As part of the Assemblies of God (AG) Singapore’s 90th anniversary celebrations, we sat down with our very own General Superintendent (GS), Rev Dominic Yeo, to talk about his journey in the last decade as our GS, as well as his hopes for the future.
1.It’s been 10 years! Please share with us your journey on becoming the GS serving the AG Singapore. What were your initial thoughts?
My journey started in 2009 when God’s prophetic word for Trinity Christian Centre was to Enter Into Abundant Living. Despite a year of credit crunches and financial upheaval, God blessed many Trinitarians with a Goshen experience of favor and prosperity. As we entered into 2010, God revealed that we were Blessed to be a Blessing. That was not just a prophetic word for Trinity, it actualized for me personally.
During a ministry trip in April 2010 to the US, I began to receive congratulatory messages about my appointment as the new GS. It filled me with a sense of fear and trembling. Though I felt inadequate about the road ahead, there was a sense of knowing that this role was an appointment by God, and a privilege for Trinity to be a blessing to our nation.
2.How have you seen AG Singapore grow in the last decade?
When I was appointed, I prayed and sought the Lord for His heart and mind for the AG Singapore. The Lord revealed to me three distinctive expressions of the AG movement. The first being a Spirit of Togetherness, the second a Spirit of Transformation and the third a Spirit of Training.
Over the past decade, we have grown in Togetherness, Transformation and Training as we came together at prayer meetings, evangelistic platforms, and conferences. Through the monthly Training and Together in Prayer (2TiP) meetings, AG Singapore ministers and missionaries are empowered to become more effective as leaders.
Through the bi-monthly AG Times, we constantly read of the testimonies of salvation and breakthroughs that happen in our churches and ministries. These reports bear witness to the transformation that God is doing in our churches and nation.
3.What were some of the most memorable moments that impacted you the most in your years of service as our GS?
Leading a ministry can sometimes be a lonely journey without a strong comradeship. The hallmark of the AG, is the fellowship that facilitates encouragement and empowerment, so that none of us need to walk alone in ministry.
The EXCO has also been an amazing team, each of them strong leaders with deep convictions and commitment to serve and build the AG body. I’ve been encouraged to see how we, and the rest of the AG ministers, have made it a priority to come together, pray together, and journey in the ministry together through the monthly 2TiP meetings and our bi-annual Ministers’ Institute cum Retreats.
In 2015, when Singapore celebrated her Jubilee year, we had the opportunity to release God’s blessings over our nation as we came together at the Jubilee Day of Prayer. Beyond the physical size of the event as the largest multi-denominational event in our nation’s history, what impacted me the most was how it was a glimpse of heaven on earth. The presence of God had descended upon the stadium as the Church of Singapore came together in unity of heart to seek His face. May we hold fast to God’s Word and never allow the ancient landmarks of God to be removed from Singapore.
More recently, the AG Singapore had the privilege and honor to organize the 8th triennial World Assemblies of God Congress (WAGC) in 2017. What a display of togetherness when more than 600 members from the AG Singapore churches gave of their time and talents to host over 80 nations, and more than 3,000 delegates!
4.What do you envision us to be like in the next 10 years as we prepare to step into our 100 years as a denomination?
As we approach our 90th anniversary in May, my prayer is that the spirit of togetherness will continue to grow in the next ten years and beyond.
With the launch of the Next Gen Commission (NGC) fellowship this year, I look forward to seeing greater collaboration between churches, empowering our people to leave a strong spiritual legacy for our children, youth, and young adults.
I also envision the churches working together in the area of missions. By combining our time, talents, and treasures, the synergy of the AG community has the potential to be a powerful harvest-force both locally and overseas.
With the inception of the Alliance of Pentecostal and Charismatic Churches of Singapore (APCC), I also envision the AG community rising to new levels of influence in our nation as we work in the larger fraternity of like-minded believers to transform the social fabric of our nation for His glory.
Training will remain a priority as we continue to strengthen and equip our ministers and laity. In the next decade, I see ACTS College becoming a premier college for Pentecostal-charismatic studies—a place where men and women can develop the strong foundations needed to be effective evangelists, disciples, and disciple-makers.
5.Any words to share with the AG churches in Singapore?
The AG was birthed out of a tremendous manifestation of the Holy Spirit. It flourishes today because of our obedience to the Spirit’s leading.
As we prepare to celebrate our centennial, let us continue to hold fast to our tradition of being led and endued by the Spirit. We need to allow an overflow of the Holy Spirit in our lives. We cannot desensitize our spirit man from hearing and responding to the Holy Spirit. We cannot be ashamed to teach and live out our Pentecostal distinctions.
How will we forge forward in new victories and breakthroughs? It will be as Zechariah 4:6 says: “Not by might, nor by power, but my spirit says the Lord.”
About Rev Dominic Yeo
Reverend Dominic Yeo has been serving as the General Superintendent for the Assemblies of God of Singapore since April 2010. He also serves as the Secretary of the World Assemblies of God Fellowship, Chairman of the Asia Pacific Assemblies of God Fellowship, and is part of the Advisory Council of the Pentecostal World Fellowship.
Reverend Yeo is the Senior Pastor of Trinity Christian Centre, a church with an average weekly attendance of 7,500. Under his leadership, Trinity has become a local church with global impact through 1,700 lay leaders, a missions program reaching over 40 nations, a social service arm serving the local community, and an accredited multi-disciplinary Christian college.
Having been dramatically transformed by God in his youth, he carries the heart of God and has tremendous relentless belief in people to fulfill their God-given destiny. Known for his visionary and strategic leadership, he trains and provides consultations to churches, helping them to experience transformation and break into new levels of growth. Reverend Yeo also mentors senior pastors in the areas of spiritual and organizational leadership.