OBITUARY: REV DR GEORGE WAN TIAN SOO (Nov 10, 1936 – March 22, 2010)
THE REV DR GEORGE WAN, who retired in 1998 after 33 years of service in the Methodist Church, passed away at the age of 73 on March 22, 2010, leaving his wife, Bee Bee, his son Joshua, his daughters Rebecca and Ruth, and their families to mourn their loss.
At his funeral service at
Trained at Trinity Theological College, the Rev Dr Wan was pastor of several Methodist Churches, including Christ, Paya Lebar, Kampong Kapor, Trinity, Faith, Tampines and Wesley. However, his passion throughout his service life was in evangelism with which he was directly associated and was appointed TRAC Director of Evangelism in 1984.
After he retired, he became a freelance preacher and was active as an evangelistic speaker and missionary in several countries in South and South East Asia and
Less well-known but significant in his life was that he came from a poor family in Malaysia, his father having passed away when he was a young boy leaving behind his devout mother, sister and elder brother who were Chinese educated. Although he had no prior Methodist affiliation, he came to
Similarly, his conversion to Christianity came about through his exposure to the 2nd Company of The Boys’ Brigade which he joined at
Although he was a good student and was selected for a place in the science stream, he preferred to enter the Teachers’