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HISTORY OF THE CHURCH

In 2003 a group of members of the Mela Sivanthipuram pastorate, under the leadership of Rev. Masillamani and Catechist Mr. Ibrahim and Mr. Jeyaraj (Kamala Stores) evangelized this area every Sunday evening very sincerely, followed by prayer in the vacant land of Mr. Dasayyan at Ullaasanagar.  The church took roots in a thatched hut of Mr. Arulpandi and Mrs. Chandra Suganantham with just four members.  On 10.02.2004 the Communion Service started by Rev. Samuel Prakash and  Mr. S. Rajith, the Catechist with 10 communicants. Rev. Samuel Prakash continued as the Presbyter till 31.06.2004.   Rev. DJ. Jebaraj followed suite and he showed interest in the ministry at Ullaasnagar.  On 10.10.2005 Rev. Dr. M. Christy Chakravarthi, Presbyter of Perumalpuram Pastorate visited the place with his church members for ministry. They witnessed the church functioning in a thatched hut and the hurdles and abuses they were facing there. The church at Perumalpuram had a standing commitment to construct one church in a year.   The church members were  burdened  to build a church at Ullaasnagar  In 2005 the foundation stone was laid by P Rev. Dr. N.Christy Chakravarthy the Pastorate Chairman of Perumalpuram.  With active involvement of  Rev. DJ. Jebaraj, Pastorate Chairman and Bro. Jeyaraj (Kamala Store) funds were mobilized and the church building was completed.  On 22.04.2007 the church was dedicated by Rt.Rev. Dr. Jeyapaul David, Bishop in Tirunelveli and President of National Council of Churches in India.

Rev. Justin took over as Presbyter from 01.07.2009.  In the eastern side of the Ullaasnagar Church under Sivanthipuram Panchayat there was a heathen temple. During festivals they used to go in procession around our church and dance on the church mandapam. When resisted they insisted to ban loud speakers on church tower.  They were taking steps to acquire vacant land adjacent to church to build a temple.  Rev. Justin stepped up action to mobilize funds to buy the land and register it with the Diocese as per procedure.  A toilet facility, a bore well and Generator were installed with Panjayat permission so that the land is effectively utilized.  No more eruptions took place and the church celebrated all festivities with joy and happiness.  Since 02.06.13 Rev. J. Selvaraj took over as Pastorate Chairman and guided the church in more evangelical work and new souls were added into the church.   Since 04-06-2014 Rev. J. Madhuram took over as Pastorate Chairman.  Mr. S. Ranjith continued as Catechist with enhanced Rs. 1000 salary and he is also the secretary of LCF. Mr. S. Jebaraj is the treasurer. Monthly account statement was read out in the church.  The church which started with 4 families has grown to 50 families in 10 years.

Catechist : 

  1. Ranjith B.A.,B.th., 01.02.2004 –

Pastorate Missionaries :

1.J.L. Ponnaiah 01.10.2006..

2.J. Arulraj 01.10.2006

 Main Pastorate : Sivanthipuram