Welcome to KPC Toronto
Welcome to KPC Toronto
We warmly welcome you to Kerala Pentecostal Church, Toronto (KPC Toronto). Our prayer is that the Lord will bless you as we share with you the good things He is doing among us.
In February 1995 after getting the charitable registration, Maranatha Full Gospel Church Toronto officially started its first service in Toronto. In its humble beginning, there were less than 10 members. MFGC Toronto started with a clear vision of raising up a generation who are separated for the Lord and worship Him in spirit and truth.
Pastor Clement Varghese and his family joined the church in February 1995. Since then, Pastor Clement Varghese and Pastor Samuel Mathen worked tirelessly for the Kingdom of God in Toronto to bring many to Christ Jesus. Pastor Clement Varghese was with the church until he was transferred to Houston in 2007.
Initially, believers worshiped the Lord in various houses and rental facilities. But in 2005 God blessed the church with it’s own facility in North York. In 2006, a new facility on 750 Oakdale Rd was dedicated for the glory of God. Both Pastor Samuel Mathen and Pastor Clement Varghese were ordained in November 2006 as Maranatha Full Gospel Church ministers.
In 2011 April, Rev. Dr. Manoj Thomas and his family joined the church. Rev. Dr. Pastor Manoj Thomas served the church as an associate pastor until he left in September 2018. The church’s name was changed to Kerala Pentecostal Church Toronto in 2013.
At KPC Toronto, we believe that God has a destiny for every person: a great and wonderful purpose for you to fulfill in your life. It begins with getting to know God through His Son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Once your life is safely in His hands, you can discover that purpose and begin to bring it to fulfillment through His strength and power. In our increasing humanistic society, most people have lost a sense of destiny. You were created by God, you didn’t evolve. You were created with a plan. Fulfilling your destiny begins with knowing God’s plan for your life. God has a purpose for your life. He has a destiny for you to fulfill, but Satan wants to steal and destroy that plan.
If you are moving to or are living in the Greater Toronto Area (Brampton, Mississauga, Toronto) and are seeking a Malayali Pentecostal Church for fellowship and worship, kindly visit us.
Our conviction, as well as all those who follow the New Testament example, is that the Holy Spirit makes a difference in our lives. This is what enables our Christian faith to be practical, relevant, and lively. We pray that the Holy Spirit will touch your life and refresh you in your knowledge and experience of Jesus Christ.
Our vision at Kerala Pentecostal Church Toronto includes many things. George Washington Carver once said, “Where there is no vision, there is no hope,” and we at Kerala Pentecostal Church Toronto have both vision and hope. In fact, our vision is to share our hope. We wish to reach out to the hopeless and lost, and tell them the good news of Jesus and how He alone can give them something to hope for. Our vision includes reaching those who have been hurt. Those who have been affected through the many trials of this world and left feeling alone. We wish to show them that there is someone who understands and loves them. To share the love of Christ to those who desperately need it.
We strive to be a church that can build up leaders. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we hope to strengthen our members in their faith. As spiritual leaders and devout followers of God, we can better know how to reach those calling to Him. We desire to grow in numbers and in Him so that we can influence a greater sphere of people. As a body, fully devoted to Him, we can be used by Him to touch others.
We understand that God can take normal, everyday people and use them mightily. Our vision is that God will take our members and use them in amazing ways to lead people to His Kingdom and help others. God’s powers in our lives such as through miracles, showing His love, and giving us words to speak to others, should be used to help those in need of Him. We don’t wish to be a church that feeds ourselves only, but we desire to let the Spirit use us to feed others hungry for Him: to be servants for Him by serving others.
At Kerala Pentecostal Church Toronto we wish to let the light of Jesus shine through us. As the light of the world, God’s children’s lives should be a testimony in itself of the love of Jesus in our lives. We strive to be that light in the darkness that can help lead people home to Him. Essentially, our vision is to be open and used by God to be a light in this dark world to bring joy and an everlasting relationship into peoples’ lives that will change them forever!
“Devote yourself to getting to know Him better, then you will grow in that righteousness which is in you, in peace, in joy and God will look after other people and solve their problems for them.”
Quote by Sunday Adelaja
What we believe in
Kerala Pentecostal Church Toronto believes the whole Bible to be completely and equally inspired, and that it is the written Word of God. KPC Toronto has adopted the following Declaration of Faith as its standard and official expression of its doctrine.
The Scripture Inspired
The Bible is the inspired word of God, a revelation from God to man, the infallible rule of faith and conduct.
2 Timothy 3:15-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; 3:2; Revelation 22:18; Matthew 24:35; Psalms 119:89; 139:16; 1 Peter 1:25; Isaiah 34:16; 51:16; Jeremiah 5:14.
The One True God
The one true God has revealed Himself as the eternally self-existent. “I AM”(Exodus 3:14). In one God eternally existing in three persons: namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, who are united to form one, triune God.
