Apostolic Fellowship Tabernacle Trichy was established way back in 1991 through Open Air Healing Meetings under the efforts of the chief pastor of AFT, Chennai Rev Sam P Chelladurai with a vision that the Word of God should reach the unreached. God worked out in a miraculous way right from arrangement of venue till the miracles in the lives of several thousands who attended. The sick received the healing; evil spirits were cast out in this meeting. On the final day of the meeting, Rev. C. J. Rajasekar was appointed to minister the people of Trichy region. Following this, regular Sunday services were started.
God is working in the lives of those who turned to Him on hearing His Word. They receive deliverance, healings, blessings and happiness. To people with little knowledge of the true Living God, the seed of the Word of God is sown, watered and nurtured with the Word of God to bring forth fullness, abundance, plenty of fruits, prosperity, richness and tremendous harvest in their lives. The ministry is growing continuously and today it has a few hundred baptized members with their families in good standing. The ministry had its humble beginning in a theatre and continued under a thatched roof for 12 years and today God has blessed the Church with a fine concrete building. God has nurtured it to a self supporting church.
The members of the congregation of Apostolic Fellowship Tabernacle, Trichy are all new to Gospel. They come from various backgrounds. The poor, marginalized, needy, agricultural labourers, neglected outcastes and a few middle class-children, the young and the old-who ‘Love their Lord God with all their heart and with all their soul and with all their mind’ regularly attend the Church.
People come from diversified social backgrounds. 70% of the members are below the poverty line. Some of them travel 15-25 kms to attend the Church.
They love each other, show love to their neighbours, enquire the sick, obey the Word of God, grow day by day strong in faith and win new souls. The local congregation is a caring, sharing and serving community. Majority of them come from rural areas. Throwing away all the caste feelings, people worship the Lord in Spirit and Truth under one roof. The Bible says: “they enjoy a time of peace, strengthened and encouraged by Holy Spirit, grew in numbers, living in the fear of the Lord.”
Apostolic Fellowship Tabernacle Trichy was established way back in 1991 through Open Air Healing Meetings under the efforts of the chief pastor of AFT, Chennai Rev Sam P Chelladurai with a vision that the Word of God should reach the unreached.