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Partners

Our wide range of talented, skilled and experienced partners.

OpenMinds | OpenAcademy | WILD FOOD
OpenMinds | OpenAcademy | WILD FOOD
OpenMinds | OpenAcademy | WILD FOOD
OpenMinds | OpenAcademy | WILD FOOD
Partner: OpenMinds

OpenMinds is a Marketing Technology Consultancy Firm focused on solving business problems through digital strategy, tech development and data. Having presence in Malaysia, Hong Kong and Singapore, The firm has worked with numerous brands across Malaysia, Southeast Asia, Europe and Hong Kong, for various industries such as retail, Food and Beverage, banking and financial services, education and more.

Partner: OpenAcademy

OpenAcademy is the brainchild of OpenMindsTM; launched to provide a no-nonsense, on-the-go platform in sharing real, unbiased, non-theory driven programmes designed for students, startups, business owners, teams and more! Download our mobile app: https://theopenacademy.org/openacademy-app-2020/ – FREE 100k Premium Accounts, first come first served basis!

Partner: WILD FOOD

WILD FOOD is dedicated to producing high quality condiments and ready-to-eat sauces for the wild at heart. All natural, no artificial additives
and always there for those that need a “pick-me-up”. WILD FOOD is part of FEED FORWARD’s group of CPG brands.

Speaker: Daryll Tan

Ventured into establishing his own talent management and video marketing business at the age of 21. Daryll then merged his company and is the Co-Founder of OpenMinds™. Daryll is blessed to work alongside high profile brands / companies such as CIMB Group, Celcom, Xpax, Nestlé, Sunway Group and many more. As an entrepreneur, he strives to create purposeful jobs for willing workers, find solutions and build valuable products; actively nurturing high-performing teams and enhancing innovative thinking. His goal is to ensure business owners think beyond themselves; to build a lucrative business that has the resources to help the helpless while passionately doing what they love. He is passionate about building businesses, most importantly, entrepreneurs that will relentlessly persevere for a good cause.

Othrs. Barbers
Othrs. Barbers
Othrs. Barbers
Othrs. Barbers
Partner: Othrs. Barbers

Speaker: Lex Low

After being in the hairdressing industry for over 17 years, founder of Othrs. Lex Low found himself at a barricade in his career, which almost caused him to let go of it entirely. Even though he had come to own his very own salon, it could not mask the sense of mundanity and aimlessness in his career.

In search of real meaning in his work, Lex decided to make a radical move. He embarked on a soul-searching adventure by going back to basics. Back to basics meant giving haircuts; just haircuts – not at a salon, and not for any paying client. Lex stripped all he had been doing down to its essence to find the joy he first had when he pursued this career. He did that by visiting orphanages and old folks’ homes to give free haircuts. This decision resulted in a profound awakening that reignited his passion for hairdressing and ultimately redefined his career from there on.

Pursuing Liberty Under Christ (PLUC)
Pursuing Liberty Under Christ (PLUC)
Pursuing Liberty Under Christ (PLUC)
Pursuing Liberty Under Christ (PLUC)
Partner: Pursuing Liberty Under Christ

This ministry began in 2001. It all started when two men decided to meet and pray for a group of
Christians struggling with same-sex attraction (SSA). Then, the group connects with Peter Lane of Exodus Asia Pacific (EAP). In September 2002, PLUC is officially made part of EAP, under Exodus Global Alliance. In 2003, Rev. Tryphena Law was introduced to the team and joins PLUC’s board. PLUC’s vision and mission are subsequently formulated, and in the same year, PLUC was officially registered as a company. PLUC seeks to assist individuals who desire restoration of their sexual identity to God’s original intention, empowering them to take ownership in maintaining moral and relational wholeness. PLUC’s anchor is Romans 12:2; “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—His good, pleasing and perfect will.” We believe in the power of our Lord Jesus Christ to heal and restore the lives of homosexuals and those struggling with sexual identity issues.

