SOL 2019 Lecturers
Dr. John Andrews : Lecturer
Dr. John Andrews
Lecturer

Dr John Andrews is a leader, teacher, motivator and author and has been in full-time Church leadership since 1987. Though called to the UK, John has ministered in over 30 nations of the world with a passion to equip and inspire leaders as well as empower followers of Jesus into effective lifestyle and service.

A graduate of Mattersey Hall, he also holds a Masters degree in Pentecostal and Charismatic Studies from Sheffield University and a Doctorate from the University of Wales. He has authored 13 books and is now part of One Church where he serves the team whilst also travelling extensively engaging his passion to teach the Word of God, inspiring a generation of Jesus followers to love Him and serve their world.

Born in Belfast, Northern Ireland, John is married to Dawn and together they have three children, Elaina (married to Dan), Simeon and Beth-Anne. John’s hobbies include supporting his beloved football team Liverpool, listening to music, reading and watching great movies. He loves to eat and among his favourite food groups are Chinese, Thai and chocolate!

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 pediatrician, 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, 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 a Senior Pastor 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. While serving as the Resident Apostle of Trinity Christian Centre, she also provides Apostolic guidance and oversight to many other churches and organisations.

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 currently pastoring at Christ Methodist Church.  He has served in the Trinity Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Singapore for 25 years.  As an itinerant minister, he has served in 6 different Methodist Churches in Singapore.  He has one motto in life: “To know Christ personally and Christ made known to all.”  Rev. Vincent Goh is married to Shu Yann and they have two children, Abraham and Grace.

Pastor Chris Gore : Lecturer
Pastor Chris Gore
Lecturer

Pastor Chris Gore is on the leadership team at Bethel Redding and has been Director of the Bethel Healing Ministry since 2011. Chris was born and raised in New Zealand and was a pastor in Auckland for six years before coming to Redding, California to attend Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry. Chris travels around the world ministering across denominational lines. He’s author of the book Walking in Supernatural Healing Power. Chris is married to his amazing wife Liz and they have three daughters.

Brother Lim Kim Pong : Lecturer
Brother Lim Kim Pong
Lecturer

Brother Lim Kim Pong is the CEO and founder of StrengthsAsia, and the first Platinum-certified Gallup Strengths coach in Asia. The Gallup Organization has also named him among Asia’s most accomplished practitioners of Strengths-based development for his work in the region. He is a core leader of Halftime Asia, and has been passionately living out his second-half calling as a Halftime Speaker and Coach in Asia. He loves helping people move from their Success to Significance in their second-half.

Kim Pong was on the Local Church Executive Committee, as the Chairperson for the Youth Church and the Young Adults ministry of Covenant Community Methodist Church up to August 2013. He is also a founding board member of the Transformational Business Network (TBN) Asia.

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

Dr Philip Lyn is a pastor-doctor. He is the senior pastor of Skyline SIB Church, Kota Kinabalu, and also a practising medical specialist. He trained at Oxford and London and currently leads a team of ten bi-vocational pastors who are non-salaried and full time in both church ministry and the workplace, like him. Skyline is embedded in a five star resort hotel but serves the urban and rural poor. It raises and mobilises believers to reach and transform the workplace. He has spoken widely at conferences in many nations and is married to Nancy. They have three adult children. His first book "The Sons of Issachar" has been translated into several languages. His second, "Slingshots", has recently been released.

Pastor Norman Ng : Lecturer
Pastor Norman Ng
Lecturer

Pastor Norman is the Deputy Senior Pastor and Creative Director at 3:16 Church. 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 exceeds half a million online followers.

Through his leadership, the church have challenged the status quo to shape culture through disruptive storytelling, short films, prophetic design and digital strategy. The 3:16 Stories have reached over 1.5 million people to date, impacting Asia through social media.

He shared the same primary school, secondary school, Junior College and University with the girl of his dreams. Today they share the same bed 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.

Sister Rachel Ong : Lecturer
Sister Rachel Ong
Lecturer

Rachel 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.

Rachel 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.

Rachel serves as the Chairman of the Board of the Every Nation Church. She holds an MBA with INSEAD and Tsinghua University.

Dr. Neal Patterson : Lecturer
Dr. Neal Patterson
Lecturer

Dr. Neal Patterson has been in the ministry for over 50 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.

Brother Jose Philip : Lecturer
Brother Jose Philip
Lecturer

Bro Jose Philip was born in Kerala and grew up in Chennai, India. He graduated from Loyola College in 1992 and went on to complete his Masters degree in Zoology from the same institute in 1994.  He was the first student from Loyola to be awarded the Tamil Nadu State Science Council Scholarship for his Masters Research in Prawn Biology.  Jose worked as a Prawn Biologist in India before going to the Middle East to join a software firm in 2001.

Jose became a follower of Jesus Christ when he was fourteen.  However it was only after moving to Dubai that he discovered nothing satisfied him more than “teaching and preaching the Word”.  In 2005 he resigned from his position as Head of Operations and left to pursue his theological studies in Singapore.  During his studies at the Singapore Bible College, Jose distinguished himself by becoming the first student in the history of the institution to have secured two masters simultaneously.  He completed both his Masters of Divinity in Biblical studies and his Masters of Theology from Singapore Bible College in May 2008.

Jose is currently serving as an Evangelist and Apologist with Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (Asia-Pacific).  He also lectures on Apologetics, Christian Ethics, and Gospel & Culture at Singapore Bible College, Baptist Theological Seminary and Bible College Malaysia.  Jose is married to Cinu, a special educator by training and they are blessed with two children Jayden and Yaira.  They are currently based in Singapore.

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.

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 top three people on that list are his three children, 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. With 17 years of ministry behind him, Ian has witnessed God’s restorative hand in the lives of many couples. He finds great delight whenever He sees 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, the fastest growing college in the U.S. He has researched and discovered keys to increase student retention and flourishing that apply to churches and organizations. For the past 32 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 working in community and international transformation strategies in the developing nations. He is married to Marie, Founder & President of TMCJ, Inc. and the delighted grandparents of three grandchildren.

Rev. Yang Tuck Yoong : Lecturer, Chairman of Board
Rev. Yang Tuck Yoong
Lecturer, Chairman of Board

Rev. Yang Tuck Yoong is the Founder and Senior Pastor of Cornerstone Community Church, Singapore. From inception in 1995, the church has now planted over 150 churches, schools, orphanages, and bible colleges in 16 different bases around the world.

In 2012, the Lord led him to redeem and restore the Derwen Fawr Estate in Swansea, UK, which comprises the famed Bible College of Wales, the amazing school that was founded and established by Mr. Rees Howells in 1924. The college has been painstakingly and fully restored and took in her inaugural cohort of students in the 3rd quarter of 2015.

In 2012, Rev Yang was also appointed Chairman of the Board of Tung Ling Bible School, a thriving interdenominational bible school in Singapore. He still serves as Chairman till this day.

In 2014, the Board of the Festival of Praise, a network of churches in Singapore, appointed him to chair the Board. He also chairs the Kingdom Invasion Conference, an annual gathering of God’s people and key leaders in Asia that sees well over 8,000 people in attendance each year.

A passionate and compelling speaker, his desire is to see the Body of Christ come to sonship and full maturity, and for the Church to be filled with the Glory of God.

Rev Yang is married to Daphne and they have four children.

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.

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