Among the Tamil Methodist Churches this is the oldest and it is situated very centrally at 8.Short Street with 128 years of history. If you happen to be here in Singapore and looking for a place to worship, we cordially invite you to come and worship with us. We have our English and Tamil services in the morning. We also have a Tamil service in the evening. We are a close knit community and we are involved in various programs and activities to reach-out to people. I am sure you will enjoy your time with us. Looking forward for your visit.
I want to pray for you in the words of Paul for the believers in Ephesus, “For this reason I bow my knees before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name. I pray that, according to the riches of his glory, he may grant that you may be strengthened in your inner being with power through his Spirit, and that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith, as you are being rooted and grounded in love. I pray that you may have the power to comprehend, with all the saints, what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to him who by the power at work within us is able to accomplish abundantly far more than all we can ask or imagine, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations, forever and ever. Amen. (Ephesians 3: 14-21)
Rev Albert Vijay Joseph is from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. He did his Bachelor and Master’s majoring in Physics from Madras Christian College. In heeding to God’s call he joined the full-time ministry after completing his Master in Divinity from Seminari Theologi Malaysia (STM). He served in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Malaysia for ten years.
He joined as an Elder in Emmanuel Tamil Annual Conference of the Methodist Church in Singapore in 2017. Served as Pastor-In-Charge in Sembawang Tamil Methodist Church and Toa Payoh Tamil Methodist Church from 2017 to 2020.
From January 2021 he became the Pastor-In-Charge of Tamil Methodist Church, Short Street (SSTMC).
He is married to Lam Sook Yee (Joann), who is serving as a Senior Staff Nurse in NTUC Nursing Home. She was baptized in SSTMC in 2000.
They are blessed with a son, Jayden Immanuel Vijay. He is currently pursuing High School in an International Christian School in Singapore.
Rev Anil hails from Kurnool, Andhra Pradesh, India. Receiving God’s call for full time ministry, he started serving in Andhra and later went on to do his Bachelor of Divinity at Union Biblical Seminary, Pune, India. He then pastored at the Bethel Baptist Church in Kurnool and the Baptist Mission in Warangal, AP, India for three years before relocating to Singapore to pursue a Masters at Trinity Theological College, Singapore. He began his service at TMC by ministering to the then-Telugu Fellowship at its infancy and was instrumental in nurturing the fellowship into a full-fledged church on its own – the Singapore Telugu Methodist Church, in 2008. Rev Anil delights in ministering to the congregation through his preaching, singing, counseling and renders tireless pastoral care to the needy by visiting foreign workers at various hostels, dormitories and families at various parishioners’ houses. His prayer is to see every Telugu reached for Christ, nurture believers and glorify the Lord. Rev Anil is married to Ruth and they have a daughter and son.