K.A. Paul Biography

K.A. Paul
Popularity Index
K.A. Paul
Quick Facts

Birthday: September 25, 1963

Nationality: Indian

Age: 57 Years, 57 Year Old Males

Sun Sign: Libra

Also Known As: Kilari Anand Paul

Born Country: India

Born in: Andhra Pradesh, India

Famous as: Evangelist

Public Speakers Philanthropists

Family:

Spouse/Ex-: Mary Paul

father: K.Barnabas

mother: Santhosamma

siblings: David Raju

children: John Paul

Continue Reading Below

Kilari Anand Paul, better known as K.A. Paul, is an Indian-born American evangelist, philanthropist, public speaker, and peacemaker. He was born in India but later moved to the U.S. Paul and his family converted to Christianity when he was still a child. In 1983, he established the Gospel to the Unreached Millions ministry in India. After moving to the U.S., he established the charity Gospel to the Unreached Millions, in Minnesota. Its headquarters eventually moved to Houston, Texas. Paul is known for his multiple charitable initiatives, such as the Global Peace Initiative. His organizations collect funds to bring about world peace and to help orphans, widows, and the downtrodden all over the world. He trains women to be “Little Teresas” to help other people overcome their miseries. He has also set up a “Charity City” near Hyderabad and has established his own political party, Praja Shanti Party. Nevertheless, he has been part of many controversies related to funding and other issues, too. He now lives in Texas with his wife and three children.

Recommended Lists:

Recommended Lists:

Childhood & Early Life

Kilari Anand Paul, better known as K.A. Paul, was born on September 25, 1963, into the traditional Hindu family of Barnabas and Santhosamma, in a village named Chittivalasa, in Andhra Pradesh, India.

In 1966, K.A. Paul’s parents converted to Christianity. In March 1971, when he was just 8 years old, Paul, too, became a Christian.

Continue Reading Below
You May Like
Career as an Evangelist

Paul and his evangelist father traveled to countless villages of India, preaching Christianity and sharing the gospel. Paul was ordained at his father’s church in 1983. The same year, at the tender age of 20, he established the Gospel to the Unreached Millions ministry in India.

Paul migrated to the U.S. in 1989. In 1993, he established the U.S. non-profit organization Gospel to the Unreached Millions (GUM), with its base in Duluth, Minnesota.

Three years later, in 1996, GUM established its headquarters in Humble, Texas. In 1999, the headquarters moved to Houston, Texas.

Over the years, Paul has launched several charitable and peacekeeping missions. He is now also the president of the organization known as the Global Peace Initiative (GPI).

The GPI’s “Charity City” near Hyderabad, India, which covers an area of over 325,000 square feet, houses scores of orphans, thus preventing them from being driven into slavery. The orphans are provided with food, shelter, and education.

The GPI’s rallies reach out to many more such orphans in underdeveloped nations. Paul intends to build 120 such “Charity Cities” in various underdeveloped places of the world.

The GPI also works toward rescuing widows. It offers them food and a monthly stipend. It also provides them training to make them “Little Teresas” to help other women like them and offer them a dignified life.

While Paul initially worked toward rescuing street children, just 5 years into his initiative, he met Mother Teresa. He learned from her that one determined individual was enough to change the structure of the social fabric.

Soon after this meeting, Paul founded the Prince of Peace, through which he aimed to serve and improve the social and economic conditions of underprivileged people. The movement later spread to 148 countries and all religions of the world.

Continue Reading Below

Paul has also written a book named Al-Qaeda Winning--America Losing, which was published by the GPI on August 1, 2006.

Political Career

In January 2003, Paul and a number of influential politicians and billionaires, such as Nelson Bunker Hunt, senator John Thune, and governor Mike Huckabee were part of a peace summit organized in Harrisburg, near Washington D.C. It was aimed at putting an end to the Iraq war (that was opposed by 148 world leaders).

In the 2008 U.S. elections, Paul supported President Barack Obama due to his views against war. The same year, Paul founded the Praja Shanti Party. The symbol of the party is a helicopter. The aim of his party was to free people from slavery and to promote equality of all faiths and castes.

In the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, however, Paul supported Donald Trump. He endorsed Trump, saying he was a family man and was quite inspirational in his ways.

