Kenny Gan Eng Huat, was called home to be with the Lord on the 17th of November 2012. We here at Bangsar Gospel Centre have had the privilege of enjoying his fellowship and blessed many times by his teaching ministry and by his life testimony.
Brothers Jeffrey Tan and Kim Seng went down to Singapore to attend Kenny’s funeral and Wake Service. They carried with them a message of condolences from our church to Kenny’s wife and daughter, Bee Lee and Debbie, for their loss.
However, we also gave thanks and praise to God for Kenny’s amazing life that was such a “great blessing to countless people from all across the world”.
Kenny had a very friendly and universal face which made people find him very approachable and easy to relate to even though they often are confused about his nationality or his origins. For example, he has been thought to have been a Thai, a Spaniard, a Malay, a Mexican, a Filipino, an Eskimo and an American Red Indian.
In fact, Kenny was born in 1954 to a Chinese family in Singapore who was of Taoist/Buddhist descent. His father was abusive, a drunkard and a member of the criminal Triads. His mother was a gambler. He grew up in the company of drug pushers and got into drugs and alcohol himself from an early age. He started smoking at 5 and took to drugs at 13; progressing from marijuana to heroin use. His life was out of control. The drugs was making his life a mess and making him feel lonely but he found solace in going deeper into drugs. He would end up being arrested and imprisoned in Thailand.
But God had a plan and purpose for Kenny and he would become a great testimony of God’s love and grace. Kenny started a new life when he gave his life to the Lord through the Hiding Placeministry in Singapore in 1977.
He started with serving full-time with a Christian halfway house two months after conversion. He then joined Operation Mobilisation (OM) in 1979 and served there for over 30 years of which 17 years was spent on the M.V. Doulos in various capacity (advance preparation personnel, conference coordinator, evangelism coordinator, conference speaker, ministry and training, etc).
Kenny has been married for 27 years to Bee Lee (whom he met on the Doulos in 1979) and have a daughter, Deborah, who is now 25 years old and married to Jacob Choi.
Since 1996, served as Assistant to the Director, Partnership Development Manager, as Area Representative of OM East Asia & the Pacific and main conference & seminar speaker and also responsible for special leadership training & mentoring.
Kenny discovered he had late stage cancer in 2009 but continued to serve as an itinerant speaker for OM. He continued to travel around the world in God’s service impressing people with how he handled his illness without complaint and with steadfast faith in God. His last sermon was in Manila, Philippines just the weekend before.
God graciously enabled Kenny to attend his daughter’s wedding in June this year.
Matthew 11:28 “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” Kenny has truly ‘fought the good fight and finished the race.” Now he is enjoying his rest in God which is so richly deserved.
View Kenny give his testimony in the following 3 videos.