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 About IPCNR

Pastor K.T.Thomas who was serving in the Central Secretariat had the grace to believe in the Lord Jesus Christ. He had a vision for India and he was the pioneer of Indian Pentecostal Church of God Northern Region. He started his ministry in 1956 and the Lord used him to plant several churches in different states of North India. Pastor M.K.Chacko who hails from Kerala was a pioneer of the Pentecostal movement in North India. He started his ministry in Delhi, residing at Karol Bagh. He traveled extensively in North India spreading the gospel. He baptized Pastor K.T.Thomas and encouraged him in the ministry.

In the year 1969, during the Annual Convention of Delhi Pentecostal Assembly then pastored by Pastor K.T.Thomas, the IPC Northern Region came into existence. A meeting of the ministers working with Pastor K.T.Thomas and a few others working independently in North India was convened on November 7, 1969 at V-10, Green Park Extn., New Delhi 16 under the chairmanship of late Pastor C.K.Daniel and the IPC Northern Region was formed. A small governing council of seven members was also formed that day to manage the affairs of the region. The prime purpose of the formation of IPC Northern Region is the Furtherance of the Gospel and planting of churches in North India.

From a small beginning the Lord gave increase to the labour and many churches were planted. Presently there a over 500 churches in this region and 40% of these churches are among various tribal group in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Nepal, Bhutan, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Orissa Gujarat and Maharashtra. In 1968, to provide leadership for the mushrooming congregation in these areas we started a Bible School in the name of Bethel Bible Institute at New Delhi. Most of the present ministers working in Northern Region have been trained in this Institute. We have also training centers at Siliguri (West Bengal), Tezpur (Assam) an Bhubaneshwar (Orissa). Those Tribal believers having a call and commitment for ministry are given short term training in these centers and then placed in their respective areas.

Since the work among the tribals grew rapidly, there was a felt need to not only continue the proclamation of the gospel but also promote integrated socio-economic development among them. Hence the Tribal Ministry of IPC Northern Region began to function as separate wing in the name of Tribal Missions India. In addition to the work among these tribal groups , the work in the non-tribal areas too is progressing The field reports regularly received by us indicates the increasing number of souls being added to God's kingdom.

As the work is progressing we are also seeing the enemy trying his best to hinder the Lord's ministry under taken by IPC Northern Region and hence to safeguard the organisation from vested interests and uninterruptedly continue the task entrusted to IPC Northern Region it became necessary to register Northern Region as a separate body. Hence in 1994 we registered the society as India Pentecostal Church of God Northern Region (Regn.No.S/26983 of 1994) but affiliated wit the Indian Pentecostal Church of God, registered in 1935 at Eluru (A.P). After much prayer and untiring efforts by president Pastor K.T.Thomas, the Lord was gracious enough to provide us a land at a prime location of Delhi (14,Bhai Vir Singh Marg) where the Headquarters of the IPC Northern Region is located. Getting possession of the land was itself a great struggle and further the construction of the building
involved much sacrificial giving by Pastor K.T.Thomas and also his efforts to mobilize
donations from well wishers.

For administrative purpose, the society is divided into 5 zones Viz:

1. CENTRAL ZONE: Consisting of Delhi, U.P, Rajasthan and Haryana.
2. NORTH ZONE: Consisting of Punjab, J&K and Himachal Pradesh.
3. SOUTH ZONE: Consisting of Orissa, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh
4. EAST ZONE: Consiting of Assam, Bengal, Arunachal Pradesh, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Manipur, Nagaland, Tripura and borders of Nepal, Sikkim and Bhutan.
5. WEST ZONE: Consisting of Maharastra and Gujarat.


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