Rev. Binu. P. Thomas

Our Vicars are assigned to our parish by our Diocesan Bishop. Their tenure is typically for three years and we were blessed with many dedicated Achens who have ministered to us in the past.

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We are currently honored to have Rev. Binu P. Thomas as our full-time vicar of Horeb Mar Thoma Church. Rev. Binu P. Thomas grew up in a small village of Uthimoodu, Pathanamthitta district of the state of Kerala in India. His parents are T.S. Pappachen and Rosamma Pappachen. He has one brother and two sisters.He completed his Bachelor of Divinity from Serampore College in Calcutta, West Bengal, India and further his MBA. In the past he has served the parishes in Sirsi, Hangal, Udaipur, Bhilwara, Moothedam, Thamarassery and Puthppady.

Achen’s wife Elizabeth Binu is the daughter of Mr. Y. George and Mariamma George. She holds a BA degree. They have two adorable kids, older daughter Angelina and a son Agnes.

Our Past Vicars

Rev. Larry Varghese

Rev. Larry Varghese (2013-2017)

Rev. Larry Varghese as our first full-time Vicar of Horeb MTC. Achen imbibed a solid Bible based foundation to a young church. He has a Bachelor of Divinity from Mar Thoma Theological Seminary – Kottayam. Achen also has a BS in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas – Austin, and did post graduate studies in Electrical Engineering at the University of Houston
Rev. Thomas John (2011-2013)

Rev. Thomas John (2011-2013)

Rev. Thomas John shepherded the transition from the prayer fellowship to a congregation and to a church during his tenure. Achen had in the past served as travelling secretary of the Mar Thoma Evangelistic association. We were fortune to celebrate his 25th year of priesthood during his tenure.
Rev. Varghese Ninan

Rev. Varghese Ninan (2011)

Rev. Varghese Ninan has been at the anchor of starting the South Area Prayer Fellowship (SAPF) in 2011 which is 2013 was recognized as a parish. Achen during his tenure was serving at the Los Angeles Marthoma Church. He holds a BA from Mahatma Gandhi College, Trivandrum and Bachelor of Divinity (BD) from United Theological College in Bangalore.