There are many ministries working under GGM India which includes:  
  Gilead Institute For Theological Studies. (GIFTS)  
This is an institution for theological studies and a house of maturity in Christ. It is the fulfillment of God's promise and indeed a real 'gift' from God. This is an auxiliary ministry of Gilead Gospel Ministries India (GGM India). The theme of the institution is "study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the Word of truth".(2 Tim. 2:15)

Inauguration of 'GIFTS' by Pr. K.M. John (IPC Kerala State President)
"GIFTS" is situated in the heart of Chathannoor town. Pr. K.M. John, IPC Kerala State President, inaugurated 'GIFTS' on 16th Aug 2004. Currently courses are offered for Diploma in Theology (Dip.Th-2 years) and Graduate in Theology (G.Th-3 years) in Malayalam. Pr. T.E. Varghese, IPC Chathannoor Centre Minister, is the founder and director of the institution. Renowned theologian, Rev. Dr. B. Varghese is the Principal and Pr. K.S. Monachan is the Registrar. The classes commenced on the 21st of Aug 2004 and functions now with 50 students and an anointed staff of 20 men and women of God. The school, being in its initial stage, functions as an evening class every Saturday from 4-8 p.m. The special time for worship apart from daily chapels makes the school a real ‘gift' for the ‘Theo-thirsty' community. Spirit filled and well-qualified teachers lead the various classes. The motivation of GIFTS is to send the evangelists well equipped for evangelization to the unreached areas of India.

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Our Faculty

  • Dr. B. Varghese B.A., B.D., M. Th., D. Th (Faith Theological Seminary, Manakala)
  • Pr. M.V. Varghese (Vice Principal, India Bible College & Seminary, Kumabanad)
  • Pr. K.C. Thomas (Principal, Faith Bible Institute, Trivandrum)
  • Pr. P.J. Daniel M.A., M. Div.
  • Pr. K.G. Joykutty
  • Rev. Thomas Mathew B. Sc., B.D., M. Th.
  • Rev. P. Sunny B. Th., B.D., M. Th
  • Rev. Edison Thomas B.A., M. Th
  • Mrs. Annie Varghese B.D., M. Th.
  • Mrs. Joyamma Varghese
  • Introduction to the Old Testament
  • Introduction to the New Testament
  • History of Israel
  • Life & Ministry of Jesus Christ
  • Prophetical Books
  • Pauline Thought
  • Poetical Books
  • Pastoral Epistles
  • Introduction to Christian Education
  • Theology – I
  • Introduction to Christian Ministry
  • Evangelization in Modern Era
  • World Church History – A Survey
  • Theology – II
  • Indian Church History
  • Church and Public Administration
  • Modern Religious and Secular Movements
  • Daniel & Revelation
Optional Courses
  • Pastoral Counseling
  • Women & Ministry
  • Biblical Hebrew/Greek
  • Christian Ethics
  • Pentecostalism
  • Biblical Hermeneutics
  • Homiletics


  ::  Gilead Prayer Tower & Counseling Centre

Under the special guidance and vision of the Lord for a 24x7 prayer tower, the Gilead Prayer Tower and Counseling Centre was formed. Today several requests from different parts of the globe rush to the prayer cell through phone calls, emails, letters, and in person. At present, there are 3 pastors and few sisters who battle together in prayer. There is a special prayer on every Monday from 10 am to 1 pm and also in the evening from 6.30 pm to 8.30 pm where several others take part in prayer. (Click here to send your requests)
::  Gilead Gospel Singers

The music wing of the Gilead Gospel Ministries India has been serving for the past 7 years with a sole aim of spreading the light of Jesus through music. Bro. Sam Varghese   who is a gifted keyboardist and composer leads the band with his brother Bro. Dany Varghese, a wonderful singer. However, as Bro. Sam is currently doing his theological studies in the US and Bro. Dany is doing his graduate degree in Medicines; the band has been in dormancy for over a year.

Sam and Dany singing at a Convention

The team has brought out its first album in 2002 titled “ Karuthunnavan – The Provider ” with 10 songs both in English and Malayalam, of which seven are composed by Pastor Varghese and Bro. Sam. The title song written by Late Pastor M.T. Jose has been a hit among Christian music lovers. (Order your copy now).
::  Gilead Charitable Ministries

With the poor talented youths of Chathannoor in mind, every year (November/December) few eligible students are awarded with educational scholarships and other aids for studies. Last year 10 students were given educational aids under different categories.

Today's children are the promises for tomorrow. Be a part of this ministry.

Educational Scholarship for High School: Rs. 1,000 per month ($ 20 approx)
Educational Scholarship for Pre-University: Rs. 1,500 per month ($ 35 approx)
Educational Scholarship for Graduate (Technical): Rs. Rs. 2,500 per month ($ 55 approx)
Educational Scholarship for Graduate (Professional): Rs. Rs. 3,500 per month ($ 80 approx)

::  Church Ministry

Except for one, all other churches of IPC Chathannoor Centre are pioneer works undertaken after 1995. All churches established are of the Indian Pentecostal Church of God. However, only two churches are self-dependent to take care of its activities and their pastor's needs. All other churches' only source of self-income is their respective weekly offerings. Moreover, majority of the pastor's reside in rented houses. This is a very serious problem that hinders the growth of new churches in this region. Pray as you read these lines, for the expansion of God's kingdom in Chathannoor.

:: Basic Needs for a Church:

Minimum expense for a pastor and family: Rs. 3,500 per month ($ 80 approx)

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