We are a member of Gereja Presbyterian Malaysia. If you live in Batu Pahat, Johor and are looking for a community where you can learn more about God, you are most welcome to join us any day. Please come and visit us
To God Be The Glory!
We are grateful to our Father God Almighty who faithfully and consistently supply all our needs. We are thankful for the pastors whom God had sent to Gereja Grace Batu Pahat over the years. We are thankful for all lay-leaders that God raised up in Gereja Grace to serve Him and lead the Church. We thank God for the numbers added to the Church over the years and the number of people we were able to send out into the mission field. Though the Church is made up of fallen people saved by His grace, the Church will persevere, with God’s grace again, so that she will mature and be complete, not lacking anything (James 1:2-5).
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Saving Grace (Mother Church) became concerned for their English educated children
The English-speaking Congregation started. – Miss Gwen Burt, a missionary from UK
–Tan Soo Kim
– the Lim’s – Seok Lan, Seok Ghee, Seok Wah
– the Phua’s – Seng Lam, Seng Kok, Seng Hua
– the Tan’s – Poh Kwee, Poh Chin, Poh Geok,
–Mr. and Mrs. Lim Poh Loh
–Ong Cheow Teck,
–Teo Ai Sin
Started Sunday School and Bible Reading Union (Youth Fellowship)
– The life of the English congregation was mostly the life of the young people
Bible Reading Union was changed to the Grace Church Youth Fellowship with the motto ‘Saved to Serve’
–A common feature those days — boys leading adults in worship
the China Inland Mission, now known as the Overseas Mission Fellowship, started pioneering work at Ayam Suloh
The English congregation benefited from the spiritual ministry of OMF missionaries
– Minna Allworden and Miss Edith Cork
– Miss Mary Wilson and Miss Betty Cox, who used to live at the manse at Jalan Penghulu Abdul Majid.
Other OMF missionaries:
– Malcolm Ryland-Jones (1964-1967)
The English-speaking congregation was under the care of Eddie Chan Ah Lek (1st local preacher)
Other OMF missionaries:
– Rev. Peter Warner (1969-1972)
During the pastorate of Rev. Warner, the first Deacons were elected:
– Koh Soo Yeck , Teo Cheng Neo, Lim Kok Seng and Tok Kee Meng
Johnson Chua Keng Siak, came to pastor the church
Lim Aik Leong and Tok Kee Meng were elected the first Elders. Deacons were Gong Wooi Keong, Koh Boon Hui, Teo Cheng Neo and Margaret Tok
9th February 1979:
Inauguration of GGBP as an independent congregation.
Saving Grace (Mother Church) allows us to continue to use the premises
Lim Hai Seng joined the church as Sunday School cum Youth Worker
The late Eugene Kwa joined the church as pastor
GGBP church office set up at Pusat Grace
Rev. Wong Fong Yang joined the church as pastor
Ng Aik Khiam joined the pastoral team in GGBP
1st mission trip to Ulu Budu – adoption as sister church
– Chinese-speaking ministry started
– Lee Fee Ding joined the church as preacher
Vision 2010 formulated
Rev. Richard Tok joined the pastoral team
BM Speaking Ministry (KBM) started
Ivung Merang joined the church as pastor of BM Speaking Ministry
Purchase of land at Jln Ledang
Approval for conversion of land use to RELIGIOUS purpose
Commencement of work to build the Church at the Jln Ledang premises
Rocks from the construction site were kept as memorials to God’s miraculous providence
20 DEC 1998:
Last service at 23, Jln Mohd Akil
24 DEC 1998 :
Christmas Eve Celebrations
– First gathering of the GGBP folks in the new premises
Ordination of Rev. Richard Tok
1999: Explosion of ministries!
Tadika Puncak Ledang started
First parade of 1st BB Batu Pahat Coy
Jireh fellowship started
GEBP became independent
First Nepali worshipper joined GGBP
Nepali Service started
1st mission trip to Cambodia
Uncle Viet came and Vietnamese Service started
– Campus Ministry started in Pt Raja
– 1st Mission Trip to Yunnan, China
Building of MPH started
2009: 30/10 Celebrations
– 30 years as GGBP
– 10 years of blessings in the Jln Ledang premises
The 30/10 Celebrations also officially welcomed Rev. William Wan as our Honorary Pastor, and encompassed
– the dedication of the MPH
– the induction of the DC (2009-2012)
Pastor: Rev. Richard Tok Kee Meng
Ministers: All Members of the Church
Vice Chairman: Eld. Teng Chuan Wan
Secretariat: Eld. Mary Tok & Dn. Tan Kok Eng
Treasurer: Dn. Wong Peng Ming
Pastoral & Word: Eld. Teng Chuan Wan
Finance: Dn. Wong Peng Ming & Dn. Tan Shiok Lan
Worship: Dn. Steve Low & Dn. Betty Goh
Fellowship: Dn. Chun Kok Chang
Care & Social Concern: Dn. Timothy Ho & Dn. Tan Hwee Ern
Mission & Evangelism: Eld. Joshua Lau & Dn. Tan Kok Eng
Growth & Development: Dn. Tan Kok Yong
VISON and MISSIOn
VISION 2015 STATEMENT
To be a loving Church fully pleasing to God.
