The Indian Pentecostal Church of God (IPC) is the largest, indigenous Pentecostal movement in India. IPC had its origin in 1924 in the former Travancore (Kerala) State, South India. God choose the late Pastor K.E Abraham as the founder of IPC. From the humble beginnings, the church ministry spread to all the states of India and to countries outside India. Now, there are over 10,000 local churches in this fellowship including all the states of India, USA, Canada, Gulf countries, UK and Australia. “Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord Almighty”.
The Eastern Region Sunday school is the Christian Education Department of IPC Eastern Region. Since the Sunday School is at the core of the children’s spiritual development our ministry mission is to help and ensure that Sunday school is fully and effectively functioning in all IPC Eastern Region churches.
The Pentecostal Young People Association (PYPA), the youth wing of IPC, was founded in 1947 by few Pentecostal college students from U.C. College Alwaye and Maharaja’s college, Trivandrum under the leadership of Pastor TS Abraham with its moto “Saved to Serve”. PYPA is committed to the spiritual and social advancement of the young people.
I.P.C Women’s Fellowship was formed on November 13, 1991 at a combined fellowship meeting of the minister’s council, Region council and the representatives of sisters from participating churches. Sisters Annamma Kurian and Annamma George were assigned as coordinators to organize the fellowship, which held its first meeting at IPC auditorium, Queens Village, on Nov, 30, 1991.
The Region is the birthplace of IPC North American Family Conference. In a special meeting called by the then IPC General President Pastor T.S. Abraham on August 14, 1998, at IPA in Hicksville, New York, the attendees decided to commence the Family Conference for North American IPC families beginning 1999. The Region was given the responsibility to host the 1st Conference.