Meet the Good Success Pastoral Team

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Dr Rajan Thiagarajah
Dr Rajan Thiagarajah is the founder and Senior Pastor.

A convert to Christianity whilst studying in England, Pastor Rajan devoted his life to Jesus Christ more than 30 years ago. He exemplifies the role of a servant leader, and has a passion to share the Gospel wherever he goes. He also has a deep commitment to mentoring Christians, to assist them discover the breadth and wealth of knowledge in the Word of God, for them to apply this in practical everyday living, as well as develop spiritual insight, about the Kingdom of God, and it’s King.

The power of and the gifts of the Holy Spirit are evident in his ministry, demonstrated in an Apostolic calling and strong expository teaching, of the Word of God. He is an anointed servant of the Lord, having fully submitted himself to the Holy Spirit’s tutelage, and passionately preaches and teaches the Word of God, which has the power to convict, heal, deliver, and bring people to repentance, and embrace a new way of living in Jesus Christ.

Pastor Rajan is a dynamic and well researched speaker and author, who travels widely, ministering at many conferences and churches throughout the world. His weekly radio programme and ‘Life in the Spirit’ television programme is broadcast globally, and is heard and seen by millions around the world.

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Pastor Ruby Thiagarajah
A co-founder of the ministry, Pastor Ruby has been an unwavering and dedicated support to the ministry, having served alongside Pastor Rajan since its inception. This single minded commitment to the ministry has been instrumental to its growth and establishment.

An individual who fervently embraces the power of prayer, she is passionate about the Gospel, its relevancy and application to Christian living, and shares preaching commitments in the Church when called upon.
Her responsibilities include the following:
• Music Ministry
• Children’s Church
• Women’s Ministry (Daughters of the King)
• Church Administration.

She is a strong advocate for women to participate in Church activities, as well as encourages them to raise families devoted to God. She inspires women to take active roles in the Church, to assist in establishing and sharing the Gospel in their areas of influence, whether at home or in the workplace. Pastor Ruby and Pastor Rajan have a son, Josiah who also serves in the Ministry.

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Pastor Ala Altraide
The Associate Pastor and a Church Elder in the ministry, Pastor Ala migrated to Australia from Nigeria. An Oil & Gas Engineer by profession, he worked in various parts of the world including Europe and India. This exposure to diverse cultures and populaces, led to him to developing a strong desire, to share the Gospel, and see its influence positively impact and change lives.

After spending some time working in Academia at a local University in Perth, he responded to the call of God in his life, and undertook a teaching degree, to both teach and mentor youth and young Christians, in the educational system. Pastor Ala teaches Physics and Maths at High School level.

He is a dedicated, loyal and a passionate servant of the Lord, and has been a mainstay in this ministry, always willing to assist in whatever capacity, whenever needed. He embodies a lifestyle, committed to others growing in Christ, and finding their identities in serving and worshiping God.

Pastor Ala is responsible for the Home Altar Cell Groups and Church Prayer Ministry, and also shares in preaching engagements in the Church when needed. He has a love for Gospel music and is married with three adult children.

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Pastor Marlon Fernando
A pastor in the ministry, Pastor Marlon is a finance professional who has dedicated his life to serving God. An inspiring and enthusiastic preacher of the Word of God, he shares the Gospel with spiritual insight and humour, wrought with encouragement. He is a role model who typifies a dedicated and loyal servant attitude.

Pastor Marlon is responsible for the Evangelical or ‘Fisherman’s Catch’ Ministry that is active in the local communities in the vicinity of Church, reaching out with the Gospel to both influence and encourage individuals and families to explore and adopt Christian living, as the way of life.

He also assists the Senior Pastor with general duties in the Church, as well as personally leads two Home Altar Cell Groups in monthly sessions of teaching the Word of God and participating in group prayers.

Pastor Marlon is married with one son, and shares preaching engagements in the Church, when required.

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Pastor Michael Kurian
Pastor Michael is a medical doctor by profession, who currently practices as a GP in one of the Southern suburbs of Perth. He serves as a pastor and church elder in the ministry.

Married with two young sons, Pastor Michael brings to the Ministry a level of professionalism and dedication forged from career of nurturing and caring for people. His wife also serves in the Ministry. He is responsible for general logistics in the Church that includes organisation, planning and implementation of Church activities and programs.

A passionate prayer advocate, he deeply believes and embraces a lifestyle of prayer and its effectiveness in family life, professional life, and in the Church. He also assists with the Home Altar Cell Groups, and is responsible for a Home Altar monthly gathering.

Pastor Michael is committed to, and passionate about serving Christ and is a very strong believer in raising children in a loving and caring family environment, dedicated to the Gospel and its application in daily living.

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Rev. Dr. Colton Wickramaratne
Rev. Dr. Colton Wickramaratne is the Founder Pastor of the People's Church, Assembly of God, in Colombo. As a young boy he rebelled against his parents’ faith and travelled a road which led him towards suicide. On the verge of suicide God miraculously met him and he started his ministry from almost the next day. His life has been characterized by supernatural experiences and miracles. As a pastor and leader of integrity he led the Assemblies of God of Ceylon as Superintendent for twenty-six years His strong leadership and pastoral care have been an example to his flock. God has used him marvelously in response to his total faith in the Gospel and the power of Jesus Christ having seen his own mother raised from the dead. These and the amazing story of how the People’s Church came about are in his book “My Adventure of Faith”.

He is also the founder and Chairman of Impetus Ministries Trust. Pastor Colton, as he is popularly known, has led from the front and has challenged generations of young ministers to realize their full potential in ministry. His sixty years of powerful ministry has taken him to many countries, transcending denominational and geographical boundaries. He has traveled around the world in his adventures of faith many times, and is a popular speaker at conferences, conventions and large outdoor rallies, ministering to the needs of people. His ministry has extended to the sick and the suffering in all parts of the world. He has visited well over a hundred countries and all five continents.

Dr. Colton Wickramaratne, in obedience to the Lord's direction, convened two international conferences – Impetus '80 and Impetus '86. He is committed to the development of church leadership and had held many conferences and training seminars in Sri Lanka and other countries for this purpose. He asserts that ``God's method is a man``. The results have been evident in the move of the Holy Spirit in the various countries he has visited from time to time. As a leader of the church who has motivated and challenged ministers in many countries, a man of faith whose adventures span a life time, and one whose life has been spared for God’s special purpose many times, Dr Colton has a powerful message for our times which is enriched by a wide and varied experience of God’s supernatural interventions.His encounter with God and the development of his ministry are found in his “My Adventure in Faith”.