Reverend Paul Thangiah was born and spent 18 years of his life in Sri-Lanka. He comes from a Pastoral family-youngest amongst 4 children. God touched Paul’s life personally and at the age of twelve he took water baptism and preached his first message at the age of fifteen. Paul was deeply impacted by the life and ministry of his father late Rev. A.R.Thangiah and wanted to follow his father's footsteps.
God had placed a burden for India in the heart of (late) Rev. A.R. Thangiah. Following the Lords leading and leaving everything behind, Rev. A.R. Thangiah arrived in India on 5th December 1977 along with his wife and four children with just 6 suitcases, 6 pillows, and 20 dollars. It was Paul's birthday and as their plane landed; his father turned to his son and said "Paul I give you India as my gift."Little did Paul realize how prophetically speaking these words were in the years to come.
Paul joined Southern Asia Bible College (SABC) in the year 1978 and later established his church FULL GOSPEL ASSEMBLY OF GOD (FGAG) in March 1982 at a home in Indiranagar -Bangalore India. He started with just 3 people; now FGAG stands tall with a congregation of over 20,000 in attendance every Sunday, with a pastoral team of 18 Pastors and an entire support staff who now work 24-hours a day to help in carrying the vision of this rapidly growing Ministry. The church places high priority on the fullness of the Holy Spirit. Emphasis is also placed on the inspiration of Scripture and its mission to bring the lost to the saving knowledge of Christ.
Today, Rev. Paul Thangiah a man of big dreams and impossible goals is recognized all over the world as: a renowned gospel singer, anointed speaker, his Passion for Souls and his burden for India to be turned to Jesus. All through the birth and growth of FGAG, it's been all about God's dealings with his success and failures, victories and defeats. There have been many hurdles and hindrances but Rev. Paul's Thangiah faith in the Lord surpasses every obstacle.
The Church conducts 11 services on Sundays from 5.45 am onwards. Besides, Sunday services, FGAG has several other services during the week: 5.30 am morning prayer, the Nepali, the Bartimeus, the Widows, the Women's Church, the Single Women and the Jericho Praise & Worship in Tamil every last Sunday of the Month -6pm onwards.
Besides, our Sunday and Weekday services we have other departments. We have a spectrum of close to 25 Ministries and our Social Work Section whose main function is to reach out to the needy. Included in our services is a Call Centre which has a prayer line that works 24x7x365. Besides, it also serves as a connect link or help desk in connection to all the activities of the church. Another wing associated in reaching the community and the nation at large is the media department, “This is your miracle”, which is responsible for broadcasting of all our programs through different channels and also the Sunday services which can be watched live @ www.fgag.tv.
We believe the best days are still ahead. God has great plans for you and we want to be there to help and encourage you along the way. To stay connected, visit us during the week or please do attend one of our Sunday Services. Be a part of us today.