22 Mar 2020
Dear church family
As announced on 9 February, diocesan bishop Rennis Ponniah will be posting Revd Bernard Yee to serve at Chapel of Christ the Redeemer wef 1 April 2020. On the same date, Revd King Chiew Kwang will be posted to St John’s Chapel, where I will assign him to serve as pastor-in-charge for the Mandarin and dialect services, amongst other responsibilities.
We thank the Lord for His love and goodness for pastor Bernard, his wife Dorcas and their wonderful children in being God’s gracious blessings in our church community all these years. Bernard started attending St John’s Jurong in 1985 when he was five years old, together with his three siblings, as brought by their mother Julian, who was invited to church by Bernard’s auntie Florence Hou. Although he believed in Jesus at a Children’s camp, it was at a youth camp in 1995 that Bernard became serious in following Jesus Christ and began his spiritual journey of committed discipleship.
Growing up as a BB boy with the 64th Boys Brigade company had a tremendous impact in Bernard’s life. As he grew in physical age and in spiritual maturity, he learnt to serve the Lord in various church ministries and developed a passion to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. After being on the church staff team for several years, pastor Bernard began the discernment process in the call to the ordained ministry. As the Lord led and called him, pastor Bernard was ordained in May 2016. Glory and praise to the Lord for his sovereign hand upon his son, Bernard.
Let us uphold Rev Bernard, Dorcas and their children in prayer as they transit to another field of faithful ministry unto the Lord. Many will know that they have a heart for gospel mission in Thailand. May the Lord lead and guide them in their ministry ahead and in their family life together in His love and grace.