About Karen Gan-Tay
At the age of 18, Karen who was from a Buddhist-Taoist family background, encountered Jesus Christ and His love in a very powerful way at a Christian youth camp. 2 months after, she heard the audible voice of God and was subsequently filled with the Holy Spirit, receiving the call of God to serve Him in the nations. At that time, she was pursuing a law degree. But not long after graduating and practicing as a lawyer for about 2 years, she felt the strong compulsion to leave her job to obey the call of God to the nations.
For the next 10 years, she was appointed as the Regional Director of Christ for all Nations offices(CfaN founded by Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke) and pioneered ministry offices in Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong, reaching more than 30,000 prayer partners and networking with churches all over Asia for harvest events in the Asia-Pacific and Africa.
Since then, she has ministered in many Asian countries like Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, India, Singapore and the USA, in churches; at youth, pastors’, women’s conferences and gospel campaigns. She is able to carry a fresh word in season to all whom she ministers with sharp prophetic insight and a strong apostolic mandate to fulfil the Great Commission of making disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18-20). She also moves in spiritual deliverance and healing ministry.
In 2009, she envisioned Youth TransformNations(www.youthtransformnations.org), convening it as a platform where fathers/mentors will disciple the next generation to fulfil their God-given callings and bring the Kingdom of God into the 7 spheres of society -the Arts, Business, Communications & Media, Divine Institutions, Education, Family and Government. A campaign #LettersToDad (www.letterstodad.org) was initiated through YTN by a group of young leaders, seeking to turn the hearts of the fathers to the youth and the hearts of the youth to the fathers (Mal 4:6). In 3 short months of 2013, this youth-initiated campaign supported by a government grant, was catalysed and reached 10,000 students in 10 primary and secondary schools in Singapore to help youth connect with their fathers.
With a heart to disciple the nations, God has also divinely opened doors for her to serve as part of the team for the global movement called "4-14 window"(a missions movement seeking to advocate, reach and rescue 1.2 billion children in the age group of 4-14 years old, Gen Z) between 2010-2013, playing an active role in facilitating youth leaders from churches/ministries from almost 40 different nationalities, to start disciple-making movements of Gen Ys discipling Gen Zs.
In 2012 she resigned as a full-time Regional Director in CfaN and together with her husband,Jason Tay, they started pioneering and releasing organic church communities(organic=life-giving, creative nature of God vs inorganic, synthetic, man-made religiosity); committed to walking in obedience to (D)ivine Truth, (N)urturing authentic strong relationships in community & an (A)postolic heart of going and being the church where the lost are. (DNA - adapted from Neil Cole, author of Organic Church, Organic Discipleship, Church 3.0 etc).
They also founded Missional Church Communities Network (MCCN) in Singapore, a relational network of like-minded organic/missional/house church communities focused on “multiplying disciples who make disciples” seeking to create disciple-making movements (DMM) in partnership with others.
Gripped by a passion to see the Body of Christ come to maturity and fullness, they currently conduct and tailor “4:11 Ministries & Kingdom" trainings to equip God’s people to move in organic kingdom communities for ministry through the discovery/development of gifts of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, teacher.
She and her family are currently based in Perth, Australia where they focus on empowering pastors/leaders and many others through small group Equipping Intensives on Disciple-Making Movements and 4:11 Ministries.