Principal, SOM (English) Dean, Lecturer
Ong Guek Ju is a gifted teacher of the Word, regularly training others in her capacity as the Principal of Tung Ling Bible School and Dean of the School of Ministry. Her passionate desire to train and mentor young women and leaders from all walks of life comes through her experience as a professional life coach from Lifeforming Leadership Coaching and as an adjunct faculty at the Haggai Institute for Advanced Leadership Training in the Mid-Pacific Centre, Maui. She has authored a book entitled, “From Strength to Strength.”
Dean, School of Leadership
From a CEO of an advertising agency group to the Founding Chairman of a non-profit organization, and now as the Dean of the School of Leadership at Tung Ling Bible School, Philip’s calling has always revolved around business, church ministry and leadership. Philip had spent more than 30 years in the advertising business. He has always been passionate about using business as mission for the kingdom of God. In 1995, Philip started an advertising company in Jakarta and had led the company into a merger with the world’s second largest advertising group. At the same time, together with a group of believers, they started a local church - Jakarta International Christian Fellowship (JICF). By the time he stepped down as an Elder of the church in 2002, the church had grown from 60 to 600 people.
In response to God’s call, he returned back to Singapore and started a non-profit organization, Equipping Leaders for Asia (ELA) to challenge men to rise 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 believes that for any leadership to make significant lasting impact, it must flow out of a character of inner security and identity in God. Since 2007, he has taught Character Formation at Tung Ling Bible School. Philip literally grew up in the church and came to the saving knowledge of Christ at twelve. From an infant to the present, he had been worshipping and serving in different leadership capacities at Hinghwa Methodist Church in Singapore.
Dean, Chinese School of Ministry
Bao Yan has been involved in youth ministry work for over 20 years with a passion for missions. Apart from having started her own business twenty years ago as an undergraduate, Bao Yan believes in putting her faith in service - leveraging her business acumen and love for marginalized people and youths at risk to create a sustainable ecosystem of ministries and social enterprises that transforms lives. Bao Yan is a Tung Ling alumna, having graduated from the School of Ministry (SOM) in 2011 as well as the School of Leadership (SOL) in 2016. She attended Iris Global in 2013 and was trained under Heidi Baker. She is also part of Brother Yun’s (author of The Heavenly Man) discipleship and intercession team, reaching out to the Chinese-speaking communities in China and beyond.
Apart from her role as Dean of the Chinese School of Ministry, she continues to spearhead missional projects as Director of Community Development with Genesis Architects. Together with her husband, Rudy Taslim, who is the Principal Architect, they were responsible for multiple ground initiatives – from education to feeding programs, as well as numerous social infrastructures development in African countries like Rwanda, Mozambique, and DR Congo. This year, she and her husband started ministries in Ukraine. They have built emergency housing in villages destroyed by war and worked with local Christian groups to care for the vulnerable groups left behind – the elderly, children, and the disabled.
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