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Pastoral 2013

Information on Candidates for Election to the Church Session 2013–2015

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Dear Gethsemaneans,

I urge all communicant members (18 years of age and above) of Gethsemane B-P Church to prepare for the upcoming Annual Congregational Meeting and Election to the Church Session with much prayer. If you (as a communicant member) have not received the notice, reports and accounts, please avail yourself of them at the reception table or contact Dn Francis Lee (the Clerk of Session). Please be reminded that the ACM and election to the Session will be held next Lord’s Day (29th Sept) at 1.30 pm. All communicant members are advised to attend the ACM as it is our constitutional duty to do so.

The following persons are approved by the Board of Elders to be the candidates for election to the Church Session. Their particulars and various areas of service are included below for your information.

Rev Dr Prabhudas Koshy


Rev Dr Prabhudas Koshy
Candidate for the office of Pastor and Chairman

  • Since 1990, preaching God’s Word in Gethsemane; and in 1994, ordained as the Pastor of Gethsemane Bible-Presbyterian Church.
  • For the last 20 years, he has given pastoral leadership and care to Gethsemane BPC.
  • His main areas of ministry have been preaching and teaching of God’s Word during Sunday worship services and at Tuesday Prayer Meetings, various fellowship meetings, seminars, retreats and camps of Gethsemane B-P Church.
  • He regularly attends to the members and worshippers through pastoral counselling, visitation and prayer.
  • He also gives pastoral supervision and leadership to the Bible Witness Media Ministry (the Editor of the Bible Witness magazine), The Gethsemane Care Ministry, and all the fellowship groups of the church.
  • He is also actively involved in training men for the ministry through FEBC as well as setting up Gethsemane Bible Institutes in the Philippines and Ethiopia. Pastor also travels regularly to visit and to give leadership to our church’s mission stations and missionaries.
  • He is married to Carolyn, and they have 3 children, Cornelius, Andronicus and Dorcas, and they serve the Lord as a family in Gethsemane BPC.

“Faithful, fervent, forward! These three words summarise my desire and expectation in the Lord for the pastoral ministry into which the Lord has called me. The opposite of all or any of these three words would make me an abominable person before the Lord. Also, not to have these three goals as my highest priority would make me a failure in the work that He assigned me to do.”

—Church Bulletin, 6 November 2005

 


Eld Mah Chin Kwang
Candidate for the office of Elder

  • Since Gethsemane BPC’s inception in 1988, Eld Mah has been serving in the leadership of Gethsemane as an Elder. He served as the chairman of the Interim Committee of Gethsemane BPC till 1994.
  • He has laboured in various leadership roles of Gethsemane: Clerk of Session, Leader of Gethsemane Encouragers’ Ministry, Finance Committee Member, Building Committee Member, etc.
  • He regularly teaches Catechism class, Seniors’ Ministry, The Gethsemane Care Ministry. From time to time, he also preaches in fellowship groups. He also serves as worship chairman on Sundays and renders his advice and help in many aspects of church administration.
  • He is married to Lean Choo, and they have two children, Melissa and Matthew. Melissa serves the Lord in BWMM, and Matthew who is married to Fidelia, serves in GYAF and other areas of the church ministries.

 


Eld Alan Choy Weng Heng
Candidate for the office of Elder

  • Since 1995, he has been a member of Gethsemane BPC. From 1997 to 2003, he served as a deacon.
  • In 2003, he was elected and ordained as an Elder of Gethsemane BPC.
  • He has laboured in various leadership roles: Clerk of Session, Treasurer, Leader of Youth Fellowship, Church Choir Member, Finance Committee Member, Building Committee Member, etc.
  • He attended FEBC as a part-time student and graduated with Certificate of Religious Knowledge in May 2013.
  • He regularly teaches Catechism class and ministers at the Lions Home for the Elders, etc. and occasionally preaches in fellowship groups. He presently leads the GYF committee with Pastor.
  • He serves in the Chinese Service as a worship chairman and also preaches God’s Word from time to time.
  • He is married to Luan Kheng; and they have three children, Eunice, Jenice and Amoz. As a family, the Choys serve the Lord actively in various areas of Gethsemane BPC.


Eld Ng Poh Kok
Candidate for the office of Elder

  • He came to know the Lord Jesus Christ as his Saviour in his secondary school days, and attended Life B-P Church. In 1971, he joined Toa Payoh B-P Church (name was changed to Sharon B-P Church when it moved to Life B-P Church in 1977).
  • He served as a deacon since September 1978 in Sharon BPC; and in 2002, he was ordained as an elder of Sharon BPC. Because the Lord has placed in him a burden for the souls of children, for almost three decades, he served as a Sunday School teacher and also gave leadership to Sharon Sunday school as its superintendent.
  • In 2008, Eld Ng and his family came to Gethsemane B-P Church and became members of the church in December 2008. His decision to come to Gethsemane resulted from his conviction to take a stand for the KJV Bible and for the twin doctrines of the Scriptures - Verbal, Plenary Inspiration and Verbal, Plenary Preservation.
  • Since 2008, he has regularly participated in Gethsemane’s worship services, prayer meeting, evangelism sessions, Gethsemane Adults’ Fellowship and Gethsemane Men’s Fellowship. He also serves in the GAF committee.
  • His wife, Sis Dorothy, and their two daughters, Sarah and Sharon, are also members of Gethsemane BPC. Sarah is married to Samuel Yong, and they both actively serve the Lord in our church. Sharon, who was married to our late missionary Dominino dela Cruz Jr, continues to serve the Lord together with their young son Nehemiah in Bogo and San Antonio, the Philippines.

