Our Faculty Members

Our multicultural faculty with adjunct and affiliate professors is composed of more than 50 members. They are multinational and represent most of the denominational and non-denominational churches in Protestant traditions.

Rev. Dr. Grace Tan

School of Theology (Chinese)

  • Associate Professor in Practical Theology
  • Senior Dean of Student Formation

Education

  • D.Min., Dallas Theological Seminary, 2013
  • Th.M., Singapore Bible College, 2009
  • M.Div., Singapore Bible College, 1994
  • B.Eng., National University of Singapore, 1989

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Biographical Information

After graduated from Singapore Bible College, Rev Dr Grace Tan served at Providence Presbyterian Church (formerly the Chinese congregation at Orchard Road Presbyterian Church). Together with her husband, Rev Dr Jacob Hwang, they were sent to establish a congregation in the Western region of Singapore at Bukit Batok, and subsequently, she became the Associate Pastor. Both Rev Grace and Rev Jacob were ordained by the Presbyterian Church in Singapore in 2000. Their 15 years of labour gave birth to a fast-growing neighbourhood church, increasing from hundreds to thousands. In these 15 years of church building ministry, Rev Grace Tan had developed ministries such as children Sunday School, choir, youth group, women group, and so forth. During her tenure, she was responsible for the church prayer meeting, being the Principal of the children Sunday School, oversaw the women group, and pastored several churches within the region. Being mission-minded, she led ministry teams to Malaysia, Thailand, and China.

She joined the faculty of Singapore Bible College in 2010 and undertook the position as the Director of the Centre for Continuing Theological Education (CCTE) in 2012, to promote theological education for laypersons in the church. In the following year, she became the Associate Dean of Students, and in 2016, she assumed the position of Dean of Students, responsible for the life and discipline of the students. Currently, she is the Senior Dean of Student Formation, and responsible for the spiritual formation and renewal of the College. Rev Grace is committed to promoting Christian education, caring for women, and cultivating spirituality among Christians, and thus she is a sought-after speaker for Christian education, caring ministry to women, and Sunday School teacher’s training, locally and beyond the shore.

  • Christian Education
  • Pastoral Ministry
  • Women Ministry
  • Children Ministry
  • Life Formation
  • Spiritual Practices
  • Pastoral Ministry and Spiritual Care
  • Pastoral Role of Women
  • Expository Preaching
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Preaching Practicum – Narrative Genre
  • Analytical Reading of Mark
Dissertation
  1. “Sandwich Narratives in the Gospel of Mark: Their Narrative Function and Contribution to Plot Development.” ThM Diss., SBC, 2009.

  2. “An Examination of the Association between a Mentoring Relationship and the Effective Transition of Recently Graduated Female Seminarians into Church Pastoral Ministry.” DMin Diss., DTS 2013.
Speaker
  • Sunday Worship
  • Small Group (e.g., women group, seniors group, young adult group, Sunday School)
  • Adult Sunday School
  • Seminar
  • Camp
Training
  • Sunday School Teacher’s training
  • Leadership training
  • Tan, Woon Hooi. A Little Knowledge on Online Shepherding, in Responding to the COVID-19 Situation webpage. 2020.

  • Tan, Woon Hooi. Be Joyful in the Storm of COVID-19, in Responding to the COVID-19 Situation webpage. 2020.
  • The Role of a Pastor’s Wife – Exploring the Ethics of Supporting and Overturning Ministry, in the Rationale of Ethics and the Compassion of a Pastor, edited by Jacob Hwang and Benjamin Wu. Singapore: Singapore Bible College, 2017.

  • Handbook on Devotions for Children: The Seven Events of the Passion Week. Johor Bahru: Partners Training & Communications Sdn. Bhd., 2017.

  • A Handbook on Devotions for Children: The Seven Characters of Christmas. Johor Bahru: Partners Training & Communications Sdn. Bhd., 2016.

  • A Handbook on Devotions for Children: The Seven Words from the Cross. Johor Bahru: Partners Training & Communications Sdn. Bhd., 2016.

  • “All About Beauty: A Woman’s Reflection.” In Managing Our Desires for Christ, edited by Clement Chia, Chee-Chiew Lee, and Cynthia Chang, 109–27. Singapore: Singapore Bible College, 2014.

  • The Toddler’s Bible, Johor Bahru: Partners Training & Communications Sdn. Bhd., 2000; 2nd printing 2001.

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