Lydia was born in Ipoh, Malaysia and grew up in a Christian family. Though she grew up in church, she didn’t personally come to know Christ until much later in her teenage years. By God’s abundant mercy and grace, she managed to learn and re-learn the Gospel throughout her life. The most life-changing part was to learn the importance of reading, learning, and dwelling in the Word of God. The Word of God gives her life as it points her to believe in Christ as her Saviour Lord, who stands at the
She studied and graduated from LimKokWing University Cyberjaya with a Bachelor Degree in Professional Design and used to work as a Graphic Designer before joining Equip. Her role now in Equip is to assist with various administrative tasks for the ministry director, courses, events, and resources. She also helps with the marketing and design works of Equip. She looks forward to building relationships with all God’s people that she meets through Equip.
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.
I was born in Petaling Jaya and grew up in a Christian family. I grew up going to church and learning all the bible stories in Sunday School. I came to know Christ as my Saviour through the constant teaching and reminders from my mother who always pointed me to the Cross. But it was not until my early twenties when I really understood how to read and understand the bible as a whole big picture. Through this, I have come to be even more thankful for His mercy and love for me.
My role as the bookkeeper is to oversee all finance related matters to Equip. I have been in various finance roles over the course of my professional career which has enabled me to take on this extended role. Additionally I am blessed to have a role currently that allows me the flexibility of serving in Equip.
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.
Aaron was born in Brunei and grew up in Sarawak as a pastor’s kid. The gospel was nothing more than a repetitive story to him until that gospel was again heard through a ‘Two Ways to Live’ gospel presentation at a university orientation in Australia. The gospel can never be underestimated and God’s pursuing grace avoided. For this reason, he is extremely thankful to be part of Equip in equipping Malaysian Christians with the transformative true gospel of Jesus.
He oversees the IT operations of Equip. He has a B.Sc. Computer Science from the University of Wollongong and a M.Div Biblical Exegesis from Reformed Theological Seminary. While helping Equip, he is a software consultant and developer helping businesses and organisations automate their workflow. He is part of the local church at International Church @ Mont Kiara.