|CN PHOTO: Bernard Yeo|
How did you come to know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior? I was raised in a Christian family and was born again in Secondary Two. Due to peer pressure, I was not a committed Christian. It was only much later on, when I was 36 years old, that I became a fervent Christian and finally responded to the call of God to enter into the full-time ministry.
How do you maintain a close relationship with the churches under your oversight? Every month I will meet the pastors and key leaders for a time of prayer and fasting. The monthly meeting is very important because this helps all the churches under me to move forward together as I share with them the vision and the mission of the church and where God is leading us next.
As an accomplished composer, share with us the process of your song writing. I was a musician when God called me into full-time ministry, He gave me the vision to restore the Tabernacle of David, which also meant I needed to place great emphasis on prayer, praise and worship. God continuously gave me new melodies and that was how I wrote songs. I am convinced that it is extremely crucial that the praise and worship team walk intimately with God and live a life that is holy before the Lord. The purpose of praise and worship is to lead the congregation into the presence of God and this will not materialize unless the team has an intimate walk with God.
How do you ensure a balance between ministry and the time spent with your family? I don’t think it’s hard. My family is very understanding. They know that I need to spend a lot of time in prayer and they release me to serve the Lord and seek after God’s face.
Do you have any message for the youth of CHC who aspire to serve God for the long haul? I think to serve God you need to be reliable. It is important that you can be counted on in ministry. It is also importantto be faithful in what is entrusted to you and to walk closely with the Lord. Never be satisfied with your walk with God because there is always a higher level that you can advance to and there is always a realm that you have not been to before.
I am touched to see many youth so fervent for the Lord in your church. When I saw so many youth lifting up their hands and crying out to the Holy Spirit, I felt exactly at home, with the strong spiritual atmosphere. If the youth remain hungry for the Lord, this church is going to continue to experience revival!