Pastor Alfred R.Thiagarajan is a fourth-generation minister in his family. He graduated with Masters in Divinity from New York Theological Seminary in the year 2006 and was subsequently ordained to serve God and God’s people.
He is a bi-vocational minister. Having a Master’s Degree in Human Resources, he works for a Software development company in Manhattan, New York as Vice President-Resources.
He is currently serving as a Pastor at “Lutheran Church of Our Savior”, Valley Stream, NY (www.oursaviourvalleystream.com ) He is also serving at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Whitestone, NY(www.immanuelwhitestone.com) as its Associate Pastor serving its Tamil Congregation. He serves as Chaplain at Bronx Psychiatry Center, Office of Mental Health, NY State. (https://www.omh.ny.gov/omhweb/facilities/brpc/)
He is a talented musician and composer of several songs. He has released two albums so far. He has a great interest in the language ‘Tamil’ and has written several articles which have been published. He writes Tamil poems and is a Tamil blogger (www.paradesiatnewyork.blogspot.com )which is now one of the top Tamil blogs worldwide. He is a Tamil Orator and participated in several Tamil debates. He is currently the Chair of the Literary wing of New York Tamil Sangam, which is the oldest Tamil association in North America. (http://www.newyorktamilsangam.org)
He is a keen Social worker and founder of Goodwill Foundation (www.goodwillcdp.org) which does Social work in the tribal parts of South India. He serves in the Board of “The Lutheran Care Network” (https://www.tlcn.org)
He is married to Ruth Elizabeth since 1992 years and is blessed with two daughters, Anisha and Abisha.