MOBILE CHRISTIAN NETWORK TEAM
Shalini (Jebasingh) Patras
Shalini has twenty-five years of experience in global Christian broadcasting. During her time with Trans World Radio in India, she managed the launch of Radio Lifeline, targeting broadcasts for young people in India. With Insight for Living, she worked in establishing government relationships in restrictive nations and setting up offices in other countries. She has traveled to countries in Africa, Asia, Europe and Australia and has builts lasting friendships with those she works with.
Shalini has a dual Bachelors in Economics and Business Management, Masters in Christian Education from Dallas Seminary, and is currently working on her PhD in Leadership Studies from Dallas Baptist University. Her dissertation is creating an instrument to measure agape love-centered leadership at the workplace. The experiences God has led her through, the education He enabled her to obtain and the support He has given from her family and team members helped her to start Mobile Christian Network, Cultural Intelligence Training, and Leadership Lessons from Scriptures.
Shalini and her husband, Vinay live in Plano, TX. Vinay also graduated from Dallas Seminary with a Masters in Theology (ThM). He leads the ministry of The Good Samaritans International and serves as an "on call" chaplain in North Dallas. They have a daughter, Cela, who is pursuing her undergraduate degree in Music Therapy at Southern Methodist University.
June (Tina) Faine
Tina was born and raised in Michigan. She graduated with a Chemistry major from the University of Wyoming. Her first job was with the Engineering division of the Highway Department! Later, Tina began to work in the insurance industry. Tina is currently working on her Masters in Business Management at Dallas Baptist University.
Tina's husband, Michael Faine, was a top ranking executive in a national company in the mortgage industry. They have two children, Jakia Brunell and Jeremy Faine, who is a sophomore in college. In an unplanned turn of events, in 2012, God called Michael home after a sudden cancer diagnosis.
Tina lives in McKinney and works part-time at the Hope Center. She is also actively engaged with the Stonebriar Community Church Choir, Christian Woman's Connection, and Stonecroft Ministries.
Salomi understands heartbreaks, as at a young age, God called her Father home. Some years later, when she was in high school, Salomi and her sister had to bear the grief of God calling her mother home, after a valiant struggle with cancer. Salomi completed her Masters in Computer Application. She worked for Amazon in India before joining Eirene Group LLC's Mobile Christian Network broadcasts.
Salomi was the first team member to join Shalini in broadcasting Bible teaching through cell phones. She worked on the pilot project with a test group of about 115 Tamil language pastors to study and measure subscriber engagement, interactions, and organic growth. Salomi serves as the Tamil Mobile Christian Network broadcast manger.
Salomi is married to Jubal, who is an executive in a manufacturing company. They live in Chennai, India and have a beautiful daughter.
Johnny was born in Beirut, Lebanon. He is a live performer and orchestral composer. Johnny's compositions have been performed in many countries including Eqypt, France, Germany, Poland, and Switzerland. His composition, "The Battle of Siddim" was performed recently by the Lebanese Philharmonic Orchestra, Lublin Philharmonic Orchestra, and Torun Symphony Orchestra in Poland.
Johnny worked as a professor in the American University in Beirut. He left the job to serve as Worship Pastor at Ras Beirut Baptist Church. In 2017, through the Senior Pastor, Charlie Costa's friendship with Shalini, Johnny was introducted to the work of Mobile Christian Network and he began working as Arabic Language Director for Eirene Group LLC's Mobile Christian Network broadcasts.
Johnny is married to Tanya from Ukraine. They have two beautiful children, Jason and Ellen-Kate.
Lesley has a Masters in English Literature. He worked as a Counselor and Response Manager for Trans World Radio's Radio Lifeline. Later he worked as an Editor for a publishing company. He is currently working as the Project Editor at SPi Technologies and as Director for Publishing and Media for Eirene Group LLC's Mobile Christian Network.
An ardent reader, Lesley's passion for theology and the Bible, over the years, led him to form friendships with many professors from Dallas Seminary. Currently, Lesley is in the process of applying to Dallas Theological Seminary, where he hopes to sit in the classrooms of professors he has written to for explanations and questions many times.
Lesley is married to Niranjini, Mobile Christian Network's English broadcast manager. They reside in Chennai, India.
While working in Bangalore, Niranjini began to overhear some of her co-workers talk about what God had taught them from the Bible. They would then meet to study the Bible at lunch time and pray together. Niranjini asked them about this "new practice" that she had never seen in her life. They invited her to join their Bible study and through this group of friends, Niranjini came to know and trust Jesus Christ.
In 2018, Mobile Christian Network saw the largest subscriber in-take for the English broadcast. More than 500 new subscribers were coming to us for the broadcast, every month. Niranjini stepped in and began assisting with data management before taking over as the English broadcast manager.