Our Church History 我们的历史
Reverend Goh's thanksgiving:
For the past 17 years, Bread of Life Singapore experienced a journey full of God's grace, with members whose lives are touched and called by the Holy Spirit. They responded to His call, live in His presence, glorify Him and submit to His will on earth as it is in Heaven.
新加坡灵粮堂经历了＂生、成长、成熟、繁殖 ＂的教会生命时期 。
The story begins from Jerusalem and Antioch...
The Holy Spirit that led the church in Jerusalem and Antioch also came upon Bread of Life Singapore. It is still leading us toward a church that Glorifies God, Loves our Neighbours and Builds Disciples until the Lord's return.
BOL Singapore experienced a period of "birth, growth, maturity and multiplication.
1. A time of "Realising the vision, Gathering the workers" (1995 - Mar 1997)
神 感动台北灵粮堂要在新加坡及东南亚宣教植堂，建立一间荣耀的教会。经历了数年的缊壤与预备,终寻得神的仆人李科宏牧师回应呼召,承接异象 ,随后黄明烈牧师、吴士宗牧师加入团队，另有一群李牧师的青年门徒委身开荒垦植新加坡灵粮堂的异象。
God called BOL Taipei to plant a church in Singapore and Southeast Asia – a church that will glorify Him. After several years of preparation, God's servant Reverend James Lee stepped up to the call. Subsequently, Reverend Wong, Reverend Simon Goh joined the team, followed by a group of youths discipled by Reverend Lee. Together, they ploughed the ground and realised the vision of planting BOL Singapore.
2. A time of "Spiritual Healing, Opening Doors to Serve" (1997 - 2000)
This was a period overflowing with the Holy Spirit, love and opportunities to do His good work. God's people were fiercely passionate in His teaching, visiting homes, ministering to and helping the poor and needy. There were new ways to lead people to worship the Lord, ushering people into the His presence and outpouring to the community. It was a time of excitement and passion!
3. A time of "Building Character, Planting Missions" (From 2000)
With God in us and our submission to Him, BOL began works of miracles, making the impossible possible!
We were just a tiny church of barely a hundred, yet God enabled us to begin several schools that focused on teaching Godly character. We had students in the thousands and it left a deep impact. In addition, God opened doors for us to anchor the works of "Hope" mission and teaching in China Guizhou, amongst the Sandu Shui minority ethnic group. Within several years, BOL expanded its outreach and sent missionaries into Africa, Indonesia, North Thailand, and Western Australia.
Looking back, we can only marvel at what God has done, far beyond what we could ever imagine!
4. A time of "Serving His Kingdom, Fighting a Spiritual Battle" (from 2002)
The church is a Spirit-filled body, an army belonging to God’s kingdom. The Holy Spirit led BOL Singapore into a time to serve His mighty Kingdom in several areas including ＂爱修园Agape＂、＂爱流Love Overflows”, prophetic ministry and healing & restoration ministry. Under the anointing of the Holy Spirit, BOL Singapore submits and takes courage – This is our calling, this is our destiny, and this is also our honour. God never said it will be comfortable and smooth sailing, BUT He promised that in Him, we will WIN the battle!
5. A time of "Five-fold Ministry & the Five Holies, Arise & Shine, Holy and Glorious" (from 2011)
Our God is leading our church to revive the Five-fold ministry of Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers; to restore the purpose of the Annual Three Feasts (Exodus 23:14); to renew the gift & ministry of healing and restoration. We have since started ministries including “David’s Tabernacle of Praise”, “Harp & Bowl” and “School of Ministry”.
God has placed in the hearts of our leaders the Five Holies: Holy Bible, Holy Spirit, Holiness, Holy Altar, Holy Ministry.
Brothers and Sisters in BOL Singapore,
What God has instructed, we must obey
What God has promised, we must receive!
BOL Singapore embraces God’s special anointing to impart His heartbeat for the nations and people. By His grace, we proclaim His heart for the Nations, the Sacrificial Lamb shall receive His reward for the deed completed on the Cross! May God be glorified in our doing so. Amen!