Dr Chong Chin Chung appointed as the New Bishop of
Methodist Church in Singapore
Rev Dr Chong Chin Chung, 61, was consecrated as the new
Bishop of The Methodist Church in Singapore at
Queenstown Chinese Methodist Church and Faith Methodist
Church on 02 December 2016. He succeeded Bishop Dr Wee
Boon Hup who has retired after serving as Bishop for a
term of four years.
1,000 attendees were at the Consecration Service to
witness the dedication of Bishop Dr Chong by several
Methodist guest Bishops from Malaysia, Indonesia, Sri
Lanka, Australia and Taiwan. Also present were the new
Bishop’s wife and two of his three children.
Bishop Dr Chong
was a graduate of Nanyang University in 1979, where he
studied literature. He graduated from Trinity
Theological Collage (TTC) with a Master of Divinity in
1981 and obtained a post-graduate Master of Theology
degree from Duke Divinity School in 1995. In 2008, he
received his Doctor of Theology degree from the South
East Asia Graduate School of Theology. He has been a
guest lecturer at TTC since 1996.
Bishop Dr Chong
has been a Methodist for the past 32 years. He was
pastor of Kum Yan Methodist Church and Pastor-in-Charge
of Paya Lebar Chinese Methodist Church. In 2008, he was
elected as President of the Chinese Annual Conference
(CAC) and re-elected to the same post in 2012. During
his tenure as CAC President, he saw the formation of the Conference’s Board
of Family Life, in response to climbing divorce rates,
and the complex challenges of work-life balance and
parenting in a demanding environment.