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New York Gospel Assembly

** HISTORY  **

 

A handful of Keralites arrived in the city of New York over 30 years ago seeking a new life. It was in this quest that Rev. Dr. Joy P. Oommen had the intention of  establishing a source for earning souls for the Lord by establishing a house for God by the Name "New York Gospel Assembly." The migration of Malayalee Pentecostals to the US was met with much adversity yet, NYGA served as a spiritual haven for those who came for a better future for themselves and their children. Starting as a dream, New York Gospel Assembly held its first service on Sunday, May 24, 1970 at our first church building on 20 -15th street in Manhattan. From there we moved to 101 Richmond Hill, NY 11419.  As the first incorporated Malayalee Pentecostal church in America, NYGA took many first steps including providing a spiritual atmosphere for the youth. Led by the ideas of Sis. Grace P. Oommen, our beloved pastor's wife, the CA and Sunday School program went into effect with the help of  Bros. Sunny Phillip and Benjamin Baby. In fact, the formation of the Pentecostal Youth Fellowship of America (P.Y.F.A) was headed and initiated by NYGA in 1980. Years of spiritual prosperity and success followed until 1995, where we sought to purchase a new sanctuary. Not having to search far, God graciously helped find a place less than10 blocks away, that more than fulfilled our needs. Here we presently worship our savior Jesus Christ at 133 -17 101 Ave Richmond Hill, NY 11419. Over 30 years of hard work and blessings have come together to provide the atmosphere of praise and worship that fill our sanctuary every time we gather to worship his name. To him be all the glory, honor, and praise.

    

New York Gospel Assembly Officials    (1970 - 2001)

Year

President

Secretary

Treasurer

Asst. Treasurer

Auditor

1970

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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1971

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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1972

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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1973

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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1974

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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1975

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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1976

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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1977

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Joseph Abraham

George K. George

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1978

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Pappy

Mannil Abraham

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1979

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Koshy Varghese

Mannil Abraham

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1980

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Varghese

Rev. John Thomas

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1981

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Varghese

Rev. John Thomas

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1982

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Varghese

Rev. John Thomas

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1983

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Varghese

Rev. John Thomas

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1984

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Varghese

Rev. John Thomas

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1985

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Varghese

Rev. John Thomas

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1986

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Varghese

Rev. John Thomas

Thampan Varghese

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1987

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Varghese

Benny Cheriyan

Cheriyan P. Chacko

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1988

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

George Varghese

Cheriyan P. Chacko

Sam Kuruvilla

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1989

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Thampan Varghese

Cheriyan P. Chacko

Sam Kuruvilla

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1990

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Thampan Varghese

Cheriyan P. Chacko

Sam Kuruvilla

--

1991

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Wilson Varghese

Cheriyan P. Chacko

Sam Kuruvilla

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1992

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Wilson Varghese

Sam Kuruvilla

Dodson Kaithamangalam

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1993

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Jacob Kochummen

Sam Kuruvilla

Dodson Kaithamangalam

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1994

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Jacob Kochummen

Sam Kuruvilla

Dodson Kaithamangalam

Thampan Varghese

1995

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Wilson Varghese

Sam Kuruvilla

Dodson Kaithamangalam

Jacob Kochummen

1996

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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Sam Kuruvilla

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1997

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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Sam Kuruvilla

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1998

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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Sam Kuruvilla

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1999

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

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Sam Kuruvilla

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2000

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Dodson Kaithamangalam

Sam Kuruvilla

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2001

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Dodson Kaithamangalam

Sam Kuruvilla

-- Abey Koshy

2002

Dr. Joy P. Oommen

Dodson Kaithamangalam

Sam Kuruvilla

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