Sam George was born in the Andaman Islands (India) to Christian parents with the heritage of the St. Thomas Christians of Kerala and had a life-changing personal encounter with Jesus at the age of 15. He holds degrees in mechanical engineering and management, and worked for a decade in Asia and the US. Later, he studied at Fuller and Princeton Seminaries, and over the next two decades, God used Sam to pioneer two family organizations, Urban India Mission and Parivar International. He did a PhD in theology, researching family, church, and diaspora, at Liverpool Hope University (UK). He now teaches global migration, diaspora missions, and world Christianity and has authored many articles, book chapters, and books. He lives with his wife, Dr Mary M George, and their two boys in the northern suburbs of Chicago, USA.