Stanley Mehta



Stanley Mehta is the Overseer of Gateway Ministries International, which is a network including over 100 House Churches. He is an Electrical Engineer by profession and worked for five years in the industry before he took up the pastoral role at the Bombay Baptist Church in 1981. 

Stanley is a trainer by gifting, and he has conducted several seminars for the past thirty-six years on Leadership, Debt Free Living, Relational Skills, and Strengthening the Family, both in India and abroad. He has discipled and raised many notable leaders for the church and the market place. Stanley has authored about a dozen books. His book titled Foundations for Life has been translated into sixteen languages. He has launched a trust called Sahaara Charitable Society for the afflicted and downtrodden. He has pioneered a nine-month, intensive Bible college course called Antioch Training Center.  ATC is committed to the holistic growth and development of men and women by discipleship, for the ultimate aim of equipping leadership qualities in the context of serving the church and society

Stanley and Esme Mehta have been married for forty years, and they reside in Bangalore, India. They have two daughters and a son, all of whom are married.

About the Book

The Art of Raising Leaders guides readers to develop leaders by applying the method that the Bible recommends, called 'Discipleship". Discipleship is biblically-based and is extremely practical and applicable. This approach to raising leaders is tested and proven from Stanley Mehta’s own life experiences, which are cited by real-life stories within the pages of the book. As current pioneers, founders, and leaders are aging, they are perplexed by the challenge to find suitable successors that will carry on their legacy of leadership and discipleship. The Art of Raising Leaders provides a sure way to raise such leaders.



According to Ephesians 1, God has chosen us and predestined us before the foundation of the world.  And this destiny is our potential lying dormant in each one of us. And how do we unlock this potential inside of us?




The final words that Jesus left to his followers and incidentally, the only commandment he repeated after the resurrection and before he returned to the Father was, “ ... go and make disciples ... ” (Matthew 28:19)




The Great Commission (Matthew 28:19-20) had a simple goal: to make disciples and to teach them to obey all that Jesus commanded. In other words, discipleship had purpose to it. 




Jesus is the one who paid the price of discipleship, and therefore he is the foremost person we should constantly be looking to, for we see in him the reward of his obedience.