In 1957, God called Job Gnanaprakasam into a faith ministry to establish an independent and indigenous ministry, which is known in North America as India Christian Ministries. Though Job had to go through some severe trials and hardships, God proved faithful. Today, ICM has more than 290 missionaries, both men and women, scattered throughout the nine districts of the Tamil-speaking area of southern India. The work has spread to North India as well, and now includes a total of 338 churches, with more than 27,000 members. Many of the churches have been planted in areas where there has never been a witness to the gospel.