Genesis 1:26; 17:1; Deuteronomy 4:35; 6:4; 32:39; Mark 12:29,32; Isaiah 9:6; 41:4; 43:10-11; 44:6; 45:5,18,21,22; Matthew 28:19; Luke 3:22; Romans 3:30; 1 Corinthians 8:4-6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 4:6; 1 John 5:7; 2 Samuel 7:22; Psalms 83:18; 86:10; John 14:26; 17:3,21-23; 1 Timothy 2:5; 1 Samuel 2:2; Exodus 3:14; 33:20; John 4:24.
Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead; that He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor; Christ Jesus is the Almighty God.
John 1:10-18; 3:16; Luke 1:30-35; 23:46,52-54; Mark 15:27,28; 16:19; Matthew 1:18-22; 28:5-7; Acts 4:10; 7:55, 56; Hebrews 1:6,8; 4:14; 7:25-26; 8:1; 10:22; Revelation 1:18; 4:8; 1 Timothy 2:5; 3:16; Isaiah 7:14; Romans 6:9; 8:34; Ephesians 1:20-23; Philippians 2:6-11; 1 Peter 3:18; Colossians 1:15-20.
Man, His Fall and Redemption
Man was created good and upright, for God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness.” But man, by voluntary transgression, fell and his only hope of redemption is in Jesus Christ the Son of God.
Genesis 1:26-27; Psalms 8:4,5; Romans 3:23-24; 8; 23; Acts 2;38; 1 Corinthians 1:30; Galatians 3:13; Ephesians 1:7,14; Colossians 1:14; Hebrews 9:15; 1 Peter 1:18; Titus 2:14.
Repentance Toward God
That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for the forgiveness of sins. Repentance is a Godly sorrow for sin with a renunciation of sin.
Acts 2:38; 3:19; 8:22; 17:30; 20:21; 26:20; 2 Corinthians 7:10-11; Mark 1:15; Isaiah 55:7; 2 Chronicles 7:14; Luke 13:3; 24:47; Ezekiel 18:30-32; Matthew 3:2; Ezra 10:11; Psalms 32:5; Joel 2:12; 1 John 1:9; Proverbs 28:13.
The Bible teaches that the wrongs against our fellowman for which we can make must be righted. We must have a conscience void of offence toward God and man. Restitution includes restoring where you have defrauded, stolen, or slandered, paying back debts, and making confession.
Leviticus 6:4,5; Ezekiel 33:15; Luke 19:8,9; Revelation 2:5; 3:3,19; 1 John 1:9; Proverbs 28:13; Ezra 10:11.
Justification & Born again (Regeneration)
That justification regeneration and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ. Justification is the act of God’s grace whereby we receive remission of sins and stand before God as though we had never sinned.
Acts 13:39; Romans 3:24-28; 5:1; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21; Galatians 3:24; John 1:12-13; 3:3,14-16; Titus 3:5-7; James 1:18; 1 Peter 1:3-5,18-23; 1 John 2:29; 3:9; 4:7; 5:1; Philippians 3:9; Ezekiel 36:26.
Entire Sanctification (Holiness)
Entire sanctification is the act of God’s grace by which we are made holy in sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
John 17:15-19; 1 Thessalonians 4:3,7; 5:23; Hebrews 10:10,14; 12:14; 13:12; 1 John 1:7; Luke 1:74,75; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 6:11; 1 Peter 1:15,16; Ephesians 5:26,27; Mark 16:15,16; 2Timothy 2:21; 2 Thessalonians 2:13; 1 Corinthians 6:11; 1 Timothy 4:5; Acts 15:8, 9.
Those who are redeemed through the blood of Jesus Christ should obey the council of God in water baptism. It shall be administrated to all those who give clear evidence of their new birth. Baptism is immersion “in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost,” as Jesus commanded.
Matthew 3:15,16; 28:19; Acts 2:38; 8:35-38; 22:16; Romans 6:3-5; Luke 7:30; Colossians 2:12; John 3:23; Galatians 3:27; Mark 16:15,16; 1 Peter 3:21; Ephesians 4:5.
Baptism of the Holy Ghost
The baptism of the Holy Ghost is the endearment of power from on high upon the clean, sanctified life.
Luke 24:49; 11:13; Matthew 3:11; John 1:33; 7:37-39; 14:16,17,26; 16:8,13-17; Acts 1:4-8; Joel 2:28-32; 1 Corinthians 6:19; 2 Corinthians 1:21,22; 1 John 2:20,27.
When we receive the gifts of The Holy Ghost, it is accompanied by the same sight as the disciples had of the day of Pentecost: speaking with tongues as the Spirit gives utterance.
Mark 16:17; 1 Corinthians 12:4-11,28; 14:2-5,21,22,26,27; Acts 2:4; 4:8,31; 10:45,46; 11:15,16; Ephesians 5;18,19; Colossians 3:16; Romans 5:5; 14:17; Hebrews 2:4.
Christians are urged, therefore, to “come out among them (unbelievers) and be ye separate saith the Lord.”
