Who We Are
Proclaim Christ and plant churches as Christ loves us.
To know and share Christ locally and globally.
We believe the Bible to be the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three Persons-Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His visible personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, that regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling and filling the Christian is enabled to live an empowered life of fruitfulness according to God's calling.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
We believe that Christ commanded the Church to go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature, baptizing those who believe in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and teaching them.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
REV. DR. T. VALSON ABRAHAM
Rev. Dr. T. Valson Abraham is the founding pastor of India Christian Assembly, Los Angeles. He is the founder and president of India Gospel Outreach (IGO), an organization dedicated to planting dynamic churches in each of India's 3,000 castes and tribes and among the Indian diaspora in other nations. Part of this vision includes planting churches in each of India's 28,000+ zip codes.
Born and raised in India, Valson is grandson of, Pastor K. E. Abraham, the founder of India's largest indigenous denomination, India Pentecostal Church (IPC). He studied at Osmania University in Hyderabad, India. He also studied at West Texas State (now A & M University) and Fuller Theological Seminary. Valson has an active preaching and teaching ministry in his native India, the United States, and other countries.
Valson is the director of India Bible College & Seminary where hundreds of students are trained each year for full time ministry of church planting. Students from India Bible College & Seminary and several other IGO-sponsored training centers are dedicated to becoming effective church planters in every state of India.
From September 2006 to 2013, he served as General Secretary of IPC. Since 2009 he has served as Vice President of Bible Society of India, Kerala Auxiliary. He currently also serves as the General President of IPC.
Valson and his wife Laly have four adult children.
In 1982, the Lord brought Rev. Valson and Laly Abraham to the Alta Loma area where they began to meet with a few families for prayer twice a month in different homes.
In 1984, Rev. Valson Abraham founded India Gospel Outreach (IGO) a mission organization devoted to training and sending church planters to plant churches.
After five years in 1987, Rev. Valson Abraham assembled ten of these families that had been gathering regularly for prayer and discussed the formation of a church.
The church was founded and incorporated by Rev. T. Valson Abraham and named India Christian Assembly (ICA). It became affiliated with the India Pentecostal Church.
Due to the extensive teaching and travel ministry of Valson Abraham, he enlisted different...