Our History

IVCM was founded by Pastor David Thaveethu Thevanithi in the state of Tamilnadu in Southern India where he had a burden for the needs of people living in rural villages. David not only had a real enthusiasm and vision for evangelising the many unreached villages that still had not heard the gospel message but also a compassion towards those who live in such rural communities. He saw that the needs were great and care was required for many orphans and widows who were suffering without any practical help. David found a few like minded men as rural pastors who shared the same vision and IVCM was born.

In 2008 a team from the UK visited David and his initial group of pastors. The team spent time travelling in the two main regions where the work was concentrated and got first hand experience in the various ministries being carried out at that time. The vision was truly caught and brought back to the UK and subsequently also shared with fellow believers in the USA. Shortly after this, plans developed to see how financial and administrative support could be given to this worthy venture.
The UK organisation became a registered charity with a view to provide support and advice to those in need in similar rural circumstances in India and has since made several mission trips to India participating in many different ministries from evangelism and distributing bibles to running youth, women's and pastors meetings.

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IVCM is experiencing much blessing and growth in the districts where it is currently working and is committed to the Lord's ministry in these areas, however, IVCM also realises the importance of seeking the help and outside support of likeminded people who want to share in the vision of this kingdom work. The evangelism and social works that have begun need sustaining, so if you feel you are able to help and take seriously the task of praying and encouraging, please read on and discover more about what God is doing through our ministries.

Around 73% of people in India live in villages, some of which are extremely remote, and as a result many of these places contain millions of people that are unreached with the Gospel and often forgotten. Many are living below the poverty line without proper food, accommodation or clothes and do not have access to education or medical facilities. In addition there are many thousands of orphans or semi orphans and abandoned street children.


Pastor David


IVCM is committed to holistic Christian mission and is concerned about people's spiritual, physical, mental, social well being, in light of the great commission and the biblical mandate given. Our primary work at this point of time is village evangelism and our secondary work is providing a vital level of social support as well as encouraging other independent rural village pastors.
Please consider how you could participate and become involved in these exciting opportunities at this time. We at IVCM are passionate about serving the Lord in this mission opportunity and seek His help through fellow supporters to pursue and explore ways of coordinating our efforts as we seek mission partners.

"This service you perform is not only supplying the needs of God’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God. Because of the service by which you have proved yourselves, men will praise God for the obedience that accompanies your confession of the gospel of Christ, and for your generosity in sharing with them and with everyone else. And in their prayers for you their hearts will go out to you, because of the surpassing grace God has given you.” 2 Cor 9:12-14

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"The faces behind this ministry"


Pastor David Thaveethu Thevantiti



Mrs. Kym Richards

President & Trustee UK

Peter Balding

Mr Peter Balding

UK Trustee based in Hemel Hempsted


Pastor Solomon

Pastor David's right hand man in the field

Reaching out with care....reaching in with love


IVCM UK is a Christian charitable organisation (Reg: 1147538) with a heart & vision to help indiginous pastors reach unreached, often remote rural villages with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to provide practical help and social works in India.

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Mrs Kym Richards

UK president and Trustee Herefordshire

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