New Council Member
Ms Saw Seang-Pin has been in mission since 2005, first with OMF and now with OM. She has been involved with leadership development, mobilization, organizational restructuring, and business-as-mission. Seang-Pin worked as a lawyer before joining mission. She is married to Reginald Tan and worships at Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church.
Daniel Jesudason, the Chairman, is Managing Director of Promises Pte Ltd and former Missions Pastor of Community of Praise Baptist Church as well as the Executive Director of HighPoint Community Services. Daniel has served with Wycliffe Bible Translators since 1985, together with his wife Wei Lei and their son Joshua after he was born. Daniel was a Literacy Consultant and Translator in Papua New Guinea for 18 years and helped to complete a translation of the Daga New Testament which was dedicated in 2005. Daniel also serves as the Asia Pacific Strategic Partnership Facilitator with Wycliffe Bible Translators and helps in linguistics, cross-cultural and member care training in the region.
Neo Ban Hui
Neo Ban Hui is currently the Lead Pastor at Salem Chapel. He was a former businessman running his own travel agency until the Lord challenged him to go into full-time ministry in 1995. He took a sabbatical from work to be trained at Tung Ling Bible School and subsequently at Faith Bible College in New Zealand. He joined Salem Chapel in 1998. He is married to Jasmin and they have 2 sons, Timothy and Jonathan.
Eugene Lim (PBM, CPA), the Honorary Secretary, is currently the Director of Resource Development at TWR-Asia and a member of Wesley Methodist Church. He is a Certified Public Accountant by training and a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) (FCMA). He brings with him more than 30 years of corporate experience that is valuable to his work at TWR. Prior to joining TWR, he spent the last five years in the Social Services sector. Eugene is also serving the church and he is currently a member of the Local Church Executive Committee (LCEC) at Wesley Methodist Church, as well as the Vice-Chairman of Wesley’s Prayer and Praise Ministry. He also serves as a Board Member of the Metropolitan YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association). Over the last 16 years, Eugene has led several mission trips to Indonesia, Thailand, Pakistan, Malaysia and Australia. He is married to Lana, and they have two sons.
Wong Kron Joo
Wong Kron Joo is currently the Director (Finance & Administration), Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. Between 1998 -2005, he was the Board Member on the Anglican Community Services (formerly Anglican Welfare Council). His other community involvements included Associate Counsellor and Family Life Educator with Fei Yue (Prison Work), REACH Counselling and Lakeside Family Service Centre. Worshipping at Faith Methodist Church, he has taken on roles in his church executive committee, campus ministry and family life ministry. Currently, he sits on the Management Committee of FaithActs (a church affiliated Charity body) and is a Council Member of the Graduates Christian Fellowship (since 2012).
Bernard Chan is a proud member of the Pioneering Generation and recently retired after having served as an insurance underwriter in the industry. He is married and has 3 grown up children. His passion is to bring God’s love to pre-Christians and much of his time is helping out in his congregation serving in various capacities as Deacon, Council Chairperson and Chairperson of the Missional Board in Bedok Lutheran Church. During his term with the Mission Board, missionaries were sent to Pakistan, Cambodia and presently Thailand. Under Bernard’s leadership, the Sengoi people living in the Cameron Highlands, West Malaysia, were “adopted” in the 1980s and the Isaan people are now added to the church’s adoption list.
Chou Fang Soong
Chou Fang Soong is currently the General Partner at Pix Vine Capital. He is also serving as Chair of BGST (Biblical Graduate School of Theology), and a member of Methodist Missions Society Executive Committee as well as Board of Management of Geylang Methodist Schools. He worships at Bedok Methodist Church (BMC), where he has served over 20 years in various leadership roles. He has been involved in missions mobilisation at BMC since 1996, serving as the Missions Chair for 7 years, and then as Chair of Local Church Executive Committee for 6 years; and at Methodist Missions Society since 1998, serving as Chair for 8 years.
Revd Dr Timothy Chong is the Dean of Indonesia. He supervises the Anglican Church in Indonesia, especially in planting churches, schools and CMED projects. Dr Chong holds a Bachelor of Theology degree from the Far Eastern Bible College, (Singapore); Master of Christian Studies degree from the Discipleship Training Centre (Singapore); Master of Religious Education degree from the Cornerstone University (MI, USA) and a Doctor of Theology degree in Biblical Studies from the Asia Baptist Graduate Theological Seminary. His dissertation was entitled “PAUL’S THEOLOGY OF CHURCH DISCIPLINE IN 1 CORINTHIANS: Constructing a Holistic Model of Church Discipline for the Church in Singapore.” His dissertation was selected for publication under the ABGTS Monograph Series. He is currently preparing to print his second book entitled: “Strategies in Church Discipline from 1 Corinthians”. Dr Chong was an Honorary Research Assistant at the Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (March to June 2006); Adjunct Lecturer in Biblical Greek and the New Testament, at the Baptist Theological Seminary, Singapore (2004-2014); Visiting Scholar in Residence at Fuller Theological Seminary (April to June 2016). Dr Chong is married to Magdalena and they have 3 children – Isaac (23), Jessica (21) and Matthias (18).
National Director, SCGM
Lawrence Ko Jearn Chier is the National Director of SCGM since January 2012. He has served in full-time ministry since 1991 as pastor, social entrepreneur (Asian Journeys Ltd) and in the management in several Christian organisations including YMCA of Singapore, Overseas Radio & TV and Trans World Radio (TWR-Asia). He has also been involved in corporate training and is an Associate Trainer at the Civil Service College. He also serves on the Executive Committees of the Asia Lausanne Committee Of World Evangelization (ALCOWE) and International Council for Higher Education. He was chairman of the Asia Evangelical Alliance (AEA) Mission Commission for 8 years and is the current director. He has been involved in the work of SCGM serving as EXCO member since 2006.