Pastor Tuakah Whiangar was born in a little village about ten miles outside of Buchanan, Grand Bassa County, Liberia. The last child and only boy in a family of six children, his parents passed away when he was still a child. An orphan at an early age, Tuakah had just his five sisters and a half brother to care for him.
In 1968, Pastor Whiangar was able to attend the American Cooperative School in Monrovia, Liberia, on a scholarship provided by a group of American ladies whose goal was to provide an opportunity for grassroots Liberian students to attend the American school. Graduating from ACS in 1976, he attended the University of North Dakota on a scholarship, graduating in 1980. In 1986, he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from the Temple Baptist Theological Seminary in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Pastor Whiangar returned to Liberia in the fall of 1986 to preach the gospel and plant churches. Through God’s grace he and his beautiful wife, Ruth K. Whiangar, survived the Liberian civil war. The union is blessed with four awesome children; Tenizi, Tuakah, Tehmen, and Tamayn.