Pastor P. C. Skaria
Pastor P. C. Skaria was born on June 7th, 1914 at Manganam, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He was one of the pioneer workers of the Indian Pentecostal Church of God. He had ministered with renowned servants of God, namely Pastor P. M. Philip, Pastor P. K. Chacko, Pastor T. P. Varughese and Pastor V. M. Chacko at Kottayam, Kerala, India.
Pastor Skaria served the Lord and did God’s ministry in various ways. He has ministered as pastor in 13 Churches in Kerala, along with Pastor P. M. Philip for 43 years, until he migrated to the United States of America. Even at his old age, he was actively serving God as the minister at Tabernacle Pentecostal Church in Richmond, VA, U.S.A., until he was take to glory in December, 2007.
On the previous day of his departure, at the Sunday service he announced that his ministry in this world had ended and he was going to his eternal home. According to the guidance of God and with the permission of the church he entrusted his church ministry to Pastor. Sam Cherian Samuels and appointed Pastor Sam Cherian Samuels as the senior pastor of the Tabernacle Pentecostal church, who has been ministering as the Assistant Pastor till that time. Next day when he was taking rest after the breakfast, he asked his wife Aleyamma to pray for him and while she was praying, he was taken to his eternal home.
Pastor P. C. Skaria was a courageous warrior and a great man of God. He was well-known for his humility and innocence. He knew the time of his death and fought a good fight for the Lord until he breathed his last.