BRIEF BIOGRAPHY :
John Moses Dussi was formerly known as Appa Rao
Dussi was born in the year 1972 in India. He was
born in a very poor family of the untouchables,
who were neglected and rejected by the society.
His parents were so poor that they could not even
provide for his basic amenities in life. Good food
and clothing were always scarce. Education and
decent life were distant dreams. He faced
starvation, ill health, insult and tasted the
depths and heights of poverty.
he moved from
place to place, person to person and from home to
home seeking for normal living. Being an
untouchable, he was rejected every where and
denied help by every one. Though poor, his family
was Orthodox in religion and strongly rooted in
the Hindu beliefs.
a boy, while seeking admission in government run
hostel, he was denied a seat because he was too
young for the hostel and so they changed his date
of birth to 1970 and put him to 4th
grade when he was barely eligible for 1st
grade. Though this was not correct he had no one
to support and his parents were afraid of the
denial of the admission as this will be the only
provision for his food, clothing and shelter.
Testimony…… Rev. John Moses Dussi.
I was one of the badly hurt victim of poverty,
since childhood onwards I had developed love and
compassion for the poor and needy children who
were like me. A few Indian social reformers and
revolutionary leaders like Dr. B.R. Ambedkar
inspired me whom I followed passionately. I began
to write and sing songs that propagated their
principles and the revolution. During my high
school studies, I was given New Testament which I
read diligently. The life and love of Jesus Christ
attracted me because of his compassionate spirit.
His love for the down trodden challenged me. As I
read the Bible more and more it was evident that
Jesus was the greatest social reformer and a great
revolutionary person who loved the people but
hated their sin. Soon I began to hunger to know
more about Jesus. I understood that all the
reformers that I followed were mere humans but I
learnd that Jesus is indeed God and the Savior of
mankind. Though I knew so much about Jesus, I
didn’t believe him as my personal savior.
AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE
was in the year 1988 when I was suffering from
Typhoid fever, my sister took me to the church.
The fever was so severe and every one thought I
would die. But in the church when a believer
prayed by applying oil on me, I felt a great
relief and the fever simply vanished. This was new
and amazing to me. It was then I realized the
power and love of Jesus and soon I accepted him as
my Lord and Savior.
incident in 1991 moved me radically. Dalit
Christians in Chundur, a village in Guntur
district of my state were killed, cut into pieces,
their body parts put in gunny bags and were thrown
into a river. This hurled me back into social
Reformation where I joined in a revolutionary
group and voiced through writing and singing
did my Bachelor of arts in sociology and a diploma
as a fitter in the Industrial Training Institute.
was a journalist and worked in a city called
Visakhapatnam. Later I joined as an agricultural
officer at Bhubaneswar, Orissa. I also had Alpha
Engineering workshop at Vizayanagaram. God blessed
me in every work I did.
have also studied at International Institute of
Correctional Management Course in the year 2005
and in 2007 Restorative Justice in Queen’s
AND GOD’S CALL
was married to Ms. G. Sushma in the year 1999 on
17th February. She was a very strong believer.
While I was steadily growing in political social
services, my wife was so much concerned about my
spiritual status. She pulled me into regular and
fasting prayers. It was during these days on the
early hours of Dec 30, 1999, i shared God’s
voice in a vision. The voice I heard was FOLLOW
ME, I WILL MAKE YOU FISHERS OF MEN”.
The next day I shared this with my wife.
After both of us prayed and sought the lord for
some more clarity and direction, we made a
decision. In February 2000, I resigned from my job
and joined the Lord’s work fulltime.