Born as the 2nd son in Melpadam, India (A small village in the paddy rich Allapuzha district of Kerala State) of Pastor and Mrs. K J George on October 25, 1952 Pastor George Stephenson comes from a very humble beginning. His Grandfather, late Pathichira Yohannachan was a well-known Prophet of his time. In his early childhood, he understood the price of poverty when he lost his older brother at a very early age to starvation. Despite the early setback, a very committed father and a prayer warrior mother brought up Pastor Stephenson in a very dedicated and spiritual atmosphere. He committed his life to the Lord and accepted Him as his personal Savior at an early age of 12. The same month, 13 days later the Lord baptized him in the Holy Spirit and also a week later he confessed his Savior in water baptism. After his High School education, Pastor Stephenson went to do his BA from Bishop Moore College after which he pursued his passion for the Lord by going to Bible School in the famous Hebron Bible College in Kumbanad.
Pastor Stephenson started his ministry by pastoring a church in Mavelikara, Kerala in 1975. He got married to Aleyamma in December of 1976 and followed her to the USA in late 1977. In July 1978, the pioneer Pastor of International Christian Assembly of God (ICAG) in Chicago, Pastor K A Thomas handed the reigns of his church to the young Pastor Stephenson and moved to Atlanta, Georgia. God blessed Pastor Stephenson with two children, Susan and John (Santhosh). Pastor Stephenson finished his Masters in Divinity from Trinity International University in Banockburn, IL and also finished his courses in Clinical Pastoral Education (Chaplaincy) from the University of Chicago. He was ordained as a Pastor with the Assemblies of God Fellowship in the USA in 1980. In 1989, ICAG moved to a new facility in Schiller Park, IL where it still continues to minister among the community as the largest full gospel Pentecostal church among Malayalees in Chicagoland. In his early days, Pastor Stephenson was involved in the ministry among the young generation. He was the PYPA Joint Secretary in the Indian Pentecostal Church for two consecutive years (75-76). He still has a great passion for the lost and has used the resources and his God given talents for the furtherance of the Gospel of the Lord. He started a radio program titled Gospel Echo on WEEF radio (1413 on the AM dial) in Chicago in the late 80’s and continued it for 8 years. Upon the guidance of the Lord and the unction of the Holy Spirit he started ministering through the medium of Television via Gospel Echo TV. It is heard bi-weekly on Sundays in the Chicagoland area on WFBT TV for the past 8 years.
In August 2000, Pastor Stephenson lost his wife Aleyamma to cancer. After lot of prayer, God joined him to his new bride Joyce in July 2005. Pastor Stephenson and Joyce continue their ministry together in ICAG. Their passion is to do the work faithfully that the good Lord has entrusted in their hands at all cost. The Great commission (Matthew 28: 19-20) is what they were called and devoted their life for his work.