A brief history of IPAS

The history of the first Malayalee church in Seattle, Washington State began in April 1996. Few believers from the State of Kerala with the desire to worship God in truth and spirit got together in a home at Federal Way, Washington State and began the first worship service in Malayalam. For the first few months, Pastor Samuel Chacko provided leadership to this small group. In May 1996, the church decided to hire a part time pastor and searched for a suitable candidate. During that time Pastor. C V. Andrews came to Seattle for a visit. He understood our need for a pastor and recommended Pastor. Victor George from Florida State. In June 1996, he joined IPAS as a part time pastor. To accomodate more believers, in August 1996 the church moved to a classroom in Trinity Community Church, Kent, Washington. The church slowly began to grow and added more believers with the blessing of our Lord Jesus Christ. In 2005, the church moved to a community center, Seatac, Washington. 1n 2006, God enabled us to purchase a church property in Seattle, Washington State. Pastor. Victor George's term ended in June 2007. Pastor. M O Samuel joined IPAS as the Senior Pastor on July 2007 and his term ended on June 2012. Now Pr. P C Abraham (Florida) is our Senior Pastor.

Now, IPAS conducts a Sunday school for children ages between 3 years to 16 years and a sunday school for adults. IPAS youth ministries includes seminars, song practices, debates, community service and vaccation Bible school. IPAS website was created in 2001 and about 2000 visitors regularly listen to our weekly sermon, testimonies and archived sermons every month. In 2008, the church established a mission board for the purpose of spreading the gospel in remote Indian villages.