A Mongolian Pastor’s Leadership Lesson

Pastor Tuvshintugs Tsogtbaatar, or Tuvshuu as he’s known to his friends, studied at EAST and graduated in 2018 with a Master of Arts in Leadership. His wife, Burnee, graduated with a Partners in Ministry Certificate and a Graduate Diploma in Christian Ministry. They have two lovely young children.

This EAST alumnus reminisced of his time at EAST: “Yes, I learned much from the Leadership classes here [at EAST]. But it was the life of servant leaders I met who changed my life.”

Would you like to join EAST in your leadership development journey as well?


Mentoring Group’s “Band of Brothers”

The Mentoring Group (or MG) is part of the student experience at EAST. Here is one such MG that has seen its members graduating over the past couple of years with the alumni spread out over more than one continent in ministry. Read what one such upcoming graduate has to say about his “band of brothers.”

Dr Michael Tien, MDiv class of 2018, (extreme right in the photo above) shared:

This is what EAST is about. Not just equipping and shaping of the mind but transformation of the heart through ministry. Bringing together intercultural experiences gripped by the love of the Lord and for one another. We are lifted higher as we stand on one another’s shoulders. Our reach extended as we clasp our hands together to work for a common purpose. This is my band of brothers, our motto “we meet, we eat”. After our time together in Singapore, we leave for other destinations of ministry. We join this mentoring group but we never leave! To God be all Glory as we press on.

Praise God!


Pastor David Sun’s Journey of Grace

Hear Pastor David Sun’s story of his journey of grace with a stopover at EAST. David (MDiv, 2019), like other mature students at EAST, comes with a rich set of experiences in life and ministry. Those experiences are then reviewed through fresh biblical-theological lens of Scripture, reflections, holistic application, and habit formation in the context of a multi-cultural missional community at EAST. Shalom.

Grow your head, heart, and hands at EAST in the second half of your life. For more information about EAST’s holistic learning journey, visit: www.east.edu.sg/number-our-days/

Video courtesy of Joseph Sudhakar.

Calling All Alumni

If you are an EAST alumni, then we are looking for you!

The EAST Alumni Affairs Office has been established to see alumni being networked, resourced, and developed multi-laterally. In order for EAST to be able to connect effectively with them, we are seeking to update the alumni database. We would appreciate it if you could provide us with your latest contact details via the following link:


For those who have filled in the form, we want to say a big thank you! Should you be in contact with any other EAST alumnus, please do invite him/her to update their contact information using the above link as well.

If you need more information on alumni matters, please email the Assistant to the Alumni Chaplain, Ms. Esther Tan or call her on EAST phone extension 108.

Run the Race to Win – Rick Langston @Homecoming

How does one complete the race of life and emerge victorious in the eyes of God?

In his inimitable style, Dr Rick Langston told the story of failure of some and the success of others in the marathon of life. Drawing from his deep understanding of God’s Word and a rich lifetime of ministry, he exhorts each of us to run the race… and WIN! Then he outlines a biblical strategy for us to do so… answering the HOW it can be done.

A devotional from Dr Rick Langston recorded at Naples, Florida. This was addressed to all alumni, staff, and faculty present at the inaugural EAST Homecoming Retreat 2017 on the first day of the retreat, 11 May 2017. The devotional speak of longevity in faithfully discharging God’s call to serve Him faithfully in integrity all the days of our lives. According to Apostle Paul, the success in the race of life and ministry is not due to the runner’s speed–how fast–but on how we run it.


Rick is the founding faculty of EAST when it started in 1992 and continued in various leadership roles while teaching as a Resident Faculty. He was the Associate Dean of Academics when he and Laurel left Singapore for ministry back in the US. He is currently an EAST Adjunct Faculty. He and Laurel are much loved by many students and faculty/staff that they ministered with over the years at EAST. We praise God for their lives and ministry over the years and their continuing ministry beyond EAST.

Video courtesy of Rick Langston.

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