Our Leadership and Legacy have blessed thousands of lives around the world. The
Indian Pentecostal Assemblies founded by Dr Job Gnanaprakasam and now ably
led by Rev David Prakasam provides the leadership covering to the ShelterHouse
To know more about IPA movement ,do visit www.bethelipa.com or
The IPA Shelter House Church is led by Pas Ashley Benjamin. After serving with
Information Technology majors for around 6 years, He gave His life to follow the call
of God. His stint with the secular field has made him more receptive to the spiritual
and physical needs of the people working in market place.
His deep convictions on the word, the counsel He receives from the mentors and
the strong support from His family has propelled him to bless the lives of many.
His services are always filled with HOPE and HEALING. He has a passion to reach
the youngsters with the message of the CROSS and the members and friends of the
Shelter House Ministry gives Him a strong support to reach the vision.
His Wife Sheba Ashley serves as the Worship Pastor of the Church. She has made
it a point to take the WORSHIP and MUSIC ministry to new levels. With her gentle
and quiet Spirit, she has made a mark on many. The Pastoral family is blessed with a
The DEACONS and VISION BOARD provides great support to the ministry.
Rev Job Gnanaprakasam along
with Dr T.Valson Abraham , Rev Andrew Prakasam and Rev David Prakasam.
Pastor Ashley and Sheba with Rev Johnson.V their First Pastor
January 2008. This newly wed couple had many aspirations. An onsite trip, working
and earning good time and living a comfortable life. Both Ashley and Sheba were
having good jobs in the booming Information Technology sector in the SILICON
VALLEY of India, Bangalore.
January 24, 2008, the voice of the Lord came so powerfully to Pastor Ashley that the
Lord asked him to start a church. Many other prophetic insights were also given.
Sadly those were the times where many churches and buildings were vandalized by
the anti-social elements and it was not the right time to start a new one.
He shared the vision to his wife and they asked God to confirm the vision.
It was in the month of April 2008 when Rev David Prakasam and his dear wife
came to stay at the house of Pastor Ashley and Sheba for some hours. As they were
leaving back to the airport, the Spirit of God came upon Rev David mightily and He
asked Pastor Ashley to explore the possibilities of starting a new church. Rev David
Prakasam also offered all spiritual and physical support for this to happen.
The vision was shared with the good friends of Pastor Ashley and Sheba and they
also joined hands and shoulders for this vision from God to come to pass.
On November 8, 2008 IPA ShelterHouse congregation was dedicated and inaugurated
for the glory of God by Rev David Prakasam along with many other servants of God.
Only for Indian contributors
Please find the details below for online transfer / cheque...
Church Facility Project
A/C name: Shelter House Trust Church Building Fund
Bank: Axis Bank, Bangalore Branch
Savings A/C Number: 914010007634658
IFSC Code: UTIB0000009
Offerings and Tithes
A/C name: Shelter House Trust
Bank: Corporation Bank, Arekere Gate Branch
Savings A/C number: 050700101016003
IFSC Code: CORP0000507