Faith Christian Centre Silver Jubilee
(Jesus said) And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. (Matthew 16:18)
Faith Christian Center (FCC) will be celebrating their 25 th Anniversary next week with Confirmation Service and Thanksgiving Dinner. We rejoice to see them grow and thrive as a church. It has been a challenging yet fruitful 25 year-journey of church-planting work in Bandar Sunway Kuala Lumpur. Let us have a glimpse of their journey.
FCC started as a Student Touch Center in 1994 by St Patrick’s Church. It was led by Rev Paul Lau when he was a student at Malaysia Bible Seminary (MBS), meeting at a rented house in SS2 Petaling Jaya. From a cell group of university students it grew and multiplied steadily. Sunday services began at the rented house and soon found themselves outgrown the place. By 1998, FCC moved into a rented shoplot at Mentari Sunway, and started their Chinese ministry. They moved again to a bigger premise at the same location in 2001. Many of the students settled in KL after their tertiary studies to work and continue to serve in church. Today, FCC has naturally grown into a family church with student ministry remain as their primary focus.
The Bible affirmed us with the Parable of the Mustard Seed (Matthew 13:31-32) to appreciate small beginnings. With hard work and focus, the potentials and possibilities are enormous. In these 25 years, hundreds have come to personal faith in Christ. Many of them also responded to full-time ministry. FCC has thus far raised 18 full-time workers for the Diocese of Sabah. We thank God that FCC now owns two buildings: today, one used as church and the other for education. Faith Anglican Academy (similar to St Patrick’s Anglican Academy) started in 2010.
In thanksgiving, we also appreciate St Patrick’s Church past and present leaders and members. We are grateful for your vision, support in prayer, finance, manpower and faith to believe Christ is building His Church. We thank God for all the pioneers and pastors of FCC i.e. Rev Paul Lau, Rev Eddie Phua, Ps Kevin Loo, Ps Lucy Chin, Canon Lin Khee Vun, Canon Arun Kuak, Rev Genry Caluste, Rev Tan Chor Kee, Rev Philip Lo, Ps Stella Lo, Ps Annie Kok, Ps Lafir David and all support staff both from St Patrick’s Church and FCC’s homegrown staff.
Bishop John Yeo