Reverend Paul Thangiah is a senior Pastor of the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church in Bangalore, Karnataka. He was born and brought up in Sri-Lanka till the age of eighteen. His father Rev. A.R. Thangiah was also a Pastor. He was among the youngest of four children. At the age of twelve God touched Pauls life, and he was water baptised. Then at the age of fifteen he preached his first message. Paul wanted to follow father’s footsteps and was completely into the ministry of his father. On 5th December 1977, Rev. A.R. Thangiah left Sri-Lanka and came to India leaving everything behind. He had with him just 6 pillows, 6 suitcases, and 20 dollars. He along with his wife and four children came to India. The day they landed India was Paul’s birthday. His dad turned to him and said “son I give you India as my gift”. It was then Paul took seriously and started his ministry about Christ.
Today he is known for his ministry works. He is also a renowned gospel singer. His songs are a big hit all around the world. He has released many CDs. His songs have captured many hearts and are known to people worldwide. He started his Full Gospel Assembly of God in the year 1982. Along with his wife he started the ministry. He has a son and a daughter, who are also now actively into the ministry and share the gospel of the lord with the people. There were just three people when they started the church but now nearly 20,000 people attend every Sunday meeting. Despite lots of hurdles and burdens but Rev. Paul Thangiah has never let his faith in the Lord.
He is a man inspired by his vision from God to serve, care and share the love of Jesus to people. Visiting this FGAG church will make you rejoice in the lord. In our nation FGAG is one of the fastest growing churches. On Sundays, the Church conducts 12 services from 5.45 a.m. onwards. Even during the week there are several other service being held in the church. They have with them nearly 25 ministries and also a call centre for all prayer requests and help services, which operates 24hours all year round. Their programmes are streamed online and can be watched from their websites.