President of APIIS

Paul Choo, is a Singaporean. He graduated as a medical doctor from the National University of Singapore in 1971 and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) from Bob Jones University (1998).

He started the Shenton Medical Group, Singapore‘s largest medical group in the 80’s. In 1995 he sold the medical group to Singapore’s largest hospital group to focus on pastoring the Gospel Light Christian Church that he started in 1987. Today, GLCC is a growing church with around 3000 in weekly attendance.

In 1995, Dr. Choo founded the Asia-Pacific Institute of Biblical Studies (APIBS), using videotaped lectures and study materials permitted by Bob Jones University. In 2008 APIBS changed its name to Asia-Pacific Institute of International Studies (APIIS) to reflect its expansion in other fields of practical ministry and leadership. APIBS/APIIS has trained over 4000 Asian leaders and counting.

In 2009, he founded Goducate, a non-profit organization serving eight Asian countries employing 250 full-time staff to help “Needy Asians Help Themselves.” He has taught and preached in hundreds of universities, Bible schools, organizations, and churches in America, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Asia. His passion is to train leaders in Asia for the 21st century. He was selected by Channel News Asia in 2011 as one of the “Asians of the Year” for his significant contribution to Asia.

He is the author of four books: “Looking Back, Looking Up,” “Reflections from an Old Friend of AFBCP,” “Twenty Precious Lessons for Asian Christians,” and “Leadership in the 21st Century.”

He has a beautiful, supportive, and prayerful wife, Nancy. They have four wonderful children, Tim, Lish, David, and Steve, and seven adorable grandchildren.


Vice President of APIIS

Michael Redick, is an American. He graduated from the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York in 1984. For many years Mike worked as a chef in hotels and restaurants around the U.S. In 1991 he graduated from International Baptist College in Tempe, Arizona with an M.A. in Pastoral Theology and was awarded a Doctor of Divinity (honoris causa) from IBC in 2010. In 1991 he assumed the pastorate of Baptist Fellowship Church, Singapore. In 1998, being called to evangelism he left the pastorate of BFC and started holding gospel crusades throughout Asia. In 1999, he joined Dr. Paul Choo and Gospel Light Christian Church, in Singapore. In early 2000 he was appointed by Dr. Choo, as the President of the Student Movement for Christ International, Philippines, a campus ministry that has had a staff of 125 workers on 120 campuses with 6000 university students under discipleship. Through the ministry of SMCI, they have planted six Grow Point Churches in the Philippines. In 2000 he started holding evangelistic campaigns in the Philippines and the last 20 years, they have preached the gospel to over 8.5 million college, university, and high school students. In 2010, he and his wife started a ministry in a restricted access nation and today they have 25 full-time staff reaching out to 8 university campuses. Through their non-profit organization Nosnuma International they have fed, housed, rescued, helped, and met the needs of thousands of people throughout Asia. He has preached the gospel in thousands of high schools, colleges, and universities. He has taught the Bible, trained, mentored, and preached extensively throughout Asia, Australia, Europe, and the United States. His passion is to equip the saints to do the work of the ministry. He authored five books, which have been translated into six different languages. He has married Lisa, his lovely wife and ministry partner since 1982.

Board Members

Jason Lim, is a Singaporean. He graduated as a medical doctor from the National University of Singapore in 2000. He worked in the Singapore Armed Forces as the brigade medical officer and then as a medical officer in Sing Health until 2006. He was born again into the Christian faith in 1995. Since his conversion, he has been actively serving in the local church at Gospel Light Christian Church. He served as the worship leader, and then as one of the preachers in the Filipino congregation. He also held leadership positions in the Youth Ministry and the Chinese Ministry. Being effectively bilingual, he preached in Mandarin in the Chinese worship services. He was instrumental in the birth of an outreach ministry to hundreds of Chinese construction workers from China. He joined the full-time pastoral ministry at Gospel Light Christian Church in 2007 as senior pastor and gave up his medical practice to devote himself to pastoral ministry. Under his leadership, the church experienced constant growth in numbers, effectively seeing a many-fold increase over the years. He provided spiritual leadership and oversight for the successful transition of a nomadic church like Gospel Light (whose worship services were held in various locations over the years) to become a community church established in Punggol, where they now worship in a building worth more than $40 million. Under his leadership, the church embarked on a discipleship process called Life-on-life Missional Discipleship (LOLMD), a ministry started by Perimeter Church in Atlanta Georgia. Over the past eight years, many people have been effectively discipled and raised to be disciple-makers, to consistently fulfill the Great Commission. He has traveled to foreign lands to teach and impart the LOLMD process to other churches. Jason authored “Together Forever,” a book that focuses on gospel-centered marriages. His mission is to “Lead Generations into a Life-changing Relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Board Members

Jerry Koh, is a Singaporean. He is the Managing Partner of Allen & Gledhill LLP, one of the largest law firms in Singapore and the region. He graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1992 and has been a practicing lawyer since 1993. Jerry has a Bachelor’s and Master of Laws from NUS, and he is recognized as a leading corporate lawyer. He accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior in 1978 at the Billy Graham Crusade held at the National Stadium in Singapore and was passionate about his faith. He was subsequently baptized and served in various youth ministries and taught in Sunday School for many years. He started attending Gospel Light Christian Church (GLCC) in 2005 and has been greatly blessed and encouraged by the powerful preaching of God’s Word by Pastor Paul Choo and Pastor Jason Lim. Under the guidance of Pastor Paul, Jerry learned how to preach and has been given the opportunity by Pastor Paul to proclaim God’s Word to several churches in Indonesia and Malaysia as well as at the Telugu service in GLCC. Jerry’s love for the Bible and for preaching and teaching God’s Word led him to pursue and obtain a Master of Arts in Biblical Studies from Bob Jones University in 2017. Jerry has been teaching at the weekly Expository Bible Study in GLCC since 2018. He is also actively involved in community work and is passionate about helping the poor and needy.