Meet the founders & authors

Pastor How and Pastor Lia

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Pastor How (Tan Seow How) and his wife Pastor Lia (Cecilia Chan) are co‑founders, co‑senior pastors of Heart of God Church (HOGC) Singapore and co‑authors. A lot of ‘co‑this’ and ‘co‑that’ because they are like Siamese twins who even co‑share the same office space. They share the same love for sports and steaks. The only thing they don’t share is coffee as she needs a full cup every morning.

Lia is a former journalist, preacher, cancer survivor, worship team builder, trainer and CEO (Chief Entertainment Officer cheeky-emoji). This serial discipler has been raising young leaders for more than 20 years. Her life verse is Isaiah 58:12 – “You shall raise up the foundations of many GenerationS…”

How is the visionary, leadership, strategy and organisation guy. His passion and burden is to see Strong GenerationS Churches built, worthy of God’s glory. He is also a businessman and funder but what matters most to him is being a godly father to GenerationS of young pastors and leaders!

They are Gen Xers who raised Millennial leaders to grow Gen Z leaders to reach Gen Alphas. yellow arrow

yellow zig zag Gens leaders 1 Gens leaders 2

For a peek into how we empower young people, read this article by Outreach Magazine.

Read this Outreach magazine article to see how Heart of God Church (HOGC) empowers youth to build a strong GenerationS Church.

Watch: How & Lia's commitment to building GenerationS...

Played during HOGC's 20th anniversary, this video offers a glimpse into the journey of building GenerationS from 1999 - 2019. Today, the journey continues...

A note from the founders & authors

Founders & Authors

We never intended to write a book… More than two decades ago, Lia received a revelation through Isaiah 58:12 – "... You shall raise up the foundations of many GenerationS..."

That was the birth of our dream to have a church built by youths, for youths, to reach youths. A lot of mistakes and grace later, we are so relieved it worked. Now we live to tell the world that raising GenerationS enables you to build your church younger and stronger.

Over the years, many have asked us how to build Strong GenerationS Churches. We hope our real and raw thoughts in this book will help you to avoid delays and detours so you can get there faster.

Today, we are in awe of how God has worked in and through HOGC to bring GenerationS to the nations.

Come join us in raising GenerationS!

How and Lia

Read and experience GenerationS for yourself!