The Indian Pentecostal Church of God
The largest indigenous Pentecostal Movement in India
(Registered in 1935 at Eluru, A.P under the Society Act XXI of 1860 Reg No. 9/1935-36)
The Indian Pentecostal Church of God (IPC) is the largest Pentecostal organization in India. Its headquarters is situated in Kumbanadu, in the Pathanamthitta district of Kerala. It has about eight thousand local churches spread over all states of India, besides the Middle East, America, Europe, Australia and Africa and so on.
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In 1933 (approximately), Apostle P.M. Samuel came to Devarakonda (Nalgonda District) which is in Telangana area by receiving invitation from Mennonite Brethren- Mission. Even though there was no transport facility, he reached there with great difficulty. There he conducted Bible classes especially on the Tabernacle and Revelation. Many young people repented and received Holy Spirit baptism with the evidence of speaking tongues. Likewise, great spiritual revival started in Telangana state and was spread in all directions as above:
Anointed servant of God (late) Apostle P.M. Samuel heard the voice of the Lord to go to Telugu region for missionary work, especially to spread the Pentecostal truth. Then he obeyed Lord and came to telugu region with great burden of souls, leaving Kerala state in 1932. First he reached Machilipatnam (Bandar), started preaching and proclaiming full gospel truth in the coastal Andhra. Hundreds and thousands of people heard the anointed messages, marveled in their souls and dedicated their lives to Lord by repenting and receiving the Holy Spirit baptism with the evidence of speaking tongues.