OUR LEADERS

Edmund Chan (Reverend)

Founder

Global Alliance of Intentional Disciplemaking Churches
Leadership Mentor
Covenant Evangelical Free Church, Singapore

Edmund Chan is the Leadership Mentor of CEFC as well as Founder of Global Alliance of Intentional Disciple Making Churches (Global Alliance IDMC) after leading as the Senior Pastor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church (CEFC) for 25 years. 

He has a twin passion in ministry — expository preaching and leadership mentoring. His insightful biblical teachings have made him a sought-after speaker in different major cities around the world. He mentors top-echelon secular and Christian leaders within Singapore and beyond.

Edmund has written and published several books, including Growing Deep in God (2002); Mentoring Paradigms (2008); Growing Deep In Faith (2010); Cultivating Your Inner Life (2011)A Certain Kind (2013), Radical Discipleship (2014), Life & Legacy (2015), Discipleship Missions (2016), Faith & Fire (2018) and Grace & Glory (2021).

Edmund is married to Ann, who actively ministers alongside him around the world. They have two lovely daughters, Amanda and Belicia.

Ann Chan

Executive Director

Global Alliance of Intentional Disciplemaking Churches
Associate Pastor
Covenant Evangelical Free Church, Singapore

Ann Chan is a gifted leader and teacher. She ministers actively alongside her husband, Edmund Chan, championing the IDMC vision globally.

Ann has pioneered many of Covenant EFC’s ministries, including the Women-in-Covenant (WiC) ministry and the Breakthrough Weekends. 

Together with her husband, she has co-written four discipleship books, Roots & WingsLife & Legacy, Faith & Fire and the latest, Grace & Glory. She has also co-authored the Wholeness in Christ curriculum with several others, which has benefitted many women who desire wholeness and healing in their lives.

Ann graduated from the Singapore Bible College in 1987. In 1994, she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education (Honours) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA).

Barney Lau (Reverend)

Associate Director

Global Alliance of Intentional Disciplemaking Churches
Associate Pastor
Covenant Evangelical Free Church, Singapore

Barney Lau is a passionate leader and coaching mentor, with 20 years of corporate experience in Fortune 100 companies, and over 12 years of leadership experience with CEFC.

Barney contributes actively both in the church and corporate world. He is presently serving as a Councillor and Vice-Chairman of the Biblical Graduate School of Theology (BGST) in Singapore as well as serving on the board of a mainboard-listed financial institution. He used to serve as board director of healthcare institution and related companies.    

Barney read his Master’s in Christian Studies in BGST. He graduated from Rutgers University (USA) with a Bachelor’s in Computer Science in 1990. He is a certified Learning and Performance Professional under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications system, and an International Coaching Federation Associate Certified Coach.

He is married to his childhood buddy, Jessie, since 1993, with whom he has three adult and teenage children, Isabelle, Russell and Allyson.

The Global Alliance IDMC Board Comprises

Tan Chew Seng Louis (Chairman)
Chan Kim Huat Edmund
Ong Han Nam
Yaw Chee Siew
Hui Weng Tat
Liu Hock Choy
Quek Jwee Pang Sebastian