Autobiography of Peter T. Mang

I am an ordained minister, church planter, disciple maker, ministry consultant, missional entrepreneur, life and career coach, executive and leadership coach, leadership development facilitator, business development facilitator, master trainer, biblical counselor, and transformational leader.

I have over a decade of experience in church planting, ministry leadership, and nonprofit management and leadership. I am a visionary strategist and catalyst for transformational development movement. I love working with individuals, churches, and organizations in accelerating personal and professional development, spiritual formation and growth, leadership and team development, church planting and multiplication, children and youth development, education transformation, organizational development, entrepreneurship and business development, and community development.

I serve as a church planter and the founding minister of Agape Church Yangon, founder and president of the Association of Independent Churches of Myanmar, and founder and president of Agape Initiatives and its seven parachurch organizations. I am CEO and founder of Agape Group and a global partner at Prossimo Global Partners. I enjoy volunteering with over a dozen international organizations at the local, national, and international levels.


My Values: I am a person of faith, truth, character, action, and influence who aspires to live by faith, walk in truth, lead with character, act with integrity, and serve in love. I believe in purpose-driven, values-based, authentic, servant and steward leadership. As a transformational leader, I lead from the inside out with truth and grace. I cultivate a high-trust culture, collaboration and teamwork, authentic relationships, holistic transformation, and sustainable growth.

My Purpose: Living intentionally and fully engaged in God’s purpose for my life, my purpose in life is to love God, love people, and make disciples. I am dedicated to infusing faith, hope, and love into people, transforming the lives of people from all backgrounds, developing a new generation of transformational leaders, and inspiring them to take action toward their goals that lead to greater fulfillment in their lives and work to positively impact the world. My calling is to catalyze transformational development movement. My life motto is: “Enjoy Life, Glorify God”.

My Passion: My passion is to glorify God by transforming lives and developing leaders for holistic transformation and sustainable growth in local communities through multifaceted transformational development initiatives that accelerate the fulfillment of the Great Commission.

Vision Statement: I envisioned agape love movement that brings redemptive love, transforming grace, living hope, and abundant life to people groups.

There is no greater joy than seeing someone get saved, live a transformed life, pursue their purpose and calling, grow as a leader, and lead a fulfilling life.

Mission Statement: My mission is to help people from all walks of life find their life purpose, equip and develop a new generation of transformational leaders, inspire and empower leaders to live intentionally and faithfully in pursuit of their God-given vision for their calling, and help them fulfill God’s purpose for their lives to transform their world.


My Background 

I was born in 1984 in a remote village in Falam township, Chin State, Myanmar to a self-employed businessman father and a headmistress mother. I have seven siblings, three brothers and four sisters, and I’m the second eldest son. I studied high school in Chin State. And I learned to grow a wide variety of crops and diversified vegetable farms in Chin State.

How I Became a Born-Again Believer

Growing up in a Christian family, I was told Bible stories in children’s Sunday school and attended local churches, but I did not have a personal relationship with God. Only at the of 14, I had the opportunity to hear the authentic gospel and came to know Jesus Christ as my personal Savior and Lord and responded in repentance and faith. I have been saved by grace through faith in Jesus Christ.

I found the meaning and purpose of my life in Jesus Christ. He has given me a desire to serve Him and bring His redemptive love, transforming grace, living hope, and abundant life to people groups. The Lord gave me a burden to provide gospel access to the unreached people of Myanmar.

God’s Call to Ministry

Following my conversion, I began to serve as a young Sunday school teacher in a local church in a remote village in Chin State. Two years later, in 2000, I decided to pursue a theological education in Yangon to prepare myself for the ministry when I was 16.

It was in 1998 I began to have a heart to serve in ministry, in 2002, during my theological study, I discerned the specific God’s calling for my life, and in 2007, I discovered my God-given Agape Vision to initiate agape love movement that accelerates the fulfillment of the Great Commission, then in 2009, I began to pursue God’s calling on my life.

