Lija Shah
Director of Caring Ministry


More About Lija Shah...

Describe your job in 10 words or fewer.

Caring for our FPC family in their time of pain


What’s one of your favorite scriptures?

Psalm 37:4


What are your top 3 favorite movies?

Sound of Music, Pride and Prejudice (BBC Cast), Shawshank Redemption


What is your hidden talent or fun fact about you?

I love singing in choirs


Best thing about Houston?

The people and the food!


What drew you to your current role / ministry?

To use my love of Jesus and my training as a social worker to help people find healing and support


What do you enjoy most about being on staff at FPC?

We have an incredibly talented staff and I love that my colleagues are my friends


Most memorable FPC moment?

Getting married in the Sanctuary on 08/05/2006


Favorite workday lunch spot?



What year did you start working at FPC?



What is your go-to Chick-Fil-A order?

Spicy Southwest Salad


If you could have dinner with anyone (past, present, or future) who would it be and why?

Desmond Tutu: I have always admired his work as a human rights activist and the work he did on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission for post apartheid South Africa.


Who is your favorite author?

It’s a tie between Jane Austen and C.S. Lewis


What is something God has been teaching you lately?

Everyone’s story and experiences have value in God’s greater story


What music are you listening to right now?

Ed Sheeran


What is your favorite TV show or movie?

The Office but right now it’s Ted Lasso


What is one of the most memorable experiences of your life?

The birth of my son and daughter


What inspires you?

Traveling the world to see God’s creation and learn about other cultures


What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

Coffee with Toffee