Our Pastor

Kizhakkeparambil Mathai Varughese (K. M. Varughese) was born and raised in a Christian family in Padimon, a small village near Mallapally, Pathnamthitta District, Kerala State, South India. His God-fearing parents dedicated him to the service of the Lord and God set him apart in due time for the ministry. He began his Biblical studies in 1968 as a teenager. After the successful completion of his courses at Hebron Bible College, Kumbanad and Shalom Bible College, Kottayam, he earned his B.S. in Pastoral ministry with high honors from Southeastern University, Lakeland (FL).

He has been in the ministry for almost a half century. He has imparted wisdom and counsel, pioneered, pastored and cared for several churches in North India, the Gulf and later on in the various states of North America. Upon invitation, he came to the U.S. in 1991, along with his family to serve as the senior Pastor of IPC Hebron, Dallas (TX). He has since successfully completed his ministries in Dallas (TX), Lakeland (FL) Chicago (IL) and Los Angeles (CA). Beginning July of 2017, Pastor K. M. Varughese took charge as our Senior Pastor. We pray and believe that with God’s help and with his God given abilities, he will lead Bethel Pentecostal Assembly to greater heights.

Pastor Varughese, well known for his theological values, is a blessed teacher, author and songwriter. He has also served as the President of the North-East zone of the IPC Northern Region (India) and IPC Midwest Region (US). He was the convener of the successfully and notably held 27th PCNAK conference in 2009 in Chicago. While for many he is a great leader and administrator, to us, he is a Pastor with a purpose, a man of integrity, a voice of wisdom and a close friend. We will always love him dearly!

He is married to a dedicated Christian woman, Annamma Varughese (our loving “Pastor Ammama”) for more than 39 years now. They have two talented sons, Finny and Denny and seven lovely grandchildren. Though both his sons have a background in Software Engineering, Finny is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at Dallas Theological Seminary, Dallas (TX) and Denny is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at BIOLA’s Talbot School of Theology, La Mirada (CA). Both his sons and their families follow the footsteps of their parents, and are a great support to their father’s ministry.