Refuge – Finding Home In A World Of Change

It was a time not unlike our own. When the judges ruled, the nation of Israel indulged in radical individualism, frequent wars, idol worship, and more. In the Book of Ruth, Naomi—having fled a famine only to suffer devastating losses—returns home, grieving and accompanied by her foreign daughter-in-law. Naomi thought she had nothing left, but God surprised her with His faithfulness in the midst of her crisis of faith. We can learn from this story as we see how Naomi experienced:

  1. Losing Home
  2. Finding Favour
  3. Finding Faith
  4. Finding Home

In Refuge, we will see how God used a grieving widow, a faithful foreigner, and a man of standing to show us that, ultimately, we find our home and our refuge in Him.

Event Details

Fees: $10
*Afternoon snack is provided

Date & Time:
Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 | 1PM–5PM

International Baptist Church
81 King’s Road, Singapore

Registration closes 20 Sep 2022

For more info, contact:
Lisman at 9046 7253
Ps Lloyd at 9617 4122

*Would you like to join an additional session of training for trainers, which will be hold on Sunday, 25 Sep 2022 (5-8PM) after the Refuge session (additional fees of $15, include meal)?
If Yes, click "Register here to join main event and training for trainer session"

Please contact us at or call 6304 5286 with your registration number if there are any issues during registration.

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Rev Gil Balignasay

Rev Gil Balignasay gave his life to Christ in 1978 in an evangelistic crusade. In 1990, he was ordained into ministry, where he pastored three different churches over 30 years. Currently, he is a mentor, equipper and trainer of pastoral leaders in the Philippines and Asia, as well as Regional Director of Walk Thru the Bible in Southeast Asia and Pacific.

Rev Gil also has many educational qualifications under his belt. Other than receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Theology at the Higher Ground Bible College, Master’s degree in Divinity at International School of Theology - Asia, and Doctorate in Ministry Studies at International Graduate School of Leadership, he also completed Advanced Leadership Training at Haggai Institute.

Rev Gil has been married to his wife, Emily, for 39 years. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

Rev Rich Leland

Rev Rich Leland received a B.A. degree from Washington Bible College with a major in Bible. While attending college, Rich sensed that ministry was God’s calling for his life. After college, Rich went on to receive a Masters in Systematic Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary.

Rich served three years as Minister of Education in a New Jersey church; followed by almost eight years as senior pastor in a Boston suburb. In 1986, Rich and his family moved to Nantucket where he served as senior pastor for over 30 years.

His relationship with Walk Thru the Bible dates back to 1983 when he became a part-time live event instructor. About a decade later, he had the opportunity to begin teaching Walk Thru the Bible’s resources internationally. And from 1996-2006, he served as the programme’s director of international Ministries in 2018.

Rich is married to Linda and they have two daughters and four grandchildren. They enjoy vacationing at a lake in Southern Maine. Rich and Linda’s lives revolve around Bible teaching, enjoying the beauty of Nantucket, and being revitalised at the lake.

Rev Dr Peter Poon

Rev Dr Peter Poon, having served as a pastor for 40 years in four Presbyterian Churches, has retired. He is now serving part-time with the Bible Society of Singapore involving in Walk Thru the Bible seminars and trainings as well as in leadership courses under Multiplying Leadership Series (in association with John Maxwell’s Equip ministry). With Walk Thru the Bible, he has been serving in regional training in South East Asia, Papua New Guinea, Mongolia, and China. He has also taken numerous Holy Land study tours since 1989. Presently, his focus is in teaching and training, and his passion is in mentoring and coaching particularly emerging leaders.

Rev. Poon is married to Helena and they have three grown children and four grandkids. For leisure, he and his wife engaged regularly in jungle trails walking, birdwatching, and travel photography.