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Elders' Board

Aaron Teo, Chairman

Aaron and Lydia are parents of Lemuel and Amanda. Aaron has been running his own manufacturing and engineering business for the last 18 years while Lydia has been a homemaker.

Aaron came to the Lord in 1981 through Lydia who invited him to a gospel rally. Both moved over from their previous church and started attending RiverLife since October 2001 after Aaron received clear direction from the Lord during an altar call.

Aaron served with the English Adult congregation for about a year before he felt led to move over and serve with the Chinese congregation, where he currently serves as a worship leader. Aaron and Lydia continue to count it a privilege to be actively involved in what God is doing in and through RiverLife.


Dr Andrew Goh

Andrew and Cheh Oon are parents of Su-Yen, a medical specialist. Andrew is one of the founding elders of RiverLife Church, and a founding member of Bartley Christian Church, that planted this local church in Pasir Ris in 1991. Andrew's involvement includes preaching at RiverLife, missions, and as a favorite emcee for church-wide events. Among other things, Cheh Oon is part of the Expectant Mothers Prayer & Support Ministry.

By vocation, Andrew and Cheh Oon work as honorary editor and managing editor respectively in Impact magazine, which celebrated its 30th anniversary as Singapore's only trans-denominational magazine. He is also a leading motivational speaker and training consultant, and currently is an adjunct teacher of Management at NTU.

As a management consultant specialising in attitudinal change, his clients include Singapore Airlines, leading banks, outstanding hotels and blue-chip companies. Andrew is a sought-after international platform speaker and serves as the Chairman for World Vision (Singapore) and board member of Halogen Young Leaders Foundation.

Andrew has written seven books including two Christian-themed ones: "No Time To Read" and "How To Pass The Torch Without Getting Burned". As a certified coach trainer, he has developed the programme, "Parents Coaching Teens".


Lau Han Beng

Han Beng is married to Bee Choo and they have a daughter and son - Esther and Cze Kin. Han Beng works for Shell, Bukom, as an electrical engineering manager. Bee Choo is a medical dispenser in a clinic. Both husband and wife originated from the town of Kuching, East Malaysia.

Han Beng came to the Lord when he was doing his 'O' levels in Kuching. Over the years, Han Beng has served as cell leader then area overseer. Today, he serves as a cell leader and elder.

To Han Beng, RiverLife is where he discovered the anointing and intimate presence of the Holy Spirit and more importantly, his first love - Jesus.



Dr Freddy Boey

Freddy and Celina have three daughters and a son - Ruth, Faith, Grace and Jonathan. Freddy is the Dean of an engineering school in Nanyang Technological University (NTU) while Celina works as a medical doctor.

Freddy has been a lay Bible teacher and preacher for the last 25 years in Singapore and around the region. He was previously Chairman of the Overseas Christian Fellowship in Melbourne. He also served for a year as a missionary among the aborigines in North Australia, and several years as honorary general secretary of Scripture Union Singapore. He is presently the Chairman of Scripture Union Singapore.

Though Freddy has been teaching in RiverLife since 1992, it was when he heard God's specific call to help build RiverLife in 1999, during a spiritual retreat in Megiddo, Israel, that he formally joined with his whole family.

He subsequently accepted the responsibility of an elder. He deeply believes that God has called RiverLife to do a work close to His heart in Singapore and the region. For the same reason, he has been ministering to churches in China, Indonesia and Malaysia.

Freddy's passion is embraced by the two books he has written to help raise funds for the church building fund - "These Things Must Happen" and "Dove, Fire, River, Wind"; the first relates the Bible to current global events with the belief that God has contrived these events to prepare for Christ's coming; the latter shares his personal experiences on the Person of the Holy Spirit.


Ricky Ng

Ricky is married to Beng Ho and they are parents of Michelle, Marcus and Marvin. Ricky is a Group Manager with Great Eastern Life and works with a committed group of Financial Advisors. Beng Ho supports him in the area of human resource and administration in the agency's office.

Ricky came to the Lord in 1979 and was baptised in Bartley Christian Church while Beng Ho was brought up in a Christian home. Ricky and family, together with other founding members, moved over from our mother church – Bartley Christian Centre to setup this church in August 1991. Over the last 16 years, Ricky has faithfully served and grown from an usher, car park marshal and worship coordinator to a cell leader, area overseer and now church elder.

Ricky continues to be passionate about the local church and deeply believes in our calling as God's primary agent to save the world.


Quah Boon Tiong

Boon Tiong and Christina have three teenage children, Isaac, Ivan and Ivy. For the past 21 years, Boon Tiong has been working for Hitachi Plant Technologies as a General Manager in the Finance and Administrative Division. Christina works in Behn Meyer Chemical (S) as a Division Manager.

Boon Tiong came to faith in 1976 through a Youth Fellowship meeting at Bartley Christian Church. As an active member of Bartley Christian Church, he served in various ministries such as ushering, visitors ministry and as a cell leader. In 1991, he and his wife were among the 123 founding members who came over from Bartley Christian Church to set up the then Bartley Christian Church, Pasir Ris Centre, now called RiverLife Church. In RiverLife, Boon Tiong continued to serve faithfully as an usher and chief carpark marshal.


Lee Kah Seng

Kah Seng graduated in 1983 from NUS with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He currently works in PUB as a General Manager. He has been married to Fong Looi for 24 years, and they have four beautiful daughters, Hui Min, Hui Ling, Hui Ting and Hui Ying. Fong Looi is working in SIA as a Senior Manager in the Flight Operations Department, while Kah Seng’s daughters are all studying either in University or Junior College.

Kah Seng became a Christian and was baptised in Bartley Christian Church in 1985. He was one of the 123 pioneer members from Bartley Christian Church who started RiverLife Church in 1991. Since 1985, he has been involved in cell ministry, serving as an assistant cell leader, cell leader and then area overseer. He is currently overseeing three cells and leading one cell in the Family & Adult People Group under Pastor Joseph Tang. He is also a teacher trainer in the Evangelism Explosion and Becoming Fishers of Men courses.


Edwin Ding

Edwin and Laura Ding joined RiverLife Church from our mother church, Bartley Christian Church in 1995. They have been married since 1995 and have a young teen son by the name of Josh. Edwin performs a global role with a large American oil and gas company, while Laura has devoted her life to her domestic calling after the birth of Josh.

Edwin came to know the Lord during his early teen years. Since then, Edwin has been actively serving, first in his church as a youth leader, then as a student leader in his tertiary years while he was overseas in Canada, and then upon his return to Singapore, in the music and cell ministries in Bartley Christian Church.

Edwin and Laura have been actively serving in the cell ministry since joining RiverLife and has been in cell leadership roles since 1997. In 1999, Edwin assumed responsibility for three cells as an area overseer. He currently oversees five cells of mixed demographics. In addition, together with Elder Aaron, Edwin also oversees the core leadership team of RiverLife’s Worship & Music and Technical & Production ministries. Edwin is also currently serving as a board member of Mercy Teams International, under Operation Mobilization. Laura has been faithfully serving in SuperLife. She has a passion for prayer and is also a member of the Expectant Mothers Prayer Support Ministry.