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Senior Pastor

Pastor Michael Varghese

Pastor Michael Varghese

Hailing from a family of teachers, Pastor Michael Varghese has been an avid reader and able teacher of the Word for over 25 years. Born and raised in Africa, he saw his ambitious life spiralling down the road to nowhere, when he was miraculously touched by God’s love and saved from drugs and alcohol. While in Africa, he was exposed to revival and church-planting movements. Having heard a clear call from God, he shifted to Bangalore in 1993 and planted his first church. He has never looked back since. He takes great joy in teaching the Bible with élan. His commitment for the Church is contagious, to say the least. He encourages people to work on the Word to see the fruits.

Love for God, Love for His people & Love for the Word are the hallmarks of his pastoral ministry.

Pastor

Pastor Chitra Michael Varghese

Pastor Chitra Michael Varghese

Brought up believing that all gods are one, Pastor Chitra’s world came crumbling down with the death of her father. Her subsequent move to India for higher studies also made her inquisitive in her search for the Creator. Having tried various methods, she finally cried out to the Unknown god to reveal himself to her. A vision of the Cross in mid-1993 turned her life around. Having heard the gospel, she believed and was born again. Her experiences have made her a worshipper and true lover of God. Bold and unabashed in her approach, Pastor Chitra brings joy to the lives of many as she teaches from the Word and leads the Worship in Grace Chapel.

Apart from being a wife and mother of two, Pastor Chitra also spends time caring and praying for the Church.

Staff

Pastor Anoop Cherian & Mary Anne Cherian

Pastor Anoop Cherian & Mary Anne Cherian

Born into a traditional Christian family, I accepted Jesus as my Lord & Savior while I was in college. But after a few months, I drew back into my old habits of drug abuse & its life-style. Living that way, it grew worse and I was stuck, confused and my thoughts were running all over the place. I could not find a real purpose in living and all I could see was death. I tried getting into meditation (yoga), thinking that it might help me. During this time, my cousin and her husband came to visit us from Bangalore. Her husband had been into meditation & yoga. But his life changed when he had finally accepted Jesus as his Lord. Through them, I came to Bangalore & started attending Grace Chapel. The Word that was preached there changed my life drastically – It started to set me free and settle things in me; when the Word began to affect my thinking. I began to experience freedom as I started exercising the Word (Ha Ha Ha!). As I was waiting on God while working in a Lighting firm, I began helping in the church. I started to sense in my spirit that God was leading me to “Get Involved with ministering to the Children”. Then came a time, when I knew that I had to step out of the job I was doing into what God called me to do. In Dec 2004, I joined as a full time staff of Grace Chapel and got involved in the Children’s Ministry, in line with the vision of the church. I am now married to a wonderful & joyful person, Mary Anne, whom I met in the church. She is also involved in the Children’s Ministry. God has blessed us with two wonderful children, Joanna & John. Life has been good with Jesus! Glory to God!