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6th May 1948 to 15th January 2018


John Thomas went to be with Lord....

J ohn P. Thomas (Bai)
was born to the late
P. M. John and Aleyamma
time to be an avid reader and
was blessed with a wonderful
memory. Bai was diagnosed with
John of Kochiyil Poovakkala Alzheimer’s disease in 2010, yet
Naduvilemuriyil House, throughout his struggle he praised
Anjilithanam, Kaviyoor, Thiruvilla, the Lord with every breath – until
India on May 6, 1948. He is the he could no longer speak. Slowly,
sixth of their nine children. His his brain started to atrophy and
siblings are Ammini, Marykutty, the disease ultimately took
Pastor P. J. Mathew, John Kurian, away his exuberant life. On the
P. J. Oommen, Pastor Jacob morning of January 15th at 8:20
John, Pastor Roy Poovakkala, AM Bai celebrated his heavenly
and Susamma. birthday and was welcomed into
the loving arms of his heavenly
Bai accepted Jesus Christ
as his personal Savior as a
young man and was baptized John P. Thomas (Bai) will
soon after. Ever since he had be remembered fondly by family
a great passion for sharing the and friends alike as a loving
gospel. As a young man he used husband, father, grandfather,
to meet up with his friends in brother, uncle and friend. Bai
Kolathumala, a small hill near lived an exemplary life and his
his house for prayer. Also they belief in God and for God’s
used to proclaim the word of God word was unshakable and made
in and around Anjilithanam. He evident by his every action. His
was a spiritual guide to many unwavering faith in Jesus Christ
Bai graduated from has enabled people both near
Anjilithanam High School in and far to find salvation and
Thiruvalla and went to Bhopal to to secure their eternity. Bai
further his studies. He graduated embodied the life of Christ in all
from Bhopal University in 1975 of his ways and leaves behind
where he received his Bachelor an imprint and legacy that will
of Science degree in Botany, remain in the hearts and lives of
Zoology and Geology. His desire all he encountered. His loving
to serve the Lord started from a smile, vivacious laugh, and
very young age and even while signature backslap brought joy
in Bhopal, Bai went from door to and happiness to all who crossed
door to share the gospel. Since 1980, Bai has been a member of IPC Hebron Houston, his path. Bai will be greatly
regarded as a respected elder and leader. Through the years at IPC missed here on Earth, but we
On January 30, 1975 Bai know and have faith that he is in
Hebron Houston, he was blessed to serve as secretary, treasurer,
married Kunjamma Thomas the presence of his loving Savior,
Sunday School principal, Sunday School teacher, and worship leader.
in Anjilithanam. In 1976 the Jesus Christ, and that we too will
Additionally, Bai served in several other organizations including
young couple departed Kerala one day be reunited in Heaven.
Pentecostal Conference of North American Keralites (PCNAK), IPC
to join family in Des Moines,
Family Conference, Midwest Conference and Houston Pentecostal
Iowa where in January of 1979 John (Bai) is survived by
Fellowship (HPF).
the Lord blessed them with a his wife of 42 years, Kunjamma
beautiful daughter, Roxy. The While Bai believed in serving his community and the church, Thomas, daughter Roxy, her
following year they moved to his true burden was for India and the people with whom he grew up. husband Robbie and their son
Houston, Texas and was blessed He was instrumental in building a church in Anjilithanam In 1997, Henry; son Jobbins, his wife
with a handsome son, Jobbins, in he built a church in Changanassery, Kerala to provide the local Teena, their daughter Madison
July of 1981. Bai and Kunjamma community with a house of worship. His vision to spread the gospel and Riley (dad’s beloved dog).
have called Houston home for and ministry of Christ to those in this area continues to blossom. His five brothers and three
the past 38 years, where Bai However, Bai’s vision did not end with Changanassery. Beginning in sisters, including Ammini,
pursued a successful career at July 2005, he began what was to become known as “Bless America” Marykutty, Pastor P. J. Mathew,
Verizon and Kunjamma worked meetings within Houston. Held annually during the first week of John Kurian, P. J. Oommen,
as a Registered Nurse. August, these meetings gathered believers of all denominations Pastor Jacob John, Pastor Roy
as one body to pray for Poovakkala and Susamma,
his adopted homeland four sisters-in-law, a brother-
America. in-law, twenty-three nieces and
nephews and many cousins, also
Bai lived a very survive him.
active life. In addition to
working a full-time job, We love you Daddy, Dad,
being heavily involved Baichan, Baipappan, Baiuncle,
with numerous ministries Bai brother, Mr. John Thomas!
and the church, he made
Pr. Raju Poovakkala
(IPC Kerala State Vice - President)
My brother Baiachayan was a zealous man of God. He was a man of discipline.
Steadfast and powerful prayer, spirit filled life, passianate evangelism and deep love
for family were his trademark.
His contributions to the Indian Pentecostal church of God in USA and India are mile
stones in Pentecostal history. He remains an inspiration and a true example to the younger
generation. Through him God has shown us how much he can use a man if he humble
himself, leaning on God’s abundant grace. During my journey to USA, he has helped
Pr. Jacob John me a lot. He has also contributed for building IPC prayer centre Church, Thiruvalla.
(IPC General President)
As for me and my family, we have lost our brother. But I firmly believe that when the trumpet blows, I will
I am deeply moved by the sudden see him in glory.
death of my brother Bai. He and I
grew up together. We were naughty
kids. Our parents were keen to
impart spiritual values in our life. PATRON OF IPC PRAYER TOWER Pr. P.J. Mathew
Their life was and example to
others. Also God helped us to be Pr. Roy Poovakkala I am filled with grief at the demise
of Bai, my young brother.
a part of the pentecostal revival Evangelist John Thomas has been the patron
movement that shook centrel of IPC Prayer Tower Chenganacherry ever since As an elder brother I was always
travencore. Together we used to its infant stage. In 1993, Evangelist John Thoma’s proud of Bai and all the good
proclaim the Gospel in and around younger brother, Pr. Roy poovakkala went to works God did through him. He
Anjilithanam using a hand made the city of Changanacherry, with a great vision. was a good Christian filled with
mike set. We used to meet in He went from door to door asking for a house brotherly love, compassion and
Kolathumala, a small hill near to conduct worship but no one opened door for gentleness.
our house. them. Changanacherry was not receptive to gospel So he started Bai has contributed significantly
worship in a goat barn of a catholic believer. However, God expanded
After completing our education for construction of Anjilithanam
the work in a place where Pr. K.E. Abraham and Pr. Mammen Upadesi
Bai went to USA and I moved IPC Peniel Church. He was
where insulted for conducting open air gospel meeting. Seeing the work,
to Punjab for ministry. He and his a part of spiritual revival in
Pr. John Thomas felt the need of an established church in Changanacherry.
family has extended great support So he took initiative a bought a plot in the heart of Changanacherry Anjilithanam. He shared gospel
for our ministry in Punjab. He and fully funded the project of building a magnificant Church. Also door to door and was infact a
contributed for the Bible college he conducted a 40 days fasting prayer in changanacherry along spiritual guide to many.
and the Church in Pathancot. with his brothers Pr. Roy Poovakkala and IPC General President Pr. At the age of 15, he used to
Jacob John which saved many souls and was instrumental in church proclaim the word of God in
His vision was not limited to growth. Today several hundreds gather in Changanacherry. He was Kolathumala, Mannoothypara
India. Even in Houston, he used a man of compassion and kindness. He has served as the patron of and Kaniyampara.
to conduct 21 days fasting prayer Changanacherry prayer tower for past 25 years. The sudden demise of
yearly. Bai stayed with me in Bhopal
Evangelist John Thomas is an irreplacable loss for our Prayer Tower
for 8 years while doing his BSc.
His demise is a great loss for the family and Poovakkala family, but I know that when the roll is called
During that time he was on fire
Christian community in India and up, he will rise up to receive the great reward.
to spread Gospel in Bhopal. He
USA. Though his death is painful was a loving uncle to my kids.
I know that I will meet my brother
Dear Bai, we will be missing you
on the beautiful shore.
badly, but I have the glorious
hope that we will meet on the
other shore.

