Care Group (CG) 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 in 1990. Over here at Mount Carmel, I oversee the Care Group (CG) Ministry and the Family Ministry. Relationship is the key thing in both ministries. CG leaders can feel more supported through equipping and care for better engagement with their groups. In CGs with young children, we attempt to provide relevant help in programming and material recommendation for a more meaningful CG life. The Family Ministry is beginning to equip marriage mentors to strengthen marriages in church and in future, the community. In addition, I oversee the pre-marital course, solemnize weddings and plan the annual father-child camps. Some of my life interests include movies, delighting in God’s creation and savouring another culture’s delicacies. My tribe is tended by my vivacious wife, Sarah. We have two children, Letazia and Macarius. I know their names may be a mouthful for pronunciation, but they 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
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 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. Email: email@example.com
Communication and Operation Executive
Dawn has grown up in Carmel through the Children’s, Youth, and Young Adult Ministries. A member of Hesed CG, she has grown in Christ through the fruitful discipleship of former youth leaders, her peers, regular bible studies, and the authors of several life-changing books. Upon graduation from the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information (Nanyang Technological University) in 2019, she was led to serve God in pioneering the Media Ministry. In her free time, she enjoys photography, exploring nature, watching shows, and wandering around in supermarkets. By God’s grace, she looks forward to making Christ known in creative ways that move people to take action for God. Got an idea? She’d love to hear it – drop her an email
Born in a Christian family, Ps. Gabriel Chia was led to Christ by his mother in 1994. Raised in a Christian home, he received God’s call to full-time ministry in 2005. After completion of his Bachelor of Social Science in Geography at the National University of Singapore (2008-2012), and a teaching stint with the Ministry of Education (2012-2014), he pursued God’s call by equipping himself with a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies at Singapore Bible College (2015-2018). In 2019, Gabriel joined Mount Carmel as a Pastoral Assistant for Youth Ministry. Currently, he oversees the Youth Ministry in Mount Carmel. He preaches at Youth service, develops the youth leaders committee and also provides counselling to youths and their parents. Passionate about passing on the faith to the next generation, Gabriel enjoys exploring creative possibilities to share the glorious message of the gospel, particularly through the medium of film and music. His life interests include playing basketball, singing and immersing himself in different cultures. He is married to Dinah, and they have two lovely children, Shalem and Shekinah.
Dn Fook Lum received Christ during his school days and was baptized on 11 April 1977. He and his family have worshipped in Mt Carmel since 1989. He is married to Hwee Meng and has a son, Anthony. He had served as Mt Carmel’s treasurer in the past, from 2002 to 2007. He holds a degree of B.Sc(Econs)(Hons) from the University of London. He is now retired, after working with a French MNC for more than 31 years. His career in the company included positions as Indonesia General Manager, Singapore Managing Director, Vietnam Country Manager, Regional Business Development Director and Head of a global business unit, based in China. He was elected as treasurer deacon on 1 Jan 2019 and takes the position officially from 1 June 2019.
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 Theological 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.
Family Ministry and Octopus Ministry
Pin Chuan is the deacon helping with the Family and Octopus Ministries. The Family Ministry seeks to build strong Christian families in Carmel and organises events like the Father Son/Daughter camp, parenting and marriage courses. Octopus is Mt Carmel’s outreach to exchange students from local universities and aims to show Christ’s love and plant early seeds in visiting students. Pin Chuan became a Christian at 15 when his friends pestered him to go to church. Over the next 6 months, he encountered Jesus and he gave his life to God. At university, his faith grew significantly from regular Bible studies and shortly after returning to Singapore, he joined Mt Carmel. He currently works at ExxonMobil as the Singapore Cluster Treasurer and is an avid table tennis player and keen cyclist. He is married to Jo-Ann Marie Chan and they have two children, Aiden and Evan.
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 Counselor at Christian 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 the degrees of Bachelor of Theology (Singapore), Master of Divinity (USA) and Doctor of Theology (USA). He is currently pursuing the Master of Arts in Counseling (Singapore). His vision for ministry is the Korean Diaspora Missions. His pastoral focus is on 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.
