In 1981 a small prayer and Bible study group got started at the residence of Bro Philip Joseph in Winter Haven, Florida. The only Pentecostal group at that time was a small gathering in Hollywood, Florida, where we used to go to have fellowship with other brothers. This went on for about 2 years. At about this time in 1982, Pastor Philip Joseph Sr. was visiting his children in Winter Haven and he insisted the need for a Malayalee Church in this community. Till that time we were attending local American congregations.