On  Wednesday 29th July at 7.30pm at The Lighthouse a good crowd gathered to hear Pastor Ooi Chin Aik will speak about church planting in Malaysia and surrounding area,s and what God is doing in "long houses". Despite disruptions by a series of unusual technical issues Pastor Chin gave an inspiring insight into the expansion of the gospel in several Asian countries. The evening concluded with supper.


Speaker Bio:

Ooi Chin Aik is the Founder and President of Ministries for Asia-Pacific (MAP), a fellowship of over 360 preaching and equipping evangelists for the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

Chin Aik exercises an international ministry in evangelistic and expository preaching in churches, universities and Christian conferences, in Asia, Europe and America. He provides leadership for Rural Evangelists Adoption Programme (REAP) in China, India, Bhutan, Nepal, Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, etc., and leads missions teams into the Asia‒Pacific countries for gospel advance and training.

Chin Aik has been Scholar-in-Residence at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, in the United States, and Visiting Scholar at Regent College, Vancouver, Canada.

He has authored several books, is married to Lydia and serves in his local church as Associate Pastor in Evangelism and Missions. He also worked for several years as a Process Engineer before undertaking his theological studies.

Educational background:

  • BSc. from the University of Malaya
  • Master of Christian Studies and the Master of Theological Studies from Regent College, Canada
  • John Maxwell Baxter Prize in Preaching from Regent College, Canada
  • post-graduate studies in Islam with the International Institute for the Study of Islam and Christianity, London, United Kingdom,
  • Advanced Chinese Language Studies at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China.