Stephen Tan

Stephen G. Tan is an ordained minister and currently serves as the Senior Pastor of Grace Christian Church in Manila, Philippines. He graduated summa cum laude from Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master of Theology and given the J. Dwight Pentecost Award in Bible Exposition. Under his spiritual leadership, Grace Christian Church has grown to be the largest Chinese church in the Philippines. Stephen has spoken at conferences and churches throughout North America and Asia and is a guest lecturer at several seminaries and Bible colleges. He has served as a Bible Teacher on tours of Jordan, Israel, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and Italy. Stephen serves on several boards including NGOs like Wycliffe Philippines.

Stephen previously worked as a management consultant for Deloitte and Touche USA. He graduated cum laude from SMU in Dallas, with Bachelors in Electrical Engineering and Mathematics. He received the “M Award”, the highest award and honor given by the university. Stephen is ethnically Chinese, born in the Philippines, but grew up in the United States. He is married to his beautiful wife, Cindy, and they have 3 children: Andrew, Nathan, and Janelle.

What does going Against The Grain mean to you? Living out an authentic, transparent life and staying true to your convictions. This may require going against conventional wisdom and the acceptance majority view.

Quote to live by: “Treat others as you would want them to treat you” – Jesus Christ
Passionate about: Food & Traveling
Favorite food: I pretty much love ALL foods!
Can’t live without: My Family
Color Personality: Solid Gold/Curious Green

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