History

OUR ROOTS

The Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship (FGBMF) is one of the earliest marketplace ministries in Malaysia. It traces its origin to 1978 when a small band of committed Christian professionals and businessmen were touched by the Holy Spirit and began to believe that they could transform the world. They then started The Abundant Life Centre (ALC) lunch meetings in Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, to minister to the marketplace. Eager to link with other likeminded Christians, they attended an evangelistic banquet in Singapore and was then introduced to the FGBMFI ministry.

In 1980, under the leadership of Dr Peter (Abraham) Tong, the ministry was formally chartered as the Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship Malaysia by FGBMFI Founder President, Demos Shakarian. The founding group included banker Tan Sri Khoo Kay Peng, Dr Joy Seevaratnam, lawyer Ang Chui Lai, chartered accountant Timothy Phua and bank executive Michael Cheng. Following this the first chapter was formed in Jalan Ampang Kuala Lumpur.

Within a short space of time, chapters were formed in Penang, Melaka, Ipoh, Kuala Trengganu and Seremban. In 1985 the Malaysian chapters met in Kuala Lumpur and decided to form a national body for the development and coordination of all FGBMF activities throughout the nation. The official National Board was formed in 1990 comprising Dr. Tong as National President, Bro. Devaraj as National Secretary and Bro. Timothy Phua as National Treasurer.

Dr Tong, the founder of FGBMF Malaysia was called home to glory on 10 December 2004. Bro Lee Gee Koon took over the helm as National President in January 2005 and retired on 31 December 2008 but remained a member of the Governing Council. Bro Tan Tek Seng, a business owner was appointed by the Governing Council as his successor. With this the ministry was successfully handed over to a new generation.

In September 2012, Bro Tan Tek Seng retired as National President and Bro Fong Hoong Heng, a Chartered Accountant was appointed by the Governing Council as the new National President.

GOSPEL BUSINESS MEN'S FELLOWSHIP INTERNATIONAL MALAYSIA

Hope Is Where the Heart Is

Full Gospel Business Men’s Fellowship International Malaysia wants to spread our message of hope and compassion. We believe that a single action can make a difference in the community, and that collective action can greatly impact the world. Through advocacy and outreach activities, our team works tirelessly each day to contribute their part to the greater good.