Speaker: Rev. Tryphena Law

Rev. Tryphena Law is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God (AG) Malaysia. She is also the Executive Director of PLUC Events Sdn Bhd, an organisation in Malaysia that provides pastoral care and pastoral counselling for those struggling with gender issues. As one who has struggled with and later overcome same-sex attraction, she has acquired deep insights into gender identity which have uniquely equipped her to journey with homosexual strugglers. Over the past 18 years, Tryphena has gained vast experience in counselling both struggling individuals as well as families impacted by gender issues. Her previous training as an educator has been a valuable asset in her advocacy efforts to bring awareness and enlighten communities of all ages and backgrounds on sexual identity, brokenness and recovery to wholeness.

rEVOLution
rEVOLution
rEVOLution
rEVOLution
Partner: rEVOLution

Revolution, or Revo, for short, is a movement birthed through the Holy Spirit to inspire young people to make a difference in the places they are in.

Speaker: Pr. Andy Yeoh

Pr. Andy Yeoh, is an engaging and high-spirited Youth Pastor, whose passion for young people is fueled by his burning passion for Christ. A graduate in Mass Communications, University of Georgia (USA), he pursued a career as a TV & Video Producer in the local media industry. He was then divinely led to manage a creative media and communications company, Flatfish Communications, before answering the call to full-time pastoral ministry.

He is also the lead vocalist for Altered Frequency, a home-grown band that garnered a nomination for “Best New English Artiste” at the Anugerah Industri Muzik 2005, also known as AIM 2005 – Malaysia’s premiere music awards.

His warm yet dynamic personality coupled with his animated nature, captivates and creates an avenue where he’s able to connect, challenge and impact lives. He currently serves full-time as Associate Pastor of Acts Church, Subang Jaya, and leading Acts Teens – their thriving Teens ministry. He is also the National “Recess Revolution” Facilitator – a national movement of young people in schools who are bringing change through love, being a force for good and a movement of generosity!

Rhema Radio
Rhema Radio
Rhema Radio
Rhema Radio
Partner: Rhema Radio

The 1st Christian Online Radio in Malaysia. There wasn’t enough intentional effort to create and curate Bible-based faith-inspired content. A lot of what is shared online is bad news. And even if there were Christian content, it was mostly from overseas – not from Malaysian voices speaking about Malaysian issues.

In early 2016, a group of us were introduced to each other and started planning towards the 1st Malaysian online Christian radio to meet this need. We spent 1 year in pre-planning before finally launching our very first show on Christmas of 2016. We have been releasing weekly shows since then.

Rhema Radio is a growing online community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of faith and the world. We believe passionately in the power of God’ s word to change attitudes, lives and ultimately the world.

Speaker: Jason Ding

Jason is the Station Director of Rhema Media & Rhema Radio, a Kingdom-minded weekly podcast on faith, culture, music and more. Launched in Dec 2016, Rhema has released close to 300 episodes featuring sermons, stories & songs, engaging marketplace and ministry leaders. Rhema’s focus is to create & curate value-adding content that’s easily accessible to all. Rhema Radio is an initiative of the LOVE MALAYSIA MEDIA PROJECT, in which Jason is a member on the board of trustees.

Jason is also Co-founder, CMO of MHub (https://mhub.my), listed as one of the 12 hottest fintech startups in according to Fintech News. MHub is a recipient of Agensi Inovasi Malaysia’s Platform Ventures grant, a finalist in Cyberview Living Lab Accelerator, MaGIC Global Accelerator Programs, and more recently the only Malaysian shortlisted for Google’s Startup Accelerator Program. MHub was also shortlisted as the top 3 finalist of Huawei Spark Program. MHub is Malaysia’s leading property transaction platform with more than 70k bookings with a total value of USD 24 billion. 10 out of the top 15 biggest real estate developers are using the suite of apps for end to end property transactions online.

