Hwa Yung

Rev. Dr Hwa Yung was the Bishop of the Methodist Church in Malaysia from 2004-2012. He is currently a member of the Lausanne International Board and the Chair of the Asia Lausanne Committee. He has authored many books, including Mangoes or Bananas? The Quest for an Authentic Asian Christian Theology, and has published several academic papers and articles on missions and Asian Christianity.


Samuel Lee

Dr Samuel C. Lee is President and professor of Sociology at the Foundation University Amsterdam, a Christian university offering Christian education for migrants.  As a sociologist, he is known for his challenging message especially on the migrants in Europe.  He is the author of Blessed Migrants: A Biblical Perspective on Migration. (This book will be available from the Manna Books booth at GoForth.) Samuel also serves as co-Senior Pastor of the Jesus Christ Foundation Churches in Amsterdam and 11 other cities worldwide. He sits on the steering committee of the Dutch National Synod, a forum of the Protestant Churches of the Netherlands.


Patrick Fung

Rev. Dr Patrick Fung is the General Director of OMF International. He is the first Asian General Director in the 150 years since the mission organisation was founded. He formerly served as a medical missionary in South Asia and is now actively involved in missionary training and preaching.


SPEAKERS & FACILITATORS (in alphabetical order by surnames)



Paul Bendor-Samuel

Paul Bendor-Samuel is International Director of Interserve. He grew up as a Third Culture Kid (TCK) in Brazil and West Africa where his parents served as missionaries. Trained as a family doctor, Paul has been involved in a wide range of projects, including health care, disability service, support for abandoned mothers and children and rural development. He is committed to marrying the best organizational development understanding with a Biblical worldview and spirituality.


Andrew Chay

Pastor Andrew Chay is currently the General Overseer for Missions and a Net Pastor of Victory Family Centre (VFC). He has been with VFC for 28 years where he has served in different capacities and was a missionary to Canada and the USA.

Kelvin Chen

Kelvin Chen

Dr Kelvin Chen now serves as Deputy Regional Director for SIM East Asia, with responsibility for the work in the Philippines, West Malaysia as well as Singapore. He and his family had been missionaries in Nigeria from 2005-2008, following God’s call after 12 years of medical practice. He also served concurrently on the SIM Nigeria's Area Council from 2007-2008. He worships in Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church where he is an Elder.


Dorothy Ching

Dorothy Ching is currently with the Resource Development team of TWR-Asia. With her professional background in marketing and business development, she is involved in developing vital ministry partners for TWR. She also works on the SON-Lift project that brings the Gospel to the Unreached People Groups in China. She loves developing young people, so she serves in the youth ministries of various churches. Her vision is to see "her generation's ceiling be the next generation’s floor".


Raineer Chu

Dr Raineer Chu is on the faculty of the Asian Theological Seminary teaching Urban Poor Spirituality and Church-Planting in the Slums and on the subject of Land Rights and Advocacy. He co-founded the church-planting department of Mission Ministries Philippines (MMP) which plants four churches a year in the slums. Raineer is a practicing tax and land-rights lawyer who is passionate about training and mobilising people to be fruitful workers in the slums, shepherding leaders and building a community of shared ownership, material resources and absence of discrimination.


Corrie De Boer

Lorisa "Corrie" De Boer is Co-Founder of Mission Ministries Philippines, Inc. (MMP) with her husband, Stewart De Boer. Corrie is a trained social worker and social development entrepreneur. She and Stewart pioneered a social movement that provides quality early childhood education among the poor in the Philippines. MMP runs a local manpower agency providing jobs for high school graduates, plants churches in the slums and provides college scholarship for marginalized youth.


Eddie Chandra

Elder Eddie Chandra is a second-generation Christian whose parents came to the Lord in the early 1960s. A recent graduate from the Singapore Bible College, Eddie presently serves under a local missions agency as well as pastors a local community of believers. His ministry involves sharing and conducting seminars on evangelism in multi-cultural Singapore to local churches. A missionary to Japan for the past two years, Eddie also serves on various missions committees.


