Bishop Vincent Samuel was born on Aug. 10, 1950 to Samuel and Rosamma in Arayoor, Kerala State. After initial studies he was ordained as priest on Dec. 19, 1975. After the ordination, he served in many parishes of the present Neyyattinkara and Trivandrum Dioceses. Then he was sent to Rome for higher studies and he obtained Doctorate in Systematic Theology in 1987 from Urban University, Rome. He was appointed as Professor in St. Josephs Pontifical Major Seminary, Alwaye for giving formation to the candidates of priesthood. There he was appointed as the Vice-Rector in 1994.
Meanwhile, the Latin Diocese of Neyyattinkara was erected by Pope John Paul II on June 14, 1996 and he was appointed as the First Bishop of the Diocese of Neyyattinkara. Now as the Bishop of Neyyattinkara, he serves about one and a half Lakhs Catholics of both Neyyattinkara and Nedumangad Taluks with powerful spiritual guidance as a good Shepherd and Bishop. His motto is to serve and save.