Rev. Dr. Israel J Ponnappah

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Our Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Israel J Ponnappah is an anointed man of God. Several years ago a decaying lung brought him to his death bed. God appeared to him and healed him. The Lord then commissioned him to preach the gospel throughout the world. Since then, he has become the founder of Church of Glory.


Our Story

Church of Glory was started in the Year 1991 with vision given to Rev.Dr.Israel J Ponnappah by God to reach out the nation of India for Jesus Christ. The Church of Glory originally began in a rented building, and through much opposition and struggle, we were able to move to a manger. After some time the Lord led us to construct our own church, which we occupy now. We now have over 2500 believers in attendance with His wonderful presence and blessings.

The Lord has told Rev.Dr.Israel J Ponnappah that this is just the beginning and there are greater things in store for this church. Truly by his faithfulness God has expanded our ministry to reach out many people through 18 different ministries in different states of India.

Please pray for our future church project to construct a church with 10000 (ten thousand) seating capacity.

Maternal and Children initiative

Helping conceived women with financial support, medical, counseling and with prayers This program is a blessing, especially for the conceived women who have no support of finance to take care of their needs during their time of pregnancy with rich counseling about family and child care.

Largesse Event

Mathew 25:40 whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.

Through the Largesse Event, we provide physiological needs to the poor people and to the homeless people. The sole purpose of this event is to sow the seed of the kingdom of God through the Love of Jesus Christ by loving them as we love ourselves.

Largesse Event

The YOUNG COUPLE ministry is specially designed for the newly married couple to get connected with the other young couples at Church of Glory to deepen their talents, gifts and faith in God, together and to prepare a spiritual parenthood for the next generation.

Kings Men Ministry

KINGSMEN is a community of young and thriving youth boys for Jesus. It is a place where you can pursue Christ, ask the hard questions and walk through the trials and victories of life within the community. It is a place to find the true friendships, encouragement and supports you need to grow in the fullness of Jesus Christ.

Glory Queens

We believe that fullness of life in Christ is found within community. Glory Queens is a youth girls gathering loaded with energy-filled worship, interactive activities that help them to be get connected by engaging teachings to address real issues that teen girls face each day.

Glory Kids

The Children’s Ministry Team at Church of Glory is so excited to meet your children. Children are important to Jesus, Jesus spoke many times about letting the children come to Him. The staff and volunteers at Church of Glory are committed to connecting kids to life- defining relationship in Christ.

Children Home

Church of Glory runs a children home for orphans, semi-orphans and destitute children. These children are well trained with Christian love & disciplines. God has also blessed us with 1.6 acres of land where we are planning to build a bigger and better facilities for our home children.

Television Outreach

Social media has become a powerful means of communication and delivering opinions. We, the people of God can use this tool in spreading the spirituality, divinity to nurture the good in the world.

Mark16:15 Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Pastor Israel believes in spreading the ancient and eternal wisdom of the Word of God using latest technologies. The Television media has emerged as a leading tool in India to reach people right in their living rooms. In 2007, God opened the door for Pastor Israel to take the Gospel to a wider audience using this tool. This instigated a hope among the people and since then millions have been touched all around the world.

Establishing Churches

Reaching the unreached people all over the world with the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and making them to be the Part of the body of Jesus Christ.

1 John 4:19 We love because He first loved us.

People everywhere long for authenticity and truthful, real loving community. We think churches should be that place. We invite you to come join us in church planting around the world. It is the best way to make disciples. It takes a pioneering spirit and a radical love for people. It takes an openness to new forms of church.

Institute of Theology

The Church of Glory’s Institute of Theology is affiliated to Maranatha Christian College and University, USA (ISO 9001-2008 CERTIFIED) The Institute of Theology offers

  • Diploma in Theology
  • Graduate in Theology
  • Bachelor of Theology
  • Various Ministerial Trainings to reach the villages for the Lord.

International teachers and volunteers are welcome to teach and train our students.

Next Level Conference

God has given a vision to Pastor Israel J Ponnappah on 05-04-2012 to train 10,000 pastors and leaders in and out of India to have an amazing church growth in their churches.

  • Is your church not growing?
  • Are you struggling with financial crisis?
  • Are you willing to prepare your church to meet Jesus?
  • Are you willing to exercise spiritual gifts?
  • Are you willing to bear spiritual fruits?
  • Are you willing to have a strong bible based prayer life?
  • Have you not found leaders in your church?
  • Have you not own your subjects to teach or train?
  • Don’t you know how to raise your leaders?
  • Don’t you know how to lead prayer groups or cell groups?
  • Don’t you know how to reach new people?
  • Don’t you know how to maintain your church attendance?

