Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Installation of Pastor Malcolm

On 30th September, 2012 our home grown English congregation Pastor was finally installed as FBC, English congregation pastor.  Now our Church has pastor for each Bahasa, Mandarin and English congregation.  Indeed it was a historic moment for our Church as we have come a long way.  In fact, it has been 40 years since the founding of First Baptist Church, Kuching (FBC).  To add to this historic occasion our Church had the founder of FBC, Pastor Bob Evans to install our very own pastor.  Pastor Bob founded FBC 40 years ago in Kuching.  It was formerly known as Kuching Baptist Church, and subsequently changed to First Baptist Church.  Pastor Bob came all the way from America for this auspicious occasion.  We at FBC is indeed honored by his presence.  A number of the original founding members were at this event.  One of the very first member is none other than Sister Eva Goh.  Now she attends the Mandarin Church with her mum.

To celebrate this occasion FBC chior led by our German member Wolfgang performed several hymns.  Their performance was first class according to many attendees.  In fact Wolfgang is a trained musician who has done a good job in training our people.  Praise and thank God for him!

Our youth, led by Sister Paik Imm and Brother Chung Chek, gave an interesting and original performance to welcome Pastor Malcolm.

The children presented Pastor Malcolm with a poster of their prayers decorated and appropriately framed.  They have heed the teaching and advice of Pastor Malcolm on occasions when he spoke to them.  Praise God for our young people and children!

Pastor Bob Evans installed Pastor Malcolm with his wife Sister Irene standing alongside him.  Pastor Bob prayed for them together with the elders as well as leaders of our Church.  Pastor Malcolm said his coming on board as Pastor was not a hasty decision but he has prayed about this decision over a number of years.  It was God calling him to serve.  The leadership has also prayed and they also discerned that Pastor Malcolm is the right person to lead us as pastor. 

Overall, it was a memorable as well as touching occasion for all of us in the big family of FBC.  We continue to center ourselves on God in all we do.  We pray that we will not look left or right, but stay focus on Jesus our Savior.  All Glory to Him!

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