He is also the co-organizer of INFLUENCERS, a bimonthly event for key leaders of industries to engage with community in a casual dinner setting. Jason is passionate about reaching the masses for Jesus using new media as a platform. He has written & directed 5 original productions, the most successful being “The Tailor Made Man” that’s been staged 3 times and won the audience choice award at the 11th Boh Cameronian Award. Other awards include being shortlisted in the BMW Shorties (2007), KKM / RTM / FINAS Scriptwriting Award as well as nomination in the 24th Film Festival Malaysia.

Rojak Culture
Rojak Culture
Rojak Culture
Rojak Culture
Partner: Rojak Culture

Rojak Culture brings people together to celebrate Malaysian-ness. Malaysian-ness is a product of the integration of numerous distinct cultures. Though it is natural to seek safety and withdraw to what is familiar, we choose to see beauty in our diversity, treasuring each other’s contributions. Therefore, we seek to celebrate our collective Malaysian identity as a way to foster greater unity.

Speakers: Stephen and Trixie Hanlon

Stephen, who is originally from the US came to Malaysia after the tsunami of 2004 to participate in relief work. At that time, he met Trixie, a local Malaysian working in communications. As their relationship grew God gave them a vision of his heart for cultural diversity. Stephen and Trixie founded Rojak Culture in 2016 with the vision of sparking a movement of friendship among the various cultures in Malaysia. To that end they designed and produced The Lepak Game, a fun way to explore the many sides of the Malaysian identity, promote cultural curiosity, and foster empathy. Since then, Stephen and Trixie have spoken widely on the topics or unity, inclusion and diversity for the Malaysian context. Their interviews have been featured on radio, television and in a variety of publications. Stephen and Trixie have two rojak kids and live in Petaling Jaya.

Scripture Union Semenanjung Malaysia
Scripture Union Semenanjung Malaysia
Scripture Union Semenanjung Malaysia
Scripture Union Semenanjung Malaysia
Partner: Scripture Union Semenanjung Malaysia

Scripture Union Semenanjung Malaysia is an inter-denominational Christian Organization registered under the Registry of Societies since 1961 working with children and youths 7-18 years. Our vision is to reach them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our Mission: Impacting One Million Students With God’s Word.

Working with the churches, Scripture Union aims to make God’s good news known to children, youths and their families; and encourage people of all ages to meet God daily through the Bible and prayer; so that they may come to personal faith in our Lord Jesus Christ, grow in Christian maturity, become committed church members and servants of a world in need.

We reach children and youths primarily through the School Christian Fellowships (SCF), camps and training programmes. Our vision is to establish a strong, vibrant Christian witness for Jesus Christ in the schools.

We believe God’s Word is an indispensable means to the knowledge of God and Christian maturity. To this end we encourage regular, systematic, devotional reading and engagement of the scriptures. We seek to achieve our mission through four key Ministries: Bible Engagement Ministry, Children’s Ministry, Youth Ministry, Sports Ministry

Speaker: Marianne Liaw

Marianne Liaw is a youth ministry worker with Scripture Union Peninsular Malaysia. She has a passion to see students come to understand and trust the gospel and God’s word. Marianne and her husband, Daniel, serve together in the National Anglican Diocesan Youth Council and in various ministries at St Mary’s Anglican Cathedral, their home church. They are also actively involved in service to refugee communities in Malaysia. Her hobbies are working(!) and spending time with Daniel and their furkid, Huahua.

Speaker: Joel Mohan

Joel Bryan Mohan is a youth ministry staff from Scripture Union Peninsular Malaysia. He also serves as event and media director in his home church of HighPointe LIFE in Klang. He graduated with a degree in Communication and Media Management from the University of South Australia and worked for Red FM for 3 years thereafter. His passions, other than serving God, include sports, food and design.

Speaker: Chai Tze Kwang

Chai Tze Kwang works in the youth ministry department at Scripture Union Peninsular Malaysia. After graduating from university with a degree in Psychology and Business, he immediately started working with Scripture Union due to his passion to serve and build up the Christian youths in high schools. He also serves as a youth leader in Bandar Sunway Gospel Centre. He has a passion for Captianball and food, and knows the best places to get Char Siew around the Klang Valley.

