Justice & Mercy

In light of the undeserving grace we have received in Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross, the Agape Justice and Mercy ministry aims to extend God’s love and acceptance to others. The ministry consists of two branches – the Foreign Workers Outreach and the Elderly Outreach.

A fostering community has also grown through the years, and you can read all about it below.

Fostering at Agape Baptist Church

The God of the Bible defends the weakest members of society such as orphans, widows, and foreigners. In Psalm 68:5 God identifies Himself, not just as a defender, nor a majestic King but as the father of the fatherless.

Father of the fatherless and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation
Psalm 68:5 (ESV)

The heart of God as a father for the fatherless is repeated throughout the Bible.

In Agape Baptist Church, we believe Christians are called to love the fatherless. In today’s context, the fatherless children are those who do not have the care of their immediate or extended families. Some of them need to be adopted. Others need foster parents to care for them for a season or for