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About Us

FGA Theological Seminary is the oldest and largest evangelical Theological Seminary in the Pentecostal-Charismatic tradition in Pakistan, with students from various church backgrounds. We have been training church planters and indigenous missionaries since our founding in 1967 by Swedish missionary Rev. Kjell Sjoberg. We are celebrating God's faithfulness to us for over 50 years.

Aims and Objectives

Our Vision

Under the leadership of the Holy Spirit, the vision of FGA Theological Seminary is:

1. That students have a deep theological knowledge and maturity in spiritual life.

2. That students have discovered their divine call for ministry.

3. That students have a deep understanding of God's purpose for the church in the world.

4. That students have a burning passion to plant new churches.

5. That students are trained for effective Christian ministry, including both evangelism and discipleship.

Our Mission

The mission of the FGA Theological Seminary is threefold:

1- To equip with the Holy Scriptures.

2- To inspire to the fullness of the Holy Spirit.

3- To train for Christ's holy service.

Our Values

1- Loving God and one another wholeheartedly

2- Being people of the Word and the Spirit theologically

3- Praying incessantly

4- Combining charismata and character practically

5- Serving one another humbly

6- Working together as a team selflessly

7- Communicating with one another truthfully

8- Doing our duty diligently

9- Maintaining integrity intently

10- Showing accountability voluntarily

Explore Our History

The institution that you see today was founded in 1967 by a Swedish missionary, Rev. Kjell Sjoberg, when the Pentecostal movement was in full swing in the cities and villages of Pakistan. At that time new churches were rapidly being planted but they lacked trained leaders to provide the necessary pastoral care. To fulfill this need, FGA started a Bible school with a one-year training program for those aspiring leaders who felt the call to serve God. Rev. Kjell Sjoberg served as the first principal of the Bible College.

Because of the increased demand for pastors and workers with more training, in 1989 the school expanded its program to a two-year Diploma of Theology. In the year 2000, a research-based Bachelor of Arts in Theology program was launched, designed to be completed after the Diploma of Theology. In 2009 this program, was replaced by a one-year taught Bachelor of Theology degree. Distinctively, for the last ten years or so, the Bible College has been offering an English-only Masters of Divinity by dissertation, administered in conjunction with the UK Advisory Board for Christian Studies, and overseen by Rev. Dr. Hugh Osgood. Students can be based in Pakistan or abroad.

In August 1994, the Bible College opened its doors for women. This was a paradigm shift in ministry training as women had been marginalized in both society and church. Today around half of the student body is women. In Pakistan’s male-dominated social context, we are proud to also have women on our faculty and staff.

The College started with about a dozen students in 1967. In 2017 we have over 120 students from all over Pakistan. The number is increasing every year and is limited only by our facilities.

FGA Bible College has graduated 700 students. These graduates are serving as pastors, evangelists, indigenous missionaries, children’s ministry workers, women’s ministry workers, worship leaders, and also as witnesses in secular professions. Our graduates serve with FGA churches, other Pentecostal and Evangelical churches, and parachurch organizations. Some are key leaders in their churches or mission organizations. Our graduates are an instrument of blessing to tens of thousands in Pakistan today, a privilege for which we are grateful to God.

Statement of Faith

One Triune God

We believe in one true God who lives eternally in three persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

Sovereignty of God

We believe in the love, grace and sovereignty of God in creating, sustaining, ruling, redeeming and judging the world.

Holy Scriptures

We believe in the divine inspiration, infallibility and supreme authority of the Old and New Testament, which are the written Word of God –fully trustworthy for faith and conduct.

State of Humanity

We believe in the dignity of all people, made male and female in to love, be holy and care for creation, yet corrupted by sin, which incurs divine wrath and judgment.

Incarnation

We believe in the incarnation of God’s eternal Son the Lord Jesus Christ, born of Virgin Mary, truly divine and truly human, yet without sin.

Atonement

We believe in the atoning sacrifice of Christ on the cross: dying in our place, paying the price of sin and defeating evil, so reconciling us with God.

Resurrection

We believe in the bodily resurrection of Christ, the first fruits of resurrection, his ascension to the Father, and his reign and mediation as the only Savior of the world.

Justification by Faith

We believe in the justification of sinners by the grace of God through faith in Christ.

Holy Spirit

We believe in the ministry of God the Holy Spirit, who leads us to repentance, unites us with Christ through new birth, empowers our discipleship and enables our witness.

Baptism in Holy Spirit

We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a distinct and subsequent experience to new birth, giving believers power for life and service, witnessed by the initial physical sign of speaking with tongues, available to those who ask it.

Church

We believe in the Church, the body of Christ both local and universal, the priesthood of all believers, given life by the Spirit and endowed with the Spirit's gifts to worship God and proclaim the gospel, promoting justice and love.

Second Coming

We believe in the personal and visible return of Jesus Christ to fulfill the purpose of God, who will raise all people to judgement, bring eternal life to the redeemed and eternal condemnation to the lost, and establish a new heaven and new earth.