Pastoral Staff

Pastor Michael Phua

Pastor Mike has been CBC’s Senior Pastor since 1 July 2018. He was the first CBC member to enter full-time ministry, serve in overseas missions and become a seminary professor.

He first served among the grassroots community at CBC, then among the Chinese businessmen and professionals in Cebu City, Philippines, and later, among the Chinese intellectuals in Philadelphia, USA. He also has a rich teaching and research experience, with publications published under his name in English and Mandarin. He was Associate Professor (Old Testament) at Singapore Bible College and is currently serving as an adjunct lecturer at several seminaries, both locally and abroad.

Pastor Mike holds degrees in BTh (Singapore Bible College), MA in Religion and PhD in Hermeneutics (Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, USA). During his free time, Pastor Mike enjoys traveling, fishing, hiking, and watching movies.

He and his wife Mae Ellen have two adult sons.


Preacher Esther Ong Chau Sang

Preacher Esther Ong was born in Sitiawan, in the Perak state of Malaysia. After graduating from Singapore Bible College with a BTh in 1977, she assisted her husband, Rev. Richard Teo, who was the Senior Pastor at CBC for more than 30 years. In 1995, she joined CBC as a full-time pastoral staff in the Mandarin service.

Due to Rev. Teo’s health issue and retirement, she was appointed as a part-time local missionary, serving the senior community in Tampines. In October 2018, she rejoined CBC (Mandarin service) and started Abundant Life Centre, where she is actively involved in the outreach ministry among senior citizens.

Preacher Esther and Rev. Teo are blessed with two sons, a daughter and 4 grandchildren.


Sister Ivy Ng Kim Eng

Sister Ivy Ng serves in the Mandarin service and has been a part-time local missionary (Mandarin Service) since 1 July 2016. She was commissioned to All Saints Home in 2017 to serve the senior residents, reaching out to the ailing and the destitute. Currently, Sis Ivy serves at CBC’s Abundant Life Center, providing pastoral care to the elderly.

Sister Ivy has served in various church ministries, including as a Sunday School teacher and a choir member, as well as in leadership positions in the Adult Fellowship and in the Church Board as a deaconess. No stranger to international missions, she has served in countries like Cambodia, Thailand and Uganda.

Sister Ivy and her husband, Teo Ee Guan, have an adult son (married) and a granddaughter.


Office Staff

May Lua

Office Manager

Desmond Ho

Facilities Administrator

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