My life was not perfect. There was a time when I turned away from God. I dropped out of theological seminary in my MDiv second year in 2006 and started my career in recruitment and foreign employment services from a humble beginning in March 2007. It was operated for 2 years and closed in June 2009, since God has led me in a divine direction to fulfill His purpose for my life. During that time, I was stubborn, rebellious, and resistant to God’s call, and lived a miserable life. But God is always faithful, gracious, and merciful, and His love never fails me.

With a broken heart and contrite spirit and true repentance, having a changed heart and mind and living a transformed life, I rededicated my life to God on June 28, 2009, to respond to His call and fulfill His purpose for my life. And God brought forth Agape Vision into existence for such a time as this.

My God-given Agape Vision

In early 2007, God implanted in me Agape Vision to initiate agape love movement that accelerates the fulfillment of the Great Commission. Christ’s love compelled me to do “greater works” He has called me to do.

In June 2009, I started Agape evangelistic ministry from humble beginnings and later initiated seven parachurch ministries and merged with Agape Initiatives in 2018. Since then, it has grown into a movement with multifaceted initiatives to catalyze transformational development that brings redemptive love, transforming grace, living hope, and abundant life to people groups.

My Family

Psalm 37:4 says, “Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart.” As I began pursuing God’s calling into ministry, I needed someone who will work with me as a partner in ministry. Therefore, I asked God for a wife and He gave me the love of my life. In July 2009, I married to Alice and God has blessed us with two fine and fabulous sons, Joshua Mang and Joseph Mang, and a fine and beautiful daughter, Janice Mang.

My wife Alice and I prayerfully prepared to do greater works God called us to do. We started with 40 days of prayer and half-day fasting to truly rely on God by trusting He will fulfill His purpose and committing ourselves to live in obedience to the Great Commandment (Matt. 22:37- 40) and the Great Commission (Matt. 28:18-20). Alice and I are grateful for the privilege of being called into full-time ministry.

I am convinced that God established a fine family and that He uses our trials to mold and shape us for His own purpose, and He makes us into what He intended for our marriage and family. My family is truly a gift from God. I am always thankful for my family. We live in Yangon, Myanmar.

Becoming an Ordained Minister

With a discernment of God’s calling to ministry leadership, I was recognized and confirmed by my granduncle, a man of God, Rev. Dr. Robert Thawng Hlai, the late Founding Minister and Senior Pastor of Chin Baptist Church of Yangon, through the laying on of hands and prayer of dedication.

In February 2018, I was officially ordained to the gospel ministry, with ministerial authority and official recognition of my God’s call to ministry through the laying on of hands by Senior Leaders from Myanmar Gospel Baptist Convention and Faculty of Gospel Baptist Bible Seminary (Ordination Council).


My Professional Career

I began my professional career in recruitment from a humble beginning in March 2007. I am called to missional entrepreneurship to glorify God by catalyzing transformational development for holistic transformation and sustainable growth through my profession of entrepreneurship and business development. As a natural-born entrepreneur, I am a self-starter who works on my own initiative and through a right discernment of God’s leadership. 

In 2015, I founded Agape Entrepreneurship Association a network of transformational entrepreneurs and kingdom investors committed to creating wealth and generating sustainable solutions to local real problems through entrepreneurship.

In March 2018, I founded Peter Mang Company Ltd. an incorporated parent company of Agape Group and its subsidiaries Agape Education Services, Agape Family Health and Wellness, Agape Family Investments, Agape Startup Incubation Services, Agape Lifeway Consulting, Agape Freelance Services, and Agape Counseling, Coaching, and Mentoring.

Agape Group is a non-profit enterprise dedicated to providing specialized professional services to bring solutions to real-life problems and make a difference in the lives of people. Our mission is to catalyze transformational development for holistic transformation and sustainable growth.

In 2019, I also founded BAM Myanmar Network which exists to accelerate a business as mission movement in Myanmar by connecting Christian professionals, missional entrepreneurs, and BAM practitioners to create Kingdom impact through business.

I have trained, coached, and mentored dozens of missional entrepreneurs and bi-vocational ministers through our micro and small business development initiative.


