The call of the Lord to the first apostles, "Come follow me and I will make you become fishers of men" was impressed upon Jeffrey's spirit and created a desire in him to become one similarly. It was years after that word was impressed upon him that he actually got into the ministry, to do his work, in the city of Mumbai in 1993. Jeffrey, a former Roman Catholic, had an encounter with the Lord in the spirit in October of that year. In answer to prayer for training, God opened the doors of "Friendship Center India Ministries" under the leadership of John and Priscilla Gladstone, where that could happen. It was there that he met Stella and got married to her in 1994. God having plans to use him in another part of the city of Mumbai led him to start a house church. This house church began with God restoring backsliders back into fellowship with himself in 2001. Pastor Jeffrey being gifted musically leads God's people to worship the father in spirit and in truth. Besides that he also loves teaching from the Scriptures. Members are from the neighborhood, a slum colony nearby and even as far as Andheri in Mumbai.
Stella a former protestant was called and challenged to spend her life winning others to Christ by the leader of Friendship Center India, John Gladstone. She received training at "Friendship Center India Ministries" in evangelism and church planting. After getting married she continued to serve alongside Jeffrey her husband through Friendship Center India. Being the evangelist, she is boldly active in contacting people via literature and one-on-one, giving them the gospel and inviting them to attend the house church. Our house church has grown through friendship evangelism. God has used Stella in the area of healing and deliverance from demons too.
Jeffrey's Dad, Saby D'souza is active in the area of deliverance from evil spirits.
Our financial support has come from relatives and regular tithes and offerings from members. We have been trusting God ever since we took the step to serve Him. He has provided supernaturally all these (12+) years. Glory to God.
The vision of International Family Church is to be "A local church within reach of the neighborhood - to worship, pray, learn doctrine and how to relate in a Christ-like manner with other believers, and, turn sinners from the error of their way."
Call for prayer or counsel :
+919323220528 / +919172324377 / +9102226393035
Church services held on Sunday 5:30pm. Intercessory prayer meeting on Friday evening 5:00pm at:
Plot 158, RSC 50,
Gorai Creek, Borivali W,
Mumbai 400 091