IPC MAYUR VIHAR

 

"I will make them come to my holy mountain, and will give them joy in my
house of prayer I will take pleasure in the burned offerings which they make on my altar: for my house will be named as house of prayer for all peoples."
Isaiah 56:7



 

Mayur Vihar - The Beginning 

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It was an answer to the fervent prayers and long felt desire of the believers residing in and around the Trans-Yamuna residential colony of Mayur Vihar that this Church came into existence. Earlier believers from this area were worshiping along with IPC South Delhi in Gautam Nagar. But, as travelling up to Gautam Nagar for worship and fellowship was time consuming and inconvenient, a desire to start a worship service in Mayur Vihar itself was expressed. Then with the willingness of Pastor K. Joy to use his residence for worship, the way was paved for the opening of a Church in Mayur Vihar.

 In the month of January 1989 IPC General Council gave sanction to start a church at Mayur Vihar area. On 26th March 1989 IPC Mayur Vihar was started with 15 members at the residence of Pr. K Joy 235-A Pocket-C, Mayur Vihar Phase-II, Delhi.

During the initial two months, service was held on Sunday evening for the convenience of the believers who were also cooperating with the Gautam Nagar Church. Thereafter regular services were conducted on every Sunday morning. The Church also had all other activities such as Bible classes, cottage meetings and gospel outreach programmes in the nearby areas.

 Gazipur - The Church Grows

Pr K. Joy then took a DDA flat at Gazipur and the same was given to the church to be used as Parsonage, office and worship place. After the required alterations and modifications flat no. 196 B, Gazipur was dedicated to the Lord on 11th May 1991 and the church was moved to this new building.
The hall at Gazipur soon became insufficient for the needs of the increasing number of believers coming to the church and moreover the need for centrally located church was also felt.

 Mayur Vihar - The Church at Present

Therefore with initiation of Pr. K. Joy, the present church where we are worshiping now, was taken in September 1994 in the name of IPC Mayur Vihar. The foundation stone for the church building in this plot was laid by Pr. K. Joy on 23rd October 1994 and the construction work started and by God’s grace the work went on without any problems and the present structure was completed in May 1995.
 

On Saturday 13th May 1995, the dedication ceremony of the new church building was conducted. It is our dream to see this church as a model church in Delhi, as well as in complete North India, serving the real purpose of the House of Prayer gathering more and more believers to its fold who will be showered with His abundant love and blessings. 

Since Pr. K. Joy’s initiation, the church is here in this manner and we the believers Pastors and Executive members of the Council unanimously decided to jointly work with IPC – North Central Region President Pr. K. Joy and use this church for the glory of God. As such IPC-NCR started a Bible Seminary in the first floor of the church.  Since 1996 onwards, the same is functioning as Peniel Bible Training Centre and also as office of the North Central Region.

From its humble beginning, the Lord has blessed the Church to its present strength of more than 100 members and is still adding source to the Church. Pastor Sam Thomas is presently pastoring the Church.

 Our whole assembly praises God for showering his manifold blessings upon us in the past 20 years. May the Lord lead us, bless us and use this Church even more mightily in the days to come. May the Lord help us to be faithful in carrying out His great mission in this part of Delhi, that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus