Welcome to Full Gospel Tabernacle!
My grace is sufficient for you, for My power is made perfect in weakness. 2 Corinthians 12:9 (NKJV). Indeed, that is our experience over the last 35 years. Through His grace and power, many people have been transformed when they met Jesus Christ, devoted their lives to follow Him and committed themselves to His family, the church.
We want to give you a very warm welcome and invite you to join us as we seek God’s heart for this and future generations. By God’s grace we have already seen many wonderful things happen. The best is yet to come!
We would be very honoured to have you as our guest in church this Sunday.
Senior Pastor Eu Hong Seng
First Meeting In SS2
Sitting On Newspapers
Prayer And Sacrifice
PJ To Subang
The Answered Prayer
God is Good!
The Best Is Yet To Come
1st Meeting in SS2
FGT was birthed in Petaling Jaya in February 1981.
A group of young men and women, armed with mahjong paper, a guitar, and a strong desire to obey God, held the first FGT service in the home of Ps. Eu Hong Seng, and his wife, Yapp Gaik Sim. Everyone sat on the floor of the living room, sang worship songs off hand-written mahjong paper and listened to the preaching of their young leaders. It was wonderful in many ways because God was there!
Sitting On Newspapers
In the midst of humble beginnings, one could see that a spiritual identity was already gradually forming in the group – a pioneering spirit. That same pioneering spirit has remained with FGT to this very day.
A week after the initial house meetings, the church moved into a shop-lot in SS2. There were no chairs; members sat on newspapers. And it was a miracle that they were able to come up with the rent and deposit since a majority of the members were students and there were just a handful of young working adults.
Prayer and Sacrifice
Ask any of the church pioneers, and they would likely tell you that there were two keys that sustained FGT – prayer and sacrifice. Although the church could not boast of having much to attract visitors, it nevertheless saw steady growth as members faithfully invited others to church and passionately shared the gospel.
From PJ To Subang
After 5 years, FGT outgrew her premises and moved again – this time to five combined shop-lots in Damansara Jaya, then to KDU College, and finally to Subang Jaya.
And a New Vision
Ps. Hong Seng answered the call to come out full-time in 1986 and was set in as Senior Pastor by Arden Burrel, the then-Superintendent of the Assemblies of God in New South Wales. This marked the beginning of exponential growth in the church with the church doubling within 2 years. FGT also pioneered the setting up of Tung Ling Seminary and Evangelism Explosion (EE) in Malaysia, and these helped train many lay people to be effective in their outreach and ministry.
In 1988 during a visit to churches in the US, Ps Hong Seng and Gaik Sim caught the vision of church-planting. It was a vision that fitted in well with FGT’s own mission statement, “Go, make disciples.” That year itself, the senior pastor’s vision for church-planting began to take off when Ps. Goh Hock Huat and his wife Yoke Poh started a church in Kuala Lumpur. A Kepong branch soon ensued.
By 1990, both Ps. Hock Huat and Ps Voon Yuen Woh also gave up their jobs to serve God as full-time pastors. Ps. Yuen Woh relocated with his family to Seremban to start a church, also in 1990.
These 3 men traded their corporate life to be full time pastors in obedience to God’s call in their lives. God is always pleased with obedience and over the next few years in the 1990s, churches were planted in Subang Jaya, Kota Kinabalu, Melaka, and Sri Damansara. On the home front, the Mandarin, Tamil, and Bahasa Malaysia language works soon emerged.
God is Good!
After much prayer, God confirmed within the hearts of the leaders that it was time to build a church building of their own.
A suitable plot of industrial land was identified in 1994. For 300 people to raise RM1.3 million for the land and a further RM7 million for the building in the thick of the Asian financial crisis seemed like a monumental task. Nonetheless, many caught the vision and sacrificed greatly, selling their houses, cars and maxed their credit cards to give. With much faith and sacrifice, the people pressed on.
After 8 years, in 2002, Wisma Eagles was completed debt-free in the face of an economic downturn!
The Best Is Yet To Come!
FGT later acquired more land. And with the completion of Wisma Eagles 2 in 2012, FGT’s missional vision includes the operations of the Eagles Dialysis Centre providing quality yet affordable dialysis treatment to needy patients. Eagles Physio commenced in July 2013 and now has 3 physiotherapists in attendance. The Caremart, our community provision shop which subsidizes the price of basic necessities for those in need, was also set up to meet the needs of the poor.
With a missions-oriented and missional mindset FGT forged ahead. Today, with more than 130 daughter churches planted – in India, Philippines, the UK, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Myanmar and Bhutan – there are plans to go into more nations.
FGT continues to move ahead in her fourth decade, flourishing in God’s amazing grace and faithfulness and believing God for an awesome future, as we continue to ask, “Lord, what’s next?”
Our Mission & Vision
” Go therefore and
make disciples of all the nations…
teaching them to observe
all things that I have commanded you”
believers in the fellowship of a well shepherded family church.
believers for the harvest fields through mentoring and training.
disciples unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
God’s Kingdom by prayerful evangelism and church planting.
1. We believe in One God
Creator of all things, infinitely perfect and existing eternally in 3 Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Matthew 28:19 [NKJ]
2. We believe that the Bible is the Word of God
Both the Old and New Testament are the inspired Word of God, without error, is the complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men and the final authority for all matters of Christian faith and conduct.
All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. 2 Timothy 3:16 [NKJ]
3. We believe that Jesus Christ was God manifest in flesh
Conceived of the Holy Spirit of God, born of the Virgin Mary, being perfect God and perfect Man.
Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel. Isaiah 7:14 [NKJ]
Now the birth of Jesus Christ was as follows: After His mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Spirit. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not wanting to make her a public example, was minded to put her away secretly. But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit. And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus, for He will save His people from their sins.” So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel”, which is translated, “God with us.”
Then Joseph, being aroused from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord commanded him and took to him his wife, and did not know her till she had brought forth her firstborn Son. And he called His name Jesus. Matthew 1:18-25 [NKJ]
4. We believe in the person and enmity of Satan
So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:9 [NKJ]
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. John 10:10a [NKJ]
5. We believe that Man is by nature and practice a fallen creature
And is consequently under condemnation and unable to fit himself for the presence of God – whether by any personal merits or good works.
For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23 [NKJ]
So then, those who are in the flesh cannot please God. Romans 8:8 [NKJ]
… not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit. Titus 3:5 [NKJ]
6. We believe that our Lord Jesus Christ paid the penalty for our sins at Calvary
And that on the 3rd day, He rose from the dead, and now lives in Heaven as Saviour and Lord.
And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we beheld His glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:14 [NKJ]
For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him. 2 Corinthians 5:21 [NKJ]
The God of our fathers raised up Jesus whom you murdered by hanging on a tree. Him God has exalted to His right hand to be Prince and Savior, to give repentance to Israel and forgiveness of sins. Acts 5:30-31[NKJ]
7. We believe that ONLY by personal faith in Jesus Christ may one receive forgiveness of sin and receive the gift of God which is eternal life.
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. Ephesians 2:8-9 [NKJ]
… in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. Colossians 1:14 [NKJ]
For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23 [NKJ]
8. We believe that all rejecting Christ as Saviour are lost eternally.
He who believes in the Son has everlasting life; and he who does not believe the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God abides on him. John 3:36 [NKJ]
Then I saw a great white throne and Him who sat on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away. And there was found no place for them. And I saw the dead, small and great, standing before God, and books were opened. And another book was opened, which is the Book of Life. And the dead were judged according to their works, by the things which were written in the books.
The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged, each one according to his works. Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death. And anyone not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire. Revelation 20:11-15 [NKJ]
9. We believe that all believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God.
... who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 1:22 [NKJ]
But you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. Now if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he is not His. Romans 8:9 [NKJ]
10. We believe that all believers should be baptized by immersion.
Then those who gladly received his word were baptized; and that day about three thousand souls were added to them. Acts 2:41 [NKJ]
Then Philip opened his mouth, and beginning at this Scripture, preached Jesus to him. Now as they went down the road, they came to some water. And the eunuch said, “See, here is water. What hinders me from being baptized?” Then Philip said, “If you believe with all your heart, you may.”
And he answered and said, “I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God.” So he commanded the chariot to stand still. And both Philip and the eunuch went down into the water, and he baptized him. Now when they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord caught Philip away, so that the eunuch saw him no more; and he went on his way rejoicing. Acts 8:35-39 [NKJ]
Or do you not know that as many of us as were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into His death? Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. Romans 6:3-4 [NKJ]
11. We believe that the Lord Jesus is coming again – for His Church and with His church to establish His Kingdom on earth.
(a) For His Church
“For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who sleep in Jesus. For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who are asleep. For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of an archangel, and with the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. And thus we shall always be with the Lord.” 1 Thessalonians 4:14-17 [NKJ]
For our citizenship is in heaven, from which we also eagerly wait for the Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body that it may be conformed to His glorious body, according to the working by which He is able even to subdue all things to Himself. Philippians 3:20-21 [NKJ]
(b) With His Church to establish His Kingdom on earth
“To give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.” 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10 [NKJ]
“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had a name written that no one knew except Himself. He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses. Now out of His mouth goes a sharp sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS”. Revelation 19:11-16 [NKJ]
12. We believe that there will be a resurrection, judgment and eternal punishment of the unsaved dead.
For the redeemed a new heaven and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Nevertheless we, according to His promise, look for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. 2 Peter 3:13 [NKJ]
Now I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away. Also there was no more sea. Then I, John, saw the holy city, New Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:1-3 [NKJ]
The 4 corners represent the FOURFOLD VISION of this House that is, by the grace of God, we seek to:
(1) Embrace believers in the fellowship of a well-shepherded family church.
(2) Establish disciples unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ.
(3) Equip labourers for the harvest fields through mentoring and training.
(4) Extend the kingdom of God by prayerful evangelism and church planting.
The green colour represents the FIELD, which is THE WORLD (cf. the Parable of the Wheat and the Tares, Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43), capable of bringing forth both good and bad fruit. The gospel is to be sown where lost people are and, until harvest time, both the wheat and the tares grow together. The common colour attests that there is no distinction today. The church is to grow, and produce a crop, mindful of the coming time of harvest, His final judgment, where the tares are gathered, bound and burned.
The river represents REVIVAL. For years we have been seeing streams of renewal across our nation. The blessing of God has been evident for some time within many renewed churches. Streams are flowing into rivers, and soon we will see the great River Revival in our Land. We are praying for this to come to pass. This River speaks of our desire for breakthroughs in our nation. The River also represents the final river, the RIVER OF PARADISE (as seen in Revelation 22:1-5). In this second paradise, whole cities and nations shall find abundant delight and satisfaction. An integral part of our vision is to encourage our members to live life in the light of eternity, to focus on this last leg of our journey into His Presence.
The eagle represents the PEOPLE OF GOD, eagerly waiting upon Him for strength (Isaiah 40:31) to:
- Carry out the enormous fourfold task (the Vision of the House)
- Participate in and maintain the fruit of the coming Great Revival in the new millennium.