Pr. George Abraham

I am truly sorry to hear
of the loss of Baichayan. In my
childhood he has always been an Br. George Pappy & John Kurian
inspiration. His liveliness and smile Sosamma Pappy I deeply grieve the demise of my younger
still remains vivid in my memory. brother Bai he was a man of integrity. He
I express my
heartful condonence stood by what he believe. He was a light to
at the demise of many. We will be missing you but I know
Mr. John Thomas. that we will meet on the other shore with
He was indeed a eternal glory.
man who showed
Christ’s love to his Pastor Thomas V Koshy, Chicago
Mr. Shajan Mathew fellow beings. I was saddened to hear the news of the departure of Bro. John
Sorry to here the loss of The emptiness he has left as a loving Thomas (Bai)
Baichayan. Which was totally father, husband, brother an uncle May the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort fill the hearts
unexpected to me. I would like to is irreplacable. May God Almighty of the dear ones with the peace that passeth all understanding. We
express my condolence. grant you strength, comfort and love are sure of meeting him on the other shore.

It has only been 6 months since my family moved to I am proud of Bai uncle as a man of faith. His faith in
Houston to serve as the Senior Pastor at IPC Hebron Christ enabled him to live his life consistent with the hope
Houston. But in this short time, I have had several of eternity in heaven. On January 15, 2018 he was called
instances to spent time in prayer with dear Bai uncle into his eternal abode. May his life be an example unto
at the Nursing Home. He most likely, might never know many to live their lives like him; with their eyes on the author
me, but I truly consider it an honor and privilege to and finisher of our faith, our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ.
have known him. He and his family continue to be an Dr Johns Abraham, Secretary, IPC Hebron, Houston
integral part of the IPC Hebron family since its early
years of inception. We as a church family stand alongside dear Kunjamma aunty,
and the families of their children Roxy and Jobbins in this time of grief. Hope I am deeply saddened by the news of passing away of our
in Christ is our pathway through times of grief. May the peace that passeth all beloved brother John Thomas.
understanding fill the hearts of those grieving, with comfort and strength. Shalom! I hope that our Lord brings all bereaved ones, the much
Rev. Dr. Sabu K. Varghese, Senior Pastor at IPC Hebron, Houston needed comfort and peace during this sad time. Mine and
my family’s most sincere condolences go out you to you all.
It is with mixed feelings that I share my memories of Rev. V. M. Abraham, Houston
dear Baichayan. I have had the privilege to know him
since the time I moved to Houston in 2006. Even while Bro. John P Thomas (Baichayan) who went to be with the
pastoring at Emmanuel Pentecostal Church, I was able Lord was a well-wisher and strong supporter of Pentecostal
to build a strong relationship with this man of God. It Conference of North American Keralites (PCNAK) and
is indeed with a grateful heart for me to say that he GoodNews weekly. I thankfully remember the service and
played a very influential role in my pastoral ministry Cooperation he did towards PCNAK and Goodnews weekly.
in Houston. He had a spirit of encouragement. I was He and family members support for Powervision TV was
blessed to be a recipient of his missional heart to inspire others to have a mind of significant especially his brother Pastor. Jacob John. I pray
Christ. Later on, I was blessed to be his pastor at IPC Hebron from 2012. When that God will comfort all the family members saddened
Apostle Paul writes to the Romans, he says, “nothing can separate us from the by his departure. On behalf of PCNAK 2018 Executives I convey the heartfelt
love of God”. Baichayan literally lived this in his life, and never let anything stand condolences and sharing the Christian hope.
in the way of his love and passion for Christ. I was able to visit him at the Nursing Wesly Mathew, Dallas, TX - Secretary PCNAK 2018
Home many at times and spent time in prayer. His family, dear Kunjammamma,
and their children Roxy, her husband Roby and Henry, as well as Jobbins, his
As long as IPC Hebron remains in this temporal world
wife Teena and Madiyson are dear to me and my wife Mercy. As I often say, his
for His kingdom business, Bro. John Thomas will be
passing away brings lot of grief; but at the same time much joy to know where he
remembered for reminding Hebron family about what is
is now. We do not mourn the loss, because we know where he will be found. My
worth remembering. My heart felt condolences for the
wife Mercy, my children Luke and Lydia and I express our sincere condolences
breaved family
with the hope in Christ that we will see him on the other shore at the very near
Dr. Shaji K Chacko, IPC Hebron Sunday School, Houston
future. May I also share words of comfort on behalf of Christian Assembly of
Houston, where I currently serve as the Senior Pastor. Dear Kunjamma Aunty’s
brother (Kunjumon Achayan) and family are members of our church. Bai uncle will The hearty laughter and the passion to share the gospel
not only be missed by those in Houston, but also by the extended family spread and the love of Christ by getting out of his comfort zone
across IPC Midwest region at large. I pray God’s peace to rest with the family were just few of the great qualities through which Bhai
during these difficult times. uncle inspired us. On behalf of the IPC Houston Hebron
Rev. Shaji Daniel, Senior Pastor at Christian Assembly of PYPA, we sincerely extend our deepest condolences to
Houston & President, IPC Midwest Region Bhai uncle’s family and loved ones, and pray that God’s
peace and comfort surrounds you during this difficult time.
I pray that God will raise up many mighty men and women IPC Houston PYPA directors,
to live a bold, courageous, sacrificial, generous and joyful Ruth Stephen and Blessy Chacko
life like Bai uncle lived. Christina and I express our heartfelt
solidarity with the bereaved family in this time of grief. May
A word to the grieving family: The husband, father, and
God’s peace comfort the hearts of Kunjamma aunty, Roxy
the brother you have loved, the one who loved you, has
and family; and Jobbins and family.
departed. It would be ignorance on my behalf to say,
Rev. Sam Varughese,
“do not be sad,” rather, I unite with you in your grief. My
Associate Pastor at IPC Hebron, Houston
prayer is that God guard your hearts with the peace that
surpasses all understanding.
Even though Brother Bai is not in our midst, he has left a
Myself, my family, and on behalf of IPC Midwest Region
great legacy. I pray that God may raise someone among us
PYPA, we extend our love and deepest condolences.
to continue Brother Bai’s work and bring many to the Lord.
Dr. Manu Chacko, Secretary, IPC Midwest Region PYPA
I also pray that God may console and comfort his family,
friends, and church. May God bless you all.
Rev. Dr. K.C. Chacko, Senior Pastor at Bethel Brother Bai set a model for us, and other leaders in this
Assembly, Houston region to continue this legacy of lifting up fasting prayer for
America. My heart felt condolences to the breaved family.
On behalf of the IPC Midwest Region Executives, all the Pastor Gideon Stanley, Gideon’s Army ministries,
Pastors of the member churches and its members and on Stafford, TX
behalf of First IPC Church, Oklahoma City and my family,
I express our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the
grieving family. May God’s favor and anointing be so real Bai Uncle was an outstanding person, a devoted believer,
to all of you so that you can carry baton which Baichayan committed Christian, a passionate lover of Christ. It will take
handed over to you. May God richly comfort and grant a book to expound his life, character, faithfulness and labor
peace to Baichayan’s family, Houston IPC Hebron family and the Kingdom of for the kingdom of God. I express my heart felt condolences
God at large. ti the sorrowful family of our beloved bai uncle.
Rev. P. C. Jacob (OK), Secretary -IPC Midwest Region Joseph Kurian, Houston
He had fought the good fight, had finished the race Let me express our condolences on behalf of myself
and kept the faith. Our family along with the rest of the and my wife Mercy who knew him since his days in
Chempanal family would like to express our most heartfelt Anjilithanam. I have known him since 1980s as a very
condolences to dear Ammama, Jobins family & Roxy family. decent Christian who stayed above the fray. He has left an
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May the Lord give example to follow in our often critical culture. May the good
you comfort and hope during this time. Lord comfort all of you with His presence and His word!
Abi Mathew & family. May the good memories of Bhaichayan sustain you in this
difficult period!!
Rev. Dr. Sunny Philip, New York
When we think in terms of eternity, we realize that our
lives are packed into a short amount of time. Every minute
is a blessing and every day an opportunity. We are grateful Br. John Thomas was a man of God who lived by
for the time God gave us to spend with dear Bai uncle. He faith, a man who loved The Lord whole heartedly and a
touched many with his genuine love. man of service.
To the family and friends, we pray the love of God He visited Sharon Fellowship Church several times
enfolds you during your journey through grief. We send you and encouraged believers to spread the gospel in this city.
thoughts of comfort and Christian hope. The entire PowerVision USA team joins He was an example and encouragement to everyone in our
with me in expressing our heartfelt condolences at this time of sorrow. community. He was a very friendly man with a smile and
Sam Mathew, Dallas, TX great sense of humor.
May The Lord Almighty comfort Mrs. John Thomas, Roxy and Jobbins.
May the peace of God comfort all grieving families.
I see Baipappen’s legacy in both of his children, and Rev. V. M. Abraham, Houston
I know that he would be so proud of his family. I will miss
him, but I will always cherish these memories of my dear
Our family’s special thoughts and heartfelt prayers
for Kunjammamma, Roxy & Family and Jobbins & Family.
Earle Thomas, Houston, TX
May the Almighty God fill your grieving hearts with His
eternal peace that transcends all understanding at this time
of bereavement.
We are genuinely sorry for your great loss. We will Aby & Mini Mathew, Houston
continue to pray for THE LORD to give each of you comfort
during this time of grieving. We who believe, trust, and take
As much as Baichayan loved us, Amamma and
comfort in our holy, righteous, just, and Sovereign God can
children, Jobbins and Roxy, have likewise always shown
only say, “To God be the glory for all things He has freely
their love and care for us. We will miss our dear Baichayan
and immutably ordained to come to pass.” Now, uncle’s
who has always gone above and beyond for the sake of the
faith has become sight. In light of our frail existence, may we
gospel, and has left us a profound legacy. May the peace
continue to draw near to our LORD and to our eternal home.
of our divine Lord that this world cannot give or take away
Binu & Sophia Ninan & Children (Zachary, Leah, Priya, & Charissa),
be with our dear grieving families.
Garland, TX
James Mathew & Family (Grace, Sharon, Steven & Sheryl)