Rita Elmounayer

Rita Elmounayer is the Executive Director of the three Arabic channels of SAT-7: SAT-7 Arabic, SAT-7 Kids and SAT-7 Plus. She also hosts many SAT-7 programmes. Her most popular Bible-story show is "Bedtime Stories with Rita." Born in Lebanon, Rita has been working in Christian media since 1992. Prior to that, because of her heart for children and people in need, she taught communications to deaf and mute children at the Father Andrew Institute in Beirut while also working with rejected children.


Ramylal Fernando

Pastor Ramylal Fernando serves at Zion Gospel Mission, is adjunct faculty at the Baptist Theological Seminary and pursuing his PhD at AGST Alliance. He is passionate about training Asians to reach Asia for Christ. He is also serving as Singapore's SEANET coordinator, promoting outreach to believers with Asian worldviews.


Karen Gan

Karen Gan founded Youth Transform Nations (YTN), a platform with a heart for inter-generational unity between spiritual fathers and the next generation and to bring the Kingdom of God into the seven gates of the Arts, Business, Communications and Media, Divinity, Education, Family and Government.. Together with her husband Jason, they founded the Missional Church Communities Network (MCCN) as well as “4:11 Ministries” based on Ephesians 4:11, to train and equip the saints for the work of ministry.


Ken Gnanakan

Dr Ken Gnanakan is Founder-President of the ACTS Group of Institutions, Bangalore; Chancellor of the ACTS Academy of Higher Education, Bangalore; Chairman of the International Council for Higher Education, Switzerland; and President of the Christian Alliance for Communal Harmony. He is also actively involved in rural and slum development, particularly through health, environmental and educational projects. Ken teaches in universities and institutions of higher learning as a professor of environment, management and theology.


Andrew Goh

Dr Andrew Goh is Honorary Editor of Impact magazine, the only bi-monthly local Christian magazine of its kind that has been in publication since 1977. Andrew also anchors "Breakfast with Jesus", a series recorded by Riverlife ChurchTV that is based on scriptural passages on "hope".


Goh Wei-Leong

General Practitioner Dr Goh Wei-Leong is founder of Linking Hands, a medical networking agency and founder-chairman of HealthServe, a charity that reaches out to the underserved communities in Singapore. He is the regional general secretary of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) and chairs the Christian Medical & Dental Fellowship (CMDF) of Singapore. He is currently chairman of the board of Mercy Teams International and OM Associate with OM Singapore and OM East Asia Pacific (Relief and Development).


Kimhong Hazra

Kimhong Hazra currently engages in the research and teaching of mission studies and practice with various Singapore mission agencies and theological institutions. Her perspective on missions has been enriched from her ministry years as trainer and counselor with the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students in Singapore and the southern African region. Her work as a teacher of Christian theology, history and mission studies and her research in South-East Asian Studies bolsters her input in this field.


William Heng

Preacher William Heng currently serves at Bethel Presbyterian Church. Apart from pastoral ministry, William capitalizes on the business acumen and experience he gained as a former businessman by investing in livelihood projects in the mission fields. These include cashew nut and fish farming in North Thailand, pepper-growing in Cambodia and goat farming in South Philippines.


Ho Peng Kee

Associate Professor Ho Peng Kee is a former Singaporean politician. He was the Senior Minister of State in the Ministry of Law and the Ministry of Home Affairs, and a Member of Parliament. Professor Ho was formerly an academic and a one-time Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Law at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and is on long-term secondment from NUS. He serves as an elder in Mount Carmel Bible Presbyterian Church.


Daniel Jesudason

Daniel Jesudason is the Managing Director in a Christian psychiatric and psychological practice. He is Chairman of the board of Singapore Centre for Global Missions (SCGM). He formerly served as a Literacy Consultant and Translator in Papua New Guinea for 18 years. Daniel also serves as the Asia Pacific Strategic Partnership Facilitator with Wycliffe Bible Translators and helps in linguistics, cross-cultural and member care training.


