Dr. John V. Mathew is a member of the Church of South India (CSI), Madhya Kerala Diocese, which is a member of the worldwide Anglican Commune. He began his theological journey from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune (UBS), by completing his Bachelor of Divinity in 2004 and went on to obtain his Master of Theology (Religion) in 2007 and Doctor of Theology (Religion) in 2013 from the Senate of Serampore College (University), India. As part of his secular education, he obtained his Bachelor of Commerce in 1999 from Bangalore University.
At present, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of Religion, Philosophy and Culture at Allahabad Bible Seminary, Allahabad. He is also the co-ordinator for The Centre for the Study of Indian Culture and Society (CSICS) at Allahabad Bible Seminary. He hails from the state of Kerala and cherishes his life with his wife Preeti and sons Nathan and Ethan.
Apart from his numerous articles which has been published in leading journals, his three acclaimed books are Modern Religious and Secular Movements (2013); Advaita Vedanta Re-explored towards Ecological and Dalit Theology (2015); Theories and Methods in the Study of Religions (2016).