About Palitha Jayasooriya

About Palitha Jayasooriya

Palitha Jayasooriya is an Executive/Preaching Pastor of the 4000+ strong Peoples Church, based in the island nation of Sri Lanka. He oversees the English language outreach services and the Fellowship Ministry of the church.

Born to a non- believing family, Palitha suffered with chronic asthma for his entire childhood and most of his teenage years. However, his life was dramatically changed when he accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Saviour.  Not only was he saved, but the Lord delivered him from the influence of astrology and superstition and subsequently healed him of his asthma.

After working in a secular job for 7 years, Palitha answered the call to full time ministry and has been serving God at Peoples Church for the past 32 years. He is also an experienced Radio Broadcaster, having served for over 20 years with the Sri Lanka Broadcasting Corporation as a presenter, news reader and commentator.

Besides hosting his own sermon blog, ‘The Preaching Platform’ (http://www.preachingplatform.org), Palitha is also a sermon/devotional contributor to Sermon Central (with 236k views), Preaching.com and Your Daily Bread. He also loves preaching and teaching the Word of God.

Palitha is happily married to his wife of 13 years, Regina, and the Lord has blessed them with 2 sons, Sheriah (12) and Sheramiah (9). His favorite pastime is spending time with them. He can be reached at palitha.j@peopleschurch.lk