment to the cause of world evangelization calls for extensive national and
international travel to minister at camps, churches, colleges/seminaries, retreats, seminars, conferences and consultations. T.V. has been a plenary speaker at large events like Urbana Student Missions Convention, Keswick Conventions, Mission Fests, Ethnic Ministries Summits and Promise Keepers Conferences.
T.V. currently serves on numerous national and international boards: Chairs the Board of Ethnic America Network (EAN); Lausanne Global Diaspora Network (GDN); Global Mobilization Network (GMN); and Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship of Canada; Co-Chair of the International Network of South Asian Diaspora Leaders (INSADL) and Adviser, Lausanne Movement Canada. He is also a Member of Executive Leadership Team of MECO Canada Board; Perspectives Canada National Team and serves as the Multicultural/Intercultural Ministries Consultant for the C&MA in Canada.