About Elim

We, the Elim Assembly of God in Bengaluru, are a community of followers of Jesus Christ. We love our city. We can’t wait to share some great news with our neighbours.

Our Story

Lillykutty Thomas

Elim Assembly of God is a sterling example of what God can do when a handful of godly women come together to pray. It all began in 1984, in a prayer meeting. Five women led by Mrs Lillykutty Thomas decided to meet regularly to intercede for their friends, neighbours, and their nation.

Our Vision

We envision a mature, Christ-like, Spirit-filled Church overflowing with the Gospel of Jesus Christ to bless all nations.

Our Mission

Our fourfold mission:

  1. Power Evangelism
  2. Worship and Fellowship
  3. Discipleship and Training
  4. Resources Mobilization

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Our Pastors

“Rather, let the greatest among you become as the youngest, and the leader as one who serves” (Luke 22:26)

Senior Pastor
Rev. Shaji Idiculla and family

Associate Pastor
Anish Philipose and family

Pastor Jaypal & Mrs. Grace Jaypal

Lt. Col. K. V. Mathai (Retd) & Mrs. Achamma Mathai (Hindi-Nepali)


Our City

We are grateful to God for planting us in the city of Bengaluru. Bangalore, officially the Bengaluru, is the capital of the Indian state Karnataka. Bengaluru is the third most populous city and the 5th most populous urban area in India. Discover our city from a missional point of view.

Our Affiliation

We are part of a pan India network of 5000+ Pentecostal churches called the Assemblies of God India, which in turn is a part of the global Assemblies of God family. We are the world’s largest Pentecostal denomination with a strength of 69 million members worldwide.

Our Beliefs

We subscribe to the statement of beliefs of the Assemblies of God.

  1. Statement of 16 Fundamental Truths. Two years after its founding, the AG established 16 doctrines as a standard to reach, preach and teach its people.
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  2. Our Core Doctrines: Four of the 16 Fundamental Truths are considered our core beliefs.
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  3. Position Papers: The General Council of the Assemblies of God studies controversial topics and formulates its official positions based on their understanding of the Bible and other factors.
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