AICCP was founded by Pastor Thinagar Sitther. He is a graduate of Hesston College, Hesston, Kansas and an ordained minister of the Mennonite Church USA. In 1998 he was called to Pittsburgh by the Allegheny Mennonite Conference to plant a church among the people from the Indian sub-continent and by the end of 1999 the church now known as AICCP was founded.
In 2014 when Pastor Thinagar decided to formally retire, the AICCP council after much prayerful consideration approached Pastor Raj Joseph if he would consider taking up the pastoral leadership for AICCP. And in July 2015, Pastor Raj was officially installed as the new Pastor of AICCP. Pastor Thinagar is married to Petty Sitther and they continue to live in Pittsburgh. You can keep up with his latest news by visiting his blog.