The Gilgal Mission Trust was founded in 2010 by Rev. Paul Phinehas in Coimbatore District, Tamilnadu. He hails from a poor family who faced lot of struggles in his life. Though he was born in ooty, he settled in Pollachi and established GMT with a vision of Life with dignity to all with Love and peace. He has completed his theological studies with a Masters in Divinity. And also he has completed his Peace Education in Mindanao Peace Building Institute at Philippines and Peace study in HMI (Henry Martyn Institute) at Hyderabad. He is one of the Executive Member of Mennonite World Conference.
In his youth days he had witnessed many conflicts within his village among the community members. The villagers are challenged every day with development needs and problems, therefore they encounter conflicts. In order to eradicate all these problems, in 2010 he formed this trust GILGAL MISSION to provide a life with dignity to all by Promoting Wholistic development of the village.
Today, the GILGAL MISSION is engaged in education, health care, social justice, ecological integrity, and social service ministries in Tamil Nadu, Telangana and Kerala.