Welcome Note

President: Pastor Shibu Thomas
Dr. Shibu Thomas

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

Greetings & blessings in Christ!

On behalf of North American Church of God, I welcome you all to this signature event of 26th National Conference of NACOG in Atlanta, GA on July 13th till 16th, 2023.

Building on the success of previous meetings, the theme for 2023 is “Prepare to stand before the Lord” based on Luke 21:36, and I look forward to seeing a great preparation of our churches and individuals to meet our Lord, who is coming very soon.

It was in the early 1990, when the idea of NACOG conference took inception and in 1995 the first conference was started in New York City. Since then, we had great and successful 25 conferences so far. God has been faithful in our journey and have blessed us with committed men and women of God, who took great leadership to make this conference a memorable and blessed one.

Welcome Note

Greetings & blessings in Christ!

Ob behalf of North American Church of God, I welcome you all to this signature event of 26th National Conference of NACOG in Atlanta, GA on July 13th till 16th, 2023.

Building on the success of previous meetings, the theme for 2023 is “Prepare to stand before the Lord” based on Luke 21:36, and I look forward to seeing a great preparation of our churches and individuals to meet our Lord, who is coming very soon.

It was in the early 1990, when the idea of NACOG conference took inception and in 1995 the first conference was started in New York City. Since then, we had great and successful 25 conferences so far. God has been faithful in our journey and have blessed us with committed men and women of God, who took great leadership to make this conference a memorable and blessed one.

The ministries for this conference had already shaped up to be blessed and excellent, and the fellowship opportunity will be indeed outstanding. The 4 days conference enhances preaching, teaching, Music, Worship, discussions, seminars, fellowships, fun and many other spiritual activities sessions. We are lined up with some great & anointed speakers and worship leaders.

I am eagerly anticipating to an excellent and blessed meeting with anointed men and women from different countries and states around the world and sharing blessed spiritual insights and revelation regarding our preparation to stand before the Lord soon during our conference in J
July 2023.

Once again, on behalf of Executive, National & Local offices, I invite you and your family to join us for this blessed conference in Atlanta, GA.

See you soon in person!

Dr. Shibu Thomas

NATIONAL PRESIDENT

About Us

The leaders of the Churches of God in North America, under the guidance of Pr. Abraham Varghese as the coordinator, started its first combined meetings of all COG churches in North America on March 29, 1993 at Queens Church of God, New York. The chairman of this special meeting was Pr. P. Thomas, and it was decided at this meeting that, this gathering was to be known as the North American Church of God (India) Fellowship (NACOG). From its inception to the twenty fifth conference, held this past July in Dallas, TX.. Let us praise God for His blessings on this organization and thank His unconditional love towards us. May God continue to bless our fellowship

NACOG - Quarter of a Century

If the Lord’s coming tarries, we will be celebrating our 26th North American Church of God Conference in July 13-16, 2023 at, Atlanta.

In 1936, J. H. Ingram, a worldwide travelling missionary from the Church of God met with Robert F. Cook in India. Their talk made it possible to merge the independent work of Robert F. Cook with the Church of God. Thus, Cook’s Malankara Full Gospel Church with 66 churches and 43 ministers became part of the Church of God. The work in India continued to grow at a very fast pace. That was a small beginning, but God’s hands were upon it and the Church of God grew all throughout India and abroad.

In the early Seventies, The United States renewed their Immigration policies and lot of Indians started to migrate to United States and Canada. They brought their faith and religious affiliation into the new settlement. Wherever the Church of God members settled, they started prayer meetings and churches worshipping in Malayalam.

In the early 1980 we had Church gatherings in many states, starts with New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Michigan, Illinois and Oklahoma. These churches reported to the State overseer of each State. Upon the desire of uniting the members of the Church of God Pastor Abraham Varghese wrote a letter inviting all the pastors and representatives for a meeting. This meeting was held in Queens Church of God, New York on May 30, 1993. Pastor P. Thomas presided the meeting and was unanimously agreed for a biannual meeting. Furthermore, the participants decided to have the 1st meeting in New York City in the Month of May 26-28, 1995, and the officials were also elected. Later in our second meeting in 1997 decided to have the meeting annually. The following are the places and leaders of the Conferences.

