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Family Ministry and Octopus Ministry
Pin Chuan is the deacon helping with the Family Ministry and Octopus. The Family Ministry seeks to build strong Christian families in Carmel. Pastor Jabez and the core committee plans and organise events like the Father Son/Daughter camp, the Alpha Parenting and Marriage Courses. Octopus is Mt Carmel’s outreach to exchange students from local universities and seeks to show Christ’s love and plant early seeds in visiting students. He became a Christian at 15 when his friends pestered him to go to church. He agreed to go to stop the pestering. Over the next 6 months, he encountered Jesus and he gave his life to God. After the A-levels, the Lord blessed him with a government scholarship to study Natural Science at Magdalene College, Cambridge University. It was there his faith grew significantly from regular Bible studies, and serving in the Exco of the Cambridge Inter-Collegiate Christian Union. Shortly after returning to Singapore he joined Mt Carmel. He went on to do a Master of Business Administration (MBA) at Cornell University and where he then joined ExxonMobil. He has been in several assignments in different functions in Treasurer’s, Controller’s and Public & Government Affairs, in the US and Singapore, and he is now the Treasurer for ExxonMobil in Asia Pacific. He is an avid table tennis player and used to row in “eight boats” in undergrad and graduate school, but nowadays only manages to cycle to keep fit. He is married to Jo-Ann Marie Chan and they have two children, Aiden and Evan.
Education for Christian Formation
Dr Lai Pak Wah is Deacon for Education for Christian Formation (ECF) ministry in Mt Carmel. Pak Wah was converted in 1992 and began to worship at Carmel in 1994. Pak Wah and Rina, his wife, have two teenage children, Fide and Isaiah. The ECF team plans the curriculum for adult learning at Carmel, offering workshops and lectures to support the intellectual and spiritual growth of Carmelites. Prior to joining the ECF ministry, Pak Wah served at Carmel’s outreach to mainland Chinese students and working professionals (called Kent Vale Kent Ridge ministry). He was also a deacon for young adults from 2003-2004. Currently, Pak Wah is Lecturer of Church History and Historical Theology (PhD, Durham University) at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology. He is also author of The Dao of Healing: Christian Perspectives of Chinese Medicine. Pak Wah enjoys going for coffee and walks with Rina, travel photography and his weekly Wing Chun training sessions.
Deaconess Samantha Tsang is a first generation Christian and has been attending Mt Carmel since 1987. She had served as Administrator at Children Sunday School for 13 years and as a committee member of Mandarin Worship Service for 5 years. She has been elected as a session member since January 2015 and is currently serving as a Treasurer of Mount Carmel, overseeing the finance functions of the church. She is an Accountancy Graduate of National University of Singapore. She is a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA) of Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants (ISCA), Fellow Certified Practising Accountant (FCPA) of CPA Australia. She is also a Practising Management Consultant (PMC), certified by the Certification Board of Singapore Business Advisors & Consultants Council. She is working as a Finance Director of a company and she is a director of a management consultancy firm. She has two adult children, daughter Joan is working and son Shawn is studying in the university. She enjoys singing, travelling and spending quality time with family and friends.
Deaconess Serene Low Kit Ping is a first-generation Christian. She grew up in a Taoist family but received the Lord in her mid-teens. She has since had the joy of seeing both her parents come to know the Lord as well. She majored in English Linguistics and Literature at the National University of Singapore (1985-1988). Upon graduation, she joined the National Institute of Education where she trained to be a teacher (1988-1989). She has since been teaching General Paper, Language Arts and Communication skills at different levels. She has been attending Mt Carmel since 1991 and has served as Deaconess since 2013. In this capacity, she is assisting Pastor Jabez in the Youth Ministry. Her desire is to live with authenticity and help others develop a vibrant faith-life in their particular circumstances and personalities through developing a strong inner life. To enjoy life, she delights in reading, writing, building relationships and exploring new ideas. She is married to Thomas and they have three daughters, Venezia, Joelle and Jodi.
Care Group Ministry
Timothy Liu is Deacon for Care Group Ministry. He believes Care Groups is where church builds authentic discipling communities and foundational to the body life of Christ. He came to faith in Christ at Primary 6 through his sister who brought the Gospel home. He holds a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and worked about 20 years in sales and marketing for technology and engineering products in the Asia Pacific, as regional director for multinational companies. He currently works at Dover Park Hospice as a healthcare administrator serving terminally ill patients. His work is his primary ministry and service. He and his family joined Mt Carmel in 2007 and quickly integrated into the church serving in the music ministry as guitarist and later as worship leader and CG leader for about 10 years. Outside Carmel, he also founded the Marketplace Christian Network in 2001 and served as President for the Graduates’ Christian Fellowship for 7 years, and continues to be involved as resource person for the East Asia Graduates Conference (affiliated to IFES). He is also involved in global missions through the Lausanne Movement as a Catalyst (Senior Associate) teaching and encouraging Workplace Ministry since 2004. His passion is to help believers to connect faith with work, for every Christian to see themselves as full time minister and to adopt their workplace as their missions field. He speaks and writes at churches and conferences on Theology of Work, Workplace Ministry, Missional Business and Contemporary Issues. He is an avid reader, movie buff and critique and believe Star Trek is the most intriguing alternate universe created.
