Our Pastors

Pas. Sheba & Rev. Paul Thangiah

Rev. Paul Thangiah is a trailblazing leader, committed to the God-given vision with confidence in the great promises of God who serves as Founder and Senior Pastor of the Full Gospel Assembly of God Church, which caters to over 25,000 people in Bangalore, Karnataka, India.

Pastor Paul is a well-known and well-respected preacher who has traveled to 64 nations declaring the good news of our Lord Jesus in Churches, sharing principles of leadership at Seminars, encouraging pastors and conducting prayer drives. He strongly believes that every minister must have a heart that is broken by those things that break the very heart of God, eyes flowing with tears in intercession and lips filled with praise. A shepherd at heart he identifies and understands the challenges of pastoral ministry and makes every effort to uplift pastors and their families. He is truly a Pastor to the pastors!

He is further convinced that the Church must make an impact on society. As such he reaches out with compassion to the poor, the needy, the abused, the outcasts, the orphans and the widows in unique ways as God leads him.

The ministry of Pastor Paul reaches to millions of people across the Globe through audio and video cassettes and CD’s and TV programs. Cassettes and CD’s of his songs and messages are distributed with the prayer that it will be a blessing to the sick, the brokenhearted and to those who are hopeless. His television broadcast, ‘This is Your Miracle’ at present covers millions of homes in India and other nations of the world. Many people in places where the Gospel cannot be preached are finding peace, joy and life – finding Jesus and experiencing awesome miracles through the impact of his ministry.

Sheba was born and brought up in a God-fearing family in Bangalore. She completed her schooling from Sacred Heart Girls High School and graduated from St. Joseph’s Evening College. Her sports career was at the peak during which time there was a tragedy in the family with the death of her father. Everything changed and during the time of grief she was introduced to a Sunday school which became the spring board in her new found journey of knowing the Lord and taking water baptism and having the Pentecostal experience.

Soon after which she met Paul and married him in the year 1984. Her most cherished moments was her call as a mother and to be a home maker. Hospitality was her passion and her home entertained almost 20 young men every single day. Apart from this she served the church in the Sunday school ministry. But God had a higher call for her when later she was called literally from the kitchen to the pulpit when God equipped her to serve as a worship leader. Later she served as the women’s church pastor, Divisional Pastor, and a Regional pastor.

She completed her masters in Saiacs with an M Div in pastoral counseling. Presently she heads the Counseling department in the church which is her passion and continues to pursue her doctorate in Pastoral Care and Counseling.

Pastor Paul also serves as the Superintendent of the Central District of the South India Assemblies of God comprising of the states of Karnataka and Goa. His charismatic and novel leadership has seen the churches in this District in unity go to the next level .

Celebrating 30 years of marriage, Pastor Paul and his lovely wife Sheba Thangiah are parents to two wonderful children, Grace Catherine, and Roger Samuel. Grace who serves as Pastor Paul’s Administrative Assistant is married to Neal Mickey who is a Graphic Designer by profession. Roger Samuel along with his wife Nicole Lynn reach out to today’s youth in India and various nations of the world. Roger and Nicole are blessed with a son, Malachi James Thangiah.

Pastor Paul can never stop thanking God for the godly legacy that his God-fearing parents have passed on to him. If he is serving the Lord today, he knows that it is because of the commitment and persevering prayers of his father, Late Rev. A.R. Thangiah and his dear mother, Hester Kantimalar Thangiah.