The Faculty

Head of Programme

Dr Ho Chiao Ek

Dr Ho Chiao Ek

Principal, IDMC Institute

A pastor and trainer at heart, Dr Ho Chiao Ek started his ministry over 30 years ago at the National University of Singapore evangelising and mentoring students. In 1990, he left Singapore to pursue his theological studies at the Talbot School of Theology, Biola University (California, U.S.A.) and King’s College, University of Aberdeen (Scotland, U.K.) where he earned a Master of Divinity (highest honours) and a Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament Studies respectively. He then taught for 12 years at the East Asia School of Theology (Singapore), and was the Principal from 2003–2012. In June 2012, Dr Ho joined the staff of Covenant Evangelical Free Church to lead missions mentoring and education in an ambitious and rapidly growing missions thrust of the church. He is concurrently the Principal of the IDMC Institute. Dr Ho is passionate about teaching the Bible, mentoring and preparing labourers for the mission field. Married to his partner-in-ministry, Samantha, they have two teenage children in Kirsten and Brandon.


Resident Faculty

Rev Edmund Chan is a seasoned disciple-making pastor. The Leadership Mentor in Covenant Evangelical Free Church, Edmund is widely regarded as an insightful Bible expositor and a wise mentor of Christian leaders. In 1995, he launched the annual Intentional Disciple-making Church (IDMC) Conferences, which have drawn over 1000 pastors and disciple-making leaders from more than 150 churches from over 18 countries. He also serves on the advisory councils of several Christian organizations. Edmund has authored Built To Last: Towards A Disciple-making Church, Growing Deep in God, Mentoring Paradigms and Growing Deep in Faith. He graduated summa cum laude from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School with an MA (Missions). He is married to Ann Chan, who serves as an Associate Pastor, and they have two adolescent daughters, Amanda and Belicia.

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Rev Edmund Chan

Leadership Mentor, CEFC
Founder, Global Alliance of IDMC

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Rev Tony Yeo

Senior Pastor, CEFC

Rev Tony Yeo is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church. He is a people-sensitive, principlecentered and purpose-driven leader whose passion for leadership development through discipleship and mentoring, can be seen in his track record of over twenty years in proven leadership. He is the author of Leading Beyond The Second Chair—A Certain Kind of Leadership, where he shares insightful perspectives about how godly leaders can marry humble subordination with decisive leadership. Besides pastoral leadership within the church, Tony has served as General Secretary of the Evangelical Fellowship of Singapore (EFOS) since 2006 and Executive Secretary of the Global Day of Prayer in Singapore since 2008. Tony is married to Choy Mei and they have two teenage sons, Timothy and Noah.


Rev Tan Kay Kiong is the Senior Pastor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church. A gifted shepherd and counsellor, he also mentors both individuals and couples. Kay Kiong graduated from Singapore Bible College with a Bachelor of Theology, and has a Diploma in Family Life Education from Edith Cowan University, Perth. He is married to Diana and they have two teenage daughters, Hilda and Hazel.

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Rev Tan Kay Kiong

Senior Pastor, CEFC

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Rev Dr Chua Chung Kai

Associate Pastor, CEFC

Rev Dr Chua Chung Kai is an Associate Pastor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church, serving on the Senior Pastor’s Office team. A brilliant and insightful student and expositor of the Word, he has a gift of explaining complex ideas in the simplest ways. A medical doctor by training, Chung Kai graduated from the National University of Singapore in 1989. He subsequently graduated with a Masters in Divinity from the Singapore Bible College in the year 2000 and was ordained in 2004. He is married to Tina and they have three children, John, Joel and Joanne.


Pastor Ann Chan ministers actively alongside her husband, Rev. Edmund Chan, the Leadership Mentor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church and serves as an Associate Pastor in the Senior Pastor’s Office team. A gifted leader and teacher, she has pioneered many of Covenant EFC’s ministries, including the Women-In-Covenant ministry. No stranger to pain and suffering herself, she has been an empathetic and wise counselor to many who have approached her over her years of ministry. An educator by training, Ann graduated with a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education (with honours) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in 1994. She has also mentored, preached and taught in Hong Kong, Australia, America and London. She and Edmund have two daughters, Amanda and Belicia.

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Ps Ann Chan

Associate Pastor, CEFC

David Chan

Rev David Chan

Pastor, CEFC

Rev David Chan is a gifted bible teacher whose passion is to teach and mentor others with the word of God. Largely a self-taught student of scriptures, he is one of Covenant Evangelical Free Church’s favourite bible teachers and writes our in-house devotional journals and study guides for cell-groups. He is a deep and insightful teacher of the Word and received some theological training at Regent University in 1974. Prior to joining Covenant EFC in 2001, Pastor David was the Academic Dean of Faith Community Baptist’s Church’s TESS Training School. He is married to Valerie Chan, and they have two children, Hsien Rong and Sze Huei.


Ps Edmund Wong currently serves as Head of the Prayer Department and a District Mentor at Covenant Evangelical Free Church. He was previously Head of Outreach and Head of the Young Adults Ministry (RAYs). His other current and past responsibilities include preaching, teaching at Covenant’s Evangelical Training Centre, directing the annual Intentional Disciplemaking Church (IDMC) conference, and coordinating the Intentional Discipleship Training (IDT). Edmund obtained his Master of Divinity from Trinity Theological College and Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) with honours from National University of Singapore. He also graduated from the Global Proclamation Academy founded by Dr Ramesh Richard and based in Dallas Theological Seminary. He was trained in preaching by Rev Edmund Chan at Biblical Graduate School of Theology and is certified to train others in the Scripture Sculpture method of preaching by Dr Ramesh Richard. He is happily married to Sue Ern, who herself is a gifted leader with a pastoral heritage.

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Ps Edmund Wong

Pastor, CEFC

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Ps Valerie Chan

Pastor, CEFC

Valerie Chan is a Pastor overseeing the Women-in Covenant ministry as well as a district mentor overseeing cell groups in Covenant Evangelical Free Church. Her passion is in mentoring men and women to fulfill their destiny in God. She leads and preaches at Women’s Breakthrough Weekend as well as in Silent Retreats in her church. She also preaches and teaches in other churches. Valerie has been a certified trainer of the “Hope and Change for Humpty Dumpty” Modules by Dr Gary Sweeten since 1996. She was a pastor in her previous church for eight years and was actively involved in counselling and training. She is married to Rev David Chan and is a mother of a teenage son and daughter..

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