OUR CHURCH LEADERS
2020/2021 Board of Elders
President: Francis Shin
Vice President: Sarah Phua
Secretary: Bevelyn Tan
Treasurer: Lau Puay Hee
Member: Lim Yong En
ex officio: Pastor Alvin Lim
Our Board of Elders (BOE), in tandem with the pastors, are instrumental in the spiritual discernment of God’s direction, shaping policies, and giving direction to the church. They lead and serve together as a team, drawing from their combined strengths. The Elders are elected to serve two years on the Board. On an annual basis, members are being nominated by church members for their servant leadership qualities such as faithfulness, humility and willingness to learn; and shortlisted candidates are thereafter elected during the annual general meeting. We are deeply appreciative of members who have stepped up to the role of providing leadership and direction for our church.
Pastor Alvin Lim is leading the English Congregation. He is a fulltime ministry staff who wants to see the church display a deep love and passion for God. He spent more than 20 years in the pharmaceutical industry as a pharmacist. He graduated from Trinity Theological College and Laidlaw College (previously known as Bible College of New Zealand). He is married to Susan, and is father to Christian.
Pastor Thomas Tan is an energetic pastor who wants to see God’s people mature in Christ and have their potential unlocked through the cell groups. He spent 8 years as a missionary in Pakistan and studied at Missionary Training College (Tasmania) and Trinity College of the Bible. He is married to Beng Choo, and is father to Zephaniah.
Ethel Cannon-Shin has a passion for people to realise the goodness and grace of God. She believes that a church’s community should be authentic and made up of people serving one another. She has a heart for youths and young adults to grow into their God-Given purpose and become fervent disciples of Christ. She received her Bachelor of Theology at TCA College, where she met her husband Tom Cannon.
Tom Cannon is a vibrant and passionate leader. He seeks to build disciple-making leaders, working with both the young and the young at heart. Born and raised in the United Kingdom, Tom was with Youth With A Mission for a few years before he studied and received his Bachelor of Theology at TCA College Singapore. He is happily married to Ethel.
Sarah Phua has a heart for the marketplace ministry and hopes to be able to effectively equip disciples for the ministry both within and especially beyond the church. She is also the co-founder of Genesis Consulting & Solutions, a professional accounting & consulting firm which seeks to embody and redeem Christian values in the workplace. She is a part-time ministry staff in the pastoral team. She is happily married to Barnabas Ramesh.
MANDARIN SERVICE (ZXFET)
Pastor Edmund Loong is a dynamic pastor who loves to help others see Jesus and His glorious grace through worship and preaching. He has a passion for the poor and needy and volunteered at the Prison Fellowship and halfway homes for many years. He graduated from Trinity Theological College. He is married to Yah Yee and is father to Yi Xin and Yi Heng.
DEAF SERVICE (DEAF FAITH FELLOWSHIP)
Pastor Barnabas Phua is himself deaf, and is a conscientious pastor who is committed to serving the deaf community. He is passionate about helping God’s people live pleasing lives to the Lord and is mission-minded about the needs of the deaf beyond Singapore. He graduated from Christ for the Nations Institute and was previously a committee member under the Deaf Association of Singapore. He is married to Angela, and is father to Sarah, Grace, Samuel and Sean.
Koh Mui Keng is a full time church worker, serving predominantly in DFF. She seeks to deepen in deaf believers their experience of the presence and power of God. Having spent 2 and a half months with three other Singaporean deaf ladies in Kuching, Sarawak, the team pioneered a deaf church there. She has also taught in Singapore School for the Deaf. She is a graduate of the National Institute of Education and University of Sheffield.
Magdalene Lim has been an active member of WRPF since 1980. Prior to joining the staff as a church administrator, she worked for a few decades in the administrative and secretarial field in the private sector. She will provide effective administrative support to all the pastors and ministry staff. She hopes to be able to contribute to the growth and success of the church.