Chairman of Board of Elders
Elder Bruce Lockhart has been teaching at National University of Singapore (NUS) since 1998. He is originally from the United States but has spent much of his adult life overseas, especially in Southeast Asia. He is a historian specializing in Vietnam, Thailand, Laos and has lived in all of those countries. He has been worshipping in Mount Carmel since 1999 and served for several years as Deacon in charge of the Kent Vale Kent Ridge (KVKR) Ministry, where he also taught English. Elder Bruce is single but has many godsons and student sons in his life, as well as a growing number of god-grandchildren. Since becoming an Elder, he has been particularly blessed to have chances to preach in Mount Carmel’s various services and build relationships with young adults.
Care Group Ministry
Deacon Terry Siow is a first generation Christian who came to Christ in 1988 when he was studying in Junior College. He studied Electrical and Electronics Engineering in Manchester University, UK (1990-1993) and went on to serve a full 28-year career in the Army. After his retirement from the Army, he has been working in Infocomm Media Development Authority. Terry has been a member of Mount Carmel since 1996. He has been an active member of the church over the years, being part of a Care Group (CG) and also participating in various activities in the church, such as the musicals organised by Carmel. More recently, he has been serving in both the Family and CG Ministries. His current focus in service is to work with Deacon Timothy Liu in overseeing the CG Ministry, where he hopes to integrate members of the church into the various CGs for spiritual support and growth in their faith. Terry is married to Stephanie Heng. They have two children, Ethan and Emma. He spends most of his free time with his family. He keeps fit by jogging and occasional golfing.
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.
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.
InterGen Task Force
My name is Albunus Ng and I came to know Christ as my Lord and Saviour in my teenage years in Malaysia. All praise be to God, for it has been a journey filled with His grace. I joined Mt Carmel in 1990, which is a great blessing because here I found my life-partner, Bak Eng. Together, we raise a family including Jerroll and Thaddeus who are in their teens. I have the joy of serving here, like serving in Carmel’s original musicals (from “John Sung” 1994 to “Journey Mercies” 2017) and as a worship leader. On 1st January 19, I was elected as an Elder and I will be serving in the InterGen Task Force. Outside of Carmel, I work as a lecturer in the School of Business in Singapore Polytechnic. I enjoy interacting with learners of different ages (full-time students as well working adults). I enjoy my weekly badminton with many Carmelites and friends. I sing and try to learn to sing better because singing is so much linked to life and worship. Feel free to reach out to me if you have a question or simply to connect with me.
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Sunday Evening Mandarin Service
Pastoral Assistant Joyce Wu Hui Lin is in charge of Sunday Evening Mandarin Service, an outreach ministry mainly to PRC construction workers. She also has a heart for ladies, mainly home-makers who are struggling with balancing multiple-roles and self-worth. She grew up in Taiwan, Republic of China. After her graduation from Christ’s College in Taipei in 1986, she came to Singapore for her theological studies in 1989. She graduated from Master of Christian Study in 1991 and this was followed by Master of Divinity in 2012. She has been serving in Mt Carmel since 2008. She enjoys reading, brisk walking and Taiwan political talk show. She is married to Rev Samuel Goh and they have 2 children, Bram and Frieda.
Young Adults Ministry
Deacon David Chua became a Christian in 1994 and has been with Mt Carmel since. He is married to Valerie Heng and they have 4 children, Megan, Zachary, Jonathan and Asher. David served in the Singapore Armed Forces and Ministry of Defence for 22 years until he was appointed to lead the National Youth Council (Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth) in 2015 as its CEO. The National Youth Council oversees youth development policies and national youth engagement programmes at Outward Bound Singapore, Youth Corps Singapore and SCAPE (Youth Space at Somerset). In Carmel, David serves mainly in the Young Adult Ministry and assists in the Children’s Sunday School. He enjoys sports so that he can also enjoy his food, struggles to understand young people by dabbling in their e-games and social media platforms, loves data visualisation and always up for a new challenge or meeting new people in Carmel.
Saturday Evening Service
Andrew Tan is a fourth generation Christian. He was baptized as an infant on 20th October 1974 and reaffirmed his faith at the same church on 3rd April 1988. He has been worshipping in Mount Carmel Saturday Evening Service (SES) since 2005 and transferred his membership on 20th December 2008. He serves as a Worship Leader and co-lead a Disciple Group in SES. On 1st January 2019, he was elected as Deacon for SES. Now he oversees the SES Ministry and chairs the SES Committee. He works in the Building and Construction Industry. In his free time, he likes to participate in badminton games, jogging, football and cycling. He is married to Cindy and they have 2 sons, Elias and Elgin.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.