Mumbai is a big and wide city where people from several states dwells.
In this big city, through God Choosen people and through few youths who
had a zeal and will to build God’s kingdom this All India United Gospel
Revival Meeting was started. Among the God’s spirit filled youths for
their thirst to establish true spiritual church in Mumbai city, the
first Pentecost church was been established by Pastor. Samuel
(Allangulam, Tamil Nadu).
Pastor Samuel along with Bro. C. Chella Durai,
Bro. C. Selvaraj, Bro Kovil Pichai and few active youths gathered and
prayed. On the year 1966 “All India Gospel Revival Meeting” were started
and the very first Pentecost church was been established.
Dharavi was been
considered as the biggest slum area in Asia. In Dharavi, there is a
place named Dorwada, the place was muddy and stinking. In this place God
wished to pour is pleasant smell of Gospel. On that time, few youths
together purchased a small land and established the church. The same
church is now grown like a banyan tree in front of our eyes names as
INDIAN CHRISTIAN ASSEMBLY CHURCH.
On the difficult situation, when there was no
government approved Christian organization in Dharavi for Christians
funeral service. Concerning this problem Pastor Samuel and Bro. C.
Chella Durai joined with the organization of Pastor Daniel from Pollur
and was formed as one organization named “Indian Christian Assembly of
On that time through the help of New Life Fellowship
Pastor Joseph, Pastor Pattrison who was doing God’s Ministry in Mumbai
through Pastor Daniel from Pollur. Church Ministry started Growing.
During this time, due to some personal reason Pastor Samuel went to
Tamil Nadu. At this time when this church was struggling without a
proper administration God choosed Pastor C. Chella Durai for this
church. In the year 1976, On a powerful Revival meeting at Dharavi,
where more than One Lakh people were gathered in front of that great
crowd, God choosed and called by name Pastor Chella Durai and was
anointed for God’s ministry.
Thereafter, day by day church
ministry started gowing in Mumbai city 7 branch churches were
established in Dharavi, Chembur, Banndup, Mulund, Mumbai, Thane As much
as the Church grown the problems of satan also came.
situation when New Life Fellowship, for management facilities compelled
this curch to join under New Life Fellowship with God’s Vision and God’s
will this church decide to function independently.
On the year
1989, the church has been registered under Indian Government and worked
independently. Thereafter the ministry grown day by day. Our church
grown day by day as mentioned in the bible, In the first century the
church grown day by day.
As the strength of the church increased
church member can’t sit comfortably and worship God. Due to less space.
We were in great trouble and church was facing several problem. While
constructing the church building we faced many more problems for God and
His church. We came across many troubled and even put to shame wandering
here and there. In the midst of this by the grace of God, and the prayer
support of women’s, the church elders who were always ready to go
Government office, and by the youth who had worked hard day and night
without any fear. At that time on the year 2003. God helped to enlarge
this church building.
By the year 2009, as the strength of the
church had increased and again the church member were facing the problem
each Sunday to sit comfortably inside the church and believers need to
stand outside the church which is great difficult during heavy heat and
rain. So to make the church more spacious. At April 2009, we planned to
built the first floor of the church. For this we faced many problems
from the neighbors and wherein the Christians who called themselves as
God’s servant filed more than 50 complaints at police station and B.M.C
office and was even ready to go till court to demolish the church.
At this time the church women’s prayed much for this and God showed
his grace through the government officers and politics leaders who was
in favor of church constructions even when thy were put to trouble for
helping us in this problem. We thank God for the church youths who
worked hard day and night and had not give up even when the situation
was worst. Initially we planned only to put a roof at a height of 7 feet
but God made a way when it seems to be no way. It was a great miracle
whatever we did it succeed and the whole construction work was done.
This God’s work was like a dream for our eyes.
By the abundant
grace of God this church had grown today with 150 families and more than
500 people gathering for service.