Called to Church Planting

I began to serve as an itinerant Evangelist in 2009, sharing the gospel with unreached people in remote villages and cities across Ayeyarwady Region. Then, I began pursuing God’s call to church planting in 2011 and started planting house churches in Yangon.

In September 2012, I started Agape Church with a vision of a healthy church in every community in Myanmar. Our church planting initiative has launched Vision 2030 with a goal of planting 300
healthy, growing, multiplying churches among unreached people in Myanmar by the end of 2030.

In May 2022, I founded the Association of Independent Churches in Myanmar, a voluntary association of independent conservative evangelical churches working together to reach Myanmar. Our passion is to glorify God by reaching the unreached with the gospel of Jesus Christ through planting a healthy church in every community in Myanmar.


Agape Initiatives

In pursuit of my God-given Agape Vision and God’s calling on my life, I founded Agape Initiatives with a vision to initiate agape love movement that will bring redemptive love, transforming grace, living hope, and abundant life to people groups.

Agape Initiatives is a volunteer-run faith-based transformational development movement that accelerates the fulfillment of the Great Commission. The transformational development initiatives include Agape Discipleship Alliance, Agape Mission Alliance, Agape Entrepreneurship Association, Agape Youth Alliance, Agape Resources Organization, Agape Development Foundation, and Agape Leadership University which merged into Agape Initiatives in 2018.

As the catalyst for transformational development movement, we commit ourselves to live in obedience to the Great Commandment (Matthew 22:37-40) and the Great Commission (Matthew 28:18-20).

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Agape Discipleship Alliance: Founded in 2013, Agape Discipleship Alliance is an initiative for evangelism, discipleship, and church growth and revitalization.

We are a cluster of disciple-making churches dedicated to multiplying disciples who make disciples, growing a disciple-making culture in churches, and accelerating church growth in Myanmar.


Agape Entrepreneurship Association: Founded in 2015, Agape Entrepreneurship Association is a network of transformational entrepreneurs and kingdom investors committed to creating wealth and generating sustainable solutions to local real problems through entrepreneurship.

Agape Entrepreneurship Association exists to engage, equip, and empower missional entrepreneurs, create business opportunities, build entrepreneurship ecosystem, and accelerate micro, small and medium enterprises development in Myanmar.


Agape Mission Alliance: Founded in 2009, AMA is an initiative for mission mobilization, church planting and multiplication movement dedicated to glorifying God by reaching the unreached with the gospel of Jesus Christ through planting a healthy church in every community in Myanmar.

We do that through mobilizing local churches, equipping church planters, and planting multiplying churches among least-reached, unreached, and unengaged people groups.


Agape Development Foundation: Founded in 2016, Agape Development Foundation is a fundraiser for Agape Initiatives and its multifaceted transformational development initiatives.

Agape Development Foundation exists to create organizational financial sustainability for multifaceted transformational initiatives and provide a holistic approach to inclusive and sustainable growth that accelerates transformational development movement.


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Agape Youth Alliance: Founded in 2017, Agape Youth Alliance is an initiative for children and youth development with a mission to promote human dignity, protect the rights of children and advance child and youth development.

Agape Youth Alliance exists to mobilize communities and ministries and advocate to ensure that all vulnerable children and youth have access to resources, education, and supports they need to thrive.


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Agape Resources Organization: Founded in 2016, Agape Resources Organization is a nonprofit organization dedicated to making resources accessible for leaders, churches, organizations, local ministries, and businesses.

Agape Resources Organization exists to mobilize resources, coordinate multifaceted transformational initiatives and increase access to resources.


Agape Leadership University: Founded as Agape Institute in 2017, Agape Leadership University is a private Christian university in Yangon, Myanmar. The mission of Agape Leadership University is to provide quality and affordable higher education for transformational leaders.

Agape Leadership University is committed to offering world-class executive education, graduate education, continuing education, professional education, vocational education, and technical training in collaboration with our international partner institutions. We envision a leading private Christian university in Myanmar.


Volunteer Experiences

I enjoy volunteering with over a dozen international nonprofit organizations at the local, national, and international levels.

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