SOL Lecturers
Pastor Jim D. Rion : Lecturer
Pastor Jim D. Rion

Founder and Lead Pastor of Westover Hills Church, Pastor Jim D. Rion is known for his leadership, vision and passion for developing people. In 1986, just two years after he was ordained with the Assemblies of God, Pastor Jim and his wife Denise poured all their resources into starting Westover Hills Church. Though it began in a rented storehouse with just a few people attending the first service, the church is now positioned on a 42-acre campus with a thriving, diverse congregation of more than 5,000. Because of its exponential growth, the church has made Outreach Magazine’s annual list of the Fastest Growing Churches in America for five years. In 36 years, the foundational element of Pastor Jim’s vision for the church has remained the same. Westover Hills Church is all about Making New and Making Great, which describes leading people to a new life in Christ and helping them experience the great life that comes with loving and serving God. It is the underlying message in all of Pastor Jim’s sermons and teachings, which not only challenge people to pursue lives of purpose, but also offer hope and encouragement through God’s grace.

In pursuing his life of purpose, Pastor Jim has earned a master's degree in Biblical Literature and completed his Doctor of Ministry with the Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. Also, he and Denise have raised two daughters. Pastor Jim teaches organizational leadership on the Masters and Doctoral level at Assemblies of God Theological Seminary. He also serves the South Texas District of the Assemblies of God as the General Presbyter on the national board. He serves on the Board of Regents of Southwestern Assemblies of God University. He regularly speaks to pastors, church staff, and church leaders in the areas of growth, leadership, organizational health, building teams, and ministry effectiveness. Additionally, he engages in leadership coaching with pastors and church boards. Pastor Jim speaks to business leaders monthly where he shares biblical principles of leadership for secular leaders, managers, and business owners.

Professor Lim Siong Guan :
Professor Lim Siong Guan

Mr Lim Siong Guan is a Professor in the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, instructing on leadership and change management. He was the Group President of GIC from 2007 to 2016. He has been Head of the Singapore Civil Service, Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Defence, the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Finance, and Principal Private Secretary to then Prime Minister Lee Kuan Yew. He co-authored two books with Joanne H. Lim: “The Leader, The Teacher & You – Leadership Through the Third Generation,” a book on leadership and governance, and “Winning with Honour in Relationships, Family, Organisations, Leadership, and Life, a book on winning in life and work. He also wrote a third book, “Can Singapore Fall?”. He is the founder chairman of Honour (Singapore), a charity that seeks to promote the culture of honour and honouring for the well-being of Singapore.

Reverend Colonel Merrily Madero : Lecturer
Reverend Colonel Merrily Madero

Reverend Colonel Merrily Madero is called and anointed to preach, teach, and serve around the world. She is an Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God and splits her time between the USA and Canada. 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 six 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 newly married to Joël Casse, a French-Canadian from Quebec.  She has one daughter who is a medical doctor, working in a combined Emergency Medicine – Internal Medicine residency in New York City.

Reverend Bruce Hills : Lecturer
Reverend Bruce Hills


Reverend 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

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

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 Philippines 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

Pastor Dr Chew Weng Chee was a Consultant Obstetrician and Gynecologist 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.

Reverend Dr Naomi Dowdy : Lecturer
Reverend Dr Naomi Dowdy

Reverend 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.

Reverend Vincent Goh : Lecturer, Board of Director
Reverend Vincent Goh
Lecturer, Board of Director

Reverend 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.

Senior Pastor Benny Ho : Lecturer
Senior Pastor Benny Ho

Pastor Benny Ho has been a pastor and bible teacher for more than 20 years. He has served as a pastor and church consultant with several churches in Asia and Australia. Pastor Benny’s twin passions in ministry are expository preaching and mentoring. He founded Arrows School of Ministry to help local churches establish equipping tracks to enable every member to be a minister. He is now the Senior Pastor of Faith Community Church in Perth, Australia.

Brother Lim Kim Pong : Lecturer
Brother Lim Kim Pong

Brother Lim 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 to know who they are at their very best and how they can bring this best to impact their families, work, relationships, communities, and nations. He calls this, his game of the impossible. Kim Pong is the Global Partner of SoundWave and is one of the master trainers in accrediting SoundWave Coaches globally. Kim Pong is also among the first 20 Gallup Certified Strengths Coach in the world. The Gallup Organization recognizes him as among Asia’s most accomplished practitioners of strengths-based development and talent management strategies.

Executive Pastor Lim Lip Yong : Lecturer
Executive Pastor Lim Lip Yong

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.

Reverend James Jagjeet Singh : Lecturer
Reverend James Jagjeet Singh

Reverend 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.

Senior Pastor Daniel Foo : Lecturer
Senior Pastor Daniel Foo

Senior Pastor Daniel Foo is the Senior Pastor of Bethesda (Bedok-Tampines) Church, Singapore. He had worked in the financial markets for over 20 years, before heeding the call to give himself fully to the ministry since mid-2000. 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 speaks regularly at Pastors & Leaders Conferences in various countries and especially in West African nations. He is on the faculty of Haggai Institute & Tung Ling Bible School. He serves on the leadership team of the Love Singapore Network of Churches. He has co-authored 4 books: Running with Horses & The Outstanding Leader (Armour Publisher); Spiritual Hygiene & Effective Prayer (CRU).

Dean Philip Ong : Lecturer, School of Leadership Dean
Dean Philip Ong
Lecturer, School of Leadership Dean

Dean Philip Ong formerly a CEO of an international Ad Agency to the Founding Chairman of a non-profit organization, is now the Dean of the School of Leadership. He 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.

Reverend Henson Lim : Lecturer
Reverend Henson Lim

Reverend Henson Lim is the author of Say to Archippus, 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.


Pastor Dr Philip Lyn : Lecturer
Pastor Dr Philip Lyn

Pastor Dr 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 Nicky Raiborde : Lecturer
Pastor Nicky Raiborde

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.

Dr Joseph Umidi : Lecturer
Dr Joseph Umidi

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.

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

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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