Pastor Prabhudas Papabathini gave his heart to Jesus in 1984 and began full-time ministry in 1988. In 1990, he married Ruth who had been walking with the Lord for most of her life. Since then, their marriage has solely dedicated to serving in Chillakallu, India. God blessed them with 2 sons, Daniel and Samuel. Pastor Prabhudas served alongside his late father, Dr. Philip Papabathini, in Chillakallu from 1988 to 2007, under his former ministry.
New Hope Ministries was founded in 2007 by Pastor Prabhudas and Ruth to fulfill the vision God placed in their hearts for church planting, raising up Christian leaders and ministering to orphans and widows. New Hope teaches Christ as the source of hope (Jeremiah 29:11), and prioritizes training and equipping believers in the body so that they will come to a full maturity in Christ, ensuring the spread of the Gospel to all the people of India and beyond.