Kurt Johansen

Kurt Johansen was born in Denmark and worked 11 years as a financial controller in the Ministry of Finance of the Danish Government. He received a calling to be the Business Manager of the Sudan United Mission, Danish Branch, and after 14 years as a missionary in West Africa, he moved on to become the Executive Director of SAT-7 for Europe, Asia-Pacific and South Africa.


Martha John

Martha John is currently a Senior Teacher with Fairfield Methodist School (Primary). In her 34 years of teaching, she has also served with the Girls' Brigade as a teacher and GB Officer and, since April 2014, as an Assistant Brigade Commissioner. Martha is actively involved in developing the Primary Curriculum for GB. After a life-changing trip to Timor Leste in 2003 and several others later, her heart’s desire is in the holistic development of the women and children of Asia, training and empowering for leadership and in the fourfold ministry of GB.


Terry Kee

Bishop Terry Kee graduated from the Singapore Bible College in 1982. Following that, he served in several Lutheran congregations until 1996 when he was sent as a missionary to Thailand. He planted several churches in north-east Thailand until he was called back in 2006 to serve as the Senior Pastor of Queenstown Lutheran Church. He was elected as Bishop of the Lutheran Church in 2009. Bishop Terry is the chairman of GoForth 2014 National Missions Conference executive committee.


Dianna Khoo

Rev Dianna Khoo is now the Area Director for Indochina with the Methodist Missions Society and also the Chairperson for the Board of Missions for the Trinity Annual Conference. She was previously pastor-in-charge of the Trinity Methodist Church for seven years.


Lawrence Ko

Lawrence JC Ko is National Director of Singapore Centre for Global Missions (SCGM). He has served as pastor of a local church and missions director of several organisations including YMCA, ORTV, TWR-Asia and Asian Journeys Ltd. He has been involved in human resources development and is an associate trainer at the Civil Service College. He chairs the Asia Evangelical Alliance's Mission Commission (AEA) and serves on the Asia Lausanne Committee, Lausanne Singapore and International Council for Higher Education (ICHE) to promote missions in Asia.


Ben Koh

Ben Koh recently relocated to Singapore after serving a decade as the Regional Director for Grace Missions, Grace Assembly, and overseeing the church-planting work in South and Central Asia. He was instrumental in pioneering the Kazakh youth movement when he raised up the largest youth church in Kazakhstan and helped many Kazakh churches to start their youth ministries. A Certified Master Coach and Mentor Coach, Ben established a missional personal development company which has been well-received by many universities in Almaty, the capital of Kazakhstan.


Daniel Koh

Rev. Dr Daniel Koh is a Methodist pastor and full-time lecturer at the Trinity Theological College (TTC). As a pastor and Christian ethicist, he has a special interest in bringing our faith to bear on the issues of our time, including dealing with issues such as our response to environmental crisis and the place of ethics in relation to missions in the care of God’s entire world.


Desmond Koh

Desmond Koh is the Executive Director of The Boys’ Brigade in Singapore. He began as a rank and file member and became a BB Officer, subsequently serving as Deputy Executive Director. Desmond is a Council Member of the Singapore Kindness Movement and is committee member in the National Mentoring Steering Committee and the Singapore Youth Award Advisory Committee. He is a certified behavioural consultant.


Brandon Myles Krause

Brandon Krause heads the creative direction for his company, Myles & More, a creative agency in Singapore that is passionate about telling visual stories that transform the world. Since obtaining his BA in Broadcast Journalism, this Chicago native has produced and directed a full spectrum of creative work over the last 13 years. His career has taken him to both media production and branding agencies to produce content for television and companies.


Kuan Kim Seng

Dean Kuan Kim Seng is the Dean of St Andrew’s Cathedral. He is also the Director of Missions of the Diocese of Singapore which focusses on planting Anglican churches in six countries in the region, namely Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam.


Shiao-Yin Kuik

Shiao-Yin Kuik is one of the co-founders and creative director of The Thought Collective. She also oversees Food for Thought and teaches in the School of Thought. She co-founded Myles & More (a creative video agency) and The Public Domain with her husband, Brandon Krause. She speaks regularly on issues of social entrepreneurship, creativity and innovation. She is keen on city transformation through marketplace innovation.


