Anjana Gounder is a native of the Fiji Islands in the South Pacific. A former Hindu, Anjana accepted the call of Jesus on her life when she was a teenager. Anjana was a schoolteacher for 15 years before she began ministry with her husband Simon in Fiji. In 2002 the Lord called Anjana and her husband to the United States. They are both now US Missionaries with the Assemblies of God in Southern California. Anjana is an ordained minister and was the first Asian Indian woman to be ordained by the Assemblies of God in the United States. She co-founded and is an executive board member of Global AIM, and is also the Finance Manager for the Southern California Assemblies of God Network.
Anjana’s life is a miracle. She is a two-time cancer survivor and is an example of God’s grace and mercy. Her faith in the Lord is evident through her uplifting smile and incredible strength during medical challenges. Anjana has a passion for reaching and saving the lost and is dedicated to helping others grow in their faith through genuine encouragement and strengthening through teaching God’s word.
Anjana lives in Orange County with her husband, friend, and teammate Simon and their son Sylvanas. She enjoys reading devotional books, participating in women’s ministries, cooking, and spending time with her family.