Rev. Wong Fong Yang graduated from the University of Dundee, Scotland with a degree in Civil Engineering. He worked as an engineer for about 5 years from 1979 to 1984. He holds a Master of Divinity from Singapore Bible College and Master of Theology from Trinity Theological College, Singapore. He was the senior pastor of Gereja Grace Batu Pahat for 13 years. He planted CDPC Subang in July 2000 and he is the Senior Pastor of CDPC.
The CliftonStrengths assessment shows that the top 5 themes of Rev. Wong are Strategic, Achiever, Learner, Input and Includer. Includer means that instinctively, he is delighted to talk with newcomers, outsiders, or strangers. The ability and ease with which he reaches out and connects with the downtrodden, homeless, marginalised comes from the influence of his Master, Jesus Christ. It gives him great joy to see the CDPC churches welcome the poor, the homeless, the down and out and the broken. Don Clifton, the father of Strengths Psychology and Inventor of CliftonStrengths has this to say about the Learner: “People who are especially talented in the Learner Theme have a great desire to learn and want to continuously improve. The process of learning, rather than the outcome, excites them.” Rev. Wong loves to read. Both in his office and in his home, he runs out of space to house his books. He is fondly known as “Tsundoku.” He loves street photography, travelling, meeting new people and good conversations. Above all, he loves Jesus. He loves to empower people to excel in their calling and vocation.
In his younger days, Pastor Wong was a sportsman. The only game that he plays once a month is golf. He still harbours the hope of “Hole in one.” In his own words, golf means “God offers Loving Fellowship.” A great tagline for those who need to justify playing golf!
Rev. Wong is the author of The Christian’s Dilemma Concerning Food Offered to Idols and Church Discipline- the Dynamics of Shame. He and his wife Constance, have two grown up children, Sarah Wong Tze Yuin and Samuel Wong Guo Dhong.
Rev. Wong is in transition to pass on the baton to the next generation of leaders.