SOL 2020 Lecturers
Rev Merrily Madero : Lecturer
Rev Merrily Madero
Lecturer

Rev. Merrily Madero is called and anointed to preach, teach, and serve around the world.  She is an Ordained Minister with the Assembly of God Church and lives in the USA.  Merrily is President of M3 International, a non-profit ministry conducting Leadership Development, predominately in South East Asia.

Merrily is a retired Colonel from the US Air Force, serving on active duty for 30 years.  She commanded four large organizations, served in multiple Director positions, lived in five different countries, including serving at the US Embassy in Afghanistan. She has Bachelor Degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Christian Theology, and three Master Degrees in Personnel Management, Military Science, and National Resource Strategy.

Merrily is also on the Board of Directors for the Dream Centers of Colorado Springs, in Colorado, USA.  She has one daughter who is completing her final year of medical school in the USA.

Dr. Bruce Hills : Lecturer
Dr. Bruce Hills
Lecturer

Dr.Bruce Hills is the International Director of World Outreach since January 2017. He first joined the World Outreach in 2010 as Leadership Development Director, a role he served up to his present appointment. Bruce has been in full time ministry for over thirty years including pastoring one of Australia's largest churches (2000-2009). He is known for his prophetic and insightful preaching and respected for his experience and wisdom. Bruce is married to Fiona since 1983 and lives in Melbourne. They have three grown children and one granddaughter.

Dr. John Andrews : Lecturer
Dr. John Andrews
Lecturer

Dr. John Andrews has been in full-time Church leadership since 1987.  Though called to the UK, John has ministered in almost 40 nations of the world.  Based in his local church New Life Church, Scunthorpe, he has authored fourteen books and currently serves on the Apostolic Team of One Church Gloucester and wider network, while also being released to teach to a wider translocal context.  As a leader, teacher and author John has a passion to equip and inspire leaders as well as empower followers of Jesus into effective lifestyle and service.

Pastor Joey Bonifacio : Lecturer
Pastor Joey Bonifacio
Lecturer

Pastor Joey Bonifacio serves in the International Apostolic Team of Every Nation Ministries, a worldwide family of churches and ministries that exists to honor God by establishing Christ-Centered, Spirit Empowered, Socially Responsible churches and Campus Ministries in every nation.

He is the Senior Pastor of Every Nation Singapore and a member of the board of trustees of the Real Life Foundation, a Philiipine based non-profit organization that provides educational scholarships to the marginalized.

Joey has also authored 6 books: The Promise No One Wants, The Mystery of the Empty Stomach, The LEGO Principle, The One Lesson That Changed My Marriage, The Values Driven Heart and Storm Proof.

He has been married to wife Marie since 1982. Together they have 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.

Pastor Dr. Chew Weng Chee : Lecturer
Pastor Dr. Chew Weng Chee
Lecturer

PASTOR DR. CHEW WENG CHEE was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynaecologist before he gave up his medical career to serve the Lord full-time in 1999. He graduated with a Masters degree in Theology from the Regent College Bible School, Vancouver in 1993. Till March 2007, he was the President of SIB (Sidang Injil Borneo), Semenanjung, overseeing 31 Bahasa Malaysia churches throughout West Malaysia. Pastor Chew has ministered extensively in Conferences and Church Camps both locally and overseas. Pastor Chew is also the Senior Pastor of SIB (KL), a rapidly growing English congregation. He is married to Pastor Dr. Lew Lee Choo, a paediatrician, and has 2 sons, Jonathan and Christopher.

Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy : Lecturer
Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy
Lecturer

Rev Dr Naomi Dowdy is widely recognised as a global leader for apostolic strategies to implement God’s purposes in the 21st Century.  Her passion to develop leaders causes her to travel extensively to the nations, preaching, mentoring and equipping churches to fulfil their calling and destiny in God.

As an Author, five of her books are considered “must have” in the personal library of Pastors and Leaders.  They address current issues that need to be shared with Churches for a balanced biblical understanding in today’s world.

Besides first serving as an Evangelist and then as the former Senior Pastor of Trinity Christian Centre, Singapore, for some thirty years, she is the founder Chancellor of TCA College, Singapore and continues to serve as President of several other organisations through which she empowers leaders.

