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About us

Church of Joy is a Christ-centred charismatic church that desires to worship God in spirit and truth, and to see God’s glory – His character and purpose – reflected in our unity of community and faithful mission.We believe in the priesthood of all believers and the discipling of all nations. We are a mission minded church that desires to build a base so that Christians can be trained and resourced to change the character and culture of our city, our region and the world, in order to reflect Christ’s grace and truth. We desire to become a house of prayer for all nations, and for the grace and truth of the Gospel to bless all.

We are an autonomous local church that partners with the New Covenant Ministries International apostolic team.

our pastors
Ian & Nola McKellar

Ian and Nola moved to Singapore in 2002 together with their two daughters and lead the eldership team at Church of Joy. They have a desire to see the preaching of God’s Word bring transformation in personal lives and in society. Their vision is to build strong God-centred outward focusing churches. They also serve on the New Covenant Ministries International Apostolic Team. This trans-local team desires to strengthen local churches by helping to train leaders and plant churches so that something of God’s Kindom can come on earth in our day. Ian and Nola led the New Covenant Church Bryanston in Johannesburg, South Africa for a period of 12 years. They took over the leadership of Church of Joy in 2009. Ian has written 2 books: ‘The Violins of Change’ looks at Servant Leadership ‘Now We Really Live’ looks at Apostolic Ministry.

Alex Jacob & Suzy Maben

Alex Jacob and Suzy Maben joined the COJ Eldership team in August 2019.  They have a deep passion for discipleship, prayer, and the prophetic as a way for the Church to embody Christ's Kingdom here on Earth. Alex works in aviation while Suzy is in education. For the last 8 years, Singapore has been the place they call home along with their daughter, Simone, after being in the Middle East for more than 20 years.

They truly enjoy the greenery that envelops the island by undertaking frequent hikes around the many nature parks and would love to hear your story over a meal any time.

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