Gospel singer-songwriter Kelvin Soh shares his SOT journey.
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Kelvin Soh Say Ming, who has just been awarded with his Advanced Certificate in Theology, is not one to rest on his laurels. In a phone interview with City News, the 45-year-old gospel singer-songwriter revealed that he is currently involved in an overseas mission trip.
The gospel singer-songwriter in his 30s who has had a 180-degree turnaround in life after his dramatic conversion. The ex-offender who was jailed 20 years for offences, including drug abuse, has since shared his testimony and performed his songs both locally and overseas.
Not an unfamiliar face to City Harvest Chinese Church, it was through his association with Joseph Ang, a pastor of CHCC, and Don Wong, a director and pastor at the HighPoint Halfway House that he enrolled himself in SOT.
Looking back on the past few months, Soh who only has a PSLE certificate says, “The six months invested in SOT was worth it,” and he would like to give “a big thanks to the lecturers for all the teachings.”
Apart from sharing the redeeming nature of Christ that has changed his life, Soh has been penning songs inspired by the Holy Spirit since 1998. It was after much encouragement from a fellow brother-in-Christ whom he met at Grace Methodist Church that he decided to take part in his first song-writing competition. This was the start of his fruitfulness and breakthroughs; throughout this 12-year period, he already has seven gospel albums to his name, with many more to come.
In 2003, he met Suzanne Sing whilst serving in the choir at the Grace Assembly of God church. Sing later became his wife after an 11-month courtship. At first, Soh pondered hard on marriage as he wondered if Sing would mind his past and his lack of the “5Cs” so coveted by Singaporeans. But the words of Wong made a big impression on him and boosted his confidence immensely, “If you follow Jesus faithfully, the girls will follow you.” Truly, when one’s heart is wholly after Jesus, He will lead the way.