Dr. P. C. Matthew is a graduate in physics from Madras Christian College. However, resigning from the IT industry, he chose the less travelled path. Compelled by the love of Christ to serve humanity, he took up theological studies in UBS Pune for 4 years. After which, he and his wife pioneered two youth centres in North Karnataka, reaching youngsters living in hostels, away from their parents.
Witnessing the increase in breakdown of families; Urban India Ministries came into being in 1998. Joining hands with their friends, they felt burdened to educate and counsel broken families. After training in the US in Family Life Ministry, P. C. Matthew went on to complete his doctoral studies at Asbury Theological Seminary in 2012. His study focussed on the life of families in and around Bangalore City. The Family Mission Centre, a state of the art facility, materialized in response to the growing emotional needs of families in urban areas.
P. C. Matthew currently heads the Urban India Ministries and the Kutumb Communications. He is also the founder and dean of the UIM Family Research Training Centre. Other areas of leadership include his involvement with the Transform World Movement as its national co-ordinator and as a member of its Global Advisory Board.
His wife, Ciby Matthew is a graduate in science from Jyothi Nivas College. Completing her P.G. Diploma in Business Administration, she started her career in a construction company. However, her life took a turn when she decided to serve the Lord. After undergoing 4 years of training in theology at UBS Pune, she worked among professional students at Gulbarga and Tumkur. Currently she is a qualified family counsellor and a therapist. She lives with her three children, supporting her husband as they both reach out to families in the cities through their seminars and counselling.