Pastor Samuel John became a believer in his youth.  He was born in Alleppey, Kerala and it was during his student days that he was born again, baptized, and filled with the Holy Spirit.  From that time on, his heart was focused on serving the Lord. From his early college days he has been involved in prayer groups and in his local church. He studied Engineering in Trivandrum and at IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Delhi, and went on to do his further studies at Harvest Bible College (Australia), Alliance Theological Seminary (New York) and he is currently pursuing his M.Div.  He is an engineer and has worked in India and New York for Morgan Stanley.    
 
In 1998 he was ordained in New York by IPC Senior Pastors, and since that time he has served as the Pastor of Grace Pentecostal Church, ICA New York, and as interim Pastor for ICANJ.  In addition, he is the president of IPC Northern Region for the past 11 years.  God has led him back as the Pastor of ICANJ and his comprehensive teaching is a blessing.  He has a passion for the church and for sharing the message of Jesus.

Pastor Samuel John is serving the Lord along with his wife, Susan and they have three children: Shawn (married to Tamme, two children), Shawn serves as the Worship Director of City Light Church in New York City, Sharon (married to Charlie) in New York, working and  serving God in church ministries and Shelby,  completed undergrad studies, doing training in youth and children’s ministry, serving here at ICANJ, in our youth and children’s ministries.