Pastor Daniel Foo : Lecturer
Pastor Daniel Foo
Lecturer

Pastor Daniel Foo is the Senior Pastor of Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church. He had worked in the financial markets for over 20 years before heeding the call to give himself fully to the ministry. He is a gifted teacher of the Word, and his ministry focus is on spiritual leadership and teaching the Word to equip the saints for effective ministry. He is on the faculty of Haggai Institute, Tung Ling Bible School and Eagles Leadership Institute. He serves on the team of the Love Singapore Network of Churches.

Rev. Vincent Goh : Lecturer, Board of Director
Rev. Vincent Goh
Lecturer, Board of Director

Rev. Vincent Goh is an ordained ministry with the Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC) of the Methodist Church in Singapore for the past 26 years.  As an itinerant minister, he has served in 6 different Methodist Churches in Singapore.  Currently, he is a pastor with Paya Lebar Methodist Church.  His interest in Christian Spirituality and Spiritual Direction led him to embark on a Master of Arts in Spiritual Direction with the University of Divinity (Melbourne) in 2008-2009.  He has one motto in life: “To know Christ personally and to make Christ known to all.”  Rev. Vincent Goh is married to Shu Yann and they have two children, Abraham and Grace.

Brother Lim Kim Pong : Lecturer
Brother Lim Kim Pong
Lecturer

Kim Pong is the CEO and Founder of StrengthsAsia. At StrengthsAsia, he is a coach, a speaker, and a facilitator. His vision is to help everyone in every organization in Asia build a culture of engagement to bring their best to impact their families, work, relationships, communities, and nations.

Under the leadership of Kim Pong, StrengthsAsia has one of the largest strengths-based and SoundWave coaching platforms in Asia.

The Gallup Organization recognizes him as among Asia’s most accomplished practitioners of strengths-based development and talent management strategies.  He is among the first 20 Gallup Certified Strengths Coach in the world and he was trained by his mentor, Curt Lisveld, who was a giant in the world of strengths engagement.

Kim Pong is a SoundWave Accredited Coach Practitioner and a member of the SoundWave Academy.  As a member of the SoundWave Academy, he works with the global team in accrediting coaches globally.  SoundWave is a resource that helps people and organizations engage each other through the quality of their conversations.

Kim Pong is the creator of The REFRAME Masterclass. REFRAME is helping people know who they are when they are in their element impacting the world around them.

Kim Pong is a founding board member of the Transformational Business Network (TBN) Asia. TBN Asia is part of TBN, which is an established impact investment collaborative platform in the world. TBN Asia brings people and organizations together to fight poverty through enterprise.

Kim Pong was a Halftime Master Coach. The Halftime Institute is a global non-profit that coaches people to move from their success to significance. He is presently an active resource for The Halftime Institute.

Kim Pong is a member of the Covenant Community Methodist Church.

He is a Singapore boy, husband, father of 2 boys and 2 girls, banker-turned-entrepreneur, an accidental pastor and a lover of Slayer espressos.

To follow Kim Pong and his thoughts, you can go to kimpong.com.

Pastor Lim Lip Yong : Lecturer
Pastor Lim Lip Yong
Lecturer

Pastor Lim Lip Yong is The Executive Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church. He is very much a homegrown preacher and an excellent teacher of the Word.

An accountant by training, he responded to God's call into the full-time ministry in 2001. He preaches with passion and is an engaging communicator whose messages stir and challenge the hearts of his listeners. He is married with three children.

Pastor Henson Lim : Lecturer
Pastor Henson Lim
Lecturer

Pastor Henson Lim is the author of Say to Archippus and Alignment Check, and founder of Archippus Awakening, a kingdom initiative dedicated to the awakening of saints to know and fulfil their God-given kingdom assignments. Henson managed an advertising agency for 14 years before stepping into ministry in 2004. After obtaining his M.Div from TCA College, he served as Dean of a school of ministry and later, Deputy Senior Pastor of a local church. Called to the ministry of teaching and preaching, he declares the Word of God with a passion to spur others to rise above mediocre Christianity that they may live lives worthy of their calls in Jesus Christ. Henson is married to Serene and they have seven children.

