Dr. Oswald Joseph Lewis rendered 25 years of priestly service in the Diocese of Lucknow, during which he was posted in Bareilly, Naini Tal, Dilkusha, Hazratganj and Indira Nagar in Lucknow. He held various offices in the Pastoral field- such as Youth Director, Education Director, Vice Rector and parish Priest. He served as Principal of Senior Secondary Schools for 18 years. For his contribution in the field of education, he was awarded with “Bharat Jyothi” in 1997 by the then Governor of Uttar Pradesh, Mr. Romesh Bhandari. Dr. Oswald Lewis strives hard to bring together the representatives of unorganized sector such as domestic workers, agricultural labourers, construction workers, fishermen, migrant labourers and sailors under the International movement “Stella Maris” Apostleship of the sea.