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Who we are

A humble beginning

It all began in the fall of 1974… a vision was birthed out of the hearts of a few families who had immigrated from India and who had been gathering together in various homes to worship God. They incorporated traditions and cultures similar towhat they followed in their home land.

As time continued, these families realized that a larger facility was needed and in early 1977 they started gathering at the Fairmont Neighborhood Center in Pasadena, Texas.

On September 2, 1978, a meeting with several families and Pastors led to the decision of officially establishing The Indian Pentecostal Church of God, Houston (IPC) with the State of Texas. Today, nearly 30 years later, IPC Hebron, Houston has grown to over 900 to 1000 regularly attending members and continues to grow year by year. We are currently looking for ways to reach out more to our community. On October 19, 2013, we relocated to our new church building facility.

We welcome people from all walks of life to come and join us to worship the Lord. We welcome you and promise to make you feel right at home. We look forward to\ supporting you and your family to grow stronger in Christ. IPC Hebron, Houston has many services and ministries that cater to the diverse community that attend our church. We believe you’ll find something that can be a blessing for you and your family. Please come and join us soon at one of our many services!

What We Believe

The Scriptures Inspired

The Bible consisting of the 66 Books, is the inspired Word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infalliable rule of the faith and conduct, and is superior to conscience and reason, but not contrary to reason. (Hebrews 4:12, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 3:15-17)

The True God

The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent, self-revealed I AM, and has further revealed Himself as embodying the principles of relationship and association of the Trinity as Father, Son and Holy Ghost. (Deuteronomy 6:4, 43:10-11, Matthew 28:19, Mark 12:29, Matthew 3: 16-17, John 14: 16-17)

Man

Man was created good and upright. For God said, Let us make man in Our own image, after Our likeness. But man fell by voluntary transgression and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ, the Son of God. (Genesis 1:27-31, Romans 5:12-21)

The Salvation Of Man - Conditions For Salvation

The Grace of God, which bringeth salvation, has appeared to all men through the preaching of repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus. Man, saved by the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Ghost, and being justified by grace through faith, he becomes as heir of God according to the hope of eternal life. (Luke 24: 47, Romans 10: 13-15, Titus 2:11, 3:5-7)

The Salvation Of Man - The Evidence Of Salvation

The inward evidence to the believer of his salvation is the direct witness of the Spirit. (Romans 8:18), The outward evidence to all man is life of righteousness and holiness. (Romans 6:22)

The Lord’s Supper

The Lord’s Supper consisting of the elements, bread and the fruit of the wine, is a memorial of His suffering and death and a prophecy of His second coming, and is enjoined in all believers ‘Until He comes’. (Luke 22: 17-20, 1st Corinthians 10:16,17, 11:23-32)

The Promise Of The Father

All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly see the promise of the Father, the Baptism in the Holy Spirit according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church, With it comes the endowment of power for life and service and the bestowment of the gifts and their users in the work of the ministry. (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-6, 1st Corinthians 12:1-31) This wonderful experience is distinct from and subsequent to the experience of the new birth. (Acts 2:38, 10:44-46, 11:14-16, 15:7-9, 19:12)

The Evidence Of Baptism In The Holy Ghost

The full consummation of the Baptism of believers in the Holy Ghost is evidenced by the initial physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the spiritual power in public testimony and service. (Acts 1:8, 2, 4, 42, 43, 10:44-46)

The Sanctification

The scriptures teach a life of holiness, without which no man shall see God. By the power of the Holy Ghost, we are able to obey the command, ‘Be ye holy.’ Sanctification is the will of God for all believers and should be earnestly pursued by walking in obedience to the Word of God. (Romans 8:4-5, 1st Thessalonians 5:23,24, 1st Peter 11:5,16, John 2:6, 2nd Corinthians 7:1)

