A Nepali by origin, Pastor Basant’s journey in FGAG began when he came down to study in Southern Asia Bible College in 1985 from when he started regularly attending the Sunday services. However it was in 1994 when Basant assumed teaching responsibilities in Southern Asia Bible College that along with his family, he became more involved in the ministry of FGAG. He started helping out in the Nepali Service that was just started in order to reach out to the many Nepalese who had come into the city looking for job opportunities.
Since then Basant has served as Pastor of the Nepali Service while also serving as Dean of Southern Asia Bible College.
Basant has completed his Doctor of Ministry and is a competent teacher and preacher of God’s Word.
Pastor Basant has a very loving and supportive wife in Meera Shrestha and they are blessed with two beautiful daughters, Namrata Shrestha and Shradha Shrestha, They also have a brilliant son, Dheeraj Shrestha.