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, Bonn Whiangar and Whegar Whiangar passed away while he was still a child; Bonn Whiangar, his mother, died first in 1962 and Whegar Whiangar, in 1963. An orphan at an early age, Tuakah had just his five sisters and a half-brother to care for him.
He first started school in 1964, then in 1968
Tuakah 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 with honors, through the influence of the school’s guidance counselor, he was awarded a scholarship to attend the University of North Dakota as a pre-medical student. Tuakah changed his major to Psychology and graduated in 1980. In 1986, he graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from the Temple Baptist Theological Seminary in Chattanooga, Tennessee, to become a preacher.
Pastor Whiangar returned to Liberia in the fall of 1986 to preach the gospel and plant churches. The first church was planted in Suakoko, Bong County, Liberia, and Riangar Nursery & Elementary School was also started. The primary purpose of the school is to provide a two-fold foundation for students (a solid academic and spiritual foundation). Through these ministries, many people have come to a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Tuakah E. Whiangar 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.
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