The beginning of Pentecostal activities in most states of North India connects to the history of the IPC Northern Region.
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, the IPC Northern Region came into existence during the Annual Convention of Delhi Pentecostal Assembly then pastored by Pastor K.T.Thomas,. 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.
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. Many 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) and 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.
In 1994 we registered the society as India Pentecostal Church of God Northern Region (Regn.No.S/26983 of 1994). 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.
Today after five decades the ministry continues to impact the Dogras of Jammu, Sikhs and Lohars of Punjab, Jats of Haryana, Awadhis and Rathods of Uttar Pradesh, Gavits and Chaudharys of Gujarat, Telis and Sindhis of Maharashtra, Kondas and Kuis of Orissa, Mundas and Murmus of Jharkhand, Santhalis and Adivasis of West Bengal, Tharus of Nepal and similar unreached and unengaged groups in different states of North India and in the neighboring country of Nepal.
IPCNR continues to pursue its vision of glorifying God in obedience to the Great Commission with the goal of planting / reproducing churches to impact communities and nations. Presently the work is being given leadership by Rev. Samuel John and a team of committed leaders with a passion to see fulfillment of the vision.