Upper left: Royston Ong, Koh Tse Yuen, Lai Pak Wah, Marcus Mok, Philip Satterthwaite
Bottom left: Andrew Lim, Raymond Kwok, David Leong
Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Faculty Representative
Philip Satterthwaite is a British Citizen. Since January 2011 he has been Principal of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST). He has been Lecturer in Old Testament and Biblical Hebrew at BGST since May 1998. Before that he was Research Fellow in Hebrew & Aramaic at Tyndale House, Cambridge (1993-1998) and Lecturer in Classical Languages at the University of Transkei, S. Africa (1990-1993). His main research areas are: the Old Testament Historical books; the Septuagint. In 2007 his book Exploring the Old Testament 2: The Histories (written in collaboration with J.G. McConville) was published by SPCK/IVP. Philip has preached and taught in a number of churches in Singapore. He is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian church. He is married to Eileen.
Andrew Lim, ART Chairman, Master in Christian Studies, 2014
Elder (Dr) Andrew Lim is married with 2 adult children and worships at Hebron Bible-Presbyterian Church. He sees himself as a Christian who happens to be a doctor, works as a Family Physician with Healthway Medical Group, and graduated with M.B., B.S. (S’pore) in 1974. He has been blessed by godly men from Bethesda (Katong) Church, the Navigators, amongst others. As he has been blessed, he wants to bless others, applying the Gen. 12-15 principle: Blessed to bless others, Andrew completed intensive training in C.T., R.T. with the William Glasser Institute in 2010, completed theological studies at Singapore Bible College with Grad. Dip. in Christian Studies in 2011 and received MCS from BGST in 2014. His interests include reading, networking with people over dinner fellowships and some travelling.
David Leong, Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies, 1995; Master of Divinity, 1998
David joined the Alumni Resource Team in end 2015. He has been (and is still) working in the marketplace since 1984 after completing his bachelors degree in NUS. After completing his theological studies with BGST, he continued as an adjunct tutor in New Testament from 1999 to 2011. David has been worshipping with the local spiritual community at Zion Bishan Bible-Presbyterian Church since 1994 and currently serves as an elder. Although he went through a dark night of the soul experience culminating in the Lord taking his wife home to Himself in 2009, he counts himself still blessed with 2 loving daughters. Kindled since VCF days, he loves reading especially Christian books. These days David still tries to, despite being busy with both work and ministry, reads widely, not just in the Christian categories but also in the areas of leadership and management.
Marcus Mok, Deputy Chairman, Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies, 2016
Marcus joined the Alumni Resource Team as a new member in mid-2016, after graduating recently from the Graduate Diploma programme. He is learning the ropes of facilitating the Alumni Resource Network Facebook page and looks forward to building a closely-knitted alumni community through social media. Marcus currently teaches Chinese language in a secondary school, and serves as an interpreter and Bible class teacher in Truth Baptist Church. He is happily married to his wife, Wei Ling, and the Lord has blessed them with 2 young and lovely kids. His reading interest includes church history, apologetics and ministry related books.
Raymond Kwok, Social Coordinator, Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies, 2018
Rays interests range far and wide. He reads everything except romance novels. Hes a jack of all sports, master of none. He was with the Navigators for 12 years in seriousdisciple-makingministry, after which he had a whale of a time reliving his 2ndchildhood with the Boys Brigade ministry for 22 years. In his past career with MNCs and GLCs, he traveled extensively, even to remote corners where angels feared to tread. He now runs his own partnership providing consultancy services to Governments in 3rdworld countries. Hes married with 2 adult daughters and worships at Pasir Panjang Hill Brethren Chapel. His secret to staying young is to stay engaged.
Royston Ong, Secretary, Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies, 2018
Royston joined the Alumni Resource Team on 18 September 2017, while pursuing his final lap of the Graduate Diploma in Christian Studies. He is currently commencing on his Masters in Christian Studies since beginning of 2018. Royston attends NCC with his family since 2011. Always open to how God leads him, through BGST, he has found how one could integrate theological studies with marketplace ministry and is passionate to seek like-minded connections amongst the Alumni-Student body. He hopes to find avenues where the Alumni could support BGST in more ways than one.
Koh Tse Yuen, Treasurer, Master in Christian Studies, 2014
Tse Yuen is a new member of the Alumni Resource Team – although he first started taking courses from BGST many years ago when it was located above Zion Bible Presbyterian church and took his time to complete his MCS! Tse Yuen is a member of Prinsep Street Presbyterian Church and teaches chemistry at a polytechnic where he is also in charge of student development for his department. His interests include languages of all sorts; history, culture and travel around the region.