The Elijah Challenge World Reports

Reports from The Elijah Challenge in India

Simon Haqq is an Elijah Challenge-trained Pastor in India
Report on Bible Mission Guntur 2014 in India


Elijah Challenge Pastor testifies about preaching before a crowd of “20 lakhs” in India and seeing “10 lakhs” receive Jesus Christ. This translates into one million souls accepting Christ in a single meeting.

Top: the tent sprawled over several acres Below: Simon at left along with friend Bill Willis

Rev. Simon Haqq of North India—the grandson of Abdul Haqq, “the Billy Graham of India”—hosted The Elijah Challenge Training on various occasions beginning in the early 2000s. Since then he has witnessed very many miraculous healings as he preaches the gospel to Hindus in his Feeding Events and ministers to the sick as he was trained to do. Because of the powerful miraculous healings, news about his ministry has spread in India. 

For that reason Simon was invited to preach the gospel and pray over the sick before a crowd of about 2,000,000 mostly Hindus in a sprawling tent spanning many acres of land, and to minister healing to the infirm in Jesus’ name. After he preached he invited the people to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. Simon estimated that approximately 1,000,000 people responded to his call. That figure is based on the number people who stood close enough to the stage which he could see, with the assumption that the percentage of people responding remained fairly consistent all the way to the back of the tent which he could not see since it was so vast.

Afterwards he prayed over the sick at a distance from the stage, and approximately one out of every four people in the crowd of 2,000,000 raised their hands to testify that the Lord had healed them miraculously from their infirmities. This was a most powerful confirmation to the people that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the truth—that our Father is the only true God and that Jesus Christ is the only way to Him. Their Hindu gods cannot perform such miracles. Below are four separate consecutive views of the immense tent from the outside as well as limited shots of the packed crowd inside.

2015: over one million people accept Christ AGAIN at single event