World Convention is currently building a global reference for the countries and territories where we know there are Christian – Churches of Christ – Disciples of Christ Congregations. Of the 193 United Nations States, the Stone-Campbell Movement exists in 174. This listing includes other nations and territories, numbering 195 countries where there is at least one representation of our churches.
Rather than waiting for comprehensive, complete information we are putting up the details we have available. If you can correct or add to this information, please contact the World Convention Office with details at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Republic of Singapore is a city-state of over 5 million people, located at the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. Modern Singapore was founded in 1819 by Sir Stamford Raffles as a trading post of the East India Company. Singapore became one of the British Straits Settlements in 1826. Occupied by the Japanese during World War II, Singapore declared independence from the United Kingdom in 1963 and united with other former British territories to form Malaysia, from which it departed two years later.
Buddhist 34%, None 16%, Muslim 14%, Protestant 11%, Other (mostly Taoist) 10%, Catholic 7%, Hindu 5%, Folk 3%.
Churches of Christ began evangelism in Singapore when the Ira Y. Rice, Jr. (1917-2001) family arrived in 1955. The Gordon Hogan family moved to Singapore in 1968 and Gordon’s son Dave and his family still minister there. The churches there began Four Seas College, led for years by Dean Tan Keng Koon (1924-1979), training evangelists who planted churches in Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia. In 2013 there are a dozen Churches of Christ with a combined membership of about 1,200. Central Christian Church with over 1100 members is associated with the International Churches of Christ.
Created by Gary Holloway, October 14, 2013