Rev. Dr. MA Varughese and his son Rev. Abraham Varghese planting the first sapling of 1,000 they pledged to plant.
Bengaluru, November 5: Bengaluru’s mega church celebrated their Pastor’s 75th Birthday on the 4th this month.
To mark the legacy and contribution of their Pastor, Bethel AG Church has taken a pledge to plant 1000 trees (Saplings) in Bangalore city on the occasion of Rev. Dr. MA Varughese’s birthday.
Bethel AG Church is one of the largest congregation in Bangalore which made headlines few months back with their innovative gathering of “Drive-In Service” during the peak of Covid times – now in news again as they celebrate and extend gratitude to their Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. MA Varghese on his 75th Birthday for his ministry and dedication all these years.
As a mark of respect, dignitaries from the Government of Karnataka were also present for the meeting on 4th November 2021, to honour the contributions of this humble man in the city.
Members of his Church held a thanksgiving meeting on his birthday, and the church plans to further hold various small meetings up until the month of May 2022, this is in line with the covid protocol and to keep gatherings safe.
Rev. Dr. M A Varughese has ministered to live audiences in more than 45 countries, reached out to many more through television and social media, authored 13 books, he also served with the armed forces in his early days, and continues to go strong, braving all the odds. Not once has he deterred from challenges he had to face, particularly the ones related to his health.
Bethel AG Church now hosts more than 25,000 members making them one of the largest and most influential churches in the country. The church is actively involved in social activities, specifically supported needy families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown months during the year 2020, not just locally but nation-wide, this is apart from supporting foster homes, and people in need. Also, to note their extensive works during the Kerala Flood Relief in the year 2018.
Dr. Varughese, blessed with two children, who are Rev. Abraham Varghese and Rev. Johnson V, who took up the mantle from their father and humbly serving as Pastors of other linguistic groups of Bethel AG Church.