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29th Sep 2019

Information on Candidates for Election to the Church Session (2019-2021)

As it was mentioned before from the pulpit, the Board of Elders have decided that all the present members of the Church Session will be nominated to serve for another 2-year term. All of them have been assessed according to the Scriptures and our church’s constitution, and are deemed eligible to stand for election to the Session.

Information on the candidates’ prior service is published below. This information is not exhaustive. In fact, all of them have been actively serving the Lord in our midst, both as members and leaders, for many years. We thank God for their faithfulness in their appointed areas of service in the past, and for their readiness to continue in the service to which the Lord has called them.

Today, the election to the Church Session (2019-2021) will be held, along with the Annual Congregation Meeting, at 2:00 pm. All communicant members are required to attend the ACM which is deemed their constitutional duty.

Let us continually pray for the members of the Church Session and their families to remain faithful, humble and diligent in their lives and ministries.

Rev. Dr Prabhudas Koshy

Candidate for the office of Pastor and Chairman of the Session

  • Since 1990, Pastor Koshy has been preaching God’s Word in Gethsemane and was ordained as the Pastor of Gethsemane Bible-Presbyterian Church in 1994. Since 1999, he has been leading the Church Session as its Chairman.
  • His main areas of ministry have been the preaching and teaching of God’s Word during Sunday worship services, Tuesday Prayer Meetings, various fellowship meetings, seminars, retreats and camps of Gethsemane B-P Church.
  • He regularly provides pastoral counselling to the members and worshippers, and also leads the Pastoral Visitation Ministry.
  • He also gives pastoral supervision and leadership to the Bible Witness Media Ministry (as 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, Gethsemane Bible Institutes in the Philippines and Ethiopia.
  • He also conducts lectures on Systematic Theology for GBI-online. He also corresponds with our missionaries and visits our church’s mission stations.
  • He serves presently as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Gethsemane Bible Witness Limited (GBWL).
  • 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. Cornelius, having received the Lord’s call, is undergoing theological training in FEBC.

Eld. Mah Chin Kwang

Candidate for the office of Elder & Assistant Treasurer

  • 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 till 1994, and of the Session (1995-1999).
  • 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 in 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 areas of church administration, such as Finance Committee.
  • In the recent years, Eld. Mah has led several mission trips to places like Kuching, Pangasinan, Cebu, etc.
  • He serves presently as the Secretary of GBWL’s Board of Directors.
  • He is married to Lean Choo, and they have two children, Melissa and Matthew (who is away on work assignment in Spain together with his family). Melissa serves the Lord in BWMM.

Eld. Ng Poh Kok

Candidate for the office of Elder & Treasurer

  • In 2008, Eld. Ng and his family joined Gethsemane B-P Church. Prior to that, he served as a deacon in Sharon BPC (1978-2002) and as an elder (2002-2008). He also served in Sharon BPC as a Sunday School teacher and as its Superintendent.
  • Eld. Ng was elected as an elder of our church in 2013. During the present term of the Session, he has served as the Treasurer. He has also served on the committees of Gethsemane Adults’ Fellowship and Gethsemane Men’s Fellowship. He now co-labours with Pastor in the leadership of the Pastoral Visitation Ministry.
  • He serves presently as a member of GBWL’s Board of Directors.
  • His wife 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, now serves the Lord in our midst together with her son Nehemiah.

Eld. Alan Choy Weng Heng

Candidate for the office of Elder & Session Member

  • Since 1995, Eld. Choy 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.
  • In the Session, he has laboured in various leadership roles: Clerk-of-Session, Treasurer, etc., as well as being a member of the Finance Committee and Building Committee in recent years. He presently leads the GYF committee with Pastor.
  • He attended FEBC as a part-time student and graduated with Certificate of Religious Knowledge in May 2013.
  • He regularly teaches in Catechism class and ministers at the Lions Home for the Elders, etc. In the Chinese Service, he serves as a worship chairman and preaches God’s Word, when the need arises.
  • He serves presently as the Treasurer of GBWL’s Board of Directors.
  • 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. Francis Lee Kek Gee