The Church

The Church is the body of the Christ, the habitation of God through the Spirit, with divine appointments for the fulfillment of her great commission. Each believer born of the spirit is an integral part of the General Assembly and Church of the firstborn, which are written in Heaven. (Ephesians 1:22,23, 2:19-22, Hebrew 12:23)

The Ministry And Evangelism Church

A divinely called and spiritually ordained ministry had been provided by our Lord for a two fold purpose:- The evangelization of the world, The edification of the body of Christ. (Mark 16:15-20, Ephesians 4:11-13)

The Divine Healing

Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement and is the privilege of all believers. (Isaiah 53:4, Matthew 8:16-17, Mark16:18-20, James 5:14-16)

The Blessed Hope

The pre-millennial Second Coming of Jesus Christ, the resurrection of those who have fallen asleep in Christ and their translation, together with those who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord, is imminent and is the blessed hope of the church. (Romans 8:23, 1st Corinthians 15:51-52, 1st Thessalonians 4:16-18, Titus 2:13)

The Millenial Reign Of Jesus

The revelation of the Lord Jesus Christ from heaven, the salvation of all Israel , and the millennial reign of Christ on the earth is the scriptural promise and the worlds hope. (Romans 11: 25-27, 2nd Thessalonians 1:7, Revelations 19:11-16, 20:1-7)

The Lake Of Fire

The Devil and his angels, the beast and the false prophet and whoever is not found written in the Book of Life shall be cast into everlasting punishment that is burning with fire and brimstone, which is the second death. (Revelations 19:20, 20:10-15)

The Heaven And New Earth

We, according to His promise look for new heavens and a new earth were in dwelt righteousness.’ (2nd Peter 3:13, Revelations 21:1)

Our Team

Dr. Sabu Varghese

Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Sabu Varghese was born and raised in a traditional Pentecostal house in a small village called Arabi in Kannur, Kerala. His parents, Ps. K V Varghese and Mrs. Leelamma Varghese, who are in full time ministry, were very keen in training and nurturing their three children in the fear of the Lord. Both his brother and sister along with their families are in full time ministry.

A systematic Christian Education through Sunday school and exposure to involvement in ministry through the youth activities, played a key role in his spiritual growth. He accepted Christ Jesus as his personal Savior and Lord at the age of twelve and took water baptism two years later. Upon completion of high school, he went to Karnataka to pursue his secular as well as theological education. In his final year of Bachelor’s education, he sensed a definite call of the Lord and committed his life to full time ministry. He worked as an Associate Staff worker and as a College Lecturer simultaneously for over a year and continued his theological education at Bethel Bible College, Punalur. Spirit baptism and the systematic theological training gave him a unique vision for the ministry. After Graduating, he went back to Malabar and served as an Associate/Youth minister at Central Assembly of God Church. During the occasional absence of the Lead Pastor, assumed the full responsibility of the church with a membership of over 200, for both short and long term.

He got married in the year 1999 and came to USA in July 2000. Shortly after arriving US , he joined Lutheran Theological Seminary at Philadelphia and obtained his Doctorate in Ministry (2001-2009). During this time, God also helped him to travel to different places both nationally and internationally as a Preacher and missionary Evangelist. In response to a definite lead to pioneer a church, started Philadelphia House of Worship, a multi-ethnic Pentecostal church for the community along with a Pastor friend of his in Philadelphia, PA.

He assumed the responsibility as Senior Pastor of Grace Pentecostal Church, Philadelphia, in the year of 2009 and have been serving in the same capacity till June , 2017. During this tenure, God in His rich mercy and favor, allowed the church to grow both spiritually and in numbers, from 44 families to a membership strength of 77+ families. It has always been his passion to see the church growing with new souls. In the past, several people and families from various denominations have come to the Lord and have become part of the church. The Lord also helped him to strengthen the Youth, Christian Education and Young Couples ministry of the church and now they play an integral part in the ministry. He organized several mission trips to various countries. Involved in City wide ministry as well.

