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.



Johan & Monica de Villiers

Johan and Monica have lived in Singapore with their children, Karla and Michael since the beginning of 2013. Johan is an engineer by profession and works in a multi national company. Originally from South Africa, the de Villiers family also lived in Abu Dhabi and Qatar, where they were part of Cornerstone Abu Dhabi and Doha Fellowship respectively. In both churches they served on the local leadership teams.



Lionel & Zinola Moodley

Lionel and Zinola moved to Singapore from South Africa at the end of 2011 after they felt prompted by God to come and be part of the local church. Their children, Zoey and Lana and Ezra were all born in Singapore. Lionel and Zinola are involved in the worship and young adults ministry, and they long to see the nations in this region impacted through the power of Gospel of Jesus.



Samuel & Melissa Lim

Samuel and Melissa and their children Kyla & Isabella are local Singaporeans. Their story is something of transformation and redemption. Sam and Mel are involved in the creative, outreach and young adults ministry, and desire to see the relevance of the gospel working through our city and culture.