City Outreach Church began five years ago in 2007 as a Bible study group with students from the Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (JB) campus. The fellowship grew steadily and shifted to a hotel conference room to accommodate more people. Although the fellowship grew, many of these students graduated and were impacted by the ministry, left JB to return to their hometowns.
In early 2010, the leaders felt that the Lord wanted this church to progress beyond our ministry from the students to include the local people from Johor as well. After much prayer, a step of faith was taken to develop the ministry as an official local church in JB. By the grace of God, the Lord brought the Church from the previous hotel venue to the current worship premise at Sutera Utama in Skudai, a prime location in the area. Also, more than half of the church’s congregation currently comprises of local Johor community.
At the same time, Pastor Tan also started the Singapore Fellowship Group where Singaporeans can also be ministered and be blessed by the Word of God.
Though God wanted to renew and refresh the church with revelation from His Word, the church started its building project and preaching of the Word with little prior knowledge.
It was at this point that grace-bound teachings, which focused on Jesus and His finished work on the Cross was being introduced to the church. Our pastor decided to focus on building a Jesus-centered teaching church where His unconditional, unfailing and everlasting love can be deeply experienced.
Through the Lord’s guidance, the church decided to embark on a journey to uncover Jesus and His purpose in every book and chapter of the Bible — from Genesis to Revelation in June 2010.
The church has completed the Book of Genesis in March 2012 and is currently expounding on the Book of Exodus.
The fingerprint of God has been evident in every step of the church’s journey. It is only through the grace and goodness of God, together with the indispensable support and effort from the leaders and members of City Outreach Church would building the house of God be possible. The dedication of the leaders and members of the church is greatly honored and appreciated as they play pivotal roles as pillars of the church.
City Outreach Church envisions to see the love of God saturate in the community — a place where the unconditional love of God can be experienced, a place where individual can find their belonging as a family.