Reaching Out to East Malaysians

18 March 2013 by James Hoh CM – 


Pastor Perry Robert doesn’t dominate the pulpit every Sunday. It is not that he can’t preach but he believes in giving his disciples the opportunity to do so. In fact, some as early as in their mid 20’s have gone through some form of ministry training in Bible School and they are very well prepared to take over the preaching any time when called.

Indeed, a well-discipled church is a well-planned church! And that’s Breakthru’ Worship Community Church in Bandar Permaisuri. 


A Church for the East Malaysians where service is conducted in Bahasa Malaysia

About 80 of these young adults are students majoring in different fields of discipline and they are from public and private colleges and universities around Kuala Lumpur and Selangor. Some of them are intern students preparing themselves for overseas studies.


Pastor Perry Robert with some of his worship team members


Some of them come from as far as Banting, Klang because their college is located there, and they come by different modes of transportation, for example some come by KTM Transit and leaders of the church pick them from the nearest station.

According to Pastor Perry, these young adults are very enthusiastic about ministries, they come on Saturday morning or afternoon to rehearse for their worship service on Sunday, arrange chairs and prepare the sanctuary for Sunday service and they would also have time to ‘catch-up’ with each other.


Contemporary looks of the sanctuary

They don’t mind sleeping on the church sanctuary floor and meeting rooms which are carpeted. They’d rather sleep over so that they could attend Sunday service the next morning to avoid the hassle of making the long journey to church on Sunday morning.

“About 20 per cent of our members are already working in Kuala Lumpur. So they come only on Sunday because they have their own transport.” says Pastor Perry.  

Students who graduate and find jobs here in Semenanjung Malaysia, usually would not go back to Sabah and Sarawak because of better prospects here. 

The church is under the ministry of Charis Christian Centre, an Assembly of God church in Cheras, Kuala Lumpur. Pastor Robert reports directly to the senior pastor, Rev Lawrence Yap.

The group’s longer term mission is to become an umbrella for the network of Bahasa Malaysia churches especially in ‘Semenanjung’ Malaysia. They also network with Sabah and Sarawak churches to work together.


Young adults help out in whatever tasks given to them

Pastor Perry and his wife are from Miri, Sarawak. He came to Kuala Lumpur in 1998 and studied IT before taking up his theological studies; he will be graduating this year from Bible College of Malaysia.


Break Thru’ Worship Community Church service is at 10.30am.





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