About us




founderThe Gospel Prayer Hall Church was founded and established by Pastor K.R. Paul and Mrs. Lydia Paul on 21 September, 1953.

There were only seven believers at the time of commencement. No church building was available of their own, so the worship service’s were conducted in a believers house. The bible studies conducted in the streets and the tarrying meeting was conducted on the golf grounds.

Both Pastor and Mrs. Paul had to pass through perilous days and persecutions with starvation and hunger. Despite these trials, they were rigid in faith with a great zeal for God. Leaving no stone unturned, they laboured hard and ministered for the Lord in and around Bangalore City by conducting open air meetings, visiting believers and ministering to new souls.

Pastor Paul was a man devoted to proving that Jesus is the only true God to attain eternal salvation, as He is the Way, the Truth and Life. God worked with Pastor Paul, confirming His word with signs and wonders. Many sick persons were healed by the Lord through them. Many demon possessed persons were delivered and many people’s problems were solved through their counsel.

Our Dear Lord saved many souls time after time as the new believers were baptized in water and added to the church.

With the number of believers growing larger in attendance, this led to a lack of space in the home meeting. It was evident a permanent church site was needed. The Pastor and church prayed earnestly for a church building along with fasting by Mrs. Paul. The Lord who is Faithful, answered these prayers and opened the door to build the church in the city of Bangalore. The church building was consecrated unto the Lord in April, 1963.

founder_sonAfter some years of ministry, Pastor Paul following his wife Lydia, entered into eternity.

The mantle of this ministry was now imparted unto their only Son, Pastor T. Daniel Paul as he answered the call into full time ministry.The Lord has been blessing this Pastor and church to such an extent, that extra services were added to accommodate those in attendance and yet believers are in overflow unto the church courtyard outside.

The number of believers is being multiplied under Pastor Daniel combined with a church body with a heart for evangelism.

The attending seven believers, nearly 50 years ago, could not have imagined a church of the strength as it stands today. All the Praise, Honour and Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ.


By planting a new neighbourhood church at the north end of our town, a number of families will come to faith. Worship will be accessible and informal. We will have a practical concern for the local community. A programme of nurture and teaching alongside growing fellowship will lead people into a deeper spiritual experience.

A Vision for 5 years hence: Growth in attendance, of 15% per year for the last five years, has allowed us to expand our offering of worship styles on a Sunday morning. This growth seemed to stem from highly successful ecumenical celebrations and the increased prayerfulness of our church, both individually and corporately. It’s great to see people spending time with God. Most of the congregation meet weekly in some form of prayer group.

We will become a growing church where all ages can grow in faith and receive spiritual support, and with a reputation for loving service to the local community.

Jesus is calling us to become a church known in the community for open doors, acts of grace, spirit-led worship and growing leaders.

Our vision is: “to become a visible community of Christ-like relationships, building a spiritual legacy of encouragement and hope for Bangalure and the world.”


We exist to welcome people to faith; equip people with a faith that works in real life and sends us in service into the world in Jesus’ name.

To fulfil our mission we embrace the following purpose: to bring believers to spiritual maturity through:

  • Fellowship with other Christians
  • Learning and living Christ’s teachings
  • Outreach to all people
  • Worshipping Him alone and doing
  • Service in His name.

To introduce people to Jesus Christ, to help them to grow to be more like him, and then to reproduce the process in others.

Our church exists to share the love of Christ and empower people to serve and glorify God.

The mission of our church is: To worship God, to make disciples of Jesus and to service the world.

Our mission statement is: To GATHER as God’s people., to GROW in faith, love and service and to GO into the world as disciples and apostles.


1st Service 7:30 AM - Tamil
2nd Service 10:30 AM - English
3rd Service 12 Noon - Kannada


No.1 Rly Station Road
Bangalore - 560 051
Karnataka, India.


Phone: (+91)-(80)-65474248
USA Phone: (+1) - 732 743 5736


Tuesday - Prayer Cell 7:00 PM
Wednesday - Bible Study 6:30PM
Friday - Fasting and Prayer 10AM


Pastor Gideon Paul