The Founder

"When you take one step forward, the Lord comes thousand steps closer to you." This is what happened in the life of this young man; he reached out and the Lord touched him. Thus began the journey of Br. Damien Antony.
 
Born and brought up in a Christian family, Br. Damien had a quest for truth even from his boyhood days. Eventually his search ended up in the Bible. As a college student he attended a Gospel Crusade conducted in his hometown by Dr. D.G.S Dhinakaran of Jesus Calls Ministries, Chennai, India. He was touched mightly by the Holy Spirit in that meeting. After his studies, he resorted to teaching and publishing; and authored some educational books. In 1997, he had a call from God for full time ministry. Presently, he is the Senior Pastor of Blessing Centre, a preacher and a writer. Br. Damien is married to Kshama and is blessed with two children Nehemiah and Emie.

 

The Vision

Transformed Communities and a Prepared Church for Jesus Christ.
 

The Mission

To love and serve God and Man through Apostolic, Prophetic, Evangelistic, Pastoral and Teaching Ministries and Charitable Works according to the strategy and plan of The Holy Spirit, to make every man perfect in Christ.
 

The Statement of Faith

1.        The Bible:

We believe that the Bible is the revelation of God to man, inspired and Holy Spirit breathed written Word of God (2Ti 3.16).

2.        God:

We believe the One Living God who is Spirit and manifests in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, is eternal, omnipotent, omniscient, omnipresent and full of goodness and mercy (De 6.4, Jer 10.10, Jn  4.24, Ps 139.7-9, Is 40.28, Gen 17.1).

3.        The Saviour:

We believe the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, His sinless life, His message, His miracles, His atoning death on the Cross, His burial, His resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father and His continuing intercession for us (Is 7.14, the Four Gospels).

4.        The Blood of Jesus:

We believe that only the Blood of Jesus is able to redeem man from sin, cleanse his conscience from guilt and make him perfect before God (1Jn 1.7, He 10.14, Col 1.20).

5.        Regeneration:

We believe that one should repent of his sins and accept Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour and be born again by the Word of God and the Holy Spirit to enter the Kingdom of God (Jn 3.8, Ro 10.9).

6.        Water Baptism:

We believe that after believing in the Son of God, one should take immersion baptism in the water in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit on his way to the consummation of his personal salvation (Mt 28.18-20, Mk 16.16).

7.        The Lord′s Supper:

We believe that the Lord Jesus instituted the Lord′s Supper in remembrance of Him and to proclaim His death and we should eat the bread and drink the cup until He comes (1Co 11.23-32)

8.        The Holy Spirit Baptism:

We believe that one should receive the baptism in the Holy Spirit to be empowered to lead a victorious Christian life and to become witness to Jesus and to do his ministry (Lk 24.49, Ac 1.8, 2.1-4). We also believe that various Gifts and fruit of the Holy Spirit are available to a believer for the building up of the Body of Christ (1Co 12.8-10, Gal 5.22-23).

9.        The Church:

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ, called, separated and prepared as His Bride and every born again believer should enjoy the fellowship of other believers in a local Church (Eph 1.22-23, 2Co 11.2, Ac 2.38-47).

10.    The Second Coming of Jesus Christ:

We believe that Jesus Christ will come again for the second time in the mid-sky and the prepared church will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air (1Thes 4.13-18).

11.    The Resurrection:

We believe the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, the former to everlasting life and the latter to everlasting destruction (Jn 5.28, 29, 1Co 15.35-54).

12.    The Eschatological Prophecies:

We believe the Great Tribulation period, the Millennial Reign of Christ on earth, the Judgment of all the living and the dead, the everlasting punishment of Satan and his angels and all those who reject the Son of God now and the future eternity and the promise of new heavens and a new earth (Re 19.19-20, 20.1-15, 21.1-27, 22.1-21).

 

The Functional Units

 The Organization has different functional units.
 
1.   Church Planting
 
We plant charismatic revival churches called "Blessing Centres". The mother church is situated in Cochin. Churches have now been planted in Inda and in other nations. The Church adopts cell-based methodology, which brings about growth in quantity and quality. The mother church has grown to thousands in attendance on Sundays. There is a special move of the Holy Spirit and people are coming from all directions to be saved, healed and delivered. People come in their own vehicles, in service vehicles, and chartered buses from even remote areas. We have people from all spectrum of life - the rich and the poor, the illiterate and the learned and from all kinds of religious backgrounds and profession. They worship the Almighty God together in Spirit and Truth and break the bread and have a love feast together week after week.
 
 2.  Charity
 
This wing serves the community through Educational, Health, Rehabilitation and Employment Programmes mainly focusing on the downtrodden. The first phase of our children`s home project: `The Master Children`s Village` has successfully been completed, providing shelter to more than 75 destitute children.
 
3.   Missions
 
This has been set up to train and equip missionaries to reach out the unreached millions scattered in different parts of the world. The School of Ministry functioning under this wing has already trained many batches of ministers.
 
4.   Media
 
This wing aims at Audio-Visual Ministry through the media of Television and Internet. Thousands of messages of Br Damien have been distributed as DVDs etc. IT Ministry provides online counselling, sermons, prayer support, Christian matchmaking etc. Literature Ministry publishes books, tracts, handouts etc.
 
 

The Board of Directors

 
Ps. Damien Antony
President
Idicula Abraham
Gen. Secretary
Benley Noronha
Treasurer
Thampan Varghese
Jt. Secretary
Chinnamma Skaria
Member
Titus E.X
Member