Tulsa Church History
Full Gospel Assembly International Ministry, Inc. was granted license on December 18, 2003 by the State of Oklahoma.
We kept on seeking the Lord for His will and guidance as to when to start the church. After receiving clear guidance form the Lord in the spirit in September of 2007, we started the church services.
Full Gospel Assembly International officially started on October 7, 2007 at Holiday Inn (Mohawk Hall) 5000 E. Skelly Dr., Tulsa, OK 74136, U.S.A. On that day, eighty Burmese believers living in Tulsa at that time, joined us for the first worship service.
“Upon this rock, I will build my church. And the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
1. To be a place of fellowship, prayer, and worship that will provide spiritual refreshment and strength for those who are weary, for the Burmese people who came to live and work in the United States.
2. To use the offering in the mission work in Burma.
3. To share one another’s burden in time of distress and sorrow and to share our joy.
4. To have fellowship with one another in various kinds of services, home cells, and fasting and prayer services.
1. Rev. Dr. Dam Suan Mung- Senior Pastor
2. Rev. Vung Za Niang – Associate Pastor & Secretary
3. Rev. Pau Khan Mung – Associate Pastor
4. Pastor Bukai Ayarla – Pastor
5. Pastor Thawng En Thang – Pastor
6. Pastor Khin San Maw – (Not serving anymore)
7. Pastor Van Hnuai Kim – Pastor
8. Pastor Gin Sawm Piang – Pastor
Church Elders in the early days
Full Gospel Assembly International had selected nine man to serve as church elders on July 26, 2009. They are:
1. Pa Cin Pau 6. Pa Ngin Do Khup
2. Pa Lian Go Pau 7. Pa Sing Za Lian
3. Pa En Khan Khai 8. Lian Bawi
4. Pa Kham Kap Thang 9. Lun Bawi
5. Pa Langh Khan Thawng
A church elder serves three years and new elders are selected every three years. We would like to thank all our church elders who served in the past ten years. May the Lord richly bless your families.
Children Ministry Volunteers (2007 – 2017)
1. Siamah Kim No (Leader)
2. Siamah Lun Nu
3. Siamah Nem Huai (Not serving anymore)
4. Siamah Ciin No
5. Siamah Lamh Nu
6. Siamah Saan Lun (Not serving anymore)
7. Siamah Cing No
8. Siamah Vung Boih
We would like to thank Dr. Dim San Nuam (Nuam Pi) for teaching the teenage Bible study class (Caleb Class).
We also have adult Bible study on Sunday mornings taught by our pastors from 9:00 AM to 9:45 AM. The Bible study is taught in both Zomi and Burmese and it can be viewed online as well.
Church Treasurers (2007 – 2017)
1. Rev. Pau Khan Mung – 2007 to 2011
2. Pa Ngin Suan Mung – 2012 to 2013
3. Pa Dal Suan Kham – 2014 to 2015
4. Pa Vungh Thawn Mang -2016 to 2017
May the Lord open the windows of heaven to shower blessings upon those who faithfully gave tithes and offerings for the past ten years. We have recorded church offerings every year for ten years and the treasurers have reported each year. So we will not be including these offering online for church’s privacy. If you wish to know about these offering, you may ask the church treasurer. As a church, we would like to express our appreciation to all the treasurers who have faithfully serve the church in the past ten years.
Regarding Full Gospel Assembly church membership, we did not have official membership forms in 2007 when we began. We started using membership forms in 2008.
Church Membership Growth
As of October 8, 2017, we have 233 families with 997 people. From 2007 to October 7, 2017, 87 families are home owners. We thank and praise the Lord for His abundance and believe that all our church members will be homeowners.
In the beginning of 2017, the church pastors visited every church member’s home to pray for New Year blessings and take the census of FGAIM church members. We took census to ensure that we are with them in their joyous times and encourage them in their time of need.
Times of Sorrow and Joy
In the past ten years, we lost 6 dear young people and we truly miss them all in our 10th anniversary day. May the Lord comfort those who mourn and strengthen them in His Spirit.
We give thanks to the Lord for the 14 marriages in the past ten years and the wonderful children God has given those families. Eighty-six people have received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and received water baptism. The church has been experiencing spiritual awakening that has been going on until today. We pray that this will only be for the glory of the Lord.
Since the church was started in 2007, we have worship services in Zomi and Burmese languages. Zomi service is from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM, and Burmese service is from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Pastor Bukai has been leading the Burmese service and we would like to thank her for her service.
