Text Box: EASTERN REGION PYPA
The Pentecostal Young People’s Association (PYPA), the youth wing of IPC, was founded in 1947 by a few Pentecostal college students from U.C. College Alwaye and Maharaja’s College, Trivandrum, under the leadership of Pastor T.S. Abraham. With its motto “Saved to Serve,” the group was created for the social, mental, cultural, and spiritual development of Pentecostal youths, and aimed to use the talents of its members to evangelize the world. PYPA serves as a medium to foster fellowship and union with other Pentecostal youth organizations.

Besides conducting youth meetings, seminars and conventions, and publishing newsletters, magazines, books and tracts, the association also is engaged in social services and charitable works such as helping victims of natural calamities.

Although the IPC Eastern Region churches had active youth departments and organized youth seminars and other programs during its conventions early on, an official Region PYPA was not formed until January 4, 1997, when the Region Council appointed Rev. Joseph Williams of IPC Rockland Assembly as the PYPA Coordinator. On November 9, 1997, the coordinator called a meeting of IPC pastors, council members and youth representatives at India Christian Assembly in New York. The meeting resolved to formalize a region-wide PYPA. Rev. Joseph Williams was elected as its first president; Bros. Joy Thumpamon, Saji Thattayil and P.C. Joseph were elected as vice president, secretary and treasurer, respectively.

 PYPA held its first youth convention at Susan B. Anthony High School from April 11-12, 1998. Dr. Thompson K. Mathew was the guest speaker.

The following term, Bro. P. C. Jacob served as president from 2000-2002 and Bro. Oommen Ebenezer was the vice President, Rev. Babu Thomas, secretary, Bro. Varghese Thallapallil, joint secretary, and Bro. William Philip as treasurer. The following term PYPA was lead by Rev. Dr. George Mathew, president; Bro. Joji Joseph, vice president; Bro. Thomas Kidangalil, secretary; Bro. Benjin Philip, joint secretary, and Bro. Roy Mathew, treasurer.

P Y P A

President

Samuel (Johnsy) Thomas

Vice President

Robin Varghese

Secretary

Koshy John

Joint Secretary

Stanley Samuel

Treasurer

 Abraham Monis George

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THE INDIAN PENTECOSTAL CHURCH OF GOD

NORTH AMERICA

EASTERN REGION COUNCIL

VBS Coordinator

Iris Jacob