Dr Philip Lyn : Lecturer
Dr Philip Lyn
Lecturer

Philip Lyn is the founder and senior pastor of Skyline Church, Malaysia, a vibrant and growing city-church that prioritises prayer and the workplace.  He studied medicine at Oxford and Biblical studies in London. He is both a practicing medical specialist and pastor and leads a full team of bi-vocational pastors who integrate secular work and church ministry as one calling. He ministers widely in many nations and is currently writing his third book on Christians in the Workplace. His first two were “Slingshots” and “The Call of Issachar”. He is married to Nancy and they have three adult children.

Pastor Norman Ng : Lecturer
Pastor Norman Ng
Lecturer

Pastor Norman is the Deputy Senior Pastor at 3:16 Church and the co-founder of two social movements that disciples the church on key issues such as same-sex attraction and abortion - TrueLove.Is and the Heartbeat Project.

Before that, he spent 10 years in the marketing industry, largely with a top Fortune 500 company. He is a mentor to marketplace leaders, creative professionals and influencers, whose reach is measured in the millions. Through his leadership, the church have challenged the status quo to shape culture through disruptive storytelling, short films, prophetic design and digital strategy. The films have reached over 50 countries and 3 million people to date.

He shared the same primary school, secondary school, Junior College and University with the girl of his dreams. Today they share the same room and are happily married with 3 amazing kids.

Dean Philip Ong : Lecturer
Dean Philip Ong
Lecturer

From a CEO of an international Ad Agency to the Founding Chairman of a non-profit organization, and now as the Dean of the School of Leadership, Dean Philip Ong had spent more than 30 years in the advertising business. He started an advertising company in Jakarta and at the same time, together with a group of believers, they started a local church. On returning back to Singapore in 2002, he became the founding chairman of Equipping Leaders for Asia (ELA), a non-profit organization challenging men to rise up as Spiritual Leaders in their homes, workplaces, churches and community. Having dealt with leaders and leadership pitfalls at different levels, Philip felt a compelling need to teach about character formation. He has been teaching Character Formation since 2007 at Tung Ling Bible School.

Dr. Neal Patterson : Lecturer
Dr. Neal Patterson
Lecturer

Dr. Neal Patterson has been in the ministry for over 55 years. Together with his wife, Ruth, they have pioneered and pastored several churches in New Zealand in addition to the establishing of Bible schools in Singapore and Indonesia. Dr. Neal served as Senior Minister of a large thriving church, Napier Christian Fellowship located in Napier, New Zealand. Dr. Neal served at Tung Ling Bible School Singapore as a lecturer, Dean and Principal for 7 years. The Pattersons now travel extensively as international itinerant teachers.

Pastor Nicky Raiborde : Lecturer
Pastor Nicky Raiborde
Lecturer

Pastor Nicky Raiborde is the lead pastor of International Family Church in Lexington, South Carolina, a church that is influential, multi-cultural, and making an impact in the midlands of South Carolina, USA. Raised in a godly family, Pastor Nicky's parents nurtured him and his two brothers with spiritual instruction and impartation, which helped him to answer the call of God at the age of 17. Since devoting his life to God in full-time ministry, Pastor Nicky has travelled to over 75 countries, preaching at crusades of thousands and teaching in numerous churches. He has authored several books and lectures regularly at the School of Leadership in Tung Ling Bible School, Singapore and the Bible College of Wales in Swansea, UK. He is an excellent preacher who engages his audience with simple but powerful truths from the Word of God. He continues to pursue the call of God to go to the nations with an apostolic mandate.

Rev. James Jagjeet Singh : Lecturer
Rev. James Jagjeet Singh
Lecturer

James Jagjeet Singh is the overseer of Eagle’s Nest Church and an itinerant Evangelist under the Assemblies of God, Singapore. In this dual office, he carries  a prophetic anointing and the fire of the Holy Spirit wherever he goes. His passion is to see revival come upon the churches. He graduated from Assemblies of God Bible College with a Bachelor of Theology. He is married to Rosie and together they have two children, Josiah and Sarabeth.

