About UPF & History

The wonder working God:
In the early days of her ministry, Joy never knew how to preach, or how to sing and praise God, but our God is a wonder working God, he lets us see his strength in our weaknesses. Fasting and praying for 50 days, Joy was filled with the anointing of God and became a powerful messenger of God’s word.

God’s work: Fulltime
What started as a small prayer meeting for women, slowly grew into a wider ministry and was soon inevitably called “United People’s Fellowship” (UPF). The year 2000, Joy left her cosy Bank post and came to fulltime ministry and dedicated herself fully to God’s work. The Ministry soon flourished into several wings and diversified into distinct ministries for Men, Women, the young and the old.

Joy was ordained as a Full time Pastor by several of God’s servants into Full time ministry and was also awarded a Doctorate for her unique ministry.

Interdenominational Ministry:

A ministry that is interdenominational and not bound by any barrier in the name of Denomination, Caste or Creed, UPF believes that everyone belongs to Christ for he laid down his life to save us from our sins. United Peoples' Fellowship became a platform for God's servants of all denominations to preach to word of God. Never before had so many Pastors from different churches gathered under the same roof as they did in this unique ministry. Senior Pastors from varied backgrounds such as Pentecost, Baptist, Methodist, Wesley, Lutheren, etc., have been guests at UPF.

Isaiah 61:1-3 as our vision:
“An interdenominational ministry to preach good tidings to the meek, to bind the broken hearted… to comfort all that mourn”

Every week, 2000 people gather to hear the word of God through Joy Cherian in the very church that was established by her father Rev. Pastor A.N. Mathews. Rev. Dr. Joy Cherian is the Founder-President of United People’s Fellowship and now carries the torch of a glorious ministry of a Great God.


Joy started this unique series called the “1000 Titles of God” in 3rd February 2002. Seven new titles of God from the Holy Bible were preached in the Sunday service. Each of the 1000 titles were explained in detail. This series took 3 ½ years and was successfully completed on June 5th 2005. Thousands of people attended this series and were blessed. Literature on the 1000 titles is available at our office.


Joy started another unique series called the “1000 Promises of God” in 3rd August 2003. Seven new promises of God from the Holy Bible are preached in the Sunday morning service. Each of the 1000 promises are explained in detail. Attend the morning service at UPF and claim the promises God has in store for you. Literature on the 1000 promises is available at our office.

A new series called the “Power of Prayer” starts from July 3rd 2005. God willing, one of the prayers in the Holy Bible is explained in detail by Joy Cherian in the Sunday Evening Service. Come, participate and feel the presence of God.

Serving God as a Family:
Mr. Cherian works with Indian Airlines as Transport Supervisor. They are blessed with three children, Akhil, Nikhil and Cheryl. Akhil is working for an Audit firm (Deloitte) in the Tax function and is in charge of the general organizing of meetings and also helps in website maintenance. Nikhil is a software engineer and has completed MS-MIS from State Univ of Buffalo, New York. Nikhil is currently employed with Mu Sigma, Bangalore. Cheryl is employed with Cognizant Technologies and actively takes part in arrangements. Please pray for the family and that God may use them further in his ministry.

Pastor A.M. Abraham (the eldest son of Pastor A.N. Mathew) is also in active ministry and serves as Pastor in UPF ministry. Please pray for his family.

Please pray:
United People’s Fellowship is praying for a big church that can accommodate everyone. We are praying for finances as well as other needs. Please uphold UPF in your daily prayers that God may use us mightily in building his kingdom.

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A Short Prayer

The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace."
                           Numbers 6:24-26

Contact Details

Telephone: 040 - 27624030/31
Email: joycherian@hotmail.com 
Website: www.unitedpeoplesfellowship.org

United People's Fellowship
D.No. 1-9-52/E/3, Ramnagar
Hyderabad, Telangana State, India - 500020.