was proclaimed at the Clock Tower!
Almost 30 years after the famed “Clock Tower
Revival”, a group of fathers from the Fathers
Prayer Groups of the 6 ACS units in Singapore
gathered to pray at the new Clock Tower. The
occasion was the annual Fathers Prayer Group
Retreat, held last year on 8 November at ACS
(Barker Road) and attended by about 30 fathers
from each of the ACS units.
After the morning worship, Rev Malcolm Tan
shared his understanding of the revival that
took place in the school back in the early 70s.
Most significantly, the result of the move of
the Holy Spirit then was that many ACS students
eventually became pastors and missionaries.
Amongst those serving in the Methodist Church
are Rev Melvin Huang, Rev Norman Wong and Rev
Inspired by the testimony, the group decided to
revisit the Clock Tower, albeit rebuilt, but
still holding spiritual significance. A time of
prayer ensued with groups praying in different
parts of the Clock Tower. During the lunch that
followed, various fathers who were students in
other schools then like Raffles Institution, St
Joseph’s Institution and others shared that it
was good to hear the sharing of the movement of
God in ACS at that time. They recounted and
recalled how God was also moving in their
schools and churches at that time when they were
young students, though probably not in the scale
that it happened in ACS.
Besides the time of fellowship, this Fathers
Prayer Group Retreat will be remembered also for
the presence of 2 of the ACS Principals, Dr Ong
Teck Chin and Mr Peter Tan. They prayed with,
and for the fathers as they carried out their
ministries in the various ACS units.
There are now Fathers Prayer Groups in all the
ACS units and most meet on Saturdays starting at
7.30 am. If you are interested to be a part of
this prayer movement to uphold your son’s
school, please contact the following:
A verse that was shared during the prayer time
at the Clock Tower was from Isaiah 41: 10, “Fear
thou not for I am with thee. Be not dismayed,
for I am thy God. I will strengthen thee, yea! I
will help thee, yea! I will uphold thee with the
right hand of thy righteousness.”
Fathers are to be the head of their households
and in ACS, it is most appropriate that fathers
take the lead in upholding the school with
prayers before God for The Best Is Yet To Be!