“J P Vennikulam” is the pen name of Pastor John P. Thomas. He is born to Pastor V J Thomas and Jolly Thomas is Vennikulam. He is currently working as a Church Pastor, Youth organizer, Journalist and Writer. He holds a Bachelor's degree in English literature from Fathima Mata National College, Kollam, and a B.D from Faith Theological Seminary under the Senate of Sereampur. He began his writing career in 1994 and published more than 500 articles in various Christian magazines.
He also authored 3 books - 'Suviseshathinte anayatha agnijwalayayi Pastor Sam George', Vyasthasthathayilekkulla prayanam, and 'E-Youths'. He was also editor for Pastor T Johny Manakkala’s ‘Ivan aaru?’, and ‘Thrithvavum durupadeshangalum’ by Pastor Sam George Punjab. He also served as the Managing Editor for ‘Thanal’, HMI's Silver Jubilee Souvenir.
Currently he is serving as Kraisthava Ezhuthupura Media International’s Managing Trustee & General Vice President, and columnist in various magazines. He is also writing in various journals from 1999. Now he is also the Pastor of Sharon Fellowship Church, Parimanam.
His wife is Ranjini Elizabeth John and children are Johan and Joanna.