Daniel’s Christian journey started when he was 6 years old. His aunt, who was the only Christian in the family at that time, was eager for him and his sisters to grow up knowing Jesus and had managed to convince his parents to send them to Sunday School to learn English. However, he never enjoyed his time in Sunday School throughout the entire 6 years, as he found it difficult to follow lessons, was never able to win memory verse competitions, and envied the other kids who managed to get all the goodies. Things started to change as he moved from Sunday School to Youth Fellowship. Besides feeling the warmth from the older brothers and sisters there, the lessons made more sense. In that same year, on 1st April 1997, he surrendered his life to Jesus after realizing the seriousness of his sins, and recognizing that it is only by trusting in Jesus’ death for sins and His resurrection that he can be saved. He has been serving Jesus since then. Together with his wife, Marianne, they are now serving in their home church, St Mary’s Cathedral, and are both involved in various relief work among the refugees.
Staphanie came to know Christ at the age of 6, thanks to the boldness of her ballet teacher who sent all the children to Sunday School after ballet class every week. Though she heard stories about Jesus Christ back then, it was only during her tertiary education years that she really experienced the grace of God and accepted Christ as her Lord as Saviour. Life was never the same since, living a grace-filled life.
Staphanie graduated from University of Strathcylde, with a Master of Pharmacy. She is married to an entrepreneur and they have three beautiful young children. She co-leads a mummies ministry in her church, with a desire to love, support, and pour God’s Word into other women who are striving to be God-fearing women, loving wives and moms, and passionate followers of Christ. Things that Staphanie loves more than anything else include diving into the Word of God, her family and hobbies such as homeschooling, classical music, and mindful healthy living.
Staphanie’s role is to assist the Administrative Officer with Equip’s Certificate courses. She is grateful for the opportunity to be part of the Equip team, with its mission to increase biblical literacy and equipping Christians in every field that God has placed them.
Lim Yi Wen
Born and bred in Ipoh, Yi Wen grew up in a Christian home and believed in Jesus as her saviour, but never fully understood the weight of the gospel until her time in university in KL. It was then that she realised the importance of solid biblical preaching and teaching in helping Christian know and love Jesus more.
Yi Wen graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws, but moved back to Ipoh in 2014 to work as a curator and restaurant manager in a small heritage gallery. She has a desire to see youths in Ipoh well-equipped with God’s Word before they leave for university. In her free time, she enjoys cooking for friends and family, and going hiking and fishing.
Yi Wen’s role involves managing the training (including courses, seminars and conferences) in the Northern Peninsular Malaysia (including Perak & Penang states and surrounding areas). She is also involved in training other women, youth, and children, overseeing the Biblical Counselling & Music Ministry training, and other administrative support.
Regional Trainer (Klang Valley)
By God’s grace, Oliver was saved in his early teens. Because of his burden to see people come to know Christ, he studied Missiology at Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary in Penang from 2011-2013. Oliver has since served at churches in Sibu, Miri and Penang in both voluntary and full-time ministry capacities. He has served as the chaplain for Wesley Methodist School and has involved in cross-cultural mission in Japan and India.
Since 2016, Oliver has been based in Kuala Lumpur, preaching at different churches, leading small groups of young adults and mature Christians, and involving in inter-denominational gospel-centred work.
Originally from the Nashville, Tennessee area of the United States, Nick came to know Christ at the age of twenty-three. Following his conversion, Nick departed to serve the church in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Along the way, Nick received his M.Div. from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in May, 2018, while serving as the youth ministry leader at the International Church at Mon’t Kiara (2014-2017), and then as a preaching and teaching team member at Gospel City Church KL (2017-Present). Aside from his zeal for the word of God, Nick enjoys working out, reading, discussing theology, watching movies, and spending quality time with friends, family, and his wife, Lillian.
At Equip, Nick overseas the Diploma/Degree programs and teaches certificate level courses. Nick’s aim at Equip is to help increase biblical and theological literacy in Malaysia and to help train the next generation of Malaysian church leaders.