Executive Secretary | G T NG
Longtime mission advocate, Dr. G. T. Ng serves the Seventh-day Adventist world church as its executive secretary, a position he has held since the 2010 General Conference Session.
Previously, Ng worked as an associate secretary for the world church, where he oversaw the Church’s Northern Asia-Pacific, Southern Asia, and Trans-European divisions.
Ng’s denominational service began in the 1970s in Cambodia, where ministry in the war-torn country first kindled his enthusiasm for mission. Shortly before Phnom Penh fell to Khmer Rouge forces, Ng and his wife, Ivy, were evacuated from Cambodia. Later, Ng served in Thailand, Malaysia, and his native Singapore, where he served as a pastor, health educator, and regional department director.
For much of the 1990s, Ng served as professor and dean of the Theological Seminary at the Adventist International Institute of Advanced Studies (AIIAS) in the Philippines. In 2000, Ng accepted a call to serve as the executive secretary of the church’s Southern Asia-Pacific Division.
Ng moved to the Washington, D.C. area in 2006 to serve as a world church associate secretary at the General Conference World Headquarters. Ng spurred numerous church membership audits, challenging church officials worldwide to reconcile membership tallies with actual church attendance. He also encouraged missionaries to serve in regions of acute need, including the 10/40 Window – a region spanning from West Africa across Asia and covering two-thirds of the world’s population where only 1 percent is Christian.
Ng holds a bachelor’s degree from Southeast Asia Union College in Singapore. His post-graduate work includes a master’s degree from the Adventist Theological Seminary in the Philippines and a Ph.D. degree from the Theological Seminary at Andrews University in Berrien Springs, Michigan.
Ng and his wife have two married children, Jocelyn and Mervyn, and three grandchildren, Seth, Kaylee, and Kenan.