PMGC North American 3rd Family Conference on 26th to 29th July, 2012
The 3rd gathering of the members of the PMG Church and the spiritual friends in North America (Family Conference Dallas 2012) will be held on 26th -29th July 2012 at: Camp Copass near Denton, Texas. It will provide you a chance to meet families and long time friends, some of whom you may not have met since you left the shores of India. It will give you an occasion to renew and strengthen our bonds of love for each other, as well as to listen to inspirational messages from renowned servants of God and to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth. This shall be a good thing in the eyes of the Lord.
The previous Family Conferences were a memorable one. Each and every one not only experienced the renewed fellowship with believers, but also the mighty presence of God. All left the campus with blessings and transformed hearts.
The venue chosen for this meeting is the Camp Copass (www.campcopass.com) near Denton, Texas. It is about an hour north of Dallas, close enough to be easily accessible and just far enough for it to be an awesome getaway from the busy Metroplex. The camp is situated in a beautiful location like a pan handle surrounded by the Lewisville lake. The conference is set at the onset of the summer season, which will be a great time for the whole family to take a break from your busy schedules and enjoy the scenery and the many amazing recreational features the camp has to offer, all in the communion of your fellow PMGC members.
Evening meetings are open also for the public who are interested to join.
Rev. Dr. THOMSON K. MATHEW
Dean, School of Theology and Missions, OKLAHOMA, USA
Dr. Mathew is a third generation minister. His grandfather and father were both Pentecostal preachers in South India. With a B.S. degree from Kerala University, India, he entered the Yale Divinity School in 1972 where he received M.Div. and S.T.M. degrees.
After pastoring a church in Connecticut for five years, he joined the Oral Roberts Ministries in 1981 as a chaplain at the City of Faith Medical Center. He recalls praying with the first patient in the City of Faith Hospital! He went on to receive a D.Min. from ORU in 1986 and an Ed.D. in 1992 from Oklahoma State University. He is a Board Certified Chaplain in the Association of Professional Chaplains and a Clinical Member of the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education. He joined the seminary faculty full time in 1989 as professor of Pastoral Care and became dean on January 1, 2000.
Dr. Mathew and his wife Molly have two adult daughters, a psychologist and a lawyer. Both are graduates of ORU. They love to travel together. Singapore is their daughters’ favorite spot in Asia.
Encouraging people to follow God’s call on their lives and teaching pastoral theology are the two things Dr. Mathew loves doing most. He considers it a great privilege that God has called him to do this work.
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Pr. K.K JOSEPH
President of PMGC, INDIA
Pastor K.K. Joseph born at Kuttipparambil, Niranam, Thiruvalla as the eldest son of Late Sri. K.J. Kuruvilla and late Smt. Mariamma Kuruvilla. At the age of 13, accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour. From the early stage of life itself he was God fearing and earnestly associated with spiritual activities.
In connection with his secular job, in the year 1971 he and his family got settled at Trivandrum. Then onwards he started attending a special prayer meeting conducted at the rented house of Pastor K.M. George near PMG Junction. In the year April 8th, 1972 along with 12 other believers he and Smt. Marykutty Joseph took water baptism at Edappazhanji, Trivandrum. This was the first water baptism ever conducted in PMG Group; the baptizer was Rev. C.C. Mathew. Since then he and his family left Mar Thoma congregation and became a stounge follower of Pentecostal Doctrine.
In the year 1994, January 26th, took charge as the second president of PMG Church and 2008 January 26th elected as the first General President of the Church. During the 21 days fasting prayer 18.10.91 to 08.11.91, God gave him the vision of a 7 storied building. He sketched and submitted it to Council for approval. The present Headquarters building is the realization of that vision. He is the founder and present Patron of Harvest India Bible College, the theological institution of Church. He took all initiative to conduct the General Conventions of Church and has been the General Convener of all conventions conducted so far. The first General convention was conducted in the year 2005 December and the Sixth convention activities are in progress. Laid the foundation stone of PMGC Headquarters building on Dec.25, 1999 and brought out the souvenir in this connection. Drafted the bye-laws of “The Pentecostal Gospel Church” in the year 1996 ad changed its name as Pentecostal Maranatha Gospel Church. He drafted the constitution of PMG church and got approved by general body during December, 2005. Further the Church got registered at Delhi at all India level on 17’1′ July 2007 with registration No.S-35758199.
While working as Scientist/Engineer SF in VSSC, ISRO, in the year January 1998 he resigned from the post as Project Manager and Section Head and entered into full time gospel work.
The blessed family of Pastor K.K. Joseph and Smt.Marykutty have 8 children and 14 grand children. All these children are doing whatever possible for the propagation of Gospel in India and abroad.
