Our Story

How it all started...

The church began to operate in the residence of Pr Ninan’s father  and then moved to the house of another believer- disciple by name Thomas George who is now an ordained minister of the Church serving as the secretary of the board.

In February 2009, we saw the first believer’s baptism under the auspices of the church. From 2009 March there has been a regular gathering in this house under what now operates as the Philadelphia Revival Church.

By June, the church now filling the basement decided to meet at a nearby Hotel (Ramada Group) which was operating on the famous Roosevelt Boulevard. George A Samuel an ordained minister of the gospel joined the congregation at this time with his family. He was also ordained as a minister of the gospel in this church later. He currently serves as the treasurer of the church board.
2010
In 2010 The Lord moved the gathering to a new place of worship,namely to the basement hall of The New Life community Church located at  2680 Huntington Pike, Huntington Valley,PA 19106. In 2010, the Lord brought about the baptism of many souls.

2011
PRC was registered with the governmental authorities receiving the 501(c) 3 status. Exemption from sales tax as per the Pennsylvania Government was also procured during this period. 2011 also was a landmark in the life of the church as the Lord led His church to conduct a big out-door and open air gathering at the premises of the New Life Community Church.  

During this period the church had one service which was bilingual with Pr Ninan preaching in English and Pr George translating in to Malayalam, a native language of Kerala India.This pattern was prevalent till September 2015 when it was decided to have two separate services devoted to a particular language.
2014
Gujarat in February 2014. (Meetings in Gujarat -> Click to view )
North Bengal and border of Nepal in October 2014. (Dancing with the Lord and His people -> Click to view)
A church in Tuticorin a place in Chennai was visited and ministered to for three days in 2014. (Master’s Healing Touch -> Click to view)
EthiopiaIn 2014 May, the Lord opened a door that Pastor  could travel to Awaasa, Ethiopia.Themeetings were low profile and was for ten people at a time.They were all conducted in houses.God’s presence was tangible and working His works. (Power from the Hrema Word -> Click to view)

2015
Moovattupuzha a small in town in Kerala, India has a baby church which  was visited and ministered to in May 2015. (Baby Church -> Click to view)
Aurangabad in the state of Mumbai, Narayanpur in the state of Chhattisgarh, and Trivandrum the capital of Kerala, India’s southern most state was visited between 22nd of October and 10th of November 2015. (Power demonstration -> Click to view)

Back home in the USThe Lord steadily increases His church.With meetings and ministry on all days except Tuesdays and Thursdays the Lord has been consistently increasing the church in quality and quantity.(Sunday School day -> Click to view)

Apart from ministry in Philadelphia, pastor travels to New York twice a month  to impart Grace to some who gather in an old Methodist church in Congers, New York. These meetings are held from 4pm every Sunday evening. These meetings are led by a committed couple who live near said locality.

Ninan Thomas also preaches over a phone line every Thursday evening to Christian refugees from Nepal.
Philadelphia Revival Church also has disciples in nearby Allentown and held her first public meeting In the town of Macungie.
We are praying for a weekly presence in this area and hope that the Lord will manifest His glory in and through us here.

Expanding the vision...

2013
The Lord began to enlarge the vision of the church. We knew that the heart of the Lord was always in missions. We did not know how, when, or where.

Finally, in the summer of 2013 HE opened doors as Pr Ninan was able to travel to India and visit churches in the states of Punjab and Mumbai. It was a three-week schedule that involved many ministries and churches and one that saw the gracious hand of the Lord delivering people from sicknesses, diseases and demons.
Healing in Amritsar -> Click to view

Ever since there has been consistent mission trips to India in the following years.

Where we are headed...

Colossians 1:27-29 Having known  what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory,Whom we preach, warning every man, and teaching every man in all wisdom; that we may present every man perfect in Christ Jesus:
Where unto I also labour, striving according to his working, which worketh in me mightily. (taken from the King James Version)

We desire to plant Churches all over the United States, for all those the Lord would bring. We believe that there will be a revival in the US. This was impressed upon our spirits and consistently been prayed for from 2009. We are hoping for the 4th great  awakening in the US. We teach Grace having received it ourselves in the fear of the Lord. We believe there is hope for all men in Christ Jesus, the only Saviour and Lord of all.

We believe love is the best way to present HIM and to be presented in HIM. We believe in the  availability of HIS power today as it was in the beginning. As you read this pray with us and for us. This is a time when America needs prayer and the very presence of God. It is God who made America great. He can restore her for His glory. 

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