Edith Dhana Prakash, the oldest daughter of well-known evangelists Nataraj and Padma Mudaliar, was born in Nagercoil, a city located at the southern tip of India. After her father's death in 1982, her 32 year-old mother took over the leadership of the ministry, and after facing trials and oppositions, today is a leading woman evangelist in India.
From a young age, Edith travelled globally and ministered with her mom until her 1995 marriage to Felix Prakash. On graduating from Christ for the Nations in 1999, Felix and Edith furthered their education at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia, both completing their Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degrees in Practical Theology. In 2008, Edith was given the honor of being listed in Who’s Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities for outstanding academic achievement, character, leadership and service. In addition, during her time at Regent, God opened the door for Edith to be mentored spiritually and trained in prophetic ministry through an internship with Gordon Robertson (CEO of the Christian Broadcasting Network) on 700 Club Interactive. Edith went on to complete her Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Renewal Theology, graduating in 2013.
During that same year, her dream of greater involvement in world-wide evangelism became a reality as Felix and Edith incorporated Prakash ministries, a non-proﬁt organization established to propel the gospel of Jesus Christ globally.
Dr. Prakash has traveled to more than 30 nations ministering in worship, teaching and preaching in churches, women’s conferences, evangelistic crusades and pastors conferences that attract tens and thousands of people. She ministers prophetically through teaching, preaching and the ministry of healing. Their humanitarian efforts include ﬂood relief, building wells and churches and meeting the needs of orphans, widows, and those who are blind.
Edith has produced 5 albums in 3 Indian languages. Her children Elijah, Shannon, and Hadassah often travel with her and her husband, involving themselves in singing, preaching, music, healing and prophetic ministry. They have produced 2 music videos for children.