The ‘Yeshu Darbar’ had a small beginning as Gospel and Plough. A
group of six people used to gather for prayer in 1994 at the
home of Prof. R.B. Lal. It was a period of turbulence in the
life of the then Allahabad Agricultural Institute. In 1996 the
group to be fifty and used to meet every Saturday at 5:00pm at
Chapel of Brotherly Love and Prayer for healing was offered by
him. In 2001 the Sunday Prayer was witnessed by four five
hundred people in the Chapel. People began to come in large
number to hear the word of God and be healed. Hence the venue
In April 2001 former Chancellor of SHIATS (Sam Higginbottom
Institute of Agriculture Science & Technology) University
anointed Rev. Fr. Prof. Rajendra B. Lal in recognizing his
divine calling. The General House Meeting of the Yeshu Darbar
held on 18th July 2012 under the chairmanship of the
Chancellor Rev. Dr. J.A. Oliver of SHIATS, decided unanimously
publicly to Proclaim, Consecrate and Install Rev. Fr. Prof. Dr.
Rajendra B. Lal as ‘the First Bishop of Yeshu Darbar’ on Sunday
the 4th November 2012.
Most Rev. Isidore Fernandes of Roman Catholic Church of
Allahabad being assisted by the Bishops of United Evangelist
Lutheran Church of India, Evangelical Church of India, Methodist
Church of India, Primate of Anglican Church of India and
Clergies of Yeshu Darbar, ‘Consecrated and Installed’.
The Procession of Consecration and Installation service started
from Rein Basera which included cross bearer Mr. Johnathan Lal
and Flag bearer Dr. Ranjan A. John. Rev. Dr. J.A. Oliver
Chancellor, SHIATS started the programme with invocation. He
welcomed all the Bishops/Overseers, clergies, and guests from
different parts of country. Rt. Rev. (Dr.) Jagdhari Masih led
the Congregation in Responsive reading followed by opening
prayer Most Rev Isidore Fernandes, Bishop Roman Catholic Church,
Diocese of Allahabad.
Rt. Rev. Phillip S. Masih, Bishop Methodist Church of India
Lucknow conference, Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Pancho Bishop MP
Evangelical Lutheran Church, Chindwara , Dr. Charles Dias Church
Historian and Member of Parliament, Rev. Fr. Dr. Rajendra B.
Lal, Rt. Rev (Dr.) R. D. Vijay Kumar Bishop Arcot Lutheran
Church, Cuddalore and Rev. Vashu Lal Mike Masand, New York
participated in Reading the passages from the Bible.
Rabbi Ezekiel Isaac Malekar (Priest) Judah Hyam Synagogue sang
Psalm in Hebrew Language. Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Moarthoma.,
Metropolitan of Marthoma Church gave the special message on this
occasion. Most Rev. Dr. Isidore Fernandes, Roman Catholic
Bishop, Diocese of Allahabad, Most Rev. (Dr.) M. Ezra Sargunam,
Bishop of Evangelical Church of India, Chennai, Rt. Rev.
Emmanuel Panchoo, Bishop, Madhya Pradesh Evangelical Lutheran
Church, Chindwara, Rt. Rev. Dr. R. D. Vijaykumar, Bishop, Arcot
Lutheran Church Cuddalore, Most Rev. Prof. (Dr.) Busi Suneel
Bhanu, Moderator, Andhra Evangical Lutheran Church, Guntur, Rev.
Prof. (Dr.) P. B. Arnold, President & Chairman, Governing
Council of Mennonite Bretheren Church of India, Mahabubnagar (A.
P.) Consecrated and Installed Rev. Fr. Dr. Rajendra B. Lal as
the First & Presiding Bishop of Yeshu Darbar.
These Bishops, Presented Sacred and Episcopal Elements such as
Bible, Stole and Cope, Mitre, Pastoral Staff, Ring and Cross to
Bishop R. B. Lal Later these Bishops gave right hand to
fellowship to Bishop Lal. Rev. Prof. Dr. Sarvjeet Herbert,
General Secretary, Yeshu Darbar Trust read the instrument of
consecration. Bishop Mandal from Methodis Church of India Delhi
Prayed for Bishop Lal.
Bro. P. C. Verghese prayed for the family members (Dr. Mrs.
Sudha Lal (Wife), Mrs. Halina Lal, (Mother), Jonathan (Son),
Abhilasha Daughter Inlaw Joyce & Joel, grand children, Prof.
(Dr.) S. B. Lal ,
Mr. Vinod B. Lal, and Sisters). Choir
sang the Church Hymns and Songs written by Bishop Lal. Service
was conducted by Rev. Dr. Samuel Richmond, Associate Chaplain,
SHIATS. Rev. Dr. Rajan Dass, Auxillary Secretary of Bible
Society of India, Allahabad presented Pulpit Bible to the newly
At the end newly consecrated & Installed Bishop R. B. Lal gave
challenging message to the community and prayed for them.