Pastor Ian Toh : Lecturer
Pastor Ian Toh
Lecturer

Pastor Ian Toh is the Senior Pastor of 3:16 Church. His  heart burns fiercely for the destiny of Singapore and her next generation. He loves doing life with young kingdom leaders and the people on the top of that list are his four children, Roslina, Elias, Jan and Isaias. Together with his entrepreneur-florist wife Lilis, they’re the spiritual parents of 3:16 Church. The church seeks to be real, relevant and ready in today’s world and in particular, that people far from God may know what God’s family feels like.

God has given Ian a heart for broken lives and families. He also serves as the Director of The Love-Aid Project, a community outreach initiative that aims to bring love, dignity and hope to at-risk youth & low-income families in Singapore. With 20 years of ministry behind him, Ian have witnessed God’s restorative hand in the lives of many couples. He finds great delight whenever He see the Holy Spirit bringing back God-design into families in Singapore.

Dato Dr Kim Tan : Lecturer
Dato Dr Kim Tan
Lecturer

Dato Dr Kim Tan is the Chairman of SpringHill Management, a private fund management company specialising in biotech and social venture capital investments. He is a partner of several social impact funds including Inqo Investments (South Africa), Springhill Equity Partners (US), Novastar Ventures (Kenya) and Garden Impact Investment (Singapore). He is the co-founder of the Transformational Business Network and is on the advisory boards of the John Templeton Foundation, Johnson & Johnson Citizenship Trust, and PovertyCure. He was the founder chairman of NCI Cancer Hospital (Malaysia) and the inventor of sheep monoclonal antibodies. He is a Pro-Chancellor of Surrey University, the Centre for Enterprise, Markets & Ethics (Oxford) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK). He is the co-author of ‘Fighting Poverty through Enterprise’ and ‘Social Impact Investing: New agenda in fighting poverty’.

Dr. Joseph Umidi : Lecturer
Dr. Joseph Umidi
Lecturer

Dr. Joseph Umidi serves as Executive Vice President and Professor at Regent University where he has trained Christian leaders for 35 years. He has researched and discovered keys to increase student retention and flourishing that apply to churches and organizations. For the past 42 years, he is also serving in senior leadership roles of several churches. He is Founder and President of Lifeforming Leadership Coaching, Inc., a Coach Training organization world-wide in 24 countries and 14 languages. He has authored numerous articles and books dealing with Organizational, and Personal Transformation and is mobilizing a movement of spiritual fathers and mothers to mentor the next generation. He is married to Marie, Founder & President of TMCJ, Inc. and the delighted grandparents of three grandchildren.

Rev Chua Seng Lee : Lecturer
Rev Chua Seng Lee
Lecturer

Rev Chua Seng Lee has been a full time pastor since 1992. He has spent more than 2 decades working with youth and young adults. He has also served as council member in the National Youth Council for 4 years, after which he was invited to chair the National Steering Committee for Youth Mentoring for 4 years. Currently, he is a deputy senior pastor with Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church.

Ms. S Y Ong : Lecturer
Ms. S Y Ong
Lecturer

Ms. S Y Ong is the Chief Executive of ROHEI, a consultancy she founded in 2007. ROHEI is a learning and consulting partner serving organizations to build a culture of trust where people and results are honored, by first developing trusted and relationally competent leaders. At present, ROHEI Singapore sees to a team of 60 full-time Consultants, an office in Shanghai as well as ROHEI Foundation based out of Manila.

ROHEI has been recognised as No. 4 Best Small & Medium Workplaces in Asia in 2018 and Top 3 Best Workplaces in Singapore in 2017 by Great Place to Work Institute, as well as Best Corporate Training Provider in 2017 and 2015 by HRM Asia. Recently, ROHEI received Tripartite Alliance award for Work-Life Excellence from TAFEP and Top Employer Brand 2018 from Influential Brand.

Ms. S Y Ong is the Chairman of Trybe, a youth development entity that has been accorded Institute of Public Character (IPC) status in Singapore. She founded Trybe in 2001. Trybe has since partnered over 150 institutions in Singapore and reached over 200,000 youths in across Thailand. Trybe has also been appointed by the Singapore government to manage the Singapore Boys Hostel in 2011 as well as to run the Community Rehabilitation Centre in 2014. Today Trybe sees to a team of 80 full-time staff housed in 3 different entities and a volunteer pool of 400.

Ms. S Y Ong serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Every Nation Church. She holds an MBA with INSEAD and Tsinghua University.

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