Elim Church (Singapore) or Elim Church Assembly of God

Elim Church Singapore or Elim Church Assembly of God

Elim Church or Elim Church Assembly of God in Singapore

One of the first Pentecostal congregations to be established in Singapore is Elim Church (Singapore), also known as Elim Church Assembly of God. The Assemblies of God congregation in the city-state was established in 1928, making it the first and oldest. 1079 Serangoon Road is where the church is situated. Boon Keng MRT station is around 550 meters away.

The Elim Church (Singapore) or Elim Church Assembly of God is a cross-section of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds. On Sundays, it holds several services in several languages. The general public participates in all services.


In 1928, a handful of Christians met to form Elim Church (Singapore) or Elim Church Assembly of God. Mrs. Edith Jackson and Rev. Cecil Jackson served as its pastors. 

When the Jacksons get succeeded by Rev. and Mrs. Lawrence McKinney in 1937, they started a construction project to give the church a more permanent home. An estate at 1079 Serangoon Road gets acquired after months of prayer. It was a cottage with a sizable compound and many trees around it. Because it made him think of the Israelites when they arrived in Elim following their flight from Egypt, Rev. McKinney gave it the name Elim Church Assembly of God. On Friday, October 20, 1939, a service gets held to dedicate the new church. The church kept expanding until the Second World War (1942–1955) broke out. Lay leaders get chosen to run the church during the Japanese occupation of Singapore. They getYeo Bock Hoe, Victor Manny, Lye Eng Hong, and Arthur P. Abeysekera.

Following the war, the church gets overseen by the Rev. Alfred A. McGrew (1949–1953), the Rev. R.B. and Mrs. Avalone Cavaness (1954–1966), the Revs. David and Betty Baker (1968–1969), Fred and Rita Abeysekera (1969–1974), Cresmerio and Mrs. Norma Fernandez (1976–1987), and the Revs. Dr. Fred and Margaret Seaward (19 Rev. Glen Lim Cheng Huat began serving as the church’s senior pastor on July 1, 2006.


The church lays a strong emphasis on global outreach. Its mission is to reach Singapore’s and the world’s spiritually unresolved by being a Spirit-filled people and a Spirit-filled Church.

Core Values

Growing UPWARD in Celebration and Worship

  • a way of life devoted to worshipping God on a personal level
  • rejoicing in His goodness and announcing His greatness as a group.

Growing INWARD in commitment and faith

  • Following Jesus Christ as Lord means “obeying His Word, following His methods, and performing His will.”
  • Expecting God to work miracles, signs, and signs of walking by faith.

Moving AHEAD in love and unity

  • fosters one another’s love, service, and strength.
  • Preserving the harmony that the Holy Spirit creates within the peaceable relationship.

Glowing OUTWARD in Evangelism and Ministry

  • Educate and release members to make a difference in the world by using their spiritual abilities to strengthen the Body of Christ.
  • Win the lost, domestically and internationally, and make them followers of Jesus Christ.

Every pastor at Elim Church is a gift from God, having been called by Him and given the skills necessary to carry out a variety of ministries.

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