Hails from God's own country. Kerala, a small and lush southern State of India. Born in December, 1966 at Parakode, a village in the District of Pathanamthitta, to godly parents and was raised in the Pentecostal tradition.
Completed a Bachelors Degree in Commerce (B.Com.) from Kerala University in 1986. Involved in Christian ministry with Sharon Fellowship Church, Tiruvalla, Kerala. Then went on to complete Bachelor of Divinity (B.D) Degree from Southern Asia Bible College (SABC), Bangalore in 1990. Pioneered an English congregation (IPC Green Park English Fellowship now known as the City Fellowship Church) in New Delhi and served as a Bible teacher at IPC Bethel Bible College, New Delhi. After a time of missionary activity in North India with the India Pentecostal Church (Northern Region), went on to complete a Master of
Theology Degree (M.Th. in Missiology) from South Asia Institute of Advanced Christian Studies (SAIACS), Bangalore in 1995.
Since 1995 served as the Dean of Students and an Associate Professor in the department of Mission & Ministry at Gospel For Asia Biblical Seminary (GFABS), Tiruvalla, Kerala.
Pastor Mathew Philip with his 31 years of ministry experience, has written several articles in journals & magazines and also authored 4 books, The Unique Christ-Dialogue in Missions; Expository Sermons in 1Thessalonians; An Expository Study of 2 Timothy and You can lead Effectively!
Currently serving also as a Spiritual Counselor with Caring Hospice Services at Fort Washington, PA. Now lives in Philadelphia, PA. along with his wife, Blessy and 3 children - Alan, Milan and Helan.