Leviticus 20:23-26; Genesis 12:1; 2 Corinthians 6:14-18; Acts 2:40; Deuteronomy 6:14; 18:9-13; Psalms 1:1; 4:3; Isaiah 52:11; Revelation 18:4; John 15:19; Ephesians 5:3-11; 2 Thessalonians 3:6; 2 John 10; 1 Corinthians 5:7,11; 6:9,10,18; 10:14; Romans 12:2; 16:17; Ezra 10:11; Galatians 5:19-21; James 4:4; 1 Timothy 6:10; Colossians 3:5-10.
Lord’s Supper and Washing of Disciple’s Feet
Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper that we might “show the Lord’s death till He come”.
1 Corinthians 10:16,17; 11:23-28; Luke 22:11-20; Matthew 26:26-29; Mark 14:22-25; Acts 2:42; 20:7,11.
Jesus said, “If I then your Lord and Master, have washed your feet, Ye also ought to wash one another feet. For I have given you an example, that Ye should do as I have done to you.”
John 13:14,15; 1 Timothy 5:10.
Divine healing is provided for God’s people in the Atonement.
Isaiah 33:24; 53:4-5; 1 Peter 2:24; Matthew 8:17; Mark 16:18; James 5:14-16; Luke 13:16; Psalms 41:3,4; 147:3; Acts 10:38; Exodus 15:26; 23:5; Numbers 12:13; Deuteronomy 7:15; Psalms 103:3; Jeremiah 30:17; 33:6; Proverbs 4:22; 1 Peter 2:24.
The Second Coming of Jesus
The return of Jesus will be just as literal and visible as His going away (Acts 1:9-11; John 14:3) and first to catch away His awaiting Bride.
Hebrews 9:28; Revelation 3:10,11; 16:15; 19:7,8; 22:12; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 5:1-3; Isaiah 26:19; Matthew 26:64; Luke 21:27; 12:40; 2Peter 3:10.
The Judgment of Saints
The Saints shall appear before the judgment seat of Christ that every one may receive the things done in his body according to that he had done.
Romans 14:10; 2 Corinthians 5:10; 1 Corinthians 3:10-15; 4:4,5; Daniel 7:10; Luke 14:14; Ecclesiastes 12:14; Matthew 12:36; 16; 27; John 5:29; Galatians 6:8; Ephesians 6:8; Colossians 6:8; Hebrews 13:17; James 5:9; Revelation 2:23; 22:12.
Tribulation (Daniel 9:27, One week or 7 years)
During the interim between Christ’s coming for His Bride and His return in judgment, there is to be a great tribulation, or the time of Jacob’s trouble.
Matthew 24:21,29; Revelation 6-18 Chapters; Isaiah 13:6,9; 24:1-11; 26:20,21; 63:1-6; Mark 13:19; Jeremiah 30:7; 46:28; Daniel 12:1; Zephaniah 1:14; Joel 1:15; 2:1,2,11,31,32; 3:1-21; Luke 21:22-28; Ezekiel 20:34,35; 22:17-22; Zechariah 12-14 Chapters; Malachi 3:3,4; 4:1,5.
Christ’s Millennial Reign
Christ’s Millennial Reign is the 1000 years literal reign of Jesus on earth, which will be ushered in by the coming of Jesus back to earth with ten thousands of His saints. At this time, He will judge the nations that dwell upon the face of the earth.
Jude 14,15; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Revelation 5:10; 11:15; 20:6; Zechariah 14:9; Daniel 2:44; 7:13,14,18,27; Luke 1:32,33; Isaiah 9:7; 11:1-10; 32:1; Micah 4:7.
During this time, the devil will be bound. Revelation 20:2, 3; It will be a reign of peace and blessing.
Isaiah 2:2-4; 11:6-9; 24:22; 65:25; Hosea 2:18; Zechariah 14:9-20; John 12:31; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6.
Great White Throne Judgment
God will finally judge the quick and the dead according to their works.
Revelation 20:11-15; Daniel 12:2; Romans 2:5,16; Acts 10:42; 17:31; John 3:18; 5:22,28,29; 12:48; Matthew 12:36; 13:30,39-50; 2 Peter 3:7; Hebrews 9:27; 12:25-28.
Eternal Heaven and Eternal Hell
The Bible teaches that hell is as eternal as heaven. Matthew 25:41-46; The wicked shall be cast into a burning hell; a lake of fire burning with brimstone forever and ever.
Luke 16:24; Mark 9:43-49; Isaiah 5:14; 14:9-11; 66:24; Matthew 3:12; 13:41,42; 18:8,9; 25:41; Revelation 14:10-14; 19:20; 20:10,15; 21:8; Deuteronomy 32:22; Psalms 9:17; Proverbs 15:11; 27:20; James 3:6.
The New Heaven and the New Earth
The word teaches that this earth, which has been polluted by sin, will pass away. God will create a new Heaven and a new Earth in which righteousness will dwell.
Matthew 24:35; 2 Peter 3:5-7;10-13; Isaiah 24:19,20; 65:17; 66:22; Revelation 21:1-3.