Mrs & Mr. KE Abraham

Mrs & Mr. K.E. Abraham

Pastor K. E. Abraham is noted in Indian church history as the founder and chief architect of the India Pentecostal Church of God. He served as an apostolic leader, pastor, teacher, reformer, writer and church planter for more than half a century. From 1923 until the Lord called him in 1974, he discipled and mentored many effective evangelists and church planters.

The Lord gave Pastor Abraham the vision to train up young people for evangelistic and church planting ministry. So in June 1930 he founded the Hebron Bible School and in the first year he was the sole instructor. In 1931 Pastor P. T. Chacko was appointed as a teacher. Pastor Abraham was the principal of the school until 1958. He assumed the office as president of the School and appointed Pastor K.J. Samuel as principal.

In 1969, the school was raised to college level. Pastor Oommen Abraham was appointed as the registrar of Hebron Bible College. Pastor K. J. Samuel held the post of principal until his death in June 1970.

On July 1, 1970, Pastor T. S. Abraham, who was serving as a teacher at the Bible College since 1956, was appointed as the principal.

Pastor K. E. Abraham as founder/president of the institution made appointments to all posts connected with the College.

In 1985, the English Medium (B.Th.) section started and was sponsored by India Gospel Outreach (IGO) and managed by K.E. Abraham Foundation. Due to some unavoidable reasons, the college in the name of Hebron Bible College had to be closed down at the end of the academic year in December 1993. But from the beginning of the following academic year in May 1994 the Lord enabled us to continue the vision and ministry on a wider scale with the establishment of India Bible College. The ministry of training started in 1930 by K.E.Abraham continued without any break.

Pastor T. S. Abraham, President Emeritus of IBC & Seminary is the eldest son of Pastor K. E. Abraham. As an able administrator, pastor and teacher, he has led, taught, and mentored thousands for church planting work for more than 60 years.

Rev. Dr. T. Valson Abraham, the son of Pastor T. S. Abraham, is the President of India Bible College & Seminary.

Rev. Dr. T. Valson Abraham did his undergraduate studies at Osmania University in Hyderabad, his graduate studies in English and Psychology at West Texas State A & M University in Texas, USA and theological studies from Fuller Theological Seminary, California, USA. He was conferred an honorary Doctorate by the Hindustan Bible Institute & Seminary, Chennai in October 2004.

He is the founder/president of India Gospel Outreach, a mission organization dedicated to planting churches in all the ethnic groupsĀ and postal-codesĀ of India. He has also established colleges and training centers throughout India where hundreds of students are trained each year for full-time church planting ministries.

India Bible College & Seminary has a new vision laid on an old foundation. Its graduates have planted thousands of churches in every state of India and other countries.