His wife Feba, committed her life to serve the Lord during her High School years and she also coming from a similar traditional Pentecostal family. She is a Nurse Case Manager at Penn Medicine in Philadelphia. She has committed her life for God’s ministry and had given leadership to Sister’s ministry , coordinated local missions and organized mission trips of the church in the past. They have a teen age daughter Sara. She accepted Jesus as her Savior at the age of 10 and is musically talented.

As a third generation pastor and preacher, it is the desire of Dr. Sabu and his wife Feba as a family to continue to serve the Lord and His people in whatever capacity and call God has places upon them.

Sam Varughese

Associate Pastor

Rev. Rev. Sam Varughese was born and raised in Kuwait, where his parents (Rev. T.E. Varughese & Joyamma Varughese) had been working for several years. His childhood has been a testimony of several miraculous healings, which were instrumental in his salvific experience in Christ Jesus. He accepted Christ as his Lord and Savior at the age of 7 and was later baptized at the age of 12. He moved to Kerala along with his parents in response to a call to full time ministry that his parents received. God blessed Sam to minister through music, leading worship, preaching, and through literary works at a very young age.

At age 15, he dedicated his life to serve the Lord and commit to ministry. He holds a B.A degree from Fatima Mata National College in Kollam. He commenced his theological training at India Bible Seminary in Kumbanadu.
In 2004, he moved to the U.S. to further his education. He earned an Advanced Diploma in Worship and Technical Arts from CFNI in Dallas, and a M.Div. degree from Criswell College in Dallas. While in Dallas, Rev. Sam served as an Associate Minister of a multi-cultural AG church in Rowlett, TX. He also served as the Youth Director at Calvary Pentecostal Church in Richardson, TX prior to moving to Houston. Meanwhile, he has been working as a Clinical Chaplain for the past 6 years.
Rev. Sam is an ordained minister through the Indian Pentecostal Church of God and also an active member of the Association of Professional Chaplains. He is passionate about discipleship, mentoring and shaping a generation to serve the Lord in a diverse and changing culture. He is married to his lovely wife Christina, who is a teacher by profession and they are together blessed with 3 beautiful girls; Evelyn, Abigail and Rachel.

Christopher Peter

Youth Pastor

Pastor Chris Peter was born in Kerala and was in New Delhi, India till the age of five, at which he and his family immigrated to the United States. His childhood and upbringing was in New York where he attended India Pentecostal Assembly now known as CornerStone Church. His parents Peter Samuel and late Mrs. Mary Peter helped to raise him with Godly values and a life of prayer.

Pastor Chris accepted Jesus as His Lord and Savior at the tender age 7 in a Vacation Bible School session. On November 28, 2004 he witnessed the Lord in water baptism. After completing his high school education, at the age of 18 he took the decision to go to seminary and begin his theological education. He received his Bachelors of Theology from Reach Out Theological Seminary and Masters of Divinity from Luther W. New Jr. Theological College.After completing his theological education Pastor Chris interned as an Assistant Pastor in Living Church Mission for one year. He then ministered as a youth director, Sunday school teacher and deacon in CornerStone Church for one year. In the year 2018 Pastor Chris and family relocated from New York to Houston, TX where he served as the Youth Pastor of Living Waters Christian Church for two years.Pastor Chris is married to his sweet wife Lois, and together they have a wonderful son, Reuel. In his free time he loves to spend time with his family, help others accomplish their dreams and their journey through life.

Secretary

Thompson Varughese

Treasurer

Litty Thomas

Associate Treasurer

K. V. Varghese

Steward of Missions & Charity:

T. M. Mathai

Steward of Assets

Rev. K. A. Mathew

Steward of Finance

Paul Thomas

Steward of Records

Joseph Kurian

Board Members

Benny Abraham

Robinson Cherian

John Kuriyan

Boby Jacob

Saju John

Reni Daniel

Boby Chacko

Mathew Joshua