Rev. Dr. D. Monika Raj

Contact Information:

Phone: +91 944 360 6330


Rev. Dr. D. Monika Raj earned his B.A. from Scott Christian College, Nagercoil, in 1974; he started his theological studies at Concordia Theological Seminary, completing a one year Bible course at CTSN in 1976; he then completed his B.D. at United Theological College, Bangalore, in 1982. He earned an M.A. from Annamalai University, an M.Th. from the United Theological College, Bangalore, in 1988, and his D.Th. at the South Asia Theological Research Institute, Bangalore, in 2003.

Dr. Monika Raj has served the Church as a vicar at Ebenezer Lutheran Church, Vazhuthalampallam (1981–84); as pastor at Calvary Lutheran Church, Nagercoil (1984–86), at Christ Lutheran Church Vadasery, Nagercoil (1988–91), in the Osaravilai Pastorate (2008–13), and at Gilgal Lutheran Church, Parvathipuram (2013); as associate professor here at CTSN (1991–96, and 2004–08); and he served as principal of CTSN from 2013 until the end of March 2017.

Dr.  Monika Raj is married, with three sons.

Courses Taught:

Preliminary Greek
Pauline Epistles
Acts of the Apostles
Church and Administration
Church History of the First Six Centuries
Worship and Preaching
Introduction to Old Testament
Introduction to New Testament
General Epistles
Pastoral Epistles
Johannine Corpus
Exegetical Study of John’s Gospel
Lutheran Confessions
Lutheran Theology
Jesus Movement
The Synoptic Gospels
Advanced English
Advanced Greek

Research Interests:

Church Planting programme
Preparing sermons for the Church year
Identifying New Mission Fields
Identifying potential church planters


Thirumaraiyodu Thinanthorum (Tamil). 2014.

Sermon Helps II. 2012–2013.

Sermon Helps I. 2007–2008.

The Inheritors of the ‘basileia tou theou’ According to Lucan Perspective. 2004.


‘Biographical Musings of Maharajan Vethamonickam’. Dalit Frontiers (1985).