Candidate for the office of Elder & Session Member

  • Eld. Francis and family joined Gethsemane as members in 2008. Before that, he was a member of Life B-P Church (since 1988), and True Life B-P Church (2003-2007). Upon joining Gethsemane, he rendered his services in various ministries of the church.
  • He became a deacon in Gethsemane in 2011 and diligently served in the Session to date. He has faithfully served in the Session as the Clerk-of-Session and also as the Treasurer. He is a member of the Finance Committee of the church.
  • He has given his service as the Camp Master in annual church camps, Committee Member of Gethsemane Adults’ Fellowship and Gethsemane Men’s Fellowship. Presently, he also serves in Gethsemane Defenders’ Ministry. He also served along with Eld. Mah in the past mission trips to our mission fields.
  • He sought theological learning through FEBC as a part-time student and graduated with Certificate of Religious Knowledge in 2008, and Certificate of Biblical Studies in 2010.
  • He serves presently as a member of GBWL’s Board of Directors, and Project Owner of the building renovation committee of Gethsemane Media Centre.
  • His wife Stephanie and their four children, Sarah, Michelle, Samuel and Moses, worship and serve the Lord in Gethsemane BPC and various fellowship groups.

Dn Daniel Lim Hoe Chiang

Candidate for the office of Deacon & Session Member

  • In 2005, he was appointed as a preacher in the Chinese Service of Gethsemane BPC and has faithfully devoted himself to ministering to the brethren in that ministry. 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 a 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 and Eld. Mah in the Seniors’ Ministry on Thursdays and also preaches God’s Word regularly in Changi Prison. He also frequently travels to Malaysia (Kemaman, KL, etc.) to preach God’s Word in sister churches.
  • He is married to Roscelle, and they have two children, Mehetabel and Jesimiel. As a family, they participate in church fellowship activities and ministries.

Dn Lok Kwok Wah

Candidate for the office of Deacon & Session Member

  • Since 2001, he has been faithfully serving in the Bible Witness Media Ministry as a full-time worker. He transferred his membership to Gethsemane BPC in 2005 from Life BPC and became a deacon of Gethsemane in 2007.
  • In the Bible Witness Media Ministry, he supervises the printing, distribution of the Bible Witness magazine. He also assisted Pastor in organising BW retreats, Holy Land Bible Study Tour, etc.
  • 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 led the Ushers’ ministry (2009-2016).
  • He now serves as the Operations Manager for GBWL.
  • 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 & Session Member

  • In 2000, he was baptised in Gethsemane BPC and became an active member of the church.
  • The Lord called him into full-time ministry in 2002, and in 2004 he joined FEBC 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, and in TGCM.
  • He travels to Malaysia to preach God’s Word in Kemaman Life BPC, Calvary Jaya B-P Fellowship, Kuching Mission outreach.
  • His wife Jasmine and their three children, Joash, Jorim and Joses, worship and serve the Lord in Gethsemane BPC.

Dn Low Boon Siang

Candidate for the office of Deacon & Clerk-of-Session

  • Dn Boon Siang was saved and baptised in Gethsemane in the year 2001.
  • Over the past 14 years, as he steadily grew spiritually, he served the Lord in Youth Fellowship (2002-2008); Ushers’ Ministry (2005-2009); Young Adults’ Fellowship Committee (2008- 2012); Audiovisual Ministry (2009 till 2015); Men’s Fellowship Committee (2013 to 2019). He also served in committees of Church Camp (2009 and 2012).
  • As a teacher of God’s Word to children, Bro Boon Siang served in Junior Worship (2006 to present) and in GCM (2008 to 2013). He also served the Lord in the Fundamental Christian Ministry of NTU and NIE (2006-2008), and the B-P Combined Youth Conference Committee (2007-2008).
  • Upon his election as a deacon in 2015, he was appointed to be a member of the Finance committee, and was given the leadership of Young Adults’ Fellowship. In 2017, he was appointed to lead the Ushers’ Ministry. He laboured much in organising the 5th Missionary Conference held in Kuching. In the Church Session (2017-2019), he served as the Treasurer.
  • His wife Hui Lin and their two young sons, Christopher and Caleb, worship in Gethsemane BPC and participate in many fellowship groups and ministries.

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