We began our women fellowship on June 6, 2009. We express our thanks to the presidents of women fellowship including Nu Pum Ngaih Niang and Nu Man Nuam Nel, and every woman who participated in the women’s prayer meetings. We have women prayer meeting on Tuesday evening and our women fellowship collect rice and bring offering for missionaries and for the orphans. We would like to thank those who generously give for the offering.
Full Gospel Assembly Youth program was started on January, 18, 2009. We would like to thank our youth leaders from the past ten years including Gin Do Khup, Ngin Za Khai, Ciang Pi, Hon Pi, and Lian Cin Thang. We also thank our choir leader Pa En Khan Nang, Mung Tawng and all the youth for their time and commitment.
Full Gospel Assembly English Service started on June 1, 2014 and has been progressing until today. We have other nationalities joining this service at times.
We would like to thank those who served the church in many ways since 2007. We appreciate Pa Suum Pi and friends from the media group, the music group, the musicians, those who work with sound system and lighting, and managing songs in power point on the screen, and the worship teams. We appreciate Cin Kap, Kap Pi, Thang Pi and friends for always helping out with anything needed for the church. We also thank our ushers who helps with the parking and everyone in need during service. There are many volunteers whose names may not be mentioned, but we also thank them for their hard work and service for the church. May the Lord richly bless you all.
FGAIM with the help of The Good Samaritan Health Services opened a free clinic which has been a source of healing for many who are sick. We appreciate the volunteers who serve as doctors, nurses, interpreters, prayer warriors, and those who keep records and who help the patients in giving directions.
The church has 11 home cells meetings on Friday. May the Lord richly bless home cell leaders though the church cannot show our appreciation enough. Just as the Word of God said in Malachi 3:16, may the Lord keep a record of what you have done for Him. Amen.
Purchasing the Church Building and Church Vans
The church purchased church building and a minister’s residence with US$ 900,000.00 on August 11, 2011. We had church dedication service on October 30, 2011. We would like to thank everyone who sacrificed generously for the church building fund. We would like to thank Sizang Burmese Mission Church Maryland for helping us in buying our church building. We also appreciate Pa En Khan Nang for growing and tending beautiful plants and trees to make the church’s surrounding looks beautiful. May the Lord richly bless your family.
Many people have served the church by doing housekeeping for the church: Pa Neng Kho Hau from August 2011 to March 2012; Nu Ciang Thian Vung from April 2012 to April 2015, and Pa Cin Lam Khai family since May 2017. We would like to thank them all.
We bought a church van (2007 model) on May 15, 2012 with $ 14,000.00. We bought another van (2015 model) in 2016 with $ 23,000.00. We would like to thank En Sian Mung, Kam Lianta, Lain Bawi, Cin Kap and others who drive and took care of these vans.
Fasting and Prayers
We have fasting and prayer meeting on Saturday from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM and we thank the Lord for His fellowship with us these ten years. Now, we have about one hundred people join our fast and prayer meetings. God hears our prayers and many received answers, may were healed, and prayer for family members from third world countries to safely come to the United States were answered. In His presence, the prayer times are irreplaceable.
We separate ten percent of our offerings to support the mission work in Burma. We support the 40 mission stations in buying lands, and their various needs. We also support the Yangon FGA church to buy the church building by giving faith promises.
Each year we supported 40 students who attend Full Gospel Bible Training Center (FGBTC) in Yangon. We also host visiting minsters from Burma and collected offerings for the visiting ministers’ ministries. Pastors and church members from FGAIM Tulsa visited Burma and other nations to encourage the churches and to help with the mission work.
We would like to thank all our church members who choose to join hand with us at Full Gospel Assembly International Ministry. Although there are many churches where you can worship, we thank you for the fact that you choose to be a part of this church. We love you. By having fellowship with us, we pray that you will find peace and rejuvenate in His Spirit when you are weary and that the Lord will wipe away your tears.
Let us keep on joining hands to continue to fulfill what God has called us to do and for the Kingdom of God. We believe that goodness and gracious love will follow us all the days of our lives.
Our greatest appreciation goes to our God who has helped us thus far. Amen!
“Thus far the Lord has helped us” – 1 Samuel 7:12
Praise the Lord!!
In Christ’s Love,
Rev. Vung Za Niang
Associate Pastor & Church Secretary
Full Gospel Assembly International Ministry