Our Founder

Abhijit and his wife, Madhumita are originally from Odisha state of India. Odisha is one of the poorest state in India with 42 million populations. In 1997, at the age of nineteen, Abhijit  responded to God’s call and began his ministry as a cross-cultural worker in India. His formal educational background includes six years of Christian Theology training and five years of Mission Studies at various institutions in India and abroad. He served as a Lecturer at various Bible colleges and seminaries in India.

Abhijit Nayak is the co-founder of STEP International. Currently Abhijit Nayak is serving as the Executive Director of STEP International. He is a speaker and responsible for fundraising, networking, vision development and organizational operations. He is known for his hands-on, enthusiastic approach that inspires staff, volunteers, and donors to embark on the great adventure – to serve the least-reached in South Asia.  Currently, Abhijit, Madhumita and their two children live in British Columbia, Canada.