John P Thomas, whom we affectionately called

Our dear Bai uncle was a blessing to our community
Bhaichayan, has departed from us, but we will remember
and our churches. He was one of the pioneers that started
him as a faithful servant of God and a man with a missionary
mission work here in Houston with a focus on the Malayalee
spirit. We thankfully remember all his good work towards IPC
Houston. May God comfort all the grieving family members
He was a humble man of God. He always put God in
Joshin Daniel, Treasurer, IPC Houston
first, in all his action.
Pastor Reju Thomas and Family, Youth Pastor at Bethel
It is great honor and privilege to write few words Assembly, Houston
about such a humble servant of God! As we celebrate the
homegoing of a life well invested for God’s kingdom, may
The home going of a saint is compared to the
our words bring glory to the Master he faithfully served! I
unmooring of a ship by Apostle Paul. A good and profitable
trust it is beneficial to reflect on Baichayan’s personality,
unmooring of a ship is determined by the worth of the
life and ministry from different perspectives.
goods it carries to the other shore. This is what came to
Baichayan lived every moment in the light of eternity
my mind when I heard about the news that Baibrother went
looking for a heavenly reward! He used every opportunity
to be with the Lord.
to spread God’s kingdom! He spent all he could, to support God’s work. He used
Bye my brother until we meet again on that shore.
every occasion to encourage and honor God’s people! He was true to his faith!
Bon Voyage. And to those whom he left behind; may God
‘My child Bai was a true Christian, in whom there was no deceit’ Baichayan
fill your hearts with the peace that passes all understanding.
heard that voice on Monday morning (15th January,2018) as he stepped into his
On behalf of all of us.
eternal home!
Rev. Dr. Abraham Chacko, Senior Pastor at Living Waters Christian Church Houston
James John & Family, Houston

Bai, a prayer warrior, who believed, all things are

We would like to extend our condolences to the
possible through prayer. His enthusiasm to spend time in
grieving family of our dear Baichayan’s family. We will
prayer was great and zeal to win souls was enormous. He
miss him and he will be in our memories for ever. We
was our dear friend and a fellow believer. Ever since, they
are praying for the grieving families – Roxy & Family and
moved to Houston, we kept a close fellowship, We miss
Jobbins & Family.
him dearly. Our deep condolences to the grieving families.
Wesley & Gemz Varghese, Houston
May the Almighty God comfort all the dear ones.
K A Thomas and Family, Houston
A person that departs from this earth never truly
leaves, for they are still alive in our hearts, through us,
We praise God for his blessed life. We share our sorrows
they live on.
with the bereaved family and the relatives.
Please accept my condolences to the families grieving
George Samuel,
the immeasurable loss they suffered.
Thandaseril Family, Paipad
Sis. Anna Kandathil, Kerala

