Dr. Joseph Tan


Personal Background

Joseph & Esther Tan came to accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior from non-Christian backgrounds more than 45 years ago in their countries of Singapore and Indonesia respectively. They currently serve AFCI based in Singapore. The countries they cover include Bangladesh, India, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, China and most of South East Asia.

Their ministry includes conducting Marriage & Family Life seminars, Pastors Conferences, working as visiting lecturers to theological schools in Myanmar, Vietnam, India, Indonesia & Philippines and bringing medical and dental teams to the remote and tribal areas of Sarawak (East Malaysia) and Irian Jaya (Papua) Indonesia. They have the privilege to serve the Lord in full-time ministry for the last 38 years. They ask for prayers for them to have good health and strength as they take up new challenges in the years ahead of them!

Joseph completed his Doctor of Ministry degree with Luther Rice Seminary (Now Luther University, Atlanta, Georgia), Jacksonville, Florida, USA in 1991 and Esther completed her Bachelor Of Science in Food Technology in Bandung, Indonesia in 1966. They have two adult children, Aquila and Elizabeth and son-in-Iaw, Li Song.