Evangelism and Follow-Up
Deacon Jonathan Lum came to know Christ in 1976 and since 1978, he has been worshipping in Mount Carmel and was baptised in 1981. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree with double honours in Economics and Marketing from the University of Wales, United Kingdom in 1993. In 1997, he obtained a Master of Social Sciences (Applied Economics) degree majoring in Finance from the National University of Singapore. Jonathan has worked as a human resource practitioner in retail, service, postal, logistics, aerospace and education industries. As a human resource professional, he specialises in learning & development, talent management and organisation development. Jonathan has been serving in the Evangelism & Follow-Up (EFU) Ministry since 1993 and he is the Deacon for the EFU Ministry from 2003. He also advises the Standing Committee on human resource matters. Jonathan enjoys jogging, reading and photography as hobbies. He is married to Joy and they have two children; Sarah and Rachel.
Dn Jerry Ng is a first generation Christian. Born into a traditional Singaporean Chinese family, he was brought to Mt Carmel Sunday School during his primary school days by his tuition teacher. He would later accept Christ into his life during his teenage years. Jerry graduated from National University of Singapore in 1992 with a Bachelor of Engineering. He has since been working in the Information Technology Industry. Jerry has been serving as a worship leader for the past 10 years and has been involved with the Alpha ministry for several years. In 2015, he was elected as Deacon and is current overseeing the Alpha Program in Mt Carmel. Jerry is passionate about sharing Christ and he enjoys music. Jerry is married to Wee Yee and they have 2 children, Kathleen and Klarisse.
Overseas Missions Ministry
Deacon Foo Kim Peng is the Chairman of Overseas Missions Ministry. He became a Christian when he was 17 years old. He has been a member of Mt Carmel BP Church since the early 1990s. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Mt Camel BP Church (Novaliches) in the Philippines. He has been serving in Overseas Missions Ministry since 2006. He is married to Meng Hah and they have three sons Evan, Ryan and Darran. He has his own consulting company and his work is mainly with investments, entrepreneurship and startups. He is also an adjunct associate professor (entrepreneurship) with Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD).
Young Adults Ministry
Ben grew up in Mt Carmel under the loving supervision of many long-suffering church aunties and uncles. He discovered Christ’s love for him in university and has been a communicant member of Mt Carmel since 2008. Ben, who is a member of D’Vine CG, serves in the Children’s Ministry and Worship Ministry. He is also part of the Young Adults Ministry core committee. He is married to Sara, and they have two sons, Jonathan and Elijah. Email: email@example.com
Clerk of Session
Dn Agus Djunaedi began worshipping in Mt Carmel in 1998 at the introduction of a Carmelite. The ministries that he has served include the Audio Visual ministry (2006 to 2011) and he was Treasurer from 2011 to 2014. As Mt Carmel’s current Clerk of Session, Dn Agus is also a member of the Missions Board and the Standing Committee. He also serves in Mt Carmel’s Audit Committee and the Overseas Missions Ministry where he heads the SEEDS Ministry (Social Enterprise Enablement and Development Scheme). Dn Agus works in the financial industry and has worked for the banking and private equity sectors. He graduated from the University of New South Wales in Australia where he majored in finance. Dn Agus’ hobbies include watching movies and listening to music (particularly jazz). He is married to Ki Jin and they have one son, Marcus.
Adrian is the Deacon in charge of the English Service Worship Ministry. He has served in the Session in this capacity since 1 January 2014. He is a second generation Christian and came to know Christ in his youth. He is a corporate lawyer by profession. Adrian serves as a worship leader and also as part of the worship band. He enjoys sports (golf, tennis and cycling) and music. He is married to Madelaine and they have three children – Mark Ethan, Lauren Annya and Jude Nathan.