Our dear brother left us a great legacy! He was a prayer We are so saddened to hear about the loss. He was so
warrior and a soul winner. strong in the way he battled Alzheimer’s. He was always
We will miss our Bai brother. Myself and my family extend greatly loved, respected and admired by all of us. Since
our heartfelt condolences and prayers to all his loved ones. I’ve known him from childhood, I know his loving and
With lots of love, caring nature. I also understand the emptiness he left as
P.M. Mathew (Joy), Chempanalil, Houston, TX a loving father, husband, brother and uncle in our loss of
him. We pray the Lord would grant you with His comfort
and strength during this difficult time.
I’ve had the privilege of knowing Baichayan since the 70’s
Thamby and Molly
since we lived close to his brother and family in Bhopal.
Baichayan was a compulsive, unwavering evangelist who
took the principle of ‘The Great Commission’ literally to His departure will be dearly missed, but knowing that he
the letter of the Word. His importance to praying for lost is in a better place is our joy. His dedication to the gospel
souls made him the pioneer for the Annual Houston Fasting and his prayer life is always something to follow. Surely he
prayer which strives on seeking souls for God’s Kingdom. has left a legacy for each of us to follow. Let us pray that
He truly is a man that’s irreplaceable. God give strength to Ammama, Roxy’s family and Jobin’s
We pray that the Lord of comfort grant peace to Baichayan’s family, to the family as they go thru the grieving time.
Anjalithanam John family, IPC Hebron - Houston family & the Kingdom of God God bless!
Jose & Mini, Houston
at large.
Rev. Baiju Thevatheril & Family, Tulsa, OK
Our dear Baichayan is a very close friend of me and my
family. I want to convey my family’s and my wife family’s
On behalf of my family, I express our deep, heartfelt grief to (Angadiyi family in Kerala) heartfelt condolences. May our
his dear wife, his children and their families and pray that Father in Heaven comfort and console our dear Ammamma,
the peace of God that is beyond all human understanding children and their families and all other grieving families.
may comfort them. God bless you and be with you all.
Johnson K. Samuel, Houston Rev. Alex Vettickal, Oklahoma

The first memory of Bai uncle that I can remember is him

One of Appachan’s most prevalent character is his heart wearing plaid suits while banging away on the church drums
of giving, whether that be his time or his money. One great during worship services at IPC in Houston.
example of that, which most of you don’t know, is Bhai One year he became our Sunday School teacher and he
appachan being the sole contributor to the church that spent most of the year talking about the ark of the covenant
my Daddy started when God gave him the vision to start and God’s temple in the Old Testament. Little did I know
a mission in Changanassery, India. Now more than 300 then that he was teaching some great truth. Later on, he
believers worship together in a beautiful facility that my would buy the biggest house I had ever seen as a kid. It had two staircases, pink
appachan helped build. IPC Prayer Tower of Changanassery carpet, and pink blinds. We were in awe. A few years later, when my father and
is what it is today because of the vision that God gave Bhai appachan and Daddy. mother bought their next home, guess what color we put for the carpets and
Appacha, you will be missed by everyone who had the privilege of ever meeting blinds – PINK! It was beautiful.
you. You were the best role model, father, grandfather, husband, brother, and uncle In John 11, Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes
that anyone could have ever asked for. As I conclude this reflection with a heavy in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will
heart and tearful eyes, I know that one day we will all meet you at the other shore. never die.” Bai uncle will be greatly missed, especially his laughter and smile, but
-Love, Juby Elsa Varghese one day soon we will see him again! I look forward to that day.
Juby (Niece of Baichayan) & Joby Varghese (OKC) Dudley, Abey, Boby, Houston

Bai uncle, the saint of God, have gone to his eternal rest, Our hearts are filled with sadness with the passing of our
and the void remains which cannot be filled except with the dear Bai Uncle. He was a man of sincere faith who walked
peace of God that transcends our human understanding. closely with the Lord. Bai Uncle was a great man, who had
Me and my family along with my father Pastor M.A John a great faith. We are grateful for the legacy he left behind
(PMG Church) stand by you in prayers at this time of pain. for future generations to know and love the Lord like he
On behalf of the Ebenezer Assembly of God, Houston, I did. He is missed greatly.
express our heartfelt condolences, and our prayers for Reena and Reeba
comfort of the grieving family.
Rev. Joshin John, Senior Pastor at Ebenezer Assembly of God, Houston
John Thomas, or as we called him Bai uncle, was a man
who sincerely loved God and people. His passion to serve
. It is our great Christian hope that we will see on the other the Lord and the body of Christ showed in everything he did.
shore one day with all the saints of God who departed us We hold on to all the fond memories in our hearts and will
and with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It is sincere miss him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your
prayer that God Almighty comfort and console the grieving family during this difficult time, our most heartfelt condolences.
hearts of Aunty, Roxy, Roby, Jobbins, Teena, Henry and May the love and peace of God comfort you and your family
Madison. during this time of need.
Gigi, Jessy, Joel & Joanna Mathew, Houston Litty & Priscilla Thomas, Houston

It is indeed with great sorrow, at the same time with surpassing

Mr. John Thomas whom I dearly call Baichayan was one
Hope that I heard the demise of Baichayan. Thank God for our
of a kind, with a unique personality and a great passion
Glorious hope and the eternal life through Jesus.
for souls. I’ve never seen a man with such a fire to reach
Baichayan’s unchangeable faith in Jesus Christ and his fervent
out to anyone without any reservations. He was a powerful
and fearless actions to win the soul for Christ is unfathomable
leader, an obedient servant, and an action taker. He feared
In 2005 when he started the ‘Fasting and prayer’ in Stafford, he
no man when it came to his great calling.
took the best facility ‘Civic Center shows his total dependence
. It was grace that brought me to him and allowed us to
on God’s provisions. Baichayan was a hard worker and known to almost all Houston
work together for the purpose driven activities. He always encouraged us as
malayalees through his public works His legacy will last for a long time.
team to take our talents outside the four walls and bless others for the glory of
I express my deepest condolence to all the families especially Kunjamamma, Roxy and
God. I will truly miss this man of God till I meet with him again on the other shore.
Robbie, Jobbins and Teena
Roy & Julie George, IPC Houston Joy Thumpamon, Houston
I pray that God may strengthen Aunty, Roxy and family John P. Thomas, Baichayan is what I lovingly call him.
and Jobin and family during this time of pain. I want to stand I have had the privilege of knowing Baichayan closely after
with all the family members, and pray for the peace that my family moved to Houston in the 1980s. . In the last 30
passeth all understanding to cover them. His struggles in some years I have known him, he was a friend, an elder
this world are over and has gone to a better place. On behalf brother and a spiritual guide.
of IPC Himachal State, IPC Theological Seminary Kottayam Our IPC Hebron church back in 1980s was in
and its ministries in different states of India, I salute the Northshore, Poovakala loved ones, especially Baichayan,
noble life of Bhai Uncle and wait for the day to meet him would take the time to give our family ride from Stafford to
on that beautiful shore. Shalom! Northshore every Sunday in the beginning period of our life in Houston.
Pr. Stanley Daniels, President, IPC Himachal State & Chairman, IPC EWS The prayer meeting continues to have the name “Bai Brother’s meeting”
Missions although someone else took the leadership when he was not feeling well anymore.
When you think of Baichayan, you will instantly remember his contagious and
innocent smile. He will definitely be missed; but we know that we will see Baichayan
Bai uncle was very dear to my family and his life
on the other shore. As I continually remember the memories and times I have spent
inspired us in various ways. We will always cherish the
with Baichayan, I encourage you to use his life as an example in your spiritual life.
memory of Bai uncle. My prayer is our Lord will continue
I pray for peace and comfort for Ammamma, Roxy & family and Jobbins & family.
to shower His love, and provide strength and hope during
Rev. Abraham Samuel & Family, Houston
this difficult time. We express our very sincere condolences
to each member of the family especially to aunty, Roxy and
family and Jobbin and family. Baichayan was a man of God who truly showed us
Robinson Cherian & Family, Houston how to serve the Lord and to get out of your comfort zones.
His smile is something we definitely remember the most
about him; we have rarely seen him without a smile.
Dear Kunjamamma, it is hard to believe that Baichayan .” Whether you were young or old, Bai uncle made
is no longer with us. We still remember him standing at the an impression on you. He did not dismiss anyone because
Civic Center and preaching the gospel to hundreds. Our of their age or religion; he taught us to love everyone. We
deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. May hope that we will continue to follow Baichayan’s footsteps in serving the Lord and
God give you the peace and heavenly comfort that you loving the people. Praying that God will give peace and strength for Ammamma,
seek. Prayers. – Roxy, Robbie, Jobbins, Teena, Henry and Madison.
Felix & Mini Jospeh, IPC Houston Babu & Rajamma, Justin, Ashly & Liam, Jerrin & Bency

