Our History

A Time To Be Born ...

Our history can be traced back to 1935 when Pastor Phoa Hock Seng, a school teacher and principal, started a Sunday School class in his own home, a rented bungalow at 356 Pasir Panjang Road.

During the Japanese occupation, Pastor Phoa and his family moved a couple of times seeking refuge before moving back to Pasir Panjang. In the late 1950s, Pastor Phoa bought the bungalow with donations from friends and relatives, and named the church as Pasir Panjang Christ Church (PPCC) -- for he firmly believed that the church belonged to Christ and not to him.

A Time To Sow ...

In the 1950s. PPCC started English and Hokkien Worship Services, Hokkien Bible Study and prayer meetings. PPCC also began ministry work at Perak House, a home for boys, and started the Youth Fellowship. With outreaches to people in surrounding kampongs and other efforts, the seed of the gospel of Jesus Christ was sown.

A Time To Build ...

In 1973, PPCC acquired a property at 302 Pasir Panjang Road to erect a new church building. This is the current address of Pasir Panjang Christ Church. Pastor Phoa laid the Foundation Stone on 20 April that year. The church building project was officially completed in 1974, marked by a dedication service on Christmas Eve. In 1991, a Multi-purpose Hall Block was added and dedicated to God on Christmas day. In 1997, a renovated annex now houses the Fellowship Centre.


A Time To Serve ...

On 30 September 1978 , Pastor Phoa Hock Seng was called home to be with the Lord after 43 years of faithful service. In the years following, PPCC invited guest speakers, as well as its own deacons to preach the word of God. Pastor James Phoa, the eldest son of the late Pastor Phoa Hock Seng, assumed pastoral leadership after fulfilling his lecturing responsibilities in America. In 1984, Ptr Dennis van Etten arrived as Youth Minister. In the same year, Pastor KT Yeow took over the pastoral duties from Ptr James Phoa.  More pastors have been ordained in years following including Pastor Elbert Lim and Pastor Ho Long Soon (1995); Pastor Peter Goh (2000); Pastor Charles Chow (2002); Pastor Seow Tan Song, Pastor McCoy Chow and Pastor Ng Boh Khoon (2010); Pastor Joshua Wong (2011).

A Time To Stand ...

When Pastor James Phoa assumed pastoral leadership, he taught the doctrine on Biblical Separation. On 16 August 1981, PPCC took a stand on biblical separation from the charismatic movement, the neo-evangelical and the ecumenical movement.

A Time To Plant ...

In 2000, Pastor Peter officially planted a new church - Grace Bible Church in Punggol, and conducted the first worship service on 5 March. This was a historic event as Grace Bible Church was the first church that one of PPCC's members has planted in its 63 years of existence.

PPCC also began an extension ministry in 2001 at Ju Eng Nursing Home, off Jalan Kayu. This opened up a window of opportunities for evangelism among the senior citizens there.

Following the late Pastor Phoa Hock Seng’s example, when he went on solo missionary voyages, PPCC has since sent its mission teams to the harvest fields of Asia. 

In 2002, Pastor Charles was ordained into the ministry and he became PPCC’s first missionary to the Philippines. Pastor Yeow also answered the call for mission work in 2004.

A Time To Mourn ...

In December 2009, PPCC mourned the loss of God’s servant Pastor Elbert Lim, who was called home to be with the Lord. Pastor Elbert Lim had been the under-shepherd and senior pastor of PPCC since 2004. He is dearly missed.

A Time To Work ...

Several pastors have been appointed to helm the ministry at PPCC, and the church continues to evangelize the lost, edify the saints and exalt the Lord.

We are still writing our future by the actions of the present, with full faith that our God makes all things beautiful in His time.

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