Pastor Joey Asher Tan is the Head of Next-Gen ministries in Grace Assembly of God, Singapore. He leads the youth and young adult ministries and oversees the children’s ministry. Together with his staff team, Joey pastors over 1,000 young people across two church campuses. He is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God Council in Singapore and also serves as its Next Generation Commission coordinator. Joey is a passionate communicator and has preached in schools, camps and conferences across Singapore. He has also spoken to young people and trained youth pastors and leaders in more than 10 countries. Joey is married to Huiyi, and together they have two pre-school children, Eden and Judah. He will be attaining his Master of Divinity from Singapore Bible College in May 2019. In the same month, Joey will also be embarking on his Doctor of Ministry in Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (Boston).
I am Joey Asher Tan, a Next-Gen 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 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.
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.
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 in the Next-Gen Ministry in my church; it was there, in “R-AGE” Youth Ministry as a 14-year-old, that my life changed.
I am in the business of Redeeming A Generation for Eternity and I pastor over 300 young adults and over 500 youths across two campuses 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.
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. I am about to graduate from Singapore Bible College with a Master of Divinity in May 2019. In the same month, I will also start studying in Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (in Boston), working toward a Doctor of Ministry in Homiletics.
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 desire greatly to be the world’s best father to my children and the best husband my wife could ever dream of, by the grace of God.
I consider myself immensely privileged to be able to say “I love you ’til the end” to my sweetheart and the mother of my children; she is a constant reminder of God’s grace to me.
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 and I am halfway there. I have already met Edmund Chan and Eric Cantona and one day I believer I will meet Andy Stanley and Alex Ferguson.
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.
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.”