If your answer is “Yes” for any one of these questions, then you need “Next Level Conference”

For further details Contact Us or Email Us for your earlier booking.

The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to all people. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. Because it was inspired by God, the Bible is truth without any mixture of error and is completely relevant to our daily lives.

Deuteronomy 4:1-2; Psalms 119:11, 89, 105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 22:29; John 5:39; 16:13-15; 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2 Timothy 3:15-17; Hebrews 1:1-2; 4:12; 1 Peter 1:25; 2 Peter 3:16


God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity. He exists as one substance in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Although each member of the Trinity serves different functions, they each possess equal power and authority.

Deuteronomy 6:4; Isaiah 61:1; Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 1:35; John 5:21-23; 14:10, 16; Romans 8:9-11; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Hebrews 1:8-10; James 2:19

The Father

God is great: He is all powerful, all knowing, ever present, unchanging, completely worthy of our trust, and above all, Holy. It is in Him that we live, move and exist. God is good. He is our Father. He is loving, compassionate, and faithful to His people and His promises.

Exodus 3:14; Numbers 23:19; Leviticus 11:44-45; 19:2; Psalm 11:4-6; Malachi 3:6; John 3:16; 4:24; 5:26; 14:1; Acts 17:28; Romans 3:3-4

The Son

Jesus Christ is completely human but, at the same time, completely God. He is the only plan for bringing people who are far from God back into a right relationship with God. He lived a perfect life, so that He could be a substitution for us in satisfying God’s demands for perfection. He defeated death in His resurrection so that we can have life.

Isaiah 7:14; 53; Matthew 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Luke 22:70; 24:46-47; John 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Romans 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Corinthians 8:6; 2 Corinthians 5:19-21; Gal 4:4-5; Philippians 2:5-11; Colossians 1:15; 2:9; 1 Timothy 2:5-6; 3:16

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit’s presence assures us of our relationship with Christ. He guides believers into all truth and exalts Christ. He convicts people of their sin, God’s righteousness, and the coming judgment. He comforts us, gives us spiritual gifts, and makes us more like Christ.

Genesis 1:2; Psalm 51:11; 139:7 ff.; Isaiah 61:1-3; Joel 2:28-32; Mark 1:10; Luke 1:35; 4:1; 11:13; 12:12; John 15:26; 16:7-14; Acts 1:8; 2:1-4; 13:2; Romans 8:9-11, 14-16, 26-27; 1 Corinthians 3:16; Ephesians 1:13-14; 2 Peter 1:21; Revelation 22:17


Man was created to exist forever. He will exist either eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is Hell. To be eternally in union with Him is Heaven. Heaven and Hell are places of eternal existence.

John 3:16, 36; Romans 6:23; 1 John 2:25; 5:11-13; Revelation 20:15


Man is made in the image of God and is the supreme object of His creation. Man was created to have fellowship with God but became separated in that relationship through sinful disobedience. As a result, man cannot attain a right relationship with God through his own effort. Every human personality is uniquely created, possesses dignity, and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

Genesis 1:26-30; 2:7, 18-22; 3; Psalms 8:3-6; 32:1-5; 51:5; Isaiah 6:5; Jeremiah 17:5; Acts 17:26-31; Romans 1:19-32; 3:10-18, 23; 5:6; 6:6; 7:14-25; 1 Corinthians 1:21-31; 15:19, 21-22; Ephesians 2; Colossians 1:21-22; 3:9-11

The blood of Jesus Christ, shed on the cross, provides the only way of salvation through the forgiveness of sin. Salvation occurs when people place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin. Salvation is a gift from God, and it cannot be earned through our own efforts.

Isaiah 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7; Matthew 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6; Luke 1:68-69; 2:28-32; John 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24; Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31; Romans 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6; 1 Corinthians 1:18; 2 Corinthians 5:17-20; Galatians 2:20; 3:13; Ephesians 2:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Hebrews 9:24-28; Revelation 3:20

The Church

The Church is a local community of baptized believers unified through faith in Christ. It is committed to the teachings of Christ and obeying all of His commands, and it seeks to bring the Gospel to the world. The Church works together in love and unity, intent on the ultimate purpose of glorifying Christ.

Matthew 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Corinthians 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Ephesians 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Colossians 1:18; 3:15; 1 Timothy 4:14; 1 Peter 5:1-4; Revelation 21:2-3