“…He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will Bhai was a man of God who worked hard for the
be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old extension of the kingdom of God. Bhai is my cousin. We
order of things has passed away” Revelation 21:4 planned to start a ministry together in 2005, and as a result
It is our prayer that, may God’s peace and strength I started Carmel Bible College in Pathankot, Punjab under the
continue to be with you all at this difficult time in your life. leadership of Pastor Jacob John. He supported the Bible
Sajith & Leena Adolf, Houston College and charity work in Punjab. Last 12 years almost
250 students Graduated from the Bible College and working
We knew Bai since 1968 from Bhopal, India. We in different cities and states in North India winning souls for the kingdom of God.
worshiped together with him, his brothers and sisters in We lost one of my great supporters for the ministry in Punjab. We lost
Bhopal. Even after he came to US we had the opportunity a prayer warrior, cheer full giver, and God’s faith full servant, even though he is
to worship together at IPC Hebron, Houston. absent from this earth, he is present with God. He is in a better place. Our heart
He found time after his work to visit houses and felt condolences and prayers to Kunjunjamma, Roxy & family, and Jobbins &
proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ to non-believers. family. May God Almighty comfort you.
He started the annual fasting prayer to reach out to the N.V. Varghese, Houston
community and spend his own money for the expansion of God’s kingdom. We
as a family miss him and we convey our condolences to his children Roy & Family Our heartfelt condolences from the Daniel family.
and Jobbins & Family. Our sincere prayers go out to Kunjamma Aunty, Roxy and
Baby Kurian, Houston Robbie, Henry, and Jobbins, Teena and Madison. The Lord
has received a jewel for the kingdom of God, I still remember
Bai uncle loved the Lord and he loved his local church. Bai uncle’s revival meetings, where all the churches would
He was a man of prayer who often invited others to join come together and worship God in unison. This is a beautiful
him in prayer. His passion to reach the unreached was thing, and is a clear picture of what Heaven will look like.
evident when he started an annual local community prayer We will miss Him greatly, and will see Him soon!
meeting in the southwest part of Houston. He cared for Eby, Annie and Grace, Houston
people and that was a reflection of his love for the Lord.
Our condolences to Kunjunjamma aunty, Roxy, Jobbins and
Baichayan was a great blessing to Houston. His
the extended families.
annual fasting and prayer was a great hope for many in
Mathews and Molly Abraham, Houston
our community including non believers. Several souls
were added to the kingdom of God through his ministry. We
Bai Pappen was our Uncle that was a light to this world, convey our condolences to the grieving families on behalf
through all he accomplished for the Lord and the ministries of Houston Pentecostal Fellowship
he led. You saw that light in his smile, his laughter and his Johnson Mathew, Secretary of HPF, Houston
true love for everyone around him. We will miss you Bai
Pappen, but we look forward to the day we will see you
again, healthy and whole! I met Bhai uncle about 23 years ago in an ICPF cottage
Shyni, Shibu & Shelby meeting with Bro. Jomon. . He opened his Northshore home
for various types mission meetings, which ultimately led to
the founding of city wide fasting prayer. Many people thought
“Pray our Heavenly Father, God of All Comfort,
he was crazy with this idea. In fact, he was crazy for Christ.
strengthen your hearts, surround you with His Peace and
His motto was always one more person for Christ, one more
increase the Blessed Hope in Christ”.
home for Christ, one more meeting to reach a handful. He
Pastor T. Valson & Mrs. Laly Abraham
pleased His master and his reward awaits him. Our heartfelt
Pastor T.S. Abraham
condolences to the family.
Major V. I. Luke and Mercy
Dr. Thomas P. Johnson, Oasis Ministries International

I met our beloved brother Thomas P. John the very first We knew Bai Brother for the last 33 years and we had
time in one of the Kumbanadu convention in India several the privilege to work together for the Lord and for the
years back. The fasting prayer he started in Houston is an expansion of His kingdom. He was a man of passion and
umbrella of prayer that cover and protect us as we live in great burden for the perishing souls and worked in various
this city. Poovakala family was one of the first families that ways to reach out to the unreached in the city of Houston
came to Pentecostal belief from Angilithanam and stood and various parts of India. We will miss him in this world,
for the Lord and gave many servants of God to Indian but we have a great hope that we will see him on the other
Pentecostal Church. I convey our condolences to the family on behalf of my family shore one day. We convey our condolences to Ammamma and children – Roxy
and Maranatha Full Gospel Church that currently minister. & Family and Jobbins & Family Rev. Dr. Johnson & Lissy Daniel, Houston
Rev. Finny Alummoottil, Senior Pastor at Maranatha Full Gospel Church, Director of New Life Biblical Seminary, Cheruvackal
Bai uncle will be greatly missed. Uncle had this infectious
Baichayan is the son of my mother’s brother (Ammachan). laugh that you knew it was Bai uncle without even seeing
We have the great hope that we will see him one day. him. You knew it was Bai uncle when you got a “ loving
Praying for Ammamma and children – Roxy & Family and pat” on the shoulder which slightly hurt a bit. He was a very
Jobbin & Family – that God will comfort them with heavenly loving husband, father, grandfather, and uncle. He loved God
peace. We convey the condolences from our family along and was very dedicated in his faith. He was very friendly
with every ne from his dad’s sister’s family. to anyone he would meet. He loved his church and was a
Rev. Rajan Varghese, Houston pillar for the church for many years. We will miss him a lot in our earthly home
but he is rejoicing and sickness free in his heavenly home. We love you Bai uncle!
My brother John Thomas, whom we all call Bai, had left Julie & Family Jane & Family
us with lot of memories to remember, recollect and reflect.
He has left us with lot of memories to carry over. It is our
I am quite thrilled to write few words about my first cousin
prayer that God comfort by brother’s family – Kunjunjamma,
Br. John Thomas (Bai) who entered in to his eternal glory.
Roxy & Family and Jobbins & Family
We didn’t know each other much in our childhood as I left
PK Thomas, Houston
Kerala when he was only 10. It was after long years, we
met again in Houston and we were neighbors and members
We have about 30 years of connection with Baiichayan of the same Church. Later we become close friends and
and family as members of IPC Hebron, Houston. . He I saw his lifestyle of simplicity and compassion towards
had great vision and started the City wide fasting and the needy. He was a strong believer in the words of our Lord “ It is more blessed
prayer meeting in Stafford, TX; started the IPC church in to give than to receive”. He didn’t want to do anything to justify himself before
Changanacherry, Built a church facility at Changanacherry others but always believed “ God knows your heart and what is highly valued
for IPC, Bible College and other ministries in Punjab, and among men is detestable in God’s sight”.
many more. He respected the servants of God not only at There are so many experiences I had with him and I thank God for the unknown
our local church but anyone who preached gospel regardless of denomination. legacy he left behind. He was not a famous person, didn’t have a PhD or degrees
He was so friendly with everyone, regardless of their age and made sure he talked in Theology, but he knew the love of our Lord and savior Jesus Christ which he
to them. He was well respected and his memories will last forever. We pray that shared and gave it free until he was sick. I am very sure that he is resting now
God will comfort his family and children – Roxy & Family and Jobbins & Family. and he will rise to receive his allotted inheritance.
John (Kunjumon) & Susan Mathew, Houston Varghese Mathew (Thankachen), Houston

