Now he who plants and he who waters are one, and each one will receive his own reward according to his own labor. For we are God's fellow workers; you are God's field, you are God's building" (1 Corinthians 3:8-9) NKJV.
A Small Beginning:
Ebenezer Pentecostal Church of God was formed in 1993 with a gathering of two families (Pastor John T. Kurien and Brother K. Varghese Baby) at the residence of Pastor John T. Kurien, in Orland Park, Illinois. The church was formed to provide Pentecostal fellowship for those of like precious faith so that the Lord’s name should be glorified, and to propagate the gospel of Jesus Christ. This started as a pioneer work in the south suburbs of Chicago, since there had not been any Malayalee Christian congregations, after receiving the guidance and a heavenly calling from the Almighty Lord. The church continued to meet regularly on every Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays.
By the grace of God the church slowly grew in size over time. Then the Sunday worship was moved to a high school auditorium and continued until 2000. The church continued to expand as it became a source of blessing to many people. By the generous support and prayer of many, God has helped us to buy a church building in Chicago Ridge, in the south suburb of Chicago (about 15 miles south of Chicago) in 2000. The church was dedicated for the glory of God by Pastor Mathew Samuel from New York on September 28, 2002. Some families moved to other states and India over the years, but many kept coming to the church.