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Our Founder

Prof. Rev. Dr. Jacob Simon is the Founder and President of the Good News International University Spiritually endowed with the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Dr. Jacob Simon has been training and equipping Pastors, Leaders and believers to build the Kingdom of God in these last days.

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Education & Career
Dr. Jacob was born in a Christian family and was raised in the teachings of Lord Jesus Christ. Even from his young age he was passionate to serve Lord Jesus Christ and had a greater love for the Lord Almighty. He completed his schooling in Muthialpet higher secondary school and went to complete his graduation in Madras Christian College, Chennai. After his graduation, He got employed in Chennai Port Trust and was working there for 10 years.

The Ministry
Even when he was employed in a secular field, Dr. Jacob worked tirelessly to spread the Gospel to the unreached all over the Nation. God had a definite purpose in his life. God called him for full a time ministry. He served as an evangelist for 5 years and countless people were blessed through his teachings and Social work to the community. He is also a guitarist and Key board player for many years.

Dr. Jacob Simon has dedicated his entire life for the ministry of God. As a visionary, he revolutionized the teaching ministry in several ways. By the grace of God, he established the Good News Bible College in 2012. With an initial strength of 8 students, Good News Bible College became operational in Chennai, Tamilnadu. God blessed his endeavors for his deep adherence to his teaching calling. Year after year, Good News Bible College grew every year. He changed the College name and registered as an educational Trust named it as Good News International University in the year 2014. In the year 2017, 220 students graduated through Good News International University. Now this university is head quartered in Chennai and has extension centers in Delhi, Mumbai, Uttarakhand and Lucknow soon branches will be opened in Andhra Pradesh, Lucknow and in Karnataka.


Good News International University offers degrees and programs in regular stream as well as through distance education. Yearly, Good News International University confers doctoral degrees to eminent persons who serve as Leaders and role models to the society. Under his able leadership, the University continues to excel in the theological realm by raising leaders and apostles. In 2018, Good News International University has plans to open new centers in Srilanka and Germany.

Positions held currently:

  • President – Good News for Nations Ministries.

  • International Trainer - Saturation Planting International – USA.

  • Advisor for Theological Studies - The Synod of the Pentecostal Churches.

  • International Director- The Synod of the Pentecostal Churches.

  • South India Co-Ordinator - International Human Rights Peace Commission - USA.

  • General Secretary - Leadership Alliance.

  • Joint Secretary- National Churches of India.

  • National Co-Ordinator - People's Party of India (Secular)

Dr. Jacob Simon is married to Sis. Elizabeth and the couple is blessed with 2 sons, Jabin and Jacin who have completed their education at the Master level.  Both the children are well-trained musicians and well-equipped in ministry. Mrs. Elizabeth Jacob Simon serves as the Dean for the Good News International University. She is also the Secretary of the South Chennai women’s wing of Synod of the Pentecostal Churches and the Chairman of Good News for Nations ministries.

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