Our History

Brief History of QBC

Some people view Christianity as consisting entirely of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and have virtually nothing to do with the Church. Others, make a grudging concession to the need for Church membership but contribute little to the life and ministry of the Church. Yet it is the clear teaching if Scriptures that the Church is central to Christian living and Christian service. God’s purpose is that through the Church the manifold wisdom of God should be made known. And to the degree the Church is united, we portray the manifold wisdom of God.

The early years of QBC coincided with the period of political and social challenges in Singapore’s national history. The history of our church reflects the testimony of God protecting QBC in its infancy stage with the influx of residents into the newly developed Dawson Estate, to God be the glory. We believe the Almighty God will continue to bless our church and use us as His living witnesses in the years to come.

The four guiding principles that will help us to achieve our vision are :
- We desire for all our members to be nurtured and growing in their relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.
- We encourage our members to serve using their spiritual gifts.
- We work towards a united leadership.
- We seek to be true to God, true to oneself and true to one another.

1950s

Mission field

A nascent Queenstown Baptist Church (QBC) polity began when Cantonese speaking missionaries from the Foreign Mission Board (FMB) of the Southern Baptist Convention started to visit homes in the area encompassing Barbary Walk and the Queenstown Primary School, which was built in 1956. The missionaries who came to preach, teach and train the young believers, under the auspices of the Baptist Training Union were Ms Loren Clement, Ms Lau, Pastor Lenn, Ms Auris Pender and Ms Ernest Lee. These meetings were conducted in Cantonese. Weekly prayer meetings were held on Wednesday nights. All the aforementioned missionaries were excellent Cantonese speakers. Other missionaries that came to serve in this early period of QBC history were Ms Lily Roggers, Mr Graham Walker, Mrs Jean Walker, Mr Paul Vox, Mr David Calhoun and Mrs Calhoun, Mr David Stracken, Pastor Beng, Mr Steven Lim, Pastor Fish and Mrs Fish.

First Pastor

In 1958, Ms Auris Pender facilitated the appointment of Mr Victor Tan as pastor of QBC members. He came to QBC with his wife, Mm Esther Tan. Pastor Victor Tan was a graduate of Penang BTS. He left for further Theological studies in Hong Kong in 1965.


1960s

In 1965 Mr Bill Clark Thomas assumed the shepherd’s role in QBC and served in this role until 1967. He was a missionary with FMB also.

In 1968, Pastor John Lim came from Indonesia with his wife Mm Barbara Lim, to serve QBC members. He was also introduced and invited to come by Ms Auris Pender. Mr Peter Huen continued as translator for English into Cantonese while Mm Barbara Lim was the Mandarin translator. Pastor John Lim left for theological studies in 1971.


1970s

Pastor Alan Leong assumed the responsibility of Pastor of QBC in 1975. He served QBC until 1981. He instituted the office of the Deacons as a Board. He also began to offer separate English and Mandarin Sunday services and constituted the separate executive councils for the English-speaking and Cantonese/Mandarin-speaking congregations.


1980s

For the period beginning in January 1982 till October 1982, when there was no pastor leading QBC, Pastor Schimdt, a missionary with FMB who speaks Mandarin and Mr Jou Jian Pian, an Indonesian student studying at the Singapore Bible College (SBC) shepherded the English and Cantonese/Mandarin congregations respectively.

Pastor Philip Tay Kee Huat came on board as the Pastor of QBC’s Mandarin-speaking (henceforth known as the Chinese Congregation) congregation in October 1982 and lead it until 1989.

Pastor Ng Koon Sheng was appointed as QBC’s English-speaking Congregation (henceforth known as the English Congregation) in 1984. He left in 1987.

Pastor Aow Kwong Bu joined the pastoral staff in 1985 and assumed the responsibility for the English congregation in 1987 as acting Congregation Pastor. He was ordained as Congregation pastor in 1988.


1990s

Pastor Chu Wood Ping was appointed as Pastor of the Chinese Congregation in 1991. He returned to Hong Kong as General Secretary of the Hong Kong Baptist Convention in 1997.

Pastor Goh Choo Peng joined the pastoral staff in 1995 and assumed the role of Acting Chinese Congregation Pastor in 1997. He left in 1998 for further theological studies.

Pastor Samuel Ng Kwok Hung joined QBC in 1997, was appointed to the role of Acting Chinese Congregation Pastor in 1998 and ordained as Chinese Congregation Pastor in 2000.

Pastor Joseph Seah Wan Ghee was appointed as Pastor of English Congregation in 1998 and ordained in 1999. Pastor Seah elected as Senior Pastor of QBC in 2000. He left in 2003 to return to Malaysia.


2000s

Pastor Kenny Fam elected as English Congregation Pastor in 2001 and was ordained in 2002. He left QBC in 2005 to be the Senior Pastor of Woodlands Evangelical Free Church.

Pastor Richard Loh elected as English Congregation Pastor in 2005 and ordained in 2007.


2010s

Pastor Peter Lin Chi Wai elected as Senior Pastor of QBC in 2011.

Worship Timings

Mandarin Sunday Service 9AM Level 4

English Sunday Service 10AM Level 3

Cantonese Sunday Service 11AM Level 4

(Please note that Cantonese Service is combined with Mandarin Service at 9am during Dec 2017.)

Upcoming Events

16
Dec
Venue: SKYVILLE & SKYTERRACE

23
Dec
Venue: Agape Hall (L3)

24
Dec
Venue: Hall of Hope (L3)

Our Vision

- A Spirit-filled and fervently praying church family
- Raising generations of disciples and servant leaders
- Impacting our community and beyond for Christ

Contact Us

  • 495, Margaret Drive,
    Singapore 149305
  • +65-64718065 (English Congregation)
  • +65-64718061 (Chinese Congregation)
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