SIBLife Church
SIBLife Church
SIBLife Church
SIBLife Church
Partner: SIBLife Church

God gave Pr Daniel a vision to birth forth a new generation of the Bornean church for the nation, with a strong emphasis on discipleship and missions. In 2013, he pioneered a Bahasa Malaysia ministry in the Klang Valley. The ministry experienced tremendous growth until it fulfilled its calling and became SIBLife church in November 2017. Since then the church has been growing rapidly and is known for her unique spirit of progressiveness and vibrancy as a Bornean church. We now run two services – in Bahasa Malaysia and English respectively at our main church at Ara Damansara. We have one satellite church at Tronoh, Perak that does bilingual service and one satellite church at Lumut, Perak in Bahasa Malaysia.

SIBLife, a family church consisting of students, young adults and families, has a strong emphasis on the involvement of its congregation in life groups, in addition to avid encouragement to serve in missions across Malaysia especially in Sabah and Sarawak. Being proud of our East Malaysian heritage, we retain strong Bornean vibes throughout!

Speaker: Pr. Daniel Tan

Daniel has served in the pastoral ministry for 16 years after working for 9 years in the corporate. In 2013, he pioneered a ministry to reach the East Malaysians residing in the Klang Valley. The ministry eventually has grown to be the SIBLife Church which he is now pastoring in Petaling Jaya, with satellite churches in Tronoh and Lumut, Perak. In obedience to God’s calling and a strong burden, he and his wife Ann, served Sarawak as missionaries for 3 years (2016 to 2018).

Daniel obtained his Associate Degree in Ministry from the Harvest Bible College, Australia. He is very passionate for evangelism, missions and discipleship. He has pioneered a ‘special apologetics’ ministry that has brought many into the Kingdom and has raised up many people to teach the same to others.

Ever since his corporate life, Daniel has been very involved in serving the under-served community. In 2010, he founded a social welfare organization, Yayasan Generasi Gemilang. In 2017, he won the Malaysia’s Top 10 Most Empowering Young Community Champion award, nominated and voted by tertiary students nationwide. In 2018, he was appointed by the former Deputy Prime Minister, Dato’ Seri Dr. Wan Azizah, to be a member of the Board of Trustees of Yayasan Kebajikan Negara.

Totalfit
Totalfit
Totalfit
Totalfit
Partner: Totalfit

The Totalfit is a global fitness movement that aims to help individuals and groups achieve their optimal health in Body, Mind and Spirit.

Speaker: Pr. Stephen Chin

Stephen Chin is a Bruneian and an ordained minister of the Anglican Church in Brunei. He serves as an assistant pastor at St. Andrew’s Church where we oversees several key ministries such as youth ministry, worship ministry and sports ministry.

He partners with Acts Church through the REVOLUTION Movement, and in 2012 launched REVO Brunei that has now evolved into a local movement called RadLove (Radical Love).

Stephen is a trained and certified Totalfit Level 1 Coach helping individual achieve their fitness and life goals – to be a better person in Body, Mind and Spirit.

Speaker: Jonathan Lee Devadas

Jonathan Lee Devadas is a sports and fitness instructor who serves the youth community locally as well as in the global sports ministry movement. He is an experienced youth leadership trainer and a global youth facilitator.

Jonathan is a trained and certified Total Fit coach and global instructor. He has been part of the Global Health & Fitness Movement for the past 4 years. He is passionate about inspiring young people to live a fulfilling life.

Currently, he is partnering with organisations like Malaysian CARE and Yayasan Chow Kit to serve at-risk youths and children. He also serves in his local church Sanctuary of God, Seremban.

Victory Academy
Victory Academy
Victory Academy
Victory Academy
Partner: Victory Academy

At Victory, our teachers are passionate about God and dedicated to educating leaders of the future. Whilst holding the necessary teaching qualifications, the greater emphasis is on having a heart for educating young people, and wholeheartedly believing in the vision of Victory – which is to share the love of Christ and pursue academic excellence in a dynamic community which promotes success. Victory focuses on developing Christian values as an integral part of school culture. Values such as self-discipline, faith in God, compassion, respect, tolerance, friendliness, generosity, determination and acceptance are nurtured in every student.

