Church History


Our church was established on 24th Dec 1967, as a branch of MTC Bhandup under the chairmanship of Rev. Sabha Renjitham. As we did not have a church building of our own, we conducted the worship service at St. James CNI Church, Thane. On 1st June 1989 during the Regional Conference conducted under Bishop E. D. Clive, we were acknowledged as an individual pastorate “Methodist Tamil Church, Thane-Kailashnagar”.

While we continued to worship at St. James CNI church, we fervently prayed to God for an independent place of worship. God has seen our tears & pledges and answered our faithful prayers. With the cheerful offerings received from many of our church members, a beautiful church building was inaugurated on 17th August 2003 to praise and worship Him. Our sincere gratitude to Mr. Dr. Thankappan & his family for giving the land at a very low price to construct the house of God in Christ Nagar, Manpada, Thane. Special thanks to all the families who have generously sacrificed their precious time and taken sincere efforts for the Church construction. With Christ as the foundation and prayer as pillars, we have grown in faith and numbers.

We remember all the pastors and their families who have encouraged and labored with us throughout this long journey. We pray that our loving Lord may bless them in abundance.

Pastors who have served at MTC- Thane. 

Sr. No.

Pastors

From

To

 

1

  Rev. A. Sabarenjitham (Founder)

Dec. 1967

Sep. 1979

2

  Rev. Dharmaraj

Sep. 1979

Aug. 1981

3

  Rev. S. Ratnamony

Aug. 1981

Dec. 1984

4

  Rev. Lionel Hector

Dec. 1984

Feb. 1999

5

  Rev. C. Selvin

Feb. 1999

May 1999

6

  Rev. Charlesmony

May 1999

Jul. 2000

7

  Rev. J. Prince

Jul. 2000

Aug 2002

8

  Rev. T. Jeyarajan

Aug 2002

Dec 2006

9

  Rev. T.D. Johnson

Dec 2006

May 2007

10

  Rev. Christopher Raja

May 2007

Jan 2008

11

  Rev. Lionel Hector

Jan 2008

Mar 2010

12

  Rev. T.D. Johnson

Mar 2010

May 2015

13

  Rev. N. Lancer

May 2015

till date