Genesis

The story of UT Belfast Church Indian Fellowship goes back to 2005. It was the time of flow of Indian community migration was on the peak, when a few brothers met in Tesco store. It was a celebration of happiness to share faith and love together. They decided to come together for a fellowship and invited many other families. This was the beginning of India Christian Assembly, Belfast. They started gathering in Calvary Christian Centre in Belfast. 

Bro Babu (Varghese) has taken over the leadership of the church. Under his leadership, the church grew. Many new people have come and joined the church. 

It was at this juncture, that Rev. Dr. Jaison Thomas (now, Principal of New India Bible Seminary, Paipad, Tiruvalla, Kerala, India) came to Belfast to do his doctoral studies along with his wife Dr. Jessy Jaison and their young children Abin and Aquil. Dr Jaison was appointed the new pastor of the church. Under his leadership, the church has started its weekly prayer meetings. 

Dr. Jaison Thomas and Dr Jessy Jaison after the Doctoral Convocation at Queens University, Belfast in December 2008

In 2008, after Dr Jaison had graduated and decided to go back to India to take over the leadership of New India Bible Seminary in Payippad, Tiruvalla, the church had appointed then member Pastor Jacob George as the new pastor of the church. Pastor Jacob George was a new immigrant then, who was a pioneer missionary in the State of Andhra Pradesh in India. Prior to that, he served also in Hospital Ministries India as the Co-ordinator of Comforting Christian Youth Movement and teacher in Kerala Theological Seminary, Kottarakkara, Kerala.

He completed his Bachelor of Theology (B.Th.) from Faith Theological Seminary, Bachelor of Divinity (BD) from Asian Biblical Seminary, and awarded certificates from Senate of Serampore College. His wife Anu works at Lagan Valley Hospital in Lisburn, they are blessed with a daughter, Abiya.

In 2013, the church decided to move to its new phase and integrated with UT Belfast Elim Pentecostal Church, one of the major pentecostal church in Northern Ireland. India Christian Assembly, Belfast became Indian expression of UT Belfast Church.