On Sunday, 11 May 2014, the church put together a special programme to celebrate Pastor Prince’s birthday in advance and to appreciate and honour him for faithfully preaching the unadulterated gospel of grace.
Praise and worship kicked off with a special video montage on the revelation of God’s grace in the body of Christ from generation to generation, and how it is still impacting His people today.
Amutha T. is one of the many whose life has been transformed by the gospel of grace. “I thank God for Pastor Prince. His ministry has blessed me tremendously. I used to be depressed and have thoughts of suicide. But today, I want to live for Jesus and I know He has the best in store for me!”
One of the programme highlights was the skit put up by our pastors, and Visual Arts and Worship servers. This in-house production was based on memorable incidents that Pastor Prince had encountered and shared over the pulpit, starting from the time when he was a young man loving the Word, to finally leaving his comfort zone to embark on his God-given calling to the growth of the church and the spread of the gospel of grace. These events showed how wave upon wave of God's grace was showered on our beloved senior pastor and the church.
This was followed by a song item and photo collage of Pastor Prince’s ministry and life over the years. The song’s meaningful lyrics brought into perspective how Jesus is more important than anything in the world today and how He is the focus of the ministry.
The celebration climaxed with a birthday song from the church, leaders and pastors after Pastor Prince’s wife Wendy and their two children, Jessica and Justin, joined him on stage. He also saw the congregation at Marina Bay Sands and Shine Auditorium waving their hands enthusiastically to express their love and appreciation via live camera feeds during the second service.
Pastor Prince gave thanks to the Lord for all that He has done in his life, and expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the congregation for their prayers and support down through the years.