. We know that Baichayan was man of God and he I remember Bai Uncle from a very young age. I remember
completed his course on this earth and went to be with the that big smile that he always greeted us with as well as
Lord, which is a consider as a great blessing in a spiritual the big heart he had for the Lord’s work. He was always
man’s life. Let us pray that we all follow the legacy he left very active in the church. . He was a dedicated husband
behind for each one of us. It is our prayer that God may and father, and the Love and Care he had for people, he
comfort your grieving hearts. It is our hope that we will instilled in his children. I had the pleasure of teaching and
see our dear Baichayan on the other shore one day. We mentoring Jobbins when he was a teenager. I also had the
convey our condolences to the grieving family – dear Ammamma and children joy of working closely with Roxy through many church programs. I know they will
Roxy & Family and Jobbins & Family. carry on the great legacy their father left behind. He will be greatly missed, but his
Chacko P. & Jessy Ninan, Houston warm smile and great zeal will never be forgotten. Condolences.
Binoy Kurien & Family, Houston

We convey our condolences to his family and children –

Fondly remembered from our time together at Christian
Roxy & Family, and Jobbins & Family
Ecumenical Leaders Team (CELT). Bro. Bai was a unique,
John Philip, Houston
vibrant and visionary individual. He made a lasting impact
on the Houston Indian community. Our deepest sympathy
is extended to John’s family
The demise of our dear Bai brother saddened all of us. Our Wilson Joseph & Family, Houston
families deepest condolence to the to Kunjujamma sister,
Roxy & Family, Joobbins & Family. We as a family knew
Ministers and families of True Light Christian Assembly,
you all for more than 36 years. Bai brother attended all
Houston sends their hearty condolences in this period of
prayer meetings. He was a man with Holy Spirit. When
grief and bereavement.
Bai brother was well he used to go to ABC furniture and
Rev. Dr. Thomas Yohannan, Senior Pastor at True Light
talk to Kunjuchayan about spiritul matters. We as a family
Christian Assembly, Houston
going to miss our dear Bai Brother. Ammamma and children will be in our prayers
Rajan & Susamma Babu, Julie, Charles & Wille, Houston

Separation is... it remains only the eternal memory in our We miss Baichayan. We hope that our Lord Almighty brings
hearts of our dear Baichayan. No one can prepare a loss; it the much needed peace during at this very sad time in their
comes like a swift wind. But take comfort in knowing that life. Our condolences to the grieving family - Kunjamamma,
our Baichayan is now resting in the arms of our Lord. May children and the rest of the family members.
the heavenly God comfort the grieving family. Renjit & Gracy George, Houston
John & Lissy Varghee, Shannon & Shane Varghese, Houston
My deepest sympathies go out to you and your family. I remember the precious life of our dear Baichayan. I
May God give you the comfort and peace that you seek and thank God for each precious moment and memory that we
may the soul of your loved one rest in heaven. have had with him. His life has touched so many people,
If you have space, please include this. “In 2005, Bai in so many different ways. He was very humble and down
brother started a fasting prayer, from then on we began a to the earth. Whenever he meets me in any meetings he
close friendship in faith and he helped me on my spiritual always comes to me and ask about my wellbeings. We have
journey. He will truly be missed.” lost a great man of God. On behalf of my family I extend our
Evg. Chandran & Family, Houston heartfelt condolences to all grieving families.
Rev. Shibu Samuel & Family Dallas
I consider it as a privilege to know dear Bhai uncle for the past few years.
One specific thing I saw very special about him was We as a family knew Bai Uncle ever since we were
his ‘ thirst’ for the Mission and Gospel. The city wide fasting young. We had the opportunity to worship with him and
prayers conducted under his leadership every year was a his family at IPC Hebron. We are going to miss him. We
blessing for me too and I am thankful to God to be a part pray that may our Lord bless and comfort your family during
of it. On behalf of myself and family, I convey our deepest this time of loss, our sincere condolences.
condolences. We will meet him again on that beautiful Reggie & Jinu Samkutty Family, Houston
Reni & Jene Daniel Family, Houston Kunjammaaunty, Roxy, & Jobins, our deepest
condolences, may our lord Jesus Christ surround you
Our deepest sorrow and condolences to the grieving with his love & peace during this time of sorrow. You guys
families. Our prayer with you all. May the Lord of peace fill are always in our prayers and no words to express how
your heart with peace that passes all understanding. Let much we miss Baiuncle. He was truly a mighty man of
the love of God cover you all like a blanket in this period God! Love you all.
of grieves. Aby & Tincy Daniel & Elaina, Houston
Rev. John Chacko & Family, Houston
Baichan’s elder brother Kunjumonachayan is living
We know brother Bai and his family for long time. Our close to us and I have the privilege to worship with him for
prayers fond memories are what we have to remember our many years. I also had the privilege to work with his youngest
brother in Christ who went to be with the lord. May the Lord brother Pr. Roy Poovakala in PYPA & Sunday School many
comfort the grieving family during this difficult time. Please years ago before I migrated to USA.
accept our deepest condolence. May the good Lord comfort each bereaving family
Rev. Joseph and Aleyamma George & Kizhakedath members, loved ones, church Family and friends with Devine
Vydian’s Family, Gospel mission to India peace and Glorious hope.
On behalf IPC MP State pastors, believers & missionaries we join with you
in your sorrow and the hope that we will see him in the resurrection morning.
We knew Bai brother ever since he moved to Houston.
Rev. Reji Philip, Lakeland, Florida, IPC MP State Mission Director
We had the opportunity to worship together at IPC Hebron
for these past years. We lived in Northshore in the same
neighborhood. Bai brother is from Poovakala family and Aunty, Roxy and Jobbins, our hearts go out to you
our family is close to theirs. He was man of prayer with a and we offer our deepest condolences. Bai Uncle was a
great heart of evangelism and started the Fasting & Prayer great man of God and he is now resting in the arms of our
Meeting at Stafford Civic Center to reach out to the reached. Savior. We will keep you all in our prayers.
He picked Stafford for his prayer meeting because he knew that area has a need Dr. Stephen & Dr. Joyce Samuel Family, Houston
to reach out as a where lot of Indian families live. We are going to miss him
and our prayers are with the grieving family – Kunjujamma, Roxy & Family, and
Jobbins & Family Dear Kunjamma Aunty, Roxy & Robbie, Jobbins &
Rev. K.A. & Molly Mathew, Houston Teena, and Henry and Madison, we were deeply saddened
by the news of your loss of your dear husband/father/
grandfather. Bai uncle was a very joyful and loving uncle
We will surely miss Baichayan. He was the very first
to all. He had a kind heart and always had a beautiful smile
one who asked me to play guitar in our worship services at
and cheerful laugh on his face every time I saw him. I know
IPC Hebron. He encouraged me to be part of the worship
what you are going through right now is very difficult. I pray
team. Our prayers and condolences to the family. He was
that you may take comfort in knowing that he is no longer suffering or in pain and
a man of God, so caring and dedicated for God’s ministry.
he is now resting in the arms of our Lord. A verse comes to mind from Romans
I had the opportunity to be part of the worship team at the
15:13; May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so
21 days of city wide Fasting & Prayer he started and it
that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
was a great blessing in mine as well as in our family’s life.
Rachel & Edward Babu, Houston
Thapos (Monachen) & Sherly Varghese, Houston

