Pastor Roger Thangiah fondly known as “Pastor Sammy,” never ever wanted to step into the ministry since he always dreamt of becoming a sports person or a pilot. However God’s plans for him were laid out even before the foundations of the earth.
In 2006, Sammy accompanied his father for meetings in Durban, South Africa, where he was in charge of the media. One evening, Sammy felt a heavy burden to stay in the room, and pray. After sharing it with his father, he stayed back and just cried out to God. It was during that time of prayer that he had an encounter with the Lord Jesus, who told him that He was going to use him in ministry, and would take him around the world to minister the Gospel. From that point, he let go of his past, and pursued Gods calling in his life.
Sammy then completed his Bachelor of Theology from Valley Forge Christian College where he also met Nicole and on the completion of their studies they got married on 14th February, 2011. He stepped into the ministry of FGAG in 2010 to serve God by the side of his father Rev. Paul Thangiah, our Senior Pastor.
Sammy has a heart for young people and is passionate for them to receive God! He has an anointing for healing ministry and his desire is to see people from all over the world being set free by the power of God. Mission minded, Sammy has travelled to over 45 nations, taking the love of God and the power of God to many different people groups! As Missions Director, he organises short mission trips for the youth for them to experience first-hand the needs of the people and hear their cries personally so that they can give themselves zealously to the work of God.
At present Sammy serves as pastor of the New Generation Service, that reaches out to young people along with his beautiful and charismatic wife Pastor Nicole. Besides preaching and teaching at the NGS, Sammy also visits and oversees all the young boys in the NGS. He takes the youth for outreaches each month where they do public school events and he also regularly takes them to children's homes around Bangalore City where they share God’s love! In fact it is his desire is to see young people walking with God and making a difference in their communities by showing the love of Jesus!
Sammy is a very vibrant and dynamic worship leader who often leads worship in the English services. He is an effective communicator who uses interesting object lessons that hold the attention of his hearers and conveys his message.
Pastor Sammy has been married to Pastor Nicole, the woman after his very own heart since 2011 and together they are blessed with a son, Malachi James Thangiah a sharp and clever, one and a half year old, who enthusiastically calls out for the fire of God. email: firstname.lastname@example.org tel: +91 9886777777
Pastor Nicole from New Jersey, USA, felt the call of God to go full time overseas at the tender age of 17 when she went on her first overseas missions trip to Guatemala that changed her life. It was there that she was filled with the baptism of the Holy Spirit and God gave her a vision of her doing full time ministry among the young people in other countries.
Little did she then imagine the great things God had prepared for her! In response to the nudging of the Holy Spirit, she went on to complete her four year Bachelor’s Degree in Pastoral Ministry at Valley Forge Christian College where under God’s divine appointment she met Pastor Sammy. Step by step, God unveiled His wonderful plans to her and on her graduation she saw the fulfilment of God’s call in her life when in 2011 she came to India to work alongside her husband Pas. Sammy. In an amazing way God has taken Nicole along with her husband to 40 different countries where they have ministered together.
At present Nicole pastors the youth ministry of FGAG, the “New Generation Service” with Pastor Sammy. Nicole oversees the young women while Pastor Sammy oversees the young men in their congregation. She has a young women's ministry called Girl-Talk where once a month she meets with young women and they have a discussions on various topics such as relationships, God’s grace and share testimonies! Nicole believes that it is a great way for young women to meet outside of church and be blessed by others stories.
Nicole along with Pastor Sammy plan events, outreaches, programs and missions trips for the NGS youth! Nicole has a heart for the nations and to see young women grow in the gifts and abilities that God has called for them to do and to be confident in who they are!
Pastor Nicole finds in her husband Pastor Sammy a man who has a heart devoted to God and who loves his family. Their son Malachi James Thangiah is such a chirpy baby who is indeed a great delight. email: email@example.com tel: +91 9916910000
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