In Memoriam: Rev Billy Graham, 1918–2018

In loving memory of evangelist Rev Billy Graham, 1918–2018.

Hear him preach at the 1978 Billy Graham Crusade in Singapore. According to the National Council of Churches of Singapore (NCSS), some 337,000 Singaporeans and others from nearby countries, heard him preach over five nights at the former 55,000-seat National Stadium, and 19,631 people came forward for counselling (NCSS, “Remembering Billy Graham (1918-2018)“).

God also used him to revive churches in Singapore and to raise many of the present church and ministry leadership. Rev Naomi Dowdy, the senior pastor of Trinity Christian Centre from 1976 to 2005, said: “The impact Dr Graham left among the church of Singapore at that time showed us that unity among the various Christian denominations was possible and still carries on today in our nation” (The Straits Times, “Christians in Singapore Remember Evangelist Billy Graham’s 1978 Crusade as A Milestone,” 22 Feb 2018).

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HealthServe Co-founder – Singaporean of the Year 2017

Congratulations to co-founder of HealthServe, Dr Goh Wei Leong, on his receiving Singaporean of the Year 2017 award by The Straits Times. EAST students have interned with HealthServe over the years and a graduate has even joined their staff full-time. Dr Goh, 58, was recognized for his work through HealthServe which provided migrant workers with affordable healthcare, legal aid, skills training, social assistance and free meals.

According to The Straits Times, the award seeks to “honour outstanding Singaporeans who have put the country on the world map, persevered through incredible adversity or made the community a better place through selfless acts.”

Read about how Dr Goh was personally moved to help with charities after a trip to Mongolia. Find out more about EAST’s holistic development of students which include internship at churches and organizations like HealthServe.

Photo courtesy of The Straits Times video.

Josh & Sean McDowell in Singapore 2018

Come and hear from Drs Josh & Sean McDowell, the renown dynamic duo of father and son, about issues close to your heart as part of their Singapore Tour 2018.

To find out more about the events during 13-15 March 2018 organized by Cru Singapore, click For a conference on 16-17 March 2018 organized by Reasonable Faith Singapore, please visit


Publicity graphics provided by Media Ministry of Cru Singapore.

Wil Hernandez Trailer: Henri Nouwen’s Journey

Hear Dr Wil Hernandez share about the journey of discovery through Henri Nouwen’s spirituality.

Wil will be presenting a seminar on Henri Nouwen: A Spirituality of Integration this coming 7 April 2018. Click here to find out more.



Video courtesy of Wil Hernandez.

Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels (May/June 2018 Intensive Course)

Find out if you are eligible to take this course using the Two Courses Free@EAST Promotion!


Interpreting the Synoptic Gospels (NT516/TS516, 3 credits)

22 May-1 June, 9.00 am-5.00 pm (starts on Tuesday, ends on the following Friday)

One-third of the pages of the New Testament are occupied by the first three Gospels-Matthew, Mark, and Luke. Students of the Bible have often asked, “Why are these three Gospels so similar?”, and, “Why do they have so many significant differences from each other?” These Gospels are the primary sources on the life and teachings of Jesus and they also inform us about the theology of their authors and the concerns of the local churches then. You will learn a variety of interpretive methods to help you go deeper in your understanding of these important books.


Rob MacEwen, PhD

Rob, a former missionary to East Asia, is passionate about helping others understand and apply God’s Word. He has authored Matthean Posteriority, a book that explores literary relationships between the first three gospels.


Registration deadline is Wednesday, 15 May 2018.   Online registration of courses at or contact for registration form.


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