Ashok Kumar

Dr Ashok Kumar is part of the Operation Mobilisation (OM) Singapore team. In the first 20 years of his life in India, he lived as a practicing Hindu. In the early eighties, Jesus Christ became a reality in his life. He has been involved in missions for more than 25 years, spending most of this time with OM India, OM Singapore and on board the OM ship, M.V. Doulos.


Beram Kumar

Beram Kumar has been involved in missions for over 20 years. He is the Founder-CEO of STAMP (Strategic Missions Partnerships), a ministry focussed on reaching the least-evangelised peoples in 14 countries. Beram is also the chair of SEALINK (South-East Asia Unreached People Groups Network), board member of Tentmakers International, a member of the Steering Committee of ETHNE (the Global UPG Network), and Missions Associate of the World Evangelical Alliance Mission Commission.


Lai Kai Ming

Rev. Lai Kai Ming is currently the pastor-in-charge of Pentecost Methodist Church. He was an SAF Infantry Officer for 10 years prior to joining the pastoral ministry.


Lam Kuo Yung

Rev. Lam Kuo Yung is the senior minister of Katong Presbyterian Church. Before becoming a Christian minister, he had pioneered several IT and educational businesses.


Ivan Liew

Rev. Dr Ivan Liew is the missions pastor at Woodlands Evangelical Free Church (EFC) and chairman for EFC Singapore Missions. He is passionate about preaching, leadership, mobilising people for missions and helping others realise God’s fullest agenda in their lives. Prior to entering pastoral ministry, he had worked in the field of bio-medical engineering.


Timothy Liu

Timothy Liu has served as the President for the Graduates’ Christian Fellowship Singapore since 2007, and was Founder-Director of Ministry for Marketplace Christian Network in 2001. He is also the Senior Associate for Marketplace Ministry at the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization and Council Member of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology in Singapore. He is a business director of a multi-national technology company in Asia and serves actively in his home church.


Eugene Lim

Eugene Lim is the Director of Resource Development at TWR-Asia. A CPA and a Fellow member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, he has more than 30 years of corporate experience and in the social service sector. Eugene serves as a member of the Local Church Executive Committee (LCEC) at Wesley Methodist Church and Vice-Chairman of Wesley’s Prayer and Praise Ministry. He also sits on the board of the Metropolitan YMCA (Young Men’s Christian Association).


Barnabas Loh

Barnabas Loh serves full-time in the Scripture Union Singapore as Senior Ministry Executive (Youth). He has been mentoring and teaching children and youth for over 30 years. As a life-skills facilitator, Barnabas regularly speaks at the chapel services of mission schools, youth meetings and camps. His passion is in motivating children and youth to reach their full potential by becoming the man or woman God has destined them to be. His ultimate goal is to inspire and develop them to become heroes for Christ.


Neo Ban Hui

Pastor Neo Ban Hui is currently the Lead Pastor of Salem Chapel which he joined in 1998. In 1995, the Lord challenged him to leave his own travel agency and serve Him full time, so he obeyed and took a sabbatical from work to be trained at Tung Ling Bible School and subsequently at Faith Bible College, New Zealand. He leads Salem Chapel as a church active in missions and serves as Vice-Chairman of the board of Singapore Centre for Global Missions (SCGM)


Victor Ng

Victor Ng is General Manager of Cru Singapore Media Ministry (formerly known as Campus Crusade for Christ). He has been involved in a video production house that produces corporate videos, the Jesus Film dubbing team as well as in productions/projects on Source of Love, Unveiling the Mystery, Choices, The Deal, Bare Facts, Undaunted and The Tale of Two Esthers. He has worked with Good News Productions International in special projects. Victor has played an active role in bringing faith-based films, such as Courageous and the Bible mini-series, into Singapore.


