Indian Nationals: One of the Largest Minorities

Season: 1
Episode: 5
We’re honored to be talking with Steve Rao, the son of immigrant parents from India. He is currently serving in his 3rd term on the town council in Morrisville, NC. He works at a Global Tech Company. He was the first Asian-American elected official in North Carolina. Steve is a change agent, political commentator, and radio host.
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Hosts:Pastor Kevin

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Indian Nationals: One of the Largest Minorities

In this episode, we will be discussing how Indian Nationals have become one of the largest minorities in America. We’re honored to be talking with Steve Rao, the son of immigrant parents from India. Steve is currently serving in his 3rd term on the town council in Morrisville, NC. He works at a Global Tech Company. He was the first Asian-American elected official in North Carolina. Steve is a change agent, political commentator, and radio host.

During his past eight years in office, Steve has lead efforts to start a growing Entrepreneurship Program in Morrisville, English as a Second Language classes. He has worked aggressively with the NC Dept of Transportation and Council to bring over $90 million in transportation investment to Morrisville in the next ten years and is launching Smart City and Open Data Initiatives.

Steve received a BA from Emory University in Political Science where he played collegiate tennis and a JD from the West Virginia University College of Law and resides in Morrisville with his wife. Dr. Komal Parekh and children Sonia, 16 and Rayan, 12.

Check out Steve’s full bio here.

The number of foreign born internationals is skyrocketing in the U.S. and in the town of Morrisville. Steve mentioned that we are living in a global community and people want to come to a place where they can share their ideas.

  • 32% of STEM graduates are foreign born
  • 60% of PHDs are foreign born
  • 30,000 software programers are foreign born

Also check out these articles by Global Hope India:
International are Increasing
Asians are Waiting to Know Christ
Why you Need Internationals in Your Church

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Living the Dream Podcast: The Living the Dream podcast is where Church staff and volunteers get comfortable and aligned with the reality that God is moving millions of foreign-born internationals into our communities. We focus on this incredible opportunity God is giving us to change the world! We know how this story ends! Rev 7:9-12 shows us a Church filled with EVERY nation, tribe, & tongue gathered together worshipping Jesus. Welcome to Living the Dream podcast where we help The Church be on earth as it is in heaven. More about Living the Dream Podcast.

Meet Pastor Kevin: Pastor Kevin is Founder and Executive Director of Global Hope India and your host for Living the Dream Podcast. He’s a poor kid from rural North Carolina, but get this… He just returned from his 50th trip to India in 20 years. If he doesn’t yet hold the Guinness Book of World Records for the most trips to India then he’s got to be close. He’s flown over a million miles to 27 different countries. He’s taken nearly 1,000 people on mission trips to India. Global Hope India has seen thousands of Indian Nationals and Americans radically transformed by God through missions. The miracle continues! More about Pastor Kevin.

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