Dear Brothers and Sisters,
We are saddened by news of Chew Eng Han’s decision to leave City Harvest Church, which he announced yesterday. Business Breakthrough Group Limited (BBG), which Eng Han leads, has also decided to exit from the spiritual covering of CHC and become independent.
While we can understand Eng Han’s situation, what he has expressed are his personal views.
The Board has been working with the senior leadership for many years and knows and believes that the senior leadership has always walked in integrity, adhering to Biblical principles through the leading of the Holy Spirit. We maintain our full confidence in the leadership. Over the last 24 years, they have worked hard to maintain and protect the interests of the church and the members, and we trust they will continue to do so.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the Board and the church leadership have always leaned on God for all decisions of the past, and will continue leaning on Him even in this time of difficulty.
We take comfort in the fact that in the Bible, even colleagues in the ministry, such as Paul and Barnabas, parted ways, only for the glory of God and the furtherance of the Gospel.
It is our hope and prayer as the Board that CHC will be even more united in such a time as this, that as a church, every member will put his and her trust in the Lord and remain steadfast in prayer.
Finally, brethren, farewell. Become complete. Be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Cor 13:11, NKJV)
Lee Kiam Hiong
2013/2014 Management Board
City Harvest Church