Rapid fire chat with our LCEC members

by Alicia Tan

The new Local Church Executive Committee was elected into office on 22 September 2020. While some of the members are not new to ministry, Loaves+Fishes took the opportunity to get to know the LCEC members better and grilled them with four quick questions.



David Koh

Chairman: BG (Ret) David Koh

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Serving God. Serving His people. Serving others.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Using the talents God has blessed me with. Further His kingdom. Witness to others

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Duty to God. Serve His people. Bless others.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Joshua 24:15 As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.


Patrick Han

Vice-Chairman and Associate Lay Leader: Patrick Han

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Outreach. Witness. Love.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Seek first the Kingdom of God, His Will and His Guidance for the church collectively.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Take up the cross and follow Jesus (Sacrifice). Trust in the Lord that His grace is sufficient for me (Faith). To God be the Glory (Heart).

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.


Leslie Wong

Lay Leader and Outreach & Social Concerns: Leslie Wong

Q: What does church ministry mean to you? 

A: Kind of a "gym" where we learn obedience. Serving together with others who know Christ's love. Opportunities to be touched by God's wonder.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: A way to show and deliver love. Opportunities are a gift from God. A great way to learn about and from fellow servants.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Know our client. Learn from fellow servants. Be useful.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Galatians 6:2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.



Hau Yin Siau

Associate Lay Leader: Mrs Hau Yin Siau

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Church Ministry belongs to God!

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Infuse the ministry with ENTHUSIASM. ENABLE the volunteers to serve. EMPATHISE with the people the ministry serves.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Serve in HUMILITY, maintaining HARMONY, to HONOR God.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Jeremiah 17:7-8 Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose trust is the LORD. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.


Lee Khuay Chye

Finance: Lee Khuay Chye

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Serving God. Serving our fellow human beings. Reaching out to the lost.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: More closely attain Kingdom's goals. Provide focus and direction. Encourage one another.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Servant leadership. Be more like Christ. Glorify God.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: John 3:30 He must increase; I must decrease.



Lee Bee Tin

Treasurer: Mdm Lee Bee Tin

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Sacrifice. Serving sincerely. Guided by Holy Spirit.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Lead to reflect the nature of God. Lead others to serve God. Lead to share the fruit of the Spirit - love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Surrender. Obedience. Faithfulness.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV) And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear.



Tjio Bee Ann

Recording Secretary: Mrs Tjio Bee Ann

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Chance to serve and give back.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Parable of the talents. We have to learn to grow what we have been blessed with. Matthew 9:37 Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.”

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Master, Grow, Serve.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: John 21:17 (NIV) The third time he said to him, "Simon son of John, do you love me?" Peter was hurt because Jesus asked him the third time, "Do you love me?" He said, "Lord, you know all things; you know that I love you." Jesus said, "Feed my sheep.”


Goh Eck Kheng

Church Archivist & Communications: Goh Eck Kheng

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Service. Connecting people. Truth.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Body life. Direction. Community.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Follow pastoral direction. Commitment. Guidance from God.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Ephesians 6:7 Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people,


Galen Tan

Church Governance: Galen Tan

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Do not wait for a Leader, look into the Mirror. I have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved. Use what you have. Be faithful with that, and I will give you more.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Ministry Leadership as Leader, Teacher, Visionary.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Breath of fresh air. Fulfilling. Humbled.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Matthew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.



Chia Choon Hoong

Discipleship and Nurture: BG (NS) Chia Choon Hoong

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Service, duty, perseverance.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Called to serve. Season of service. Put to use the gifts that God has granted.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Doing my best. Stepping out of comfort zone. Always learning and keeping an open mind.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: 1 Peter 4:10 (NIV) Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.


Chau Siew Lin

Church School: Mrs Chau Siew Lin

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Serve. Shepherd. Sow.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Guide. Lead. Unite.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Humility. Honesty. Integrity.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: 1 Peter 5:2 NIV Be shepherds of God’s flock that is under your care, watching over them - not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not pursuing dishonest gain, but eager to serve.



Marlene Koh

Family Life: Mrs Marlene Koh

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Equip families. Build the church.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Lead to serve

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Trust and obey

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Joshua 24:15 As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.




Mark Chim

Missions: Mark Chim

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Commitment, commission, calling.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: It brings me closer to God and people whom we are called to serve.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: It should be inclusive and progressive

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Galatians 1:10 Am I now trying to win the approval of human beings. Or of God? Or am I trying to please people? If I were trying to please people, I would not be a servant of God.



Lee Ming Ying

Prayer and Intercession: Lee Ming Ying

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Love, love, love.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A. Obey, obey, obey.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Help me LORD!

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 Now we ask you, brothers and sisters, to acknowledge those who work hard among you, who care for you in the Lord and who admonish you. Hold them in the highest regard in love because of their work. Live in peace with each other.



Tan Sek Tim

Property management: Tan Sek Tim

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Connecting with people within and outside the church, caring, sharing, and praying.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Supporting church activities within and outside church, connecting with other members and having fellowship with them.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Don’t ask someone else to do the dirty work, come armed with a mop and pail.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Isaiah 58:7 (NIV) Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter – when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?



James Lee

Witness and Evangelism: James Lee

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Follow the Lord. Imitate Christ. Serve His people.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Advance God's Kingdom. To show the way. Making sacrifice for others for a season.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: To learn what is on God's heart. Grow in Christ-likeness. Looking out for the interest and needs of others

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Psalm 26:2 Test me, O Lord, and try me, examine my heart and my mind.



Calvin Chong

Worship and Music: Calvin Chong

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Worship. Service. Community.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Engagement. Teaching. Support.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Listen to the ground, support worthy initiatives, encouraging fresh expression.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Deuteronomy 10:19 And you are to love those who are foreigners, for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.


Tan Seng Hock

Small Groups: Tan Seng Hock

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Fellowship. Discipleship. Outreach.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: It’s not about leadership but service.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Just do it… serve God! Embrace fully CCMC’s vision of “To Know God Deeply and Make Him Known Widely”.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Micah 4:6 To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.



Ernest Chuang

Young Adults: Ernest Chuang

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?  

A: Humbling work.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: It builds community.

Q: How do you approach serving? 

A: Praying with a team.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: Nehemiah 8:10 Joy of the Lord is my Strength.



Laura Ong

Youth: Ms Laura Ong

Q: What does church ministry mean to you? A: Doing my part or acting my faith. Being involved in ministry is just a natural part of learning to follow Christ and what it means to be a Christian. Church life is a part of that. Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you? A: The youths are immensely inspiring and a joy to work with! It’s not really about leading a ministry as much as it is about seeing the gospel take root in the lives of young people and seeing them pursue Jesus on their own. Q: How do you approach serving?  A: Serving is about availing yourself to be a part of what God is already doing. For myself, this is a reminder to actively be flexible and sensitive to the Word.  Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church? A: Matthew 28:18-20 NIV Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.


April Ong

Sembawang Family Service Centre Management: Mrs April Ong

Q: What does church ministry mean to you?

A: Service, obedience, growth.

Q: Why is ministry leadership important to you?

A: Journey in Faith.

Q: How do you approach serving?

A: Listen, help, trust.

Q: What is 1 verse you lean on in serving the church?

A: 1 Peter 4:10 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

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