Evg. V.P. Jacob (89 Years), popularily called as “VP Jacob Sir”, - a well known writer, teacher, preacher and Evangelist. He was not well for the last one week and was hospitalized at SUT Hospital, Trivandrum. It was well pleasing to our Master to put an end to his earthily sufferings and call him to the eternal HOME. He was ushered in to the beautiful shore to be with the LORD, where there is no pain, no sorrow, no tears, no sickness and no death!! It’s the will of God and HIS Time to call HIS Servant to be with THE MASTER. VP Jacob Sir” went to be with the LORD at 5:00 AM on 01 DEC 2010.
Br. V. P. Jacob hails from Chathannoor in Kollam District of Kerala State. Born in 1921 in a pious Jacobite family. While studying at Trivandrum Arts College at the age of 19, he accepted the Lord as his personal saviour. According to the conviction received from the Word of God, he obeyed the Lord’s commandment of baptism. He became a Teacher after completing his B.A. Degree in 1942. Got married to Sister Sossamma in 1943. Hearing the divine call for full time ministry, in 1945 he resigned his secular job and went to Mysore in Karnataka State. He learned the local language (Kannada) and served the Lord for 15 years in Mysore. Later on they shifted to Bangalore, where they served the Lord in different ways for 24 years. In 1984 the family moved to Trivandrum and continued the Lord’s work. V P Jacob sir traveled to Gulf Countries, Europe, America and Canada for preaching and teaching the Word of God.
VP Jacob Sir authored many books, translated a few and written many gospel tracts and booklets, which are popularily in circulation. Yes, our Master has used HIS servant for the extension of HIS Kingdom in many ways. Praise the Lord.
Let us uphold the grieving family members to the throne of Grace. Especially his wife Sister Sossamma, Children Dr. Alice Ajith (U.K.), Prof. Philip Jacob (Principal, Madras Christian College, Madras) & Evg. Easow Jacob, Bangalore and all family members. May the Lord bestow upon them Heavenly Grace, Peace and Strength and console them with the Word of God. Please pray for journey mercies to the dear ones and family members who will be traveling from different places to attend the funeral service.