Our History

DBF Gurgaon is part of a larger network of congregations in the NCR called Delhi Bible Fellowship. Delhi Bible Fellowship started in 1968 in Delhi in the living room of Rev. Murray Carter with a handful of people. Since then the church has grown to more than twenty congregations (and counting!) all over the National Capital Region and has been a faithful witness to the gospel of Jesus Christ over the past 45 years.

DBF Gurgaon started through the pioneering vision of Pastor Thayil John, who saw the need and potential for a solid Bible-teaching church in the fast-growing city of Gurgaon. He began services for what would become DBF Gurgaon in 1999 at the office of India Campus Crusade for Christ in New Palam Vihar. After three months we moved to the HUDA Gymkhana Club in Sector-29, and met there for the next eight years.

In 2003 we were officially allotted land in DLF Phase-3 for the construction of a church building. This was the first time in the history of Haryana that a Christian group had been given land by the government. In 2006 we started meeting in the basement while the rest of the building was still being constructed. We officially inaugurated the building in 2008, and thereafter started meeting in the main hall of the building.

In 2007 Pastor Arvind Balaram joined Pastor Thayil in serving the church. Pastor Arvind was living in Canada, though he is from a North Indian background. Pastor Arvind took over as head pastor of the church after Pastor Thayil moved to Australia with his family in 2008.

In 2011 we began weekly services in Hindi, which over time evolved into Yesu Naam Satsang which takes place every Sunday evening. In 2013 we installed Pastor Joy Gill to lead the Hindi ministry of our church.

Over the years our church has grown and changed a lot, but our core mission of knowing Jesus and making Him known has remained the same. The story of our church is truly a story of God’s faithfulness. We look forward to what He has for us in the future!