Speaker: Julia Choo

B. Ed Teaching English to Young Learners,

M. Ed Teaching English as a second language

Julia is a professional educator with eight years of experience teaching primary and tertiary level students. Her passion for sowing into the lives of young people continues to be reflected in her church life – she has been serving in Acts Kids (the children ministry of Acts Church) for nine years, and currently leads the Curriculum team. At home, she’s a dedicated mum to Zach and husband Tek Yan.

Having gone through the local education system herself, she came to realize that something key was missing. “I grew up in a school where success overrides values. But now I realize that a passion for people is more important than success,” she says.

That realization birthed a desire to be part of a school that would truly make a difference. Victory Academy is that school – a school that builds bright minds whilst nurturing Godly values; where teachers share their lives and knowledge, and where every single child is loved as God loves.

Speaker: Jack Ling

Bachelor of Multimedia (Hons) Media Innovation

A media professional and educator with a passion for young people, Jack has been involved in youth development for the past twelve years. His experience includes ten years in youth development organization Asian Youth Ambassadors and two years managing communications, and then later teaching, at two premier learning institutions.

Jack has been a key leader in Acts Church since 2004, and serves faithfully as one of the pastors of the church alongside his wife Dr Jill, two sons Judah, Ezra and daughter, Anna.

Having always enjoyed being around young people and providing guidance for their life decisions, Jack decided to leave his successful media career for teaching – and he’s never looked back since. He believes that Victory Academy has what it takes to bring an impact of change to the community, and also become a model school. “Academics is important, but what happens during a lesson as well as outside the classroom are equally important,” he says.

Speaker: Joy Teh

B. Bus Accounting & Finance,

M. Bus International Business, CPA Australia

Joy is a dynamic and experienced educator in tertiary education, having spent five years lecturing in Accounting, Banking and Finance. Prior to that, Joy worked in the audit and commercial sector.

Joy has been faithfully serving as a key leader in Acts Church since 2000. She and husband Kean Sing have two beautiful daughters – Odelia and Theodora.

When Joy first heard about Victory Academy, she was immediately keen to be a part of it. She strongly believes that the experience gained throughout her career has been preparing her for her God-given role at Victory. “Through Victory, I have a chance to provide quality education with a purpose, and with a mission, to see lives changed and won into God’s kingdom,” she says.

Wiki Impact
Wiki Impact
Wiki Impact
Wiki Impact
Partner: Wiki Impact

Wiki Impact is an open research platform for the changemaker in all of us. We seek to be a collaborative platform to make evidence-based research readily available to changemakers to drive greater social impact in Malaysia. We believe that significant and sustainable change can happen when paired with comprehensive, clear, and compelling data.

Speakers: Terence Ooi, Deborah Chan

Terence and Deborah are passionate about developing lives and building communities. Since relocating from Klang valley in 2014, they spent two years living and working amongst the rural poor in Cambodia and are now based in Sabah for the last five years. They are currently the co-founders of Wiki Impact – a research and collaborative platform for changemakers and Built To Last, a training and development organisation of rural youths in Sabah. Both Terence and Deb believe in the power of one person making a difference and that each of us have a significant role in building the kingdom of God. They have two children – Seth, 8 and Enya, 5 and the family enjoys traveling and going on new adventures.

World Vision Malaysia
World Vision Malaysia
World Vision Malaysia
World Vision Malaysia
Partner: World Vision Malaysia

World Vision is an international Christian humanitarian organisation dedicated to working with children and families to overcome extreme poverty and injustice. We work to promote human transformation, seek justice for the oppressed and demonstrate the love of God for all peoples. World Vision serves all people regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

Today, World Vision is helping more than 100 million people through its various development, humanitarian and emergency relief programmes. With more than 45,000 staff in 100 countries, it is one of the largest relief organisations in the world.

Speakers: Tian Ninian, Felicia Tan, Nally Woo