In January 2019, Paul declared that his party would participate in the elections in Andhra Pradesh, India, that year. The motto of his party back then was "Save Secular India.” He believed people were being cheated by both the central and the state governments.

That year, he contested from the Narsapur seat as a Lok Sabha candidate. However, he was unsuccessful and secured just 3,037 votes of the 1,325,028 votes cast.

In 2019, the returning officer declined Paul’s nomination for the Bhimavaram Assembly constituency, as Paul had reached the venue after the given deadline.

In 2020, Paul went against his previous political allegiance and declared that he wished to see Donald Trump being defeated in the U.S. elections. He also added that nobody except a particular group of racist people would want Trump to win. He described Trump as someone who had participated in global corruption.

Controversies

K.A. Paul received a lot of funding from world leaders and influential people. He was thus able to buy a Boeing 747SP airplane, which he named "Global Peace One.”

Continue Reading Below

The plane was earlier flown by China Airlines. It was used to give shape to various aid missions in developing nations, especially in supplying disaster relief.

However, the plane was not maintained properly. The crew, too, were not paid adequately. As a result, the pilot and the entire crew quit the mission in 2005.

The plane eventually got its license canceled by the FAA, due to lack of maintenance. In fact, the plane was involved in the China Airlines Flight 006 accident. It now remains parked at the Tijuana International Airport in Tijuana, Baja California.

In 2005, the membership of Paul’s organization GUM was canceled by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability. The reasons cited were lack of financial accountability and standards of governance.

Michelle Cottle once said Paul comes across as a person who was “desperate to convince” people of his beliefs and thus appears to be “a liar or a crank.”

In 2007, Paul commented against Mr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy, the then-chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, his home state in India. He stated that Mr. Reddy and his party had requested for $5 million as illegal donations to invest in winning the 2004 elections.

Paul also said that he would work to put together a U.S. congressional hearing that would prove that the U.S. had got in touch with the Congress Party (Reddy’s party) leader, Mrs. Sonia Gandhi, to cancel a peace mission.

On September 15, 2009, the Delhi High Court dismissed a petition filed by Paul against Reddy, Mr. Pranab Mukherjee (then-finance minister of India), and former Indian minister K Natwar Singh, which stated that they had caused hurdles in the path of his Global Peace Mission in 2007.

Paul also claimed that he had lost his reputation and about Rs. 500 crores as a result of the activities of these ministers. The court, however, did not come across any concrete evidence against these leaders.

Personal Life

Paul is married to Mary Kilari Paul and has three children. He lives with his family in a modest home in the suburbs of Houston, Texas.

One of Paul’s brothers is known as David Raju. On February 12, 2019, Paul's mother passed away while undergoing treatment for an ailment in Visakhapatnam, India.

On Social Media

K.A. Paul is quite popular on social media. He has his own website, too. He has a YouTube channel named Dr.K A Paul Official, through which he propagates his ideas. It has gained over 16.5 thousand subscribers and more than 2 million views since it was launched on March 20, 2015.

Some of his most popular videos are Corona Crisis (with over 10 thousand views), Dr. K. A. Paul with all Major Christian Leaders (over 213,750 views), Dr. K. A. Paul with World Leaders (over 539,095 views), and Dr. K.A. Paul with Bill O'Reilly on Fox News talking about IAD in Africa (over 724,850 views).

One of his videos talks about his hatred for Trump’s corrupt policies. Titled Save America and the World from Trump, the video was uploaded on October 1, 2020.

K.A. Paul joined Twitter in December 2016. His Twitter account, KAPaulOfficial, has gained a little over 7 thousand followers to date.

Follow K.A. Paul On:

See the events in life of K.A. Paul in Chronological Order

How To Cite

Article Title
- K.A. Paul Biography
Author
- Editors, TheFamousPeople.com
Website
- TheFamousPeople.com
URL
https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/k-a-paul-77112.php

People Also Viewed

Nita Ambani
Nita Ambani
(Indian)
 
Chetan Bhagat
Chetan Bhagat
(Indian)
 

Savitribai Phule
Savitribai Phule
(Indian)
 
Lizzie Brocheré
Lizzie Brocheré
(French)
 
Tony Sirico
Tony Sirico
(American)
 
Les Brown
Les Brown
(American)
 

Also Listed In