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Minister

Shanta Devadasa Ellawala Premawardhana, American Minister. Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1984. Member American Academy Religion.

Background

Premawardhana, Shanta Devadasa Ellawala was born on June 3, 1952 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Son of Cyril Devadasa Ellawala and Mercy (Lekamge) Premawardhana. came to the United States, 1981.

Education

BTh, Serampore College, West Bengal, India, 1977. Bachelor's Degree, Serampore College, West Bengal, India, 1978. Master of Arts, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1985.

Postgraduate, Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois.

Career

Minister, Chicago Ashram of Jesus Christ, Skokie, Illinois, since 1983; minister, Cornell Baptist Church, Chicago, since 1989; resident chaplain, Rush-Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, 1984-1985. Instructor world religions Southwest Baptist University, Bolivar, Missouri (Chicago campus), since 1985. Moderator Chicago Metropolitan Baptist Association, Oak Park, Illinois, since 1990;board directors Synapses, Inc., Chicago.

Achievements

  • Ordained to ministry Baptist Church, 1984.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Co-author: (seminar) Growing Up in America, 1987.

Politics

Christians should engage the culture through discipleship within the churches and through participation in the democratic public policy and political process in order to help fulfill the kingdom mandate taught in the Bible and expressed in the Baptist Faith to bring industry, government, and society as a whole under the sway of the principles of righteousness, truth, and brotherly love.

Views

Responsibility for parenting is to encourage social, economic, and religious efforts to maintain and strengthen relationships within families in order that every member may be assisted toward complete personhood.

Membership

Member American Academy Religion.

Connections

Married Dhilanthi Charmina Fernando, June 4, 1977. Children: Charith, Devaka, Amali.

father:
Cyril Devadasa Ellawala Premawardhana

mother:
Mercy (Lekamge) Premawardhana

spouse:
Dhilanthi Charmina Fernando

child:
Devaka Premawardhana

child:
Amali Premawardhana

child:
Charith Premawardhana