Grace (SCC) Church
More to Know About Grace (SCC) Church
An independent Protestant church called Grace Church can be found on Queen Street in the heart of Singapore, close to the City Hall and Bugis stations. More than 1,300 people call the church home, including kids. The senior pastor, Reverend Chan Fong, oversees all three congregations—one each in Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. One of the few Protestant churches in Singapore with a sizable Cantonese-speaking community is Grace Church. The Grace (SCC) Church actively encourages its members to the Great Commission while supporting more than 80 Christian missionaries and projects world.
Immigration to Singapore from Hong Kong and the Chinese province of Guangdong increased in the 1950s. On January 24, 1950, Grace Church was the late Reverend Ho Yew Kin under old name Grace Zong Hua Christian Church. The Grace (SCC) Church underwent a “Stage of Courtship” between 1948 and 1949 because there were seven people, including pastor Ho, who had a vision for the organisation that included primarily reaching out to the Cantonese-speaking community in Singapore. Ho received his official appointment as the Church’s senior pastor on August 14, 1955. The Church then chose Sister Au Yue Kwai to serve as its first female pastor and leader of the congregation.
It wasn’t until the 1970s that the Church a block of property next to the Roman Catholic Church of St. Joseph at the current location of No. 14 Queen, thanks to contributions from its members. The historic building that once stood on the property underwent construction and repair work, and on August 22, 1971, the new church building formally opened for usage.
Reverend Jacob Fung selected as the Church’s second senior pastor. In 1983, Reverend Chan Fong was named as the third senior pastor and is continuing in that position now. The Mandarin Congregation (MC) and English Congregation (EC) eventually established on January 1, 1985, and October 1, 1983, respectively, to provide.
Church’s Statement of Faith
- The Holy Scriptures, both Old and New Testaments are the Divine and supreme authority for Christians’ faith and living. They are God’s inspired Word, the revelation of His will for man’s Salvation.
- Have faith in Jesus Christ is both the Son of God and the Son of Man, born of the Virgin Mary and conceived by the Holy Spirit. He physically risen from the dead after dying on the Cross and shedding His blood to atone for human sin. He entered Heaven by ascent. He has promised that He will come back soon and personally.
- Believe in the Holy Spirit, the third member of the Godhead and co-equal to the Father and the Son in essence, power, and existence. His mission is to persuade others, regenerate repentant sinners, indwell and equip Christians for good living and service.
- Believe that although God created man in his image and likeness, because of Adam’s fall into sin are now sinners who need God’s.
- Believe that justification comes only from faith in Jesus Christ and repentant sinners only renewed by God’s grace.
- Believe that both the just and the immoral will experience a physical resurrection that will lead to eternal life or punishment.
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