Peter Nitschke

Dr Peter Nitschke is Director for Curriculum Development at International Care Ministries in the Philippines, which serves 100,000 ultra-poor in partnership with 6,000 churches. He also serves as Missions Mobiliser for Vision for Asia and shelter NOW International, recruiting workers for ministry among the unreached. Peter has 16 years of experience in incarnational mission among the urban poor and initiated several projects in holistic mission and empowerment through self-help.


Edward Ong

Datuk Edward Ong is an accomplished builder and property developer who through his OCK group in Singapore had completed numerous highly acclaimed projects. He accepted the Lord at the age of 40 despite strong family objections. In the mid-90s, the Lord challenged him to risk everything for Him and in obedience, Edward began the iconic Sutera Harbour Resort project in Sabah, Malaysia. Currently, Edward is embarking on a new journey of faith to develop an integrated resort in Dili, Timor-Leste.


Rennis Ponniah

The Right Rev Rennis Ponniah was installed as the 9th Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore on 20 October 2012. As Bishop, he leads 27 parishes locally and six deaneries in Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Nepal, Thailand and Vietnam. Prior to his installation as Bishop, he was the Vicar of one of Singapore’s largest Anglican parishes, St John’s-St Margaret’s Church, from July 1993 to September 2012.


Vinay Samuel

Rev Dr Vinay Samuel is an Anglican minister and Executive Director of the Oxford Centre for Religion and Public Life. In 1983, Vinay and his wife moved to a deprived area of Bangalore, India, developing a ministry which planted churches and addressed poverty, modeling holistic missions in a religiously plural context. Vinay has written extensively on the mission of the Church and ministered in many different parts of the world. He developed and led the International Fellowship of Evangelical Mission Theologians, establishing theological institutions and research centres in Asia and Africa.


Selvam Muttu

Pastor Selvam Muttu was a church-planter in Timor-Leste from 2000 to 2004. He is currently the National Director of Transformation Alliance which facilitates churches and organisations that are committed to bringing transformation to Timor-Leste. He is also a pastoral staff with Victory Family Centre, with ministry roles in Worship, Seven-Gates Ministries and Missions.


Paul Ananth Tambyah

Dr Paul Ananth Tambyah is an infectious disease physician and Professor of Medicine at a university teaching hospital. He serves as church council chair at the Lutheran Church of Our Redeemer and is the interim chair of the Education Committee of the Lutheran Church of Singapore. He is President of the Society of Infectious Diseases (S’pore) and founding member of MARUAH (part of ASEAN human rights mechanism), EXCO member of Action for AIDS, and board member of Asia Evangelistic Fellowship.


Erick Tan

Rev Erick Tan is a minister of the Methodist Church in Singapore. After returning to Singapore following 12 years of missionary service and completing studies at the Asbury Theological Seminary, he is entering a new season of life and ministry. Having led inter-cultural teams in the past, this missionary is looking to motivate missional entrepreneurs to start small and medium enterprises to address the global challenges faced by the poor, marginalized and disenfranchised.


Malcolm Tan

Rev Malcolm Tan is Pastor-in-Charge of Barker Road Methodist Church, Brigade Chaplain of the Boys’ Brigade in Singapore and Training Consultant for the Methodist Missions Society (MMS). He has also served as Chairman of Asia Evangelistic Fellowship for many years.


Tan Gee Paw

Nicknamed “Master Architect of Singapore’s Water Supply”, Gee Paw generously shares his expertise and experience in environmental and water management by serving on several advisory panels, including the Environment and Water Technologies International Advisory Panel, the Centre for Water Research and Institute of Water Policy at NUS, and the Clean Water Programme at NTU. He is a member of the Advisory Panel of the Centre for Liveable Cities. He is an adjunct professor at the NUS Faculty of Engineering. Gee Paw is also a member of the Presidential Council for Religious Harmony.


Tan Lai Yong

Dr Tan Lai Yong is currently Lecturer and Director for Outreach and Community Engagement at the College of Alice & Peter Tan, National University of Singapore (NUS). In 1996, he and his young family moved to Yunnan, China, and joined a community development team, working with the poverty-affected in remote villages, caring for orphans, disabled children and the leprosy-affected. He has received several awards from the government of China as well as in Singapore.


