Rev. Shine P. Thomas has been the pastor of City Harvest Assembly of God Church ever since its genesis in 2003.
“I was born in a very orthodox Christian family. My father was a central government employee with a transferable job. Being born in such a background, money and status were always with us. There was no need to search for God. Life continued and I started growing in this family. Many times we rejected God’s people and spoke against them, belittling them.
In the year 1985 we went to Calcutta and were part of the Buntain Memorial Assemblies of God Church. In May 1987, I attended a VBS in the same church where on the final day I accepted Jesus Christ as my personal saviour. In June 1987 I obeyed the Lord in water baptism and God filled me with his Holy Spirit with the evidence of talking in tongues, vision, and prophesy and I started rooting myself in Christ.
In September 2000 I got married to Glory Shine, and life continued the same. In the year 2003 we moved to HBR Layout i.e., Hennur Depot, Bangalore and started a small prayer with just my wife and my son, Sam 7 months of age. God gave us an increase. In 2004 October we started as a morning service in English with just 20 people and named the church City Harvest AG Church.
Over the years God has blessed and increased our attendance and membership and now we have about 700 people worshipping God on all Sundays. We have services in 6 different languages and baptisms on a monthly basis.
Now the ministry is still going on with God leading us day-by-day with signs, wonders and miracles.”
Pastor Shine is married to Glory Shine and is the proud father of two children, Son Samuel P. Shine and daughter Grace Ann Shine.
Rev. Shine P. Thomas
Founder & Senior Pastor