▶ Conference Dates : June 30 ~ July 1 (Friday and Saturday)
▶ Conference Name : 24th Pentecostal Conference of North American Keralites
▶ Name of Venue : The Arlington Convention Center
▶ Host Organization : Pentecostal Conference of North American Keralites (PCNAK)
▶ Administrative Organization : David Cho Evangelistic Mission (DCEM)
▶ Conference Attendance : June 30 (Friday) - 12,000 / July 1 (Saturday) - 12,000
▶ Note : The conference was held under the theme, "Whoever Serves Me Must Follow Me,"
based on John 12:26. Prepared for Keralite Indians using the Malayalam language, India's southwestern coastal dialect, and for their young generation living in the United States, the conference included seven simultaneous sessions. Dr. Cho preached for two of the main sessions. The immigrants from the state of Kerala in South India, (where St. Thomas evangelized), formed the Pentecostal Conference of North American Keralites (PCNAK). Their conferences have been held in ten large cities in the United States, with the first conference held in Oklahoma in 1983.
▶ Dr. Cho´s Schedule :
June 30 (Fri) - The Arlington Convention Center, Dallas (8 p.m.)|
July 1 (Sat) - The Arlington Convention Center, Dallas (8 p.m.)
July 2 (Sun) - North Church (Church in the Rock North, 7 p.m.)
Full Gospel North American Revival Service
Hosted by Antioch F/G Church of Dallas
The First F/G Korean Church of Dallas
F/G O-SAM Church of Dallas
This year was the 24th conference, which turned out to be the largest gathering with 300 Keralite churches and 3,500 youth attending.
The conference was prepared to give thanks for the endeavors and mission work of East Indian Pentecostal church ministers, for fellowship among the North American Keralites, and to give the youth an opportunity to appreciate their Indian culture and identity.
Mr. Philip Daniel, national secretary, said, "The Keralites who attended Dr. Cho's Pune Crusade in India in 2002 and who attended the 21st PCNAK with Dr. Cho in Philadelphia in 2003, experienced miracles and change in their lives through Dr. Cho's messages. Some 7,000 Keralites are now living in Dallas, Texas-the hub of the Keralites. We invited Dr. Cho because he is a minister capable of inspiring new visions and spiritual growth for the older and younger generation alike. We felt confident that the conference would be successful if Dr. Cho could speak to us."
Besides the Keralites who live in Dallas, Texas, 500 Keralites from India, New York, Oklahoma, Chicago, Canada, and Kuwait attended the 24th Pentecostal Conference of North American Keralites.