# Year State President
1. 1995 New York T. V. George
2. 1997 Tennessee K. J. Mathew
3. 1998 Texas T. V. George
4. 1999 Pennsylvania Abraham Varghese
5. 2000 New York P. Thomas
6. 2001 Georgia C. V. Andrews
7. 2002 New Jersey Abraham Varghese
8. 2003 Tennessee K. J. Mathew
9. 2004 Texas T. V. George
10. 2005 Florida Babu M. John
11. 2006 New York Moni Mathew
12. 2007 Texas John Thomas
13. 2008 Oklahoma James Richard
14. 2009 Pennsylvania Baby Daniel
15. 2010 Georgia Thampy Mathew
16. 2011 Texas Sathish Kumar
17. 2012 New Jersey P. V. Mathew
18. 2013 Michigan Joy John
19. 2014 Oklahoma James Richard
20. 2015 New York Moni Mathew
21. 2016 Toronto Samkutty Varghese
22. 2017 Georgia Shibu Thomas
23. 2018 Texas Mathew K. Philip
24. 2019 Tennessee Fijoy Johnson
25. 2020 Texas Jose Annicattu

For the smooth running, NACOG has several committees working together. The national executive committee consist of a President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and Youth Coordinator. They are elected from the general body. The National Committee members are the representatives of the area churches, nominated locally. Media Coordinator, Church Growth Coordinator and Auditor also included in the National Committee. Besides the Executive Committee, National Representatives, there is a local committee. The local committee plays an important role for the success of the Conference.

Our ladies and youth have very important roles in our conferences. The ladies have at least one separate meeting and liberally gives for the missions and charity work every year. To encourage ladies to write, 20 years ago NACOG ladies started a publication called Voice of Faith.

Now our youth meetings are called English sessions and have several meetings, seminars and sports. These meetings are enriched by the attendance of non-Malayalam speaking adults.

In 2009 at the 14th conference we organized Church of God International Writer’s Forum. This Forumhelps to find the sleeping talents of many Church of God writers. NACOG published few souvenirs, the first in 2000, the 2nd in 2010 and the NACOG Ladies Fellowship published a souvenir in 2019 celebrating the 20 years of Voice of Faith. Also in 2019, the Church of God International Writer’s Fellowship published a souvenir promoting 10 years of Christian literature.

The North American Church of God (India) Fellowship has published a booklet as guidelines in the 2010 conference. The general body unanimously approved and adopted these guidelines.

We welcome everyone to our Conference in Atlanta, let us remember “that the good hand of our God was upon us” Ezra 8:31. And the good hand of the Lord will be upon us as we work for the Lord. We are proud of our past. His mercy and favor will be with us as we plan and prepare for our future. May the Lord bless each of us as we work for the Lord.

Pastor K.J. Mathew, PhD.
NACOG Church Growth Coordinator

Our Team

Executive Board 2023

President: Pastor Shibu Thomas
Pastor Shibu Thomas
PRESIDENT
Pastor Finny Varghese
VICE PRESIDENT
Pastor Abe Joy
SECRETARY
Brother Joshua Joseph
TREASURER
Pastor Ciby Thomas
YOUTH COORDINATOR

NACOG LADY OFFICIALS-  2023

Sheela Thomas
PRESIDENT
Pheba Joy
Deena Daniel
VICE PRESIDENT
Molly Iype
SECRETARY
Molly Iype
Pheba Joy
TREASURER
Ammini Mathew
NE REPRESENTATIVE
Mona G Varghese
SW REPRESENTATIVE

Venue

GAS SOUTH ARENA, DULUTH, GA

 on July 13th till 16th ,2023

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