EAST: A community you can count on

All students and alumni at EAST have a community they can count on to pray for them and walk together through challenging seasons of life and ministry. The peers, faculty and staff within each Mentoring Group are your friends, intercessors, encouragers and pillars of strong support through your learning journey.

The warmth of the community is present even in classes and the school library! There is always someone looking out for you, as long as you are a part of EAST.

You may not remember all your lessons in the classroom, but you’ll remember your mentors and friends who shared their lives with you at EAST. Your EAST family walks with you for the long run.

Shalom, and the Lord lead you to a community you can count on.


Photograph courtesy of Saw Ta Eh Gay.

Missionary Mei-Mei in Macau

Alumna Mei-Mei Lee, who grew up in San Francisco and served for eight years as a missionary in Macau with Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF), came to EAST to obtain her Master of Arts in Intercultural Studies over a decade ago. Back in 2009, Mei-Mei applied to a Baptist college in Singapore for a full-time program but was unsuccessful as the college lacked the resources to offer her a full-time program. At the time, CEF had given her only two years of study leave to complete her degree. By God’s divine appointment and her mentors’ recommendation, she applied to EAST instead and though EAST may not have been her first choice for theological studies, it was God’s choice for her. According to Mei-Mei, “God’s choice is the best choice!”

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Cheering Chin Leng on!

Lim Chin Leng, EAST Alumnus from Class of 2008, with daughter Jayna.

EAST Alumnus Chin Leng has recently been diagnosed with Stage 3 Pancreatic Cancer and this has been a shocking news to his family and our community at EAST. However, Chin Leng has remained positive and is taking the Straits Times Virtual Run Challenge of 17.5KM, setting a goal to complete it within these two weeks as a #chemowarrior.

His daughter Jayna has written a heartfelt poem regards to her dad’s condition titled, “I Hate Cancer.” Below is the poem she has penned.

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Alumna Debbie Tan Serving in Spain

Debbie is in the front row, on the left


In 2014, Alumna Debbie Tan graduated with a Graduate Diploma in Biblical Studies and now resides in Costa del Sol, a “comarca” (county) in southern Spain. She is involved in running a weekly Spanish bible study group for about six people. Additionally, she has reached out to a gentleman named Jim in his seventies who had relocated to the UK due to his wife’s infirmities. She supports him and his wife by holding a Wednesday bible study with Jim and a few friends.

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Esther’s Story – His Story


“I was six years old when my oldest brother, then 26, read the Bible and accepted Jesus as his Saviour,” begins Esther, 30, who is of Central Asian descent. “My parents, of another beliefs, felt very betrayed by him.” But her brother remained steadfast in faith and led hundreds in their hometown to the Lord. Six years later, Esther then 12, received Christ on her own when she chanced upon a gospel tract. In 2010, her father came to Christ in a Christmas meeting organised by her brother; soon after her mother accepted the Lord through her father.

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