Hi Friends, welcome to ‘The Preaching Platform’. My name is Palitha Jayasooriya. I am an Executive/Preaching Pastor at the People’s Church (Assembly of God) situated in the city of Colombo, in the beautiful island Nation of Sri Lanka. The People’s Church is a thriving church in the city of Colombo, with over 4000 people attending our services weekly. (Thousands more are ministered to regularly through the outreach and social ministries of the church). My involvement is mainly in the English language ministry of the church.
After having worked for 7 years in the secular world as an Executive, I answered the call to full-time ministry, which I continue in to this day. I am also an experienced Radio Broadcaster, having worked for over 25 years as a Presenter, News Reader and Commentator in the English channel of Radio Sri Lanka (formerly known as The Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation). Those years in broadcasting have helped me immensely in learning to be a better preacher.
I was saved at the age of 16 through the power of the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ, and subsequently healed of chronic asthma that I had suffered with from the age of 6 months. Besides being an Executive/Preaching Pastor at my church, I have also served as the Assemblies of God Presbyter for the Colombo Region.
I love preaching and teaching the Word of God and use every opportunity to glorify the Name of the Lord Jesus. I was challenged to share more of God’s Word through a prophecy I received 4 years ago. As a result, I first submitted some of my sermons to sermoncentral.com. Those sermons were featured on Sermon Central and when the number of sermon views came up to 10k, I felt that it was time to reach a wider audience.
One of the ways I decided to do this was by starting this blog, ‘The Preaching Platform’, for the purpose of sharing sermons, devotionals, and articles on preaching to help and inspire others, and to be a prophetic voice for the Lord Jesus. Since then, I have been blessed to have my sermons, sermon illustrations, and devotionals featured on Preaching Today, thoughts-about-god.com, the You Version Bible app, the GodTV blog, and Crosswalk.com, besides having many of them shared worldwide.
I am praying that other preachers, specially those beginning a ministry of preaching, will benefit from the sermons, devotionals, videos and articles on this blog.
I have been happily married to my beloved wife Regina for the past 16 years, and she has always been a strength to my ministry, besides helping me on this blog. The Lord has blessed us with 2 lovely sons, Sheriah, aged 15 years and Sheramiah, aged 13 years, both of whom have been a great blessing to us.
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Finally, my thanks to Yohan Perera who blogs at The Virtual Preacher, for the insight and expertise given to get this blog off the ground.
May God’s favor rest on you abundantly!
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