about JAT

I am Joey Asher Tan, a 30-year-old Youth Pastor with Grace Assembly of God Church, Singapore, since 15th October 2009.

I gave my life to my Saviour, Jesus Christ, on 28th November 1995, and started to pursue Him as my bullseye in life on 4th June 1997.

I have been happily married to my beautiful wife, Lee Huiyi, since 11 August 2012 and both of us are expecting our first child to arrive sometime this year.

I was baptised as “Asher” on 23rd December 2005, and this Hebrew name represents, “Blessed, joyful, happy and most favoured”, which is a befitting self-description.

I am a Bible-believing Christian who desires to know God by working excellently and learning earnestly through a balanced lifestyle, for the glory of God.

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I love God, His Word and His young people; I seek to provoke thoughts, challenge perspectives and pen indelibility through my kaleidoscope of experiences.

I attempt to write daily because I want to capture the sheer plethora of thoughts that flood my mind; I consider it an achievement if I expand on one everyday.

I hope you feel my heart-on-sleeve passion, in-your-face authenticity and how I believe that the greatest gift you could ever give to young people, is to believe in them.

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I answered God’s call by heading into full-time ministry with my church, which is probably the craziest, but best thing I’ve ever done in my life.

I wake up every morning and thank God for allowing me to work in my dream job; I serve with “R-AGE” – it was there, as a 14-year-old, that my life changed.

I am in the business of Redeeming A Generation for Eternity and I pastor around 350 young people across two youth groups at Tanglin and Bukit Batok.

I turn 21 every 21st October and I’m getting younger by the day because I hang out with the most awesome bunch of young people in the world.

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I graduated from Ngee Ann Polytechnic with a Diploma in Mass Communication, where I discovered my communication aptitude for writing and orating.

I credit my decade in Anglo-Chinese School for a rudimentary education in confidence; it is still where I’d school my kids, after all, for the best is yet to be.

I am a commissioned officer and a tank platoon commander by training; I was with the Singapore Armed Forces for three years as an Army Regular.

I headed the Marketing Division of Global Beverages Asia and Wine Mall during a fruitful two-year stint in Shanghai, China, where my worldview formed.

I recently graduated with distinction from RMIT University with a Bachelor of Communication and I just commenced my theological education in Singapore Bible College.

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I trust that I am an authentic leader, a passionate speaker and a mentor who believes in young people; God engraved this three-fold ministry on my heart.

I am a grateful son and proud brother in a remarkable family that is spilling over with God’s grace, goodness, mercy and favour; I couldn’t ask for more.

I am confident I will be the world’s best father to my children and the best husband my wife could ever dream of; I’ve been blessed, so I shall bless.

I consider myself immensely privileged to be able to say “I love you ’til the end” to my sweetheart and the mother of my child(ren-to-be); she is a constant reminder of God’s grace to me.

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I started serving in church when I was 15 years old, when God told me that I’d be a worship leader; God anoints those whom He calls — ministry began there.

I have childhood dreams like everyone, so one day I will study in Fuller Seminary, travel around the world and speak to a million people, meet my heroes Edmund Chan, John Piper and Eric Cantona (plus Uzumaki Naruto in my sleep!), and maybe even have a street named after me.

I aspire to be a disciplined man of God, loving husband, a doting father, a patient family-man, an excellent communicator, a mentoring disciple-maker and an equipping leader before I depart this earthly body.

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If I could only say one thing to you, I would look you eyeball-to-eyeball, and say…

“Apart from Jesus, I can do nothing; I am absolutely nothing without Christ.”

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  1. A truly inspirational life testimony of an obedient child of God that is blessed by our God!

  2. Hello pastor joey nice blog you have there !

  3. Hi Ps. Joey! A candid self-portrait indeed. couldn’t help feeling like reach you out there and give you a hug!
    Got inspired and entertained to read one bold enough to express his vision, passion, emotion, and above all else, gratitude to the Lord for every thing.
    Bidur, Nepal

  4. andrew montemayor

    So blessed to have heard your testimony last sunday! Great word!

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