What is Firstlight about? You’ll get to meet some of the most loving and generous people around, because we have experienced the perfect love of God in Jesus. Thanks to caring leaders who show us what life with Jesus is all about, we know why we exist and where we’re heading.
If this sounds good so far, we invite you to take the next step – come and visit, connect or partner with us. Thanks for checking us out!
When Jesus died on the cross He said, “It is finished!” He had done what we could never do. In one act, He changed our standing with God – forever. From now on, God pours His love upon us without ever holding back! This is grace and this is what matters to us most.
Jesus welcomes us into God’s family. As sons and daughters, God empowers us to do good works for His purpose. We don’t do good works because we have to, but because we get to!
We see our church as a family, not just a Sunday event. Here we grow together and love seeing the best in each other, as God does, which helps us put aside our differences and build each other up.
We’ve experienced something that is too good not to share – real love, hope and peace in Jesus. Our heart is to share this message all over the world with words supported by actions and actions supported by the Word of God.
Rev. Richard Tan has been serving as our pastor since August 2005. Prior to that, he served with the Methodist Church in Singapore for 10 years before completing a Master in Theological Studies programme in New Zealand. While he was there, he was an itinerant minister with the Wesleyan Methodist Church of New Zealand for almost 3 years. Currently he is connected to the Wesleyan Church of Australia and associated with AFCM Australia.
He is married to Joanne, and together, they have two lovely children, Amanda Joy and Nathaniel Faith.
Anton serves as an Elder and is the Chairperson of the Board of Management of Firstlight Church. He also works in the IT industry for the last 20 years. Anton has involved in many form of ministries and serving people is in his nature. He has been in Firstlight Church since it was formed and continue serving in the Board of Management. Married to the wonderful wife Serene with three wonderful children. Anton enjoys outdoor time with the family, loves food and travel.
Serene Chong (BA in Family & Children’s Services & Diploma in Education)
Serene serves as Coordinator of KidzAFlame, our children’s ministry. She worked as an Early Childhood Teacher in London, rural Northern Western Australia and Perth, and is committed and passionate to see children grow in the grace of God through Jesus Christ and His finished work. Serene desires to see the church, partnering with parents, leave a legacy that will impact the next generation.
Serene delights in good food and enjoys developing her culinary skills and sharing with people. She loves spending time with her husband Anton and three gorgeous children Kailey, Wesley and Elijah.