My deepest sympathy goes out to the family of

I have known Bai Uncle ever since I came to USA. Evangelist John Thomas. Please know that you are in our
He was very encouraging and a caring man. He was a thoughts and prayers. May the Holy Spirit comfort you all
wonderful man who love the Lord and people. We will miss at this time. When a man of God is taken to heaven I believe
him dearly, but we know that we will see him on the other that there is a mantle that needs to be picked up as in the
shore. Our heartfelt condolences to Ammamma, Roxy and story of Elijah and Elisha. The generation that follows has
family, Jobbin and Family. Keeping you guys in our prayers. access to a double portion. The legacy that has been lived
Johnson and Shiny Family, Dallas out before us is inspiring. May God raise up many who will take the initiative to
Fast and Pray and seek the face of God throughout the city of Houston.
Rev. Michael & Lisbeth Matthew, Eternal Rock Church, Houston

Our most sincere and heartfelt condolences to the

family of our dear Bai Brother. I am a friend of the Thomas Family. Mr Thomas is
May he rest in peace.... having his funeral service there Sat Jan 27th 9-11 am and
Shiijumon Jacob & Family, Everest Realty, Houston my friends and I wanted to send flowers to the family.
Sandy Papa

When we think about Baibrother, we lost a very close family “I pray that our Lord brings you and your family the much-
friend, and a strong soldier and warrior for who stood and needed peace during this sad time. Our condolences to the
worked for Christ, and expansion of His kingdom. His entire family.
citywide fasting & prayer meetings brought many to Christ I am honored and blessed to have known Bhai uncle He
and delivered many from the bondage of Satan. We convey was truly a blessing in our life and I will miss him. Our
our sympathy and prayer to his family and children. condolences.
Pappachan & Lyla Family, Houston Biju, Feba, Aaron & Ben Ninan, Houston

Dear John Thomas (Baichan) was a precious brother of me

I knew Baichayan since high school. He was close to my
and IPC Houston. I remember several occasions I closely
father when we first came to U. S. He was always happy
associated with Baichan. He always greeted me with a
and full of life. He always had a heart for Gods Work and
radiant smile and warm handshake. His life reflected a spirit
he showed it with his life. We will miss him dearly.
of fellowship and a joy he found serving others.
Sam & Mini Chacko Family, Houston
He set an example for all of us, in the manner in which
heparticipated in all spiritual activities especially for winning
souls for the kingdom of GOD. There are no words that really help ease the loss of
I wish to express my condolence and sympathy to Kunjamama, Roxie, Jobbins our beloved Bhaichyan. His smile, encouraging words,
and everyone regarding the passing of Baichan. May the hope and assurance that enthusiasm and commitment have really touched our hearts
Jesus gives be our expectation to see our beloved Baichan on the other shore. and will always be cherished. Our sincere condolences to
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. all the loved ones he left behind.
K. V. Varghese (Saji) & Mercy, Houston Joy & Shaini Ulahannan, Houston

. My family and I are deeply saddened by the loss of our

dear uncle John Thomas, as we dearly called him Bai uncle. John Thomas Baichayan, the prayer meeting you started
Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember in Stafford has been a great blessing in our lives. We will
about our Baichayan. No one can prepare us for a loss. miss you here but we will see you one day on that beautiful
However, we take the comfort in knowing that he is now shore. Our deep condolences.
resting in the arms of our Lord Jesus Christ. I pray that our Shibu & Supin Daniel Family, Houston
dear Lord may comfort dear aunty, children, grandchildren
and extended family members. Please accept our heartfelt condolences during
When we came to Houston in 97, Brother Bai was very
this difficult time.
helpful to us. He was helpful to us in the little things like,
With much prayer Blessan & Praise Babu, Houston setting up our phones when we moved to the US, to having
a desire to give whole-heartedly to the ministry of the
And we pray for his The fasting prayer Br.John Thomas (Bhai gospel. Our sincerest condolences to the grieving family.
Uncle) initiated in Stafford was truly a mission work that Andrews Iype and Family, Houston
touched the milestones of various individuals & families.
He is one among the few who ‘practiced church & mission’
in his life and will be remembered accordingly. Our thoughts Prayers and fond memories are what we have to remember
and prayers are with you and your family. May the Almighty our dearly departed. May the love of family and friends
give you the comfort and peace that you seek at these comfort you during these difficult days. We extend our
moments. most sincere condolences to you.
Grapeson Wilson & Family, Secretary, IPC Houston Fellowship Anson & Priyanka Family, Houston

Baichayan was a very handsome young man as we were

Bai was special to us. He was a younger Bai (brother) as his
growiing up together back in India. He was a great man
name. His life was memorable for he spent his time winning
of God, who worked hard for the Lord. He was a man
souls. He has gone to receive his reward and we will see
of prayer and a man who devoted for ministry. I would
him in eternity. May God’s peace be with his children Roxy
like to come and attend the services, but my health is not
and Jobbins and their families, and his wife Kunjamma. Our
allowing me to travel at this time. He is in a better place
deepest condolences
and we will see him one day on the other shore with our
V.C. Abraham & Saramma, Houston
Lord Jesus Christ. Kunkunjamma aunty, Roxy & Family and Jobbins & Family
are in our prayers Roji, Baichayan’s Niece

