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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

On 26th of July 1993, I gave my life to Jesus. My journey started in 1990 when I visited an orphanage. My dad passed away when i was 12, and being in a country away from my home, I felt like I could relate to these children. So, I began to ask God,”Who are You really?”. "If You created me, then You are my Father and I have a right to know You”.
I was basically a free thinker at that time,embrasing the New Age philosophy, so whenever anyone would tell me that Jesus is the Only Way, I would argue with them saying,”everyone has their own way!”
In 1991, my high school classmate from USA sent me a bible saying he got Born Again and Jesus told him to send me a bible. Well, I read a few pages in Genesis but didn’t go further than the first chapter because, nothing really clicked in me. But my quest to know the ‘Unknown God’ continued. I spent time in meditation, calling different names.
On the 13th of July in the year 1993, while I was talking to the ‘Unknown God’ in my prayer time, I saw a Bright Light, a Vision of a Cross. That vision really baffled me. “Why did I see that?”,”Why did my friend send me a bible, 2 years earlier ?”
On the 19th of July, a few days after that vision, I visited my friend. There, her younger brother told me, Jesus is the Only Way, there is no other way to Heaven. In the past, I would have argued but that entire week, I was pondering on the vision I saw and the bible I received. So, I told him, I cannot accept Jesus just like that, but I would like to get know Jesus. He told me to start reading the Gospels.
I went back to my hostel and for the first time in my life, read the Gospel. I felt like, I’d been thirsty and got something to drink. The more I read about Jesus, the more overwhelmed I was about Who He is and what He did.
A few days after that, on the 26th of July 1993, I went back to my friend’s house and a preacher was there. He explained the Gospel to me like no one else did. He explained the Love of God to me and why Jesus came to earth and died on the Cross. I began to bawl my eyes out and it was then, that I decided that God loved me so much to give His Life for me and therefore, I would give my life to Him to serve Him.
So, I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Saviour and was filled with the Mighty Holy Ghost with the evidence of speaking in Tongues, all in the same glorious day.
Now, 28 years later, walking with my Sweet Jesus, my Precious Lord and Saviour, I have tasted His goodness in my life.
Jesus said ,”I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE”. Not, ‘A Way’ but ‘THE WAY’. If we could go to Heaven, ‘any way’, there was no need for HIM to come and die for us.
It’s very simple to become a child of God. All you have to do is, believe in your heart and confess through your mouth that Jesus is Lord.
Just pray this prayer out loud:-
Lord Jesus, thank You for dying on the Cross for me. Thank You that You took my sin, sickness, poverty and curse. You died and rose again on the third day. I believe, LORD JESUS and accept You as my LORD and SAVIOUR. Thank You, Lord. In JESUS Name, Amen.
JESUS is coming soon. Those of you who believe and accepted JESUS, as LORD & SAVIOUR will join me to our eternal abode soon with HIM. Those who did not, my plea is that you don’t waste time. HE loves you; and if you still do not want HIM, the conclusion of the matter is not to wonder where we have disappeared off to…
Soon and very soon...

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!