Tan Sian Lip

Tan Sian Lip is Chief Technology Officer of CrimsonLogic, an agency that provides solutions by helping governments to design and run innovative and sustainable services. He also leads the Public Sector Group (PSG) in establishing thought leadership and promoting CrimsonLogic’s expertise in key public sector domains. Sian Lip worked in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, United Overseas Bank as well as held various research roles in the areas of Artificial Intelligence and Natural Language Processing.


Tang Shin Yong

Tang Shin Yong is Executive Director of HealthServe, an NGO serving the interests of migrant workers, the disadvantaged and poor in the local Singapore community. He believes that ministry to migrant workers is a global movement with unprecedented challenges and issues that a Christian needs to grapple with – exploitation of labour, debt bondage and the dehumanising of low wage migrant workers.


Festus Thomas

After graduating as an engineer, Festus Thomas served in Missions for 15 years on board MV Logos, as well as with FEBA and ACTS. He moved into commercial world in 1987 to set up a base for 'Biblical Entrepreneurs'. He is managing 'Planettel Asia Pacific Pte Ltd' and has served as Missions Chairman at 'The People's Bible Church' for several years. Currently Festus is passionately pursuing the vision to build up a network for 'Missional Business Entrepreneurs' in Singapore and serves as Coordinator for SCGM MB Team.


Lawrence Tong

Lawrence Tong became the first Asian to be the third International Director of Operation Mobilisation (OM) in its 57-year history in September 2013. His leadership journey has included serving on the Board of OM Singapore; as OM country leader for Taiwan; as Director of OM’s third ship, Logos II; and in financial development with the OM Ships’ USA office in Florida, South Carolina. In 2006, Lawrence led the fast-growing work in China with a focus on welfare and agricultural programmes.


Mats Tunehag

Mats Tunehag is a speaker, writer and consultant from Sweden. For the last 20 years he has had a special focus on developing the Business as Mission (BAM) concept as well as national, regional and global strategic alliances of people and BAM initiatives. Mats is a senior leader on BAM in both the Lausanne Movement and World Evangelical Alliance and he lectures globally on BAM. Mats also serves part-time with a global investment fund based on Christian values that helps SMEs to grow in size and holistic impact in the Arab world and Asia, by providing financial, intellectual and human capital. He serves on the Global Council of Advocates International, a global network of 30,000 lawyers in over 120 countries.


Gregory Vijayendran

Gregory Vijayendran is a partner in Rajah & Tann LLP who specializes in commercial litigation. He is involved in ministry in the marketplace, missions and prayer. He sits on the Full Gospel Businessmen’s Strategic Gatekeepers’ Committee, is Chairman of the Lawyers’ Christian Fellowship, Secretary of the board of Singapore Centre for Global Missions (SCGM) and mobilises prayer through Advocates Asia. Gregory has more than 15 years of direct involvement serving in various VWOs.


Alan Wong

Alan Wong is the National Director of Child Evangelism Fellowship, Singapore. He is the author of “Building the Next Generation”, a book on dramatised family devotions for preschoolers and lower primaries. He is also the webmaster of a parenting and education website. He loves children and teaches a class of upper primary children at Faith Methodist Church.


Yee Ching Wah

Rev Yee Ching Wah and his family were missionaries in Thailand for 14 years. In 2006, he was appointed Dean of Thailand and has been the Associate Director of Missions of the Anglican Diocese of Singapore since 2011. Ching Wah also serves as Honorary Priest at St James’ Church.


Dominic Yeo

Rev. Dominic Yeo is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Christian Centre with a missions programme that includes humanitarian efforts, sponsorship of destitute children and the training of leaders and churches in over 40 nations. Known for his strong visionary and strategic leadership, he carries God’s heart, bringing forth the timely Word of God that releases breakthroughs into lives and churches. Dominic is also the General Superintendent of the Assemblies of God (AG) of Singapore, Chairman of the Asia Pacific AG Fellowship and Executive Council Member of the Word AG Fellowship.

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