Pastors Team

Pastor Jeff Chong

JEFFREY CHONG

Jeff started a personal relationship with Christ after visiting Hope Singapore in February 1992.

The graduate from the Nanyang Technological University’s School of Engineering left the marketplace in 1995 to study full-time in a Bible college, and joined the church staff team later. It was there that he met his wife, Claudia, a student leader and full-time church staff then.

Jeff pioneered and led the Youth, Mandarin and Adult congregations, and headed the church’s pastoral division for more than five years. He also ministers in various countries in Europe and Africa. Since becoming the senior pastor of Hope Singapore in 2009, Jeff, together with his wife Claudia, oversees church growth and leadership conferences within the Hope International Ministries.

A gifted preacher with a wonderful sense of humour, Jeff is also an ardent soccer fan and foodie. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.

Pastor Claudia Chong

CLAUDIA CHONG

Claudia is happily married to Jeff. She received Christ through the ministry of the Campus Crusade for Christ Singapore. She is now a pastor of the church and has been in Christian ministry for nearly twenty years. Her extensive ministry experiences cover both pastoral and administrative functions. She used to oversee the pioneering work of campus ministries, Adult and marketplace ministries and help with church planting work.

Claudia currently assists Jeff in leading the Adult congregation. Her desire is to see Christian adults living out their faith in their homes and at the marketplace and making an eternal difference in the lives of others.

Claudia loves good food and the company of good friends and family. She also enjoys exploring new places not just overseas, but within Singapore too. Follow her on Facebook and Instagram.

Pastor Christie Ong

CHRISTIE ONG

Christie is the pastor of the Filipino congregation. Raised in a Christian family, she received Christ during her teenage years.

A former accountant and freelance financial analyst, Christie joined the church in March 1992, subsequently serving as a core team member, mentor, small group leader, and eventually a pastor.

Today, Christie preaches, teaches, pioneers and manages various ministries to support church growth. Her desire is to see a church that fervently preaches Jesus and the gospel of salvation, leading to the establishment of strong biblical Filipino communities in Singapore and all over the world.

Give Christie a good book and introduce her to some great jazz tunes, and she’ll be a happy woman. Follow Christie on Facebook and Instagram.

Pastor Jasmine Poon

JASMINE POON

Jasmine accepted Christ in Hope Church Singapore in 1993. She served in the usher, sound and worship ministries as well as the polytechnic student pastoral ministry. The Chemical Process Technology Studies graduate later decided to serve God as a full-time church staff.

Jasmine is currently overseeing the Events Ops Team and Overseas Pioneering. She is fuelled by the vision of establishing the church as the arts, media and worship hub in Asia. Jasmine also oversees missionary work in the Far East Region.

This spunky and energetic pastor loves rocking to tunes from Bon Jovi and Air Supply and is very proud of her ability to play the guitar while standing without the strap on! Follow Jasmine on Facebook and Instagram.

Pastor Shirley Melinda

SHIRLEY MELINDA

Despite her familiarity with Christianity as a result of growing up in Christian schools in Indonesia, Shirley realised in 1995 that what she needed was a personal relationship with Christ, not a religion. Upon graduation, she received the conviction from God to serve as a full-time staff in this church.

Shirley is the Worship Pastor. Blessed with a strong set of pipes, she is leading thousands to praise and worship God during combined services. Previously she was the Youth Pastor who discipled hundreds of youths to follow Jesus.

Shirley draws her inspiration from films, travelling and experiencing different cultures. Chocolate therapy never fails to perk her up when she is feeling down. Follow Shirley on Facebook and Instagram.

Pastor Hong Teck

HIEW HONG TECK

Hong Teck came to this church when he first arrived in Singapore to look for a job shortly after his graduation from an Australian university.

As a church member, Hong Teck took on various roles such as overseeing the then-Hope café and serving in the usher and multimedia ministries. He was actively involved in the Adult pastoral ministry, community care and missions field, before taking on a full-time staff position in 2004. Today, Hong Teck guides God’s little ones as our HopeKids Pastor.

This man of many passions likes blogging, writing, painting, and reading up on leadership topics, just to name a few. Hong Teck is convinced that at the end of his faith journey, he will be greeted in heaven with a “Well done, good and faithful servant” along with ice cream and chocolates!

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Pastor Daniel Tan

DANIEL TAN

Daniel first visited Hope Singapore in 1996 and gave his life to Christ in the same year. A graduate from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, UK, the enterprising engineer started his own IT company with a few partners in 2001.

He started his church ministry involvement by leading a group of adults in 2000. In 2002, together with his wife Rachel and toddler son Matthias, Daniel left Singapore to pastor our daughter church in Johannesburg. Three years later, he returned to Singapore to serve as a leader in the Family group. In 2010, Daniel obeyed the call from God to become a full-time church staff. Currently, he is the Pastor of Office Operations.

The story of Queen Esther, who was called for “such a time as this”, has always inspired Daniel. He aspires to see more people living their lives to the fullest and doing their part to fulfil the Great Commission.

Daniel enjoys jogging, good food, and scouting for good bargains. Follow him on Facebook and Instagram.