Senior Pastor's Office

The Senior Pastor’s Office (SPO) strategises and plans the overall church direction towards the fulfillment of our vision and mission. Each personnel in the SPO is responsible for the execution of our vision and strategic plans in order to achieve progressive growth for our church.


Senior Pastor Pacer Tan

As a pastor’s son, Pastor Pacer grew up with our church. At the age of 24 years old, he received the call of God to the ministry. He has served in a wide array of ministries that include musician, worship leading, youth and preaching.

Known for his thought-provoking preaching, he aspires to challenge believers to passionately follow Jesus. As a visionary, he is not easily fazed by the challenges he faces in life and ministry. They only propel his excitement to the endless possibilities people of God can achieve together in Kingdom building. He desires Lighthouse to be a light that reaches our nations and beyond with the gospel of Christ. Besides pastoring, he is also an accomplished worship leader and musician. He enjoys relaxing over a cup of coffee, great movies and basketball.

Pastor Pacer and Katherine are parents to 2 beautiful children, Racer and Rainbow.


Pastor Desmond Tian

Executive Pastor (Pastoral Ministry)
Chinese Lead Pastor


Pastor Desmond holds a Master of Arts in Theology. He is a key driver and executor of the church’s growth strategies and plans. He has served on staff since the Year 2007. As a man of diverse talents, he began his ministry in the creative arts and then in the Chinese ministry. As our Chinese lead pastor, he also played an instrumental role in building our Chinese Ministry for the past decade. His approachable and down to earth personality and leadership approach have blessed many Lighters all these years. He has a special interest in Holy Land studies and Biblical archaeology.

He and Irene are parents to 2 wonderful boys, Elijah and Eytan.

Pastor John Koh

Executive Pastor
Worship, Services & Operations

Pastor John Koh oversees the worship ministry, church services and all aspects of our church operations. He holds a Degree of Associate of Worship Arts. Known around Singapore churches for worship leading, he brings at least 30 years of pastoral and worship ministry experiences to our church. Since he joined us on staff as Worship pastor in the Year 2018, he has been a constant source of stability and steadfastness in our worship ministry. He is well-regarded for his unassuming yet steady leadership. He enjoys making music, hikes, movies and a good cup of coffee. 

He and Shereen are parents to Joshua and Emmanuel.


Pastor Timothy O'Connell

Pastoral Head

Pastor Timothy O’Connell is currently the Pastoral Head in the Senior Pastor’s Office and plays an essential role in Lighthouse Evangelism, planning and developing an extensive training programme for Christian students at the Light College Extension School. Having joined the church in September 2018 as a Pastor in the Senior Pastor’s Office, he oversaw the developing of training curriculum for many church functions, as well as the weekly Bible study programme.

Pastor Tim serves as a District Pastor that oversees cell groups and prayer ministries. He has served 15 years in the mission field, and in other capacities, such as the Principal (2008-2014) and Dean of School of Leadership (2006-2014) in Tung Ling Bible School. He is happily married to Joanne.


Jesline Su

Human Resources & Corporate Services

Jesline Su is a transformational leader overseeing human resources and corporate services departments. With over 20 years of experience in strategy human resources, driving business talent continuity, championing culture change, and managing large-scale/complex projects, Jesline is a vital asset to the church. She holds a Master of Human Resources and a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Administrative Management. She previously served as the Regional Head of Talent Management for a multinational company, where she achieved great success.

She is one of the critical drivers for the positive change of church culture. Jesline leverages her extensive experience to support the church’s needs, helping leaders to develop their full potential through an empowered, engaged, and inclusive church-wide culture. Jesline’s philosophy is rooted in Proverbs 16:1-3. Before joining the full-time ministry in 2021, Jesline contributed significantly to the children’s ministry and healing service prayer ministry. When she is not working, Jesline enjoys spending time at the beach watching sunrises and sunsets. She is happily married to Eddy.

Katherine Han

Lay Pastor
Special Advisor (SPO)

Pastor Katherine Han oversees the overall planning for the church. She also provides strategic inputs on critical matters for the advancement of the ministry. As a change agent at heart, she strives to bring transformative leadership to the ministry. She served in different ministries such as the children and youth ministry before moving on to organisational roles. She revamped the children’s ministry, restructured key elements of the church, and played a pivotal role in the formation of the Senior Pastor’s Office. As she juggles multiple roles, she aspires to be a Proverbs 31 woman.

Pastor Pacer and Pastor Katherine have been married for more than 10 years.