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  About the Sabah GA, Malaysia

 Contact Information

  • Emailga.sabah@tjc.org.my
    Street Address5.2km Tuaran Road
    CityKota Kinabalu
    State/ProvinceSabah
    Postal Code88450
    Mailing AddressP. O. Box 10510
    Mailing CityKota Kinabalu
    Mailing State/ProvinceSabah
    Mailing Postal Code88805
    CountryMalaysia
    Main Phone60(88) 239-720
    2nd Phone60(88) 230-327
    Fax Number60(88) 233-661
    Contact PersonDn. Nahum Ng, Sis. Detinah Tham
    Resident Pastor
    Pastor's Phone Number
    Year Established1975
    Membership13,120

 Introduction

HISTORY OF TRUE JESUS CHURCH IN SABAH

 

The truth was preached to Sabah then North Borneo through a copy of the “Holy Spirit Times” published by the General Assembly of the True Jesus Church in Nanking, China sent by Dn. John Voon of the Singapore Church to his friend, Mr. Tsen En Fook of Jesselton in early 1926. Mr. Tsen, a Chinese community leader then was preoccupied with his business and did not have time to study it and instead, he sent it to a friend in Sandakan called Lee Siak Lin, a member of the Seventh Day Adventists Church with a note written “A True Church has arisen”. After reading the “Holy Spirit Times” and found Biblical truth in it, Lee Siak Lin was deeply touched and the desire to seek the truth was burning in his heart. He boarded a ship to Singapore on the first day of the Chinese New Year in 1927 to look for the True Jesus Church there. While he was looking for the True Jesus Church he came upon a man and asked him the location of the True Jesus Church and that man was Dn. John Voon who later took him to the TJC. After studying the Truth for some times, he received water baptism on 11 January 1927. Three days later, he received the Holy Spirit. With their consent, Eld. Tan Chien Sing, Dn. John Voon and a few others traveled  with him to Sandakan to propagate the truth there. Thus, the True Jesus Church was first established in Sandakan in the year 1927. Before Eld. Tan and Dn. Voon were forced to leave Sandakan, they ordained 2 brothers and 1 sister as deacons and deaconess viz. Dn. Mark Chin, Dn. Philemon Ho and Dns. Phoebe Kong and Bro. Lee Siak Lin was appointed as Secretary to jointly administer the church’s affairs.

 

At that time, the headquarters was at Nanking and the church here called itself ”The Branch Board of North Borneo” with the Sandakan Church as the coordination centre. Dn. Philip Tyan was sent for the first time as delegate to attend the 8th Delegates Conference of the General Assembly held at Shanghai in the year 1932.

 

Propagation Of The Truth To The Indigenous Hill Tribes


After the dedication of the Tuaran Church in 1936, the truth was spread to the hill tribe in Wangkod through the first seed of the indigenous believer, Sis. Lumbihan Gimpit and thus the first church for the Dusun community was established. An indigenous brother was later ordained as Dn. James to pastor the church and at the same time established several places of worship followed by the construction of churches.

 

In early 1958, a Murut by the name of Sahoh was gravely ill and incidentally, Dn. Philip Tyan was at that time spreading the words in the interior. He preached to him the gospel and after praying and laying hands on him, he stopped vomiting blood and was completely cured after a few days. Thus, a prayer-house was set up at his house and the grace of God came upon the whole village with miracles and signs. The number of believers increased gradually. With the help from some ten brethren led by Dn. Thomas Chew of the Sungei Paal Church, the church at Sungei Apih was completed and dedicated to the Lord on 17 April 1961 and thus the first Murut church was established. Thereafter, the propagation of the truth continued to flourish and many churches and prayer-houses of the Murut community were thus established. 


Church Situation in the year 2006:

 

  

Church Year Established
West Coast
Kudat 1927
Kota Marudu
Simpang Tiga
Guong 1985
Gontuong
Kota Belud 1984
Gensurai
Telus Kelawat
Tinuhan 1956
Timbou 1982
Rongalis 1941
Wangkod 1936
Somodon 1981
Bawang 1957
Kipatau
Tamparuli 1940
Ranau 1957
Tuaran 1930
Kota Kinabalu 1928
Tanjung Aru
Inanam
Asia City
Papar 1930
Donggongon
Sepangar 2002
Penampang 1981
Putatan
Kolombong
Pangasaan
Tampulan
Beaufort 1928
Pengarawan 1978
Pakiak
Beaufort 66 1965
Bangkalalak
Lupak 1960
Sipitang
Kalangsat 1965
Menunggang 1974
Purun 1982
Labuan 1930
East Coast
Kuhara (Tawau) 1962
Kunak
Serudong Baru 1964
Balung 1961
Mega Jaya
Lahad Datu
Silabukan
Segama
Sibuga (Sandakan established in 1927) 1987
Pinangah
Elopura (Sandakan established in 1927) 1997
Interior
Keningau 1960
Tenom 1965
Sungai Paal 1955
Ponontomon 1962
Saga 1965
Ulikon
Mansasoh
Sungai Apih 1961
Bamban 1970
Laman
Sugiang 1969
Marais 1964
Sumandalom
Matanoi
Kapayan 1985
Tuntumulud (Bingkor) 1977
Sakikilu
Luanti
Sinaron
Batu Lunguyan
Kampung Lima 1971
Katalirus
Kabu Baru 1978
Nakuyung
Keuluan
Lotong (Sepulot) 1981
Layon
Kapalarau
Binanun
Balantos
Sikait
Buntulon
Sakali
Salinatan

 

House of Prayer
West Coast
Ladap
Penampatan
Pinalabuh
Danau
Sagumou
Batu 61
West Coast - Off Shore
Kuching 1980
Miri 1979
Bintulu