Elder Kelvin Teo became a Christian at a young age when his formative years were spent in his parents’ church. He would later go on to study at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where his faith grew as he served in InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. Kelvin worked in the U.S.A. for 2 years before returning to Singapore and eventually settled down in Carmel in 2001. Since then, he has served in various capacities – Discipleship Care Group Leader, Care Group Leader, Deacon for the OCTOPUS ministry to international students, Chairperson of the Audit Committee and Chairperson of our Jubilee Fund that disbursed $138k to more than 1,000 needy families in Singapore. Elected and ordained as an Elder in 2018, Kelvin chairs the Standing Committee that oversees our staff recruitment and Human Resource policies. A Certified Public Accountant and Certified Internal Auditor, Kelvin works in the private banking and insurance sector where he advises high net worth clients about legacy planning solutions. An avid Manchester United fan, he enjoys swimming, movies, talent shows, music and reading. He is married to Monica and they have a daughter, Hannah.
Church Planting Initiatives
Elder Siew Yam became a Christian in 1978 while still a student at Raffles Institution. He joined Carmel in 1989, after he graduated from NUS as an Electronics Engineer. He was briefly with Seagate Technologies, working as a reliability engineer, before he joined DSO National Laboratories as a defense engineer, where he is still serving. During his time with DSO, he studied in Naval Postgraduate School on a company scholarship and had been seconded to DSTA (Defence Science And Technology Agency) and MINDEF. He is currently seconded to Temasek Laboratories at Nanyang Technological University. In his initial years with Carmel, he first served in the friendship ministry and prayer ministry, and later as a CG leader and deacon-in-charge of the Adult Christian Ministry. He became an Elder in 2015, serving as the chairman of the standing committee. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, photography/videography, jogging, spending time with family and friends, attending Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST) classes and traveling. He is married to Poh Leng and they have three children, Candice, Joshua and Joella.
Reverend Goh came from a non-Christian family. When he was ten years old, one of his primary school teachers brought him to Christ. After his national service in 1982, he enrolled as a full-time student in Far Eastern Bible College. In August 1988, the Lord granted him an opportunity to go for further study in America. He studied at Biblical Theological Seminary and graduated with Master of Arts and Master of Theology in Old Testament. Thereafter, he returned to Singapore to teach in Singapore Bible College. He was ordained in 2001. He has also served in churches in the U.S and Australia from 2003-2016. He came to serve in Mt. Carmel in 2017 as Mandarin pastor. He is married to Su Soek Tjin and they have no children.
Reverend Ng Eng Chye came to know Christ during his study at Singapore Polytechnic. Baptized in Fairfield Methodist Church in 1984, he is a first generation Christian. He studied Mechanical Engineering in University Of Strathclyde Scotland ( 1986-1989). Upon graduation, he worked in a Multinational Company as Production Manager for the Production Department (1989 – 1994). During worship in Providence Presbyterian Church (Bukit Batok) God called him to serve full time. He studied Master of Divinity in Singapore Bible College (2004- 2006). Upon graduation he served in Providence Presbyterian Church Orchard and later Bukit Batok as pastor. Later he served in Yung Kwang Presbyterian Church as senior pastor. He joined Mount Carmel Mandarin Congregation in July 2017. His duties include the Mandarin Worship Service, Neighborhood Outreach Program, Care Group Ministry, Outreach to Tertiary Students, Evangelism Training and Follow-Up Ministry. In his free time he likes walking in the parks, reading, seeing movies and concerts. He is married to Phua Poh Keow and they have two sons, John and Daniel.
Reverend Ezra Jang was born in Seoul, Korea. He is a fourth generation Christian. He was a Military Assistant Chaplain at the Korean Army (1994-1996), Assistant Pastor at Korean church in Singapore (1997-2000), Graduate Assistant at the Christian College in USA (2001-2004), Education Pastor at Korean Church in USA (2004-2007), School Counsellor at American International School (2008-2011), Missionary at Creative Access Nation (2007-2011) before he serves at the Remnant Korean Ministry as a Korean Pastor in Singapore (2012-current). He holds degrees of Bachelor of Theology (Singapore), Master of Divinity (USA) and Doctor of Theology (USA). He is currently pursuing the Master of Arts in Counselling (Singapore). His vision for ministry is Korean Diaspora Missions. His pastoral focus is on the spiritual care through the discipleship for the Korean Diaspora. His spiritual gifts are the expository preaching and teaching. He preaches in the Remnant Korean Service at Mount Carmel every Sunday. He is married to Rachel and they have one son, Joseph.
