About The Ministry
Sion Assembly Church (SAC) was established in 1993 in Vijayawada, India by Pastor Ragendra Kumar Yellamelli who continues to lead the ministry today. Vijayawada is a large, rapidly growing city of well over one million people. The spiritual and material needs there are overwhelming. The area population is 91% Hindu and 7% Muslim.
SAC has created numerous opportunities to serve the community and share the Gospel including medical clinics, Bible seminars, a prison ministry, and much more. With thriving churches and plans to plant more, training is provided for men to serve as pastors. A daily television broadcast gives them an even wider reach.
SAC operates an orphanage in Vellaturu, which is attached to the church. While the physical needs of each child are met, the ultimate goal is to reach them with the love and care of God. Many widows also receive food through the orphan ministry, and some even stay the night, sleeping on the church floor. The orphanage houses a sewing center where the women are taught to sew so that they can begin to support themselves. Classes and the use of sewing machines are free of charge.