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Pastor Dr. T. Valson Abraham Founder/President : India Gospel Outreach Director : India Bible College & Seminary Reconciliation does not necessarily equal intimacy. Two enemies may reconcile but never become true friends. They no longer fight, but they have little... read more



Pastor Dr. John K. Mathew Man is divided from man. Class from class: Gentile from Jew: nation from nation: ideology from ideology. In every man there is tension. Every man is a walking civil war, torn between the desire for good and the desire for evil. The reason... read more


Faculty Member IBC & Seminary, Kumbanad A teacher asks her class a question and promises them a reward for the correct answer. The question: “Who is the most famous man that ever lived?” A French boy, Jean answered, ‘Napoleon’. Teacher said, ‘No’. An Indian boy,... read more


Former Principal, Marthoma Theological Seminary, Adjunct Faculty, IBC & Seminary, Kumbanad Reconciliation carries the idea of restoration of relationship and fellowship after estrangement. The divine purpose and plan for human is to live in harmony with God, the... read more


Mrs. Starla Luke Administrator, IBC & Seminary, Kumbanad Vice president , Bible Society “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.” Matthew 5:9 “Women as torchbearers of peace are making a difference in hot spots of every region of the... read more


Shalin Lal Faculty Member IBC & Seminary, Kumbanad Reconciliation is the act of getting two things to be compatible or attuned or harmonious with one another. It simply means bringing diverse things to come together. It is the process of removing the space between... read more

Our Founding Father


PKEAbrahamPastor K.E. Abraham, founder of Indian Pentecostal Church of God, was born in 1st March 1899, in Puthencav, near Chenganoor, in Kerala, India. His parents were members of the Syrian Orthodox Jacobite Church. At the age of 7 he was sent to a Marthomite Sunday School. From his young age he was saved and lived as a Son of God. In 1914, he dedicated his life to gospel work in a meeting conducted by Moothamplackal Kochukunju Upadesi. In 1915 after he passed his 7th class, he was appointed as a schoolteacher. He also began his gospel work at the same time. He was baptized in water on 27 February 1916 at the age of 17, and separated from the Jacobite Church. That same year, K.E. Abraham and later Mrs. K.E. Abraham resigned their teaching jobs.

As he understood the doctrine of the baptism of the Holy Spirit, he tarried for this and was baptized in the Spirit on 22 April 1923. Many dependent local churches were started in Kerala through the ministry of Pastor K.E.Abraham. In the beginning, they had no special name. When they faced the need for marriage registration, they chose the name “South Indian Pentecostal Church of God.”

Monthly fellowship meetings began in 1924. The first General Convention of the Church took place at Ranni, April 1-5, 1925. On 1 May 1930, Pastor K.E.Abraham and his family moved their residence from Mulakuzha to Kumbanad. Obeying the inspiration God gave him, K.E. Abraham started Hebron Bible School in June 1930.The work of the church began to spread in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, and North India. In 194, the name of the church was changed to “India Pentecostal Church of God”

Pastor K.E. Abraham and his co-workers began to travel into other Indian States, and finally outside India. He visited Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Germany, Belgium, France, England, Egypt, Israel, Lebanon, Syria, and the United States, among others, witnessing the gospel of Christ. His two sons Pastor T.S.Abraham and Pastor Oommen Abraham followed the footsteps of their father. During January 6-13, 1974, the 50th General Convention of the Church took place at Hebron, Kumbanad. Pastor K.E.Abraham was promoted to glory on 9 December 1974.