City Harvest Outreach, Johor Bahru, is a vibrant new church that has been impacting the lives of both the young and old. Founded on 30 July 2004 with only 42 members, the church service used to be held at Samudra Condominium. The church has since grown to more than 80 people, with the new service located at Hotel Seri Malaysia.
The church first started as a bible study and cell group meeting led by Tan Chee Kiang, a pastor in City Harvest Church, who had a vision of building a church in Johor Bahru. Tan explained, “The youth have a fire stirring within them for God and the country of Malaysia. They want to see a change in their lives, in the lives of their family and the whole of Malaysia.”
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Tan hopes to see the church grow even larger and do greater things for God. He also feels that the members are changing for the better and they have become hungrier for the Word of God.
Adrian Liew, one of the pioneers of the church said, “My mindset has changed as I can now see a clearer picture of how God wants to use me and others to serve Him. Chee Kiang is great as he helps us to go the distance in achieving the impossible. He has given us tremendous spiritual and personal guidance.”
With a renewed call to reach out to the younger generation, the youth in the church have been sharing the Word of God in their campuses. The church also organizes fun events such as movie days where they rent the whole cinema for private screenings. Recently, the church has also launched a new adult service, which now has more than 40 members in its average attendance.
It may have had days of small beginnings, but now, City Harvest Outreach is poised to impact Johor Bahru and Malaysia.