Br. John Thomas, who Is lovingly known as Bai (Achayan/ Our heartfelt condolences and prayers to the grieving family.
Uncle) to Houstonians will be dearly missed. His passion to Samuel S K and Family, Houston
see a spiritual awakening in Houston is well known by this
city, as evidenced by the annual revival prayer meetings
that he initiated, and still continues to this day.
He fought the good fight, finished his race, kept his faith Our Deepest Condolences and prayers to the grieving
and now leaves a godly legacy behind in his actions and his family members. In 2nd Timothy 4: 7, St. Paul says, “I
family. We will see him again one day, when the trumpet have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have
sounds. With lots of love and hugs Bobby (Rajan George) & Family, Houston kept the faith”. Dear Bai Uncle’s life has shown all of these.
May God Comfort and give everlasting peace to all family.
As a family at this time we express our deepest condolences With prayers and Love.
to Kunjammamma, Roxy and her family, Jobbins and his Rajeev & Suma & Family, Houston
family. Bai brother will be always remembered as a true
man of God, committed his life to serve God in every way, Growing up at IPC, Nizy remembers Bai Uncle’s bright
a devoted husband to Kunjammamma, a loving Father to smile and contagious laughter. We can honor his memory
Roxy and Jobbins. He will be greatly missed and may the by remembering the light and love Bai Uncle shared with
God of all comfort fill the hearts and minds of everyone everyone. Our deepest condolences to the grieving family.
with great comfort and hope. Mercy Mathulla, Houston Justin & Nizy Samuel, Houston
Dear Aunty, Roxy and Jobbins, we are so sad to hear The Measure of a man Is not - “how he died But - “how
about the passing of Bai Uncle. He was a great man of God he lived”. Not - “what he gained” But - “what he gave.” Let’s
and did great ministry for God. Meetings that he organized remember the great legacy our dear Baichayan has left for
and so faithfully conducted will always be remembered. We all of us to cherish. Please accept our heartfelt condolences.
will miss his beautiful smile and caring nature. We know Rev. Clement Varghese & Family, Senior Pastor at
that he is in the sweet arms of Jesus. SAPC, San Antonio, TX
Leon, Jeena, Leah, Rebekah and Grace, Houston
I have known Baichayan since early childhood as a
Bai uncle was a kind-hearted, sweet man of God. Since family member, fellow church member and as a neighbor. In
our very first meeting many years ago, he never failed in the late seventies, when my father took the decision to take
showing us his genuine love and concern for our family. He water baptism and join Anjilithanam IPC church, God used
particularly cared for our oldest son Jonathan, and always Baichayan as an instrument to enthusiastically encourage
lovingly referred to him as a miracle baby because he was and guide him in Pentecostal faith. I clearly remember the
aware of the health challenges during the pregnancy. He joy in his face to spend time, energy and resources for the
showed his kindness towards Jonathan by giving him a piece expansion of God’s kingdom. His beautiful smiling face will always be remembered,
of candy any time he saw him. He left a great mark on our hearts, one which we until I meet him face to face on that beautiful shore. Sincere condolences.
will never forget. Our sincere condolences to sweet aunty, Roxy, Jobbins and Joy Pazhampallil, Des Plaines, IL
their families. We pray for the Lord to comfort you and grant you incredible peace.
Freddy & Gifty Cherian Family, Houston Heartfelt condolences from my family and our church,
Bethel AG, for the loss of our fellow prayer warrior and my
When we go through times of sorrow our only comfort beloved friend, Evangelist Bai. Brother Bai had a mission-
is in the Lord. We are comforted to know that Bai uncle is oriented mind and did all he could for the kingdom of God
with his savior. He was a true servant of God who’s goal in the time that the Lord allowed.
was to share the word of God. He worked tirelessly for the To his wife Sister Kunjunjamma, daughter Roxy and
Ministry and gave all the glory to God. He was loving, caring family, and son Jobbins and family, your hard work in the
and selfless. Our family offers our condolences to all the last few years was not in vain. Continue to grow in the work of the Lord. May the
family and friends of our dear Bai uncle. Philippians 4:7 says peace of God that surpasses all understanding comfort you. You are in our prayers.
May the Peace of God, which passeth all understanding Rev. John C. Daniel, Houston
shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.
Sibi & Jerin Family, Houston We did not get a chance to know Bai brother that
close, but from what we know from our friends and families
The news of our uncle, Baichayan death has filled my that he was a great man of God who stood for God in this
heart with sadness. When I think about Baichayan, I see city of Hoston for long time. He had burning desire to win
him always with a smile in his face. Mine and my family’s as many souls he can for the sake of God’s kingdom. Our
heartfelt sympathies and thoughts are with you and your prayers are with the grieving family.
family on the sad demise of our uncle. May God continue Rev. K.G. Joykutty & Family, Houston
to give peace and strengthen to bear this situation. Our
thoughts and prayers are with you.
Joseph & Elizabeth George, Houston Although no words can really help to ease the loss you
bear, just know that you are very close in every thought
and prayer.
Finney & Rosamma Varghese, Houston
Bai Uncle will be deeply missed. Our deepest
condolences and prayers for God’s peace during this
difficult time.
The Sunny Family, Houston Even though we did not get an opportunity to meet
Baichayan, we heard many great things about him through
our families and friends in Houston. He was a mighty prayer
Hi, this is what we wanted to send: No words can warrior and a soul winner for Christ and many came to know
express the sadness we feel. There are a lot of memorable Christ through him. Our prayers are with the grieving family.
events we have had as a family and especially the Stafford Bibi & Siji George Chacko, CEO, Harvest TV
meetings. We express our deepest condolences to Kunjamma
Sister, Roxy and family and Jobbins and family.
Our condolences for Bai Uncle: One of our most fond
TV & Thankamma Cherian Family, Houston
memory of Bai Uncle was that he would bring various guest
speakers and Pastors to my parent’s house in Stafford.
Dear Aunty, Roxy, Jobbins, and loved ones. Our Another staple to his character was his contagious joy and
condolences and may God comfort you in this time of smile. Thank you uncle for showing the love of God and
sorrow. Bai uncle will be dearly missed. I will always sharing your joy in Him to us! Aunty, Roxy and Jobbins,
remember his smile, love, and endearing warmth. May his you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Our love to you all
rich legacy continue and God Bless all of you. and your families.
Sunil & Reenu Family, Houston Sunil & Sonia Mathews Family, Houston

Since 1978, we had the privilege of worshipping and serving God with Brother We as a family convey our deepest condolences to
Bai (John Thomas) when we first started IPC Hebron. From the very beginning the grieving family. We will always remember Bai uncles
there was no mistaking Brother Bai’s fervour in serving God and blessing those smile and genuine love to expand the gospel. We can truly
around him. sympathize and know the struggles of taking care of a
Roxy & Jobbins, your dad has left a lasting legacy of Alzheimer’s patient since our Mother is also a Alzheimer
serving man and God. The mantle has been passed on to patient. Our mother is also part of the Kochi family and we
you. Will be right here to help you continue what your dad grieve with you. Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you.
has started in this Great city and across the ocean in India. Jose & Jaimole Varghese, Houston
May God continue to comfort you and shower you
with his richest blessings. Love and Hugs. Our heartfelt condolences to the grieving families.
Pastor P S Thomas & Family, Lubbock, TX Tom Varghese, Toronto, Canada

Jerry Poovakkala
(Chairman Jesus to all)
I was shocked to know of the
sudden demise of Baiappachan.
He was a father to me. His deep
sense of humility and self less
dedication for the Gospel of God
has left an indelible impression
in me and has inspired me to
become a minister of God.
Baiappachen’s life still
remains not only as an
Jesus to all family, inspiration but also a challenge
for the next generation .
IPC Prayer Tower, He will be deeply missed by
Changanacherry, us. We bid a teareful adieu to
our dear Baiappachan. But we
IPC Hebron, Houston strongly beleive that we will see
& him in glory.
IPC Peniel,
express our heartfelt

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