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The Assemblies of God of India is a Pentecostal Christian denomination in India and a member of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship. The Assemblies of God in India has 8,000 member churches and operates an Assembly of God College in Bangalore. The fellowship will host the 2011 AG World Congress, the world wide gathering of Assemblies of God leaders. Dr. David Mohan, senior pastor of New Life Assembly of God church in Chennai, is the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in India.
The Assemblies of God in India is organized geographically: South India Assemblies of God, Assemblies of God of North India, Assemblies of God of east India. The three regional bodies govern their own internal affairs. The Assemblies of God of India is lead by a general superintendent, assistant general superintendent, secretary, treasurer, and three executive members.
The Pentecostal Mission (TPM), formerly known as Ceylon Pentecostal Mission (CPM), is a Pentecostal denomination which originated in Ceylon, now Sri Lanka. The international headquarters is now situated in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. Ceylon Pentecostal Mission was founded by Hindu convert Ramankutty, later known as Pastor Paul in 1923. Pastor Paul was born to Hindu parents in the district of Trichur in Kerala. While in Sri Lanka, at the age of 18, he became a Christian and a follower of Jesus Christ. Later, he felt a strong call from the Lord for his life and began to preach and share the gospel in various parts of Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Sri Lanka. In the initial stages, he had worked with other evangelists. Pastor Paul served as the founder chief pastor of this church.
This organization stands out among the Pentecostal churches because of its exclusivist teachings and organization structure. Some of the distinctives are that fulltime workers were expected to practice an ascetic life-style including celibacy, obedience to the elder pastors, communal living (including disposal of private possessions) in faith homes. Today the church is known by different names in different countries, but all stand under the name of “The Pentecostal Mission”