Tree of Life Christian Church started with a group of Christians who had the same burden of wanting to start a new work for God. After waiting upon the Lord for several months during which we prayed and planned, God graciously enabled us to meet for the first Sunday Worship on 8th February 2009 in Macpherson. The average Sunday attendance, excluding children, for the next few months was about 15 adults. Meanwhile, the church searched for another place of worship and also applied to the Registry of Societies for registration as a church. After several correspondence with the relevant authorities, on 20th April 2009, Tree of Life Christian Church was formally registered with the Registry of Societies.
On 10th May 2009, we rented a unit the size of a squash court at West Coast Recreation Centre. God is good. He moved hearts to give so that we could do minor renovation and buy some furniture and equipment. By God’s mercy, Pastor Andrew Tan was ordained the following year on 15th May 2010. On 25th July 2010, we had our first baptism service where two new converts were baptised. On 27th February 2011, Elder Teo Chin Tian and Elder Liu Kerh Li were ordained as our church elders. The Lord continued to bring friends and family members to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. By the end of the year 2011, the place had become a little small for our needs. We considered renting a bigger unit in the same location. This option, however, was highly unfavourable for some reasons. Yet buying a property seemed far beyond our reach. After much prayer and contemplation, the church committee decided to purchase a property. All in the church wondered how we were going to raise such an enormous amount of money. Then the Lord raised the money for us because “everyone who was willing and whose heart moved them came and brought an offering to the LORD” (Exodus 35:21). Many, young and old, gave sacrificially out of their poverty. In less than 3 months, we raised several tens of thousands short of a million dollars, sufficient to buy and pay for a good renovation. We know the Lord has been especially merciful to us. Immediately after the June 2012 church camp, we moved into our new premises in The Spire on 17th June 2012.
Today, the Lord has also given us another unit in the same level as our present place of worship. After several years of combined bilingual Mandarin and English worship service, starting 5th July 2015, we are a two congregation church, a Mandarin congregation and an English congregation. God has been merciful and kind to Tree of Life Christian Church. May we make ourselves “holy, useful to the Master, and prepared to do any good work” (2 Timothy 2:21).