KERALA CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY
Dr. T P VARUGHESE Ph.D, M.Th
He has been the Senior Pastor of Kerala Christian Assembly since October 2014.
He began his ministry as the Pastor at Bethel AG Church in Bangalore (India) in 1979 and was with the church until 1985 during which he also completed Master’s of Theology (M.Th). He decided to enter the academia and was appointed the Registrar of Bethel Bible College in Kerala in 1985. He was appointed the Principal of the college in 2010 and also held the subsequent role of Director, M.Th Studies until 2014.
He also held numerous other positions – Director at the Research Centre For Theological Studies, Professor at Asian Biblical Seminary (GFA) and was the Assistant Superintendent of the Assemblies of God Malayalam District Council in 1999.
He also pioneered and pastored a church - Kuttapuzha Christian Assembly from and served them for ten years.
He has authored several books – notable being Acts of the Apostles (Readers Bible Commentary), Kurisil Ninnum Kettathu and Penthecosthu Daivashasthram – the last two in Malayalam.
He also worked with Suvartha, FEBA India, which is a non-denominational Gospel radio channel in India and was with them from 1989 to 1994.
He earned a Master’s degree in Theology (Systematic Theology) from United Theological College, Bangalore (India) and a Doctorate in Philosophy (Historical & Systematic Theology) from Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
His passion is to assist people achieve their full-life potential and see them become everything God wants them to be.
Dr. Thondukuzhiyil Perumal Varughese and his wife Lilly Varughese hail from Tiruvalla, Kerala (India) and they have three children: Christopher, Christophil and Christophine.
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Pastor JERIN THOMAS B.Div, B.Th
Jerin has been our Youth Pastor since December 2015.
He began his ministry as a Staff Counselor with Inter Collegiate Prayer Fellowship (ICPF) in Pune, India and worked with them from 20015 to 2011. Through ICPF, he was actively involved in reaching the lost through college and campus ministries. He worked hand-in-hand with different churches in bringing awareness in reaching young people while planning and organizing in scores of youth camps and retreats in India.
In 2011, he got the opportunity to work with ICPF Middle East and moved to the United Arab Emirates (UAE). He served as the Gulf Staff Counselor from 2011 till he moved to Canada in 2015. He served in the leadership capacity at various ICPF chapters in the UAE and other GCC countries. His responsibilities included developing student leaders by nurturing and mentoring them, coordinating and facilitate regional youth camps, training camps, retreats, conferences and small groups
Some of his achievements in his short ministerial career are: he organized the largest ICPF student camp in the Middle East in 2014 with over 850 students gathering in Sharjah from all across the UAE. He was a catalyst in the reformation of Senior Forums (CGPF) of ICPF in different chapters of UAE and other GCC countries.
He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Divinity from Union Biblical Seminary, Pune (India – under Serampore University) in 2009 and a Bachelor’s degree in Theology from New Theological College, Dehradun (India – under Serampore University in 2005). He was awarded first prize for expository preaching at New Theological College in 2005.
His desire is to find the best in others and nurture them to fulfill the mission God has for them. He is committed to strengthen the body of Christ through teaching, preaching and mentoring. He loves young people and wants to be a catalyst in their transformation so that they could transform the lives around them.
Jerin and his wife, Dr. Nisy hail from Tiruvalla, Kerala (India) and they have been blessed with a son, Jaydin.
BOARD FOR THE YEAR 2016-2017
Chairperson - Pastor (Dr.) TP Varughese
Administrator - Mr. Jacob Abraham
Secretary - Mr. Jacob Thomas
Treasurer - Mr. Elias Peter
Mission Director - Mr. Thomas George
Youth Director - Mr. P T Joseph
Sunday School Director - Mr. Jensen Joseph
Project Director - Mr. Varghese Xavier
Social Director - Mr. Raju Thekkedath
YOUTH COMMITTEE FOR THE YEAR 2015-2016
Mr. Jeremy Johns
Ms. Ansa Simson
Ms. Elsa Thomas
Mr. Benjamin Johns
Mr. Finny Achankunju
Mr. Nitin Mathew
Ms. Monica Daniel
Ms. Ruth Johns
Ms. Ruth Thomas
Mr. Jenin Jose
Ms. Milan Jacob
Ms. Esther Xavier
Mr. Allen Mathew
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