About Us

About Us

OUR LEADERS

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Paul Holland

PASTOR

As Pastor of Gateway, Paul leads the staff team and is responsible for preaching, training and pastoral care of the church family. Paul grew up in a Christian family in the UK. While studying economics (Cambridge University, BA) he was struck by the urgent need for people from all nations to hear the news about Jesus and began serving in full time Christian ministry as soon as he graduated. He first moved to Singapore in 2012 to serve as a Congregation Leader at The Crossing Church. He went on to receive his theological training at Oak Hill College, London (BA). Paul is married to Bi Min and they have two children.

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Andy Tanzil

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

In his role as the associate pastor, Andy’s primary responsibility is to assist Paul in the task of preaching, training, and caring for the church. Andy was raised in a Christian home but never actually followed Jesus until he was 19 years old. While studying in Singapore Management University, he joined the Christian Fellowship where he was discipled and equipped for Christian ministry. After finishing a two-year stint as a ministry intern there, he worked for The Crossing Church as a Congregation Leader before joining Gateway Church. Andy is very happily married to Vanessa whom he met in the Christian Fellowship.

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Shawn Lee

G360 Trainee

Shawn started out as a gospel 360 trainee at the start of July 2019, and is responsible for the pastoral care of the church and assisting Paul and Andy in preaching and training. Shawn grew up in a Christian family, and has been going to church from a young age.

It was while Shawn was studying Mathematics in Brisbane (University of Queensland) that Shawn began to see much more clearly what the gospel is and how he should read the bible. He felt compelled that if this is the way the Bible should be read, he ought to teach to others too. He came back to Singapore end 2014, and became a regular church member at The Crossing Church. He served as a Community Group Leader from 2017.

Shawn is currently going through G360 training to determine if he has the gifts for full time ministry. He is married to Cheryl, and they have 1 son, Joseph.

Sean Chan

Sean Chan

G360 Trainee

Growing up in a Christian home, Sean had been taught the gospel at a young age, but only appreciated it truly at the age of 15. Upon graduating from NUS, he entered the sector of private education. However, after being challenged to consider how he could use his teaching gifts for gospel ministry, Sean left his job as a curriculum developer and tutor to join the G360 training programme.

Together with his wife, Delicia, Sean moved to Gateway Church to explore gospel opportunities in the West of Singapore.

Min Toh

Min Toh

Women’s Worker

Min looks after the women at Gateway through reading the Bible one-to-one and sharing life with them. Although she grew up in a non-Christian family, she started going to church in primary school as her parents felt that she could learn good values there. It was only when she was studying Biology at Imperial College London that she came to grasp the gospel and what it meant to truly live as a Christian – prioritising Christ and living in obedience to His Word. Prior to joining the staff team, Min taught Biology and Chemistry to secondary school students in the North and the West and participated in curriculum policy writing. These experiences continue to remind her of the need for the gospel to be heard by Singaporeans young and old! Min is happily married to Andre, and enjoys reading, the outdoors, Chai Tau Kuey, and BBT.

Bi Min Holland

Kids Worker

Bi Min discovered the joy of following Jesus and the privilege of reading the bible while at university in Oxford, where she also met her husband, Paul. Before bible college, Bi Min worked in the cultural sector. Now, she runs their household and cares for their two small children. Bi Min coordinates the kids’ work for Gateway and looks out for other mums. She dreams of one day writing a cookbook but for now she’ll settle for an empty laundry basket!

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Andre Chong

Deacon

Andre is responsible for ensuring that the church carries out its work in accordance with the law. He grew up in a Christian family and accepted Christ at a young age, but only began to live fully for Jesus when he heard the gospel preached clearly in church while studying in the UK. Outside of church, Andre works as a lawyer. He is happily married to Min, with whom he leads a CG together at church.

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Damien Sin

Deacon

Damien is responsible for the finances and operations of the church. Although he accepted Jesus when he was very young, it was much later, when an older brother in Christ started reading the Bible one-to-one with him, that he discovered reading the Bible could be exciting and life-changing. His desire to grow in the Word led him and his family to join The Crossing Church in 2017 and now, Gateway Church. Outside church, Damien leads a team that organises and runs NextGen Singapore, a ministry of Project Timothy that serves local churches in training young leaders to teach the Bible clearly to others. He is married to Wendy and they have four children.

Michael Chan

NextGen Staff

A year in London led to Michael being captivated afresh by God’s Word. Since then, ministry has been about opening up the Bible with people so they could meet Jesus for themselves.

Michael works for Project Timothy, helming the NextGen work with a volunteer team. He also serves as a CG leader at Gateway. He is married to Isabel, his most-valued gospel partner. They enjoy taking evening walks and playing word games. Sean and Delicia, their son and daughter-in-law, are also members of the Gateway church family.

Board of Reference

Our board consists of godly men who provide counsel, advice and pastoral accountability to the leadership of Gateway Church. It has no executive functions.

The board members are:

Denesh Divyanathan

Senior Pastor, The Crossing Church, Singapore

Vaughan Roberts

Rector, St Ebbe’s Oxford, UK

Gwilym Davies

Trainer and International Students Worker, St Helen’s Bishopsgate, UK