 


Dn Arvind Kumar Pawa
Candidate for the office of Deacon and Clerk-of-Session

  • An active member of Gethsemane BPC from its inception in 1988.
  • From 1991–95, he served as an Interim Committee Member of Gethsemane BPC.
  • In 1995, he was elected as a deacon when the Session was formed. He has faithfully and effectively served in many areas of the church: Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Leader of the Gethsemane Evangelism Outreach, Building Committee Member, Finance Committee Member, Organiser of Church Camps, Church Sports, etc.
  • He has attended FEBC as a part-time student and graduated with Certificate of Religious Knowledge in 2008.
  • He teaches God’s Word in Lions Home for the Elderly, Gethsemane Children’s Ministry, etc.
  • He is married to Mong Jee, and they have two children, Chloe and Josias. As a family, the Pawas worship and serve the Lord in Gethsemane.

 


Dn Daniel Lim Hoe Chiang
Candidate for the office of Deacon

  • In 2005, he was appointed as a preacher in the Chinese Service of Gethsemane BPC and has faithfully devoted himself to its nurture. Preacher Daniel Lim, after obtaining his Diploma in Theology from FEBC, served with the Helping Hand (2000- 2005) as a missionary in the Philippines, and then upon his return to Singapore, as counsellor and a director of the Helping Hand.
  • Since 2007, he has been serving as a deacon in the Session of Gethsemane BPC.
  • He conducts weekly Bible Study in The Gethsemane Care Ministry (TGCM) and assists pastor in counselling and in the leadership of TGCM.
  • He serves together with Pr Jeremiah Sim in the Seniors’ Ministry on Thursdays; and also preaches God’s Word in Changi Prison every Sunday afternoon. He also frequently travels to Malaysia to preach God’s Word in sister churches.
  • He is married to Roscelle, and they have two young children, Mehetabel and Jesimiel.

 

“Feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind.”

1 Peter 5:2

 


Dn Lok Kwok Wah
Candidate for the office of Deacon

  • Since 2001, he has been faithfully serving in the Bible Witness Media Ministry as a full-time worker. Before he joined BWMM, he served in FEBC Bookroom and Tabernacle Books. He was also an active member of the Evangelistic Band of Life B-P Church for many years.
  • He transferred his membership to Gethsemane BPC in 2005 from Life BPC.
  • He edits the materials of BWMM and also helps to arrange for their publication and distribution. He also helps pastor in organising BW retreats.
  • He has been serving as a deacon in the Session of Gethsemane BPC since 2007. He has served in the Session in various roles: Assistant Treasurer, Assistant Clerk of Session, etc.
  • He also helps out in the day-to-day matters of the church in the church office. He also leads the Ushers’ Ministry.
  • Together with him, his wife Jenny and three children, Qian Hui, Qian Yi and Qian Ning, worship and serve in Gethsemane.

 


Dn Kelvin Lim Cheng Kwang
Candidate for the office of Deacon

  • In 2000, he was baptised and became an active member of Gethsemane BPC.
  • The Lord called him into full-time ministry in 2002, and in 2004 he joined Far Eastern Bible College for theological training. He completed the Bachelor of Theology in 2008 and was appointed as Assistant to the Pastor in Gethsemane Children’s Ministry.
  • He was elected as a deacon in 2009.
  • He leads the Gethsemane Children’s Ministry. He also avails himself to preach and to teach God’s Word during worship service, at prayer meeting and different fellowship meetings.
  • He travels to Malaysia to preach God’s Word in Kemaman BPC and Calvary Jaya B-P Fellowship.
  • His wife Jasmine and their three children, Joash, Jorim and Joses, worship and serve the Lord in Gethsemane BPC.

 


Dn Francis Lee Kek Gee
Candidate for the office of Deacon and Treasurer

  • He confessed the Lord in baptism in 1988 at Life B-P Church. From 2003-2007, together with his family, he worshipped and served the Lord in True Life B-P Church. In 2008, they became members of Gethsemane.
  • Francis and his family have been regular participants of our worship, Bible Study, prayer meeting and fellowship groups. They have also joined the mission teams to the Philippines twice to minister to the brethren in our mission stations.
  • He had attended FEBC as a part-time student and graduated with Certificate of Religious Knowledge in 2008, and Certificate of Biblical Studies in 2010.
  • He has rendered his services in the Ushers’ Ministry and also served as a committee member of Gethsemane Adults’ Fellowship.
  • His wife Stephanie and their four children, Sarah, Michelle, Samuel and Moses worship and serve the Lord in Gethsemane BPC.

“Take heed therefore unto yourselves, and to all the flock, over the which the Holy Ghost hath made you overseers, to feed the church of God, which he hath purchased with his own blood.”

Acts 20:28