Young Adults Ministry and Youth Ministry
Pastoral Assistant Marianne Wong is passionate about ministering to young people and helping them develop authentic relationships as a remedy to the loneliness of our modern age. She is the pastoral staff overseeing the Young Adults Ministry and also works with Ps Jabez in the Youth Ministry. She became a Christian at the tender age of four, accepting Christ after having heard a gospel presentation one fateful Easter. She went on to pray to receive Christ multiple times during her childhood, culminating in surrendering her whole life to God in service at 15. That year, she went on a missions exposure camp to Thailand and encountered, for the first time, people who did not have an opportunity to hear the Gospel. Growing up in Carmel gave her a firm foundation to know God and His Word. She earned a Masters of Divinity at Singapore Bible College, winning the G.D. James Preaching Award as well as the Wu Chu Huei Merit Award in 2014. Formerly, Marianne ministered in an Australian high school context, as an English teacher. In her spare time, she practices headstands and handstands, climbs rock walls and dabbles in writing fiction. She is usually happily married to Leon Choo.
Ladies Ministry, Hospitality and Rhoda Fellowship
Pastor Associate Ang Lee Luang came to faith in Christ at eight years old. She is a graduate of Prairie Bible College in Canada and Columbia International University (CIU) in South Carolina, USA. She first came to Mount Carmel in 1985 and became a member in 1986 before she left for theological studies. She did a six-month internship with Cypress Bible Church, Texas (USA) from June to December 1991, after completing her studies in CIU. Lee Luang first came onboard as pastoral staff in charge of Children Ministry in 1992 and has since served in various positions and ministries including youth, single adults and ladies. Presently she oversees the following ministries: Ladies, Hospitality and Rhoda (ministry to domestic helpers). Lee Luang enjoys taking nature walks, playing board games and spending time with people.
Youth Ministry and Family Ministry
The best news of my life is when Jesus revealed his grace and love to me in 1984. Not long after, I was called by my church into ministry leadership. Excited and challenged, I kicked off this vocation in 1990. Over here at Mount Carmel, I oversee the Youth Ministry and the Family Ministry. The key youth areas under my care include the Youth Service, DCG (Discipleship Care Groups), youth leaders committee and counselling youths and parents. In the Family Ministry, we conduct courses, talks or retreats that serve married couples and families. In addition, I plan and teach in the pre-marital course for couples, the annual father-child camps and I solemnize weddings. Some of my life interests include movies, delighting in God’s creation, savouring another culture’s delicacies and leaving my footprints in some parts of the world and the beach. My lovely and quirky tribe is tended by my vivacious wife, Sarah, and two children, Letazia and Macarius. I know their names may be a mouthful for pronunciation, but they have got good stories to back up their unique names! If you have a story to tell, my ears are trained and eager, drop me a note here: firstname.lastname@example.org
Overseas Missions Ministry
Reverend Peter Teo is a fourth generation Christian. He studied Science at Monash University and RMIT (1979-1985). Upon graduation, he moved to Singapore to work as a Research Assistant in the Chemistry Department at the National University of Singapore (1986-1989). It was at this time that he attended Mt Carmel in February 1986. During Mt Carmel’s Missions Conference in 1987, he responded to God’s Call to serve in the missions field. He went to study Master of Theology and Master of Arts in Cross Cultural Ministry at Dallas Theological Seminary (1989-1993). Upon graduation, he served in Mount Carmel (1994-1996) and in Japan as a missionary (1996-2000). In 2001, Mt Carmel appointed him as Pastor in charge of Missions. In this capacity, he is overseeing Mt Carmel’s ministries in 9 nations. He travels to these countries to make disciples through teaching and preaching. In May 2009, he graduated with a Doctor of Ministry Degree from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. To enjoy life, he delights in watching movies, taking photographs, reading, writing, jogging, building relationship and exploring new ideas. He is married to Terrie and they have three children, Daniel, Matthew and Ruth.
Pastor Daniel Chua has served with Carmel since 1989. Since stepping aside as Senior Pastor in 2016, he continues to work full-time in his new role as Pastor-at-large. Besides the usual pastoral and preaching responsibilities, he helps to mentor our next generation of leaders (through Projects Ezra & Timothy); serves as Pastor-Advisor for our Seniors’ Ministry (OASIS); oversees our Missions work in Nepal/ Delhi/ NE India; serves as Pastor-Advisor for our CG Ministry (including equipping CG leaders in the Word); and represents Carmel in the Presbytery. He also enjoys adjunct teaching at Singapore Bible College and Biblical Graduate School of Theology. Together with his wife Phoebe, they are parents to Timothy (and wife Melanie), Evelyn, and John Calvin (and wife Lynette).
Pastor Boon Leong is the Senior Pastor of Mount Carmel, a role he assumed since 2016. He received his theological education in the US and the UK. He enjoys reading theology and loves to share what he has learnt. He has also taught New Testament courses at Bible Graduate School of Theology and Trinity Theology College. As a hobby, Pastor Boon Leong loves to visit museums and is fascinated with Chinese art, with particular interest in the history of Chinese furniture. He is married to Sawako and they have 2 daughters, Hannah and Charissa.