Balan Swaminathan – Lead Pastor & Founder

For the past 22 years Balan worked in India, USA and Canada for various organizations until God called him to serve full-time in April 2013. From childhood onwards, the passion has been to live for Jesus and to do great exploits for His Kingdom. He was introduced to ministry at the age of 18. Since then, he worked with many pastors and ministers of God. Balan is currently serving as a Senior Pastor in the House of Intercessory Prayer Ministries (HIPM) in Halifax, NS Canada. He is a credential holder with the Maritime District of PAOC. He also holds a Doctor of Ministry (D. Min) Degree from Colorado Theological Seminary, USA.

His ministry areas include Bible teaching, prayer ministry, anointing ministry, healing ministry, spiritual counseling and church planting. His hobbies are driving, photography, web design and meeting new people.

You can listen to his testimony on how God called him to full-time ministry that was originally shared at HIPM on Jan 06, 2013.

Joy Marylin – Children’s Education Director

After completing her Master Degree in Physics, Joy continued her education and acquired Bachelor of Education.  She worked as a teacher in couple of schools in India.  God has called her to work among children to care for them and to nurture them in the Word of God.  She obeyed the call of God to intercede and started the prayer conference in the year 2007.  Since then she has been coordinating the prayer activities of HIPM in the prayer conference as well as in the church.  Her passion has been raising prayer warriors, building prayer networks and working among children.  God has been using her in the worship ministry as well as in the ministry of the Word by encouraging believers to meditate on God’s Word.