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Reverend Tan Kay Kiong
Senior Pastor

Reverend Tan Kay Kiong is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church. He is a Shepherd-Leader at heart who loves to see people discover their full potential in God.
Pastor Kay Kiong was installed as a pastor at Covenant EFC upon graduation from Singapore Bible College in 1993. Shortly after, Pastor Kay Kiong went on to oversee the Family Life Ministry, where he developed his life’s calling. He currently serves as the pastoral advisor for the Men’s Ministry Network in Singapore and served as the first Chaplain for Focus on the Family Singapore from 2015-2017.
Pastor Kay Kiong and his wife, Diana, enjoy leading mentoring groups within and outside Covenant EFC. They have two beautiful young adult daughters, Hilda and Hazel.

Reverend Tony Yeo
Senior Pastor

Reverend Tony Yeo is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church. His passion for leadership development through disciplemaking and mentoring is witnessed in the 28 years of his faithful leadership within the church.
Pastor Tony has been serving as the youngest General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore (EFOS) since 2006. He has also been serving as the Executive Secretary of the Global Day of Prayer in Singapore since 2008, which culminated at the Jubilee Day of Prayer in 2015.
Pastor Tony graduated from Singapore Bible College with a Bachelor of Theology with Honours and holds a post-graduate Diploma in Spiritual Formation from Tyndale Seminary, Toronto. He authored Leading Beyond the Second Chair – A Certain Kind of Leadership in 2012, and is married to Choy Mei. They have two sons, Timothy and Noah.


Reverend Doctor Chua Chung Kai
Associate Pastor
Director (Generations, Senior Pastor’s Office), Centre Overseer (WDL)

Reverend Doctor Chua Chung Kai is Associate Pastor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church (Covenant EFC). He serves in the Senior Pastor’s Office, currently directing the Generations ministries.
Pastor Kai is a gifted teacher of God’s Word, possessing the ability to explain complex ideas in the simplest ways. A medical doctor by training, he subsequently graduated with a Masters in Divinity from the Singapore Bible College in the year 2000. He has been serving as a pastor in Covenant EFC since 1996 and was ordained with the Evangelical Free Church of Singapore in 2004. He is also Chairman of the Evangelical Free Churches of Singapore and a general committee member in of the National Council of Churches of Singapore.
Pastor Kai is married to Tina and they have three children, John, Joel and Joanne

Reverend Barney Lau
Associate Pastor
Director (Pillars, Senior Pastor’s Office), Centre Overseer (East)

Reverend Barney Lau is a Pastor and Director of the Pillars Ministries in Covenant Evangelical Free Church (Covenant EFC). Prior to a personal calling to serve full-time in Covenant EFC in 2008, Barney was the Managing Director of Microsoft Singapore Pte. Ltd. His secular career spans over 20 years in the IT industry in various capacities such as general management, sales, channels, business development, marketing, and technical support. Besides Microsoft, Pastor Barney has worked for multinational companies such as Cisco Systems, Lucent Technologies and Hewlett Packard. He continues to be active in the secular marketplace serving as independent director on the boards of companies. In 2016, he graduated with a Masters in Christian Studies at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology
He is married to Jessie and they have three children, Isabelle, Russell and Allyson.


Elder Liu Hock Choy
Director, Operations

Elder Liu Hock Choy is the Director of Operations in Covenant Evangelical Free Church (Covenant EFC). He serves in the Senior Pastor’s Office and oversees the operational functions of the church including Corporate Services, Media, Communications & Resources, Information Technology, Congregation Operations, Administration, Buildings & Facilities as well as Conferences & Events.
Prior to joining the staff team, Elder Hock Choy served actively in ministry and organisational roles and was the Chairman of the Church Board for 11 years. He comes with 30 years’ experience in both private and government sectors.
Elder Hock Choy holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) degree from the National University of Singapore and a Masters of Science in Software Engineering from Andrews University. He is married to Guoy Lee and together, they have three sons - Woon Yung, Woon Keong and Woon Kit.

Elder Johnny Tan
Director, Missions

Elder Johnny Tan retired from the Singapore Armed Forces and answered God’s call in his life to join the Covenant EFC staff team as Missions Director in April 2015. He also serves in the Senior Pastor’s Office, and chairs the New Life Community Services Board.
Elder Johnny joined the church in 1989 when Emmanuel Chapel merged with Covenant EFC (then known as Emmanuel Christian Fellowship) and has served in multiple leadership roles. He was also the Chairman of the Church Board for six years and stepped down in April 2015.
Elder Johnny holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Western Australia and a Bachelor of Science (Biology) from National University of Singapore. He is married to Clara and together, they have three children - Jessica, Jeremy and Jessilyn.


Church Board


Front row (left to right): Rev Tony Yeo (Senior Pastor), Dr Louis Tan (Elder, Chairman), Rev Tan Kay Kiong (Senior Pastor)

Second row (left to right): Patrick Lim (Deacon, Elder-Designate), Amos Leong (Elder), Tony Tan (Elder), Liu Hock Choy (Elder, Director of Operations)

Third row (left to right): Roger Loh (Deacon), Mavis Siew (Deaconess, Secretary), Lee Kit Pui (Deaconess), Guok Suan Choo (Deaconess), Patrick Yeo (Deacon), Jeremiah Lo (Deacon)

Fourth row (left to right): Sean Foo (Deacon), Wong Zeng Yi (Deacon), Paul Liu (Deacon), Irwin See (Deacon), Chan Mun Bin (Deacon), James Satchy (Deacon), Nelson Tan (Deacon, Treasurer)

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Dr Louis Tan

Dr Louis is married to Tyng Tyng in 1998, and they have three children, Jonathan, Timothy and Samantha. He is a neurologist at the National Neuroscience Institute. He prayed to receive Christ in 1978, and was followed up through Sunday School, Boy’s Brigade and the church. He became a member of Covenant EFC in 1989 and served in the Boy’s Brigade and small group ministry. He chairs the Human Resource Committee and Global Alliance of IDMC Board. He has been a Board Member since 2002 and is also a Zone Mentor (ZM) in Bukit Panjang Centre (BPJ).

Chairman: Dr Louis Tan   Deaconess:

Mavis Siew
Lee Kit Pui
Guok Suan Choo

Honorary Treasurer: Nelson Tan Deacons: Patrick Lim (Elder-Designate)
Roger Loh
Wong Zeng Yi
Chan Mun Bin
James Satchy
Irwin See
Paul Liu
Sean Foo
Jeremiah Lo
Patrick Yeo
Secretary: Mavis Siew Council of Elders:

Elder Dr Louis Tan
Elder Tony Tan
Elder Amos Leong
Rev Tan Kay Kiong (Senior Pastor)
Rev Tony Yeo (Senior Pastor)


Dr Louis Tan
Tony Tan
Amos Leong

Appointed Staff as Board Members:

Rev Tony Yeo (Senior Pastor)
Rev Tan Kay Kiong (Senior Pastor)
Elder Liu Hock Choy (Director of Operations)