MISSION 2015 STATEMENT
2 Tim 3:16:
“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness,”
We are committed to please God in the right and proper handling of His Word.
The role of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to the Word is to consistently, systematically and properly teach, train and share the Word of God effectively to every member.
The goals of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to the Word are:
To equip 7 gifted members for effective preaching of the Word.
Every worshipper to read the whole Bible at least once in 2 years.
“Not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”
We are committed to please God in developing a loving and vibrant community.
The role of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Fellowship is to unite every member and to foster deep friendship.
The goals of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Fellowship are:
To link every worshipper with a contact group (CG) within the Church. Contact group defined as – organized small groups within the church for contact – Bible study, prayer, evangelism, etc.
Every worshipper to be linked with a prayer partner.
Psalms 95: 6-7
“Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care. Today, if only you would hear his voice,”
We are committed to please God in reverential, meaningful and creative worship.
The roles of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Worship are to tap musical talents for creative worship and to give opportunity for other means of expression of creative worship and to provide meaningful worship for every age group.
The goals of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Worship are:
To enlist and train 3 worship teams in the church.
*** MISSION & EVANGELISM
“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
We are committed to please God through our obedient and active participation in mission and evangelism.
The roles of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Mission and Evangelism are to cultivate and build a deep awareness and involvement with unreached people groups; to equip and to put to effective use of tools of evangelism and to plant new churches.
The goals of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Mission & Evangelism are:
To pray consistently for 5 pre-believers to come to the Lord.
To equip the Vietnamese and Nepali bethren in ministries to return to their home countries.
To establish 2 new areas for the East Malaysian Mission through the KBM ministry.
“Then we will no longer be infants, tossed back and forth by the waves, and blown here and there by every wind of teaching and by the cunning and craftiness of people in their deceitful scheming. Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will grow to become in every respect the mature body of him who is the head, that is, Christ. From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.”
We are committed to please God through faithful and systematic nurturing of believers in faith and conduct.
The roles of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Nurture are to provide systematic Biblical contextualized education for every age group; and to build a community manifesting and practicing distinctive Christian values in day to day living.
The goals of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Nurture are:
To develop a 5 year church wide core Christian nurturing curriculum.
To ensure all unbaptised believers participate in a nurture class.
To set up a Lay Institute of Technology to provide regular training opportunities.
***CARE & SOCIAL CONCERN
“And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds,”
We are committed to please God through compassionate, spontaneous and selfless care and social concern.
The roles of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Care & Social Concern are to care for the aged, sick, bereaved, needy people within the church and the society at large and to provide social services for the society such as retirement home, tuition centre, shelter home and kindergarten.
The goals of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Care & Social Concern are:
To have 10 worshippers adopt students studying in Batu Pahat and become foster parents.
To have church members provide accommodation for students doing training in PPIA.
***CHURCH GROWTH & DEVELOPMENT
“We will not neglect the house of our God.”
We are committed to please God through progressive, innovative and dynamic church growth and development.
The roles of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Church Growth & Development are to provide a well equipped and well run retreat/resource/conference centre for Christians in Malaysia; to provide Theological Education by Extension for Christians in the southern region and to plan for and develop the church land.
The goals of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat in relation to Church Growth & Development are:
To attain the critical mass of the church by doubling the number of worshippers.
To engage a full time pastor and an associate pastor.
To commence or start a Chinese service.
To convert the KBM into a preaching station.
Statement of Faith
The Church believe in the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, the only true and yet triune God.
The Church affirms the Lordship of Jesus Christ, the Savior and Redeemer of the Word and the only Mediator between God and man. All powers and movements in the Church are subjected to Christ’s authority. The Church throughout all ages is His Body, of which this Church is one.
The Church upholds the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments as the true Word of God inspired by the Spirit to be Holy, and as the supreme standard of faith and duty. The Church affirms the Apostles’ Creed as worthy expression of fundamental and traditional faith commonly held by the Church.