Courses, Webinars, and Conferences

Open to all: pastors/elders, church planters, ministry leaders, and members. 

Courses/Programs At a Glance

Some training courses are done in conjuction with City-to-City Asia Pacific
Our trainers/facilitators

Meet Our Training Team

Wong Fong Yan

Pastor and church planter
Rev. Wong Fong Yang graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering and holds a Master of Divinity from Singapore Bible College as well as a Master of Theology from Trinity Theological College, Singapore. He was the senior pastor of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat for 13 years before he planted CDPC Subang. 

He has authored two books: The Christian’s Dilemma concerning food offered to Idols and Church Discipline - The Dynamics of Shame. Married to Constance, they have two children - Sarah and Samuel.
Rev. Wong is in transition to pass the baton onto the next generation of church leaders.

Michael Crane 

SEMINARY LECTURER AND CHURCH PLANTER
Dr Michael Crane (MDiv, ThM, PhD) loves cities and the church. Michael has lived in Taipei, Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, and San Francisco.

He serves as faculty of two seminaries and is a co-director of Radius Global Cities Network, an urban research think-tank that assists the church in seeking the welfare of the city.

He is involved in training and equipping church planters through City to City. Michael has contributed to a number of books and articles on topics related to the city.

Yee Siew Meng

Senior PASTOR 
Rev. Yee Siew Meng, or Meng as he is fondly known, is the lead pastor of CDPC Subang Jaya. Siew Meng holds a degree in Finance and Human Resource and worked a number of years as a Business Consultant before running his own international business for 15 years. In his spare time, he serves the community in various areas and is passionate about social justice. In 2012, Siew Meng pursued an MDiv from Seminari Theologi Malaysia, and now serves the church in Subang Jaya. Meng is married to Connie, and together they have 3 children: Bryan, Justin and Ellisa.

Kyle Essary

SEMINARY LECTURER AND CHURCH PLANTEr
Dr. Kyle Essary grew up in the United States, although he has also lived in Yemen, China, and for most of the past decade—Malaysia. He is married to Jamie, and God has blessed them with four children—Andrew, Abby, Anna, and A.J—three of whom were born in Malaysia!

He serves as a lecturer in biblical studies for four seminaries in SE Asia, but primarily with MBTS. He was the church planting pastor of Covenant Baptist Church in Melaka and his family currently serves at Setia Baptist Community in Setia Alam.

Ian Chris

pastor  and ChurCh Planter
Ian grew up in Indonesia, and married his Indonesian sweetheart, with whom he has four children. He holds a degree in the Recording Sciences, a Licentiate in Theology, and is finishing up a Masters of Divinity at Malaysia Bible Seminary.

Besides his work in media, music, and writing, Ian has been a construction worker, a petrol-pump attendant, a limousine driver, a vacuum-cleaner salesman, a dock worker, an aircraft mechanic, a grocery store clerk, a lorry driver, a factory worker, and a nightclub bouncer.

He can often be seen riding a motor-scooter around the streets of Kuala Lumpur, laughing to himself.

Gideon Lim

lead Pastor 
Gideon is the chairman of the board of GCN and the lead pastor at Kelang Baptist Church having servedShreveport Chinese Baptist Mission, USA from 2001-09. He holds an MS in Chemistry from University of Louisiana and an MDiv from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary (MDiv).  

Gideon is married to Judith from USA and they are blessed with 5 children: Josiah, Nathanael, Phoebe, Micah, and Chloe. Gideon enjoys being a child of God, a husband, a parent, and a pastor.

He enoys reading, playing and watching sports, and helping people (re)discover the power of the Gospel, so they live Christ-centered lives and impact their world.

Massimo Gei 

Elder and ChurCh Planter
Massimo is an elder at Gospel City Church, a church he co-planted in Kuala Lumpur (KL) in 2017. He is also the executive director of Gospel City Network. 

Massimo is from a mixed Malaysian and Italian background, was born in Melaka and grew up in 6 countries. After coming to faith Massimo left his corporate position for fulltime ministry and pursed theological education at a local seminary.

 Massimo is married to Gloria, who is a director at one of the big four accounting firms. Together they are passionate to minister to young professionals who struggle with their identity and desire to help them find and live out their faith in Jesus in this culturally diverse, money driven, spiritually complex city.

Nate Newell

Elder and church planter
Nate was born in Indiana, raised in Indonesia as a missionary kid, and graduated from high school in Wheaton, IL. He believed the gospel at the age of six. He attended Lancaster Bible College earning a B.S. in Bible and Missions, and Moody Theological Seminary earning an M.Div. He was assistant pastor at First Baptist Church of Wheaton before becoming a full-time associate pastor at Cumberland Baptist Church in Mt. Prospect, IL.

In 2007 he moved back to Lancaster, PA and planted Harvest Lancaster’s (then NewSong Fellowship Church) second church-plant named Oak Hill Fellowship Church. Nate has been married for 15 years to Marie. While attending Harvest University 2013, the Spirit stirred Nate’s heart to respond to the need for a Senior Pastor at Harvest Kuala Lumpur.
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