He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus” (Phil 1:6).
Emmanuel Pentecostal Church began in November 1994 after the divine guidance received by Rev. Mathew Oommen, while spending time in fasting and prayer. Pastor Mathew Oommen and his family were the only members in the inception of the church. However, the Lord added more people to the congregation in a short while.
The fellowship was registered with the Secretary of the State of Texas in January 1995 as Emmanuel Pentecostal Church of Houston and affiliated with the Indian Pentecostal Church of God, Kumbanadu, Kerala, India. Worshiping in rented buildings for ten years, the church bought the current property in June 2003 through divine providence. In 2009, the church expanded to the present condition.
Pr. MATHEW OOMMEN
Lead and Senior Pastor
Rev. Mathew Oommen is the founder and senior pastor of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church. He has been serving the Lord past 45 years around the world as a missionary, pastor, teacher, and church planter.
Pastor Mathew Oommen began his ministry in the Northern part of India. Being sensitive to God's calling, he moved to New Jersey, where he served as a Pastor-in-charge in Teaneck IPC church for a couple of years. Thereafter, he moved to Houston, where he founded the Emmanuel Pentecostal church to reach out to the Southwest Houston community.
He served in several leadership roles as the Vice-President of IPC Midwest Region, President of Houston Pentecostal Fellowship, President of IPC Houston Fellowship, and Pastor of Bethel Pentecostal Church, Chicago. Presently, he serves as the Senior Pastor of Emmanuel Pentecostal Church.
Pr. Varghese Bethel George