This faithful servant of God is a prophet, dynamic church leader, talented speaker and Bible teacher. Being instrumental in giving shape to the church, stream lining the activities, forming a healthy administrative set up, upholding doctrinal and spiritual virtues, setting up uncorrupt financial administration, Pastor K.K.Joseph bows his head in the presence of his master giving all honour and glory to Him and utter that “here I am the servant of God, done only what ever You have told me to do”.
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Rev. Dr. V. J SAMKUTTY
Dean, Under Graduate – All Nations Christian College, England, UK
Dr. V.J. Samkutty is Dean of Undergraduate Studies and Tutor in New Testament and Greek at All Nations Christian College, England. Formerly, he served as a faculty member at Faith Theological Seminary (Manakala), Southern Asia Bible College (Bangalore) and Gospel for Asia Biblical Seminary (Thiruvalla).
Dr. Samkutty is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God. He gained his Bachelor degree in Physics from Bishop Moore College (Mavelikara), Bachelor of Divinity from Union Biblical Seminary (Pune), Master of Theology from the United Theological College (Bangalore), and a Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education and a Doctorate (PhD) in the New Testament from the University of Sheffield (England). He is the author of The Samaritan Mission in Acts (London/New York: Continuum, 2006). Dr. Samkutty is passionate about preaching and teaching the Word of God. His mission is to train and equip future leaders for effective participation in God’s mission in His multicultural world. He is married to Kochumol, and they have two children – Jeremiah and Christopher.
Prof. OOMMEN GEORGE
Pasadena, Texas, USA
Prof. Oommen George grew up in Tamilnadu, India. After graduation from Catholic College in Pathanamthitta began teaching at the same college from 1982. Lived in Tanzania & Zambia from 1990 to 1995 along with his family. His African life was a preparation for ministry.
Returned to India and continued teaching at the former college from 1996 to 2006. Those ten years were spent in ministry through ICPF and involved constant travel throughout India and abroad (Middle East) for camps and retreats. In 2006 took up a job in Qatar and was actively involved in ICPF.
In 2008 migrated to the USA with family and is now teaching at a Community College and a Public School. Travelled out to Canada and Qatar for participation in Youth camps. Wife, Laly George is a math teacher. Blessed with three children. The older son is married while the other two are in school.
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REGISTER FOR THE FAMILY CONFERENCE ONLINE
Pentecostal Maranatha Gospel Church, abbreviated as PMGC was started on Sunday the April 9th of 1972 at Pr K.M. George’s residence near PMG Junction, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. The first Baptism was on April 8th, 1972 in which 14 members received water Baptism. In the beginning there were only a few members attending the worship service on Sundays. From that humble beginning the Almighty God multiplied this small group into an International Church. In the year 1973 the Church got the name “The Gospel Church, Trivandrum”. Till then it was known as PMG Group. As the Church started flourishing beyond the limits of Trivandrum the Church changed her name in the year 1974 to “The Pentecostal Gospel Church” (PGC). Because of the changes in the administration in the year 1996, the name was again changed to “Pentecostal Maranatha Gospel Church” (PMGC).
Over the years, the church has spread over 7 states in India and also other countries like UAE (Abu Dhabi, Sharja), Bahrain, Qatar, Kuwait and Oman. There is a church in Dallas,USA. PMGC has more than 150 local churches and 20 out-stations. There are 3 states (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, New Delhi) and many districts on region basis.
One of the most memorable events in the history of PMGC is the laying of the cornerstone for the Head quarters Building near Swimming Pool, Palayam, Thiruvanathapuram by our Church President Pr. K.K. Joseph on the 25th of December, 1999. This Head Quarters Building includes Zion Prayer Hall (Palayam Central Church), Carmel Auditorium, Administrative Offices, Bible College, Prayer Rooms etc.
PMGC has PMG Sunday School & PMG Youths as its sister concerns for the Christian education and spiritual growth of her young children and youths. PMGC also has Benevolent Fund to give a helping hand to the financially poor co-believers; Harvest India Bible College to develop theologically enriched ministers; Evangelism Board to coordinate Church’s primary goal of evangelism and church planting; and “Sodari Samajam” for the fellowship of our sisters. All these are vital parts of the body of the Church. “Niravu”, the monthly Malayalam Magazine/news letter is the official publication of the Church.
Please be free to give a call to the following people if you have any questions: Convener (Rev. Jacob Abraham): (972) 240-1412, Secretary (Rev. Solaman Daniel): (610) 203-3845, Registration (Bro. Finny Samuel): (949) 379-0162,Youth Director – (Evg. Joji John): (914) 522-3737.
or contact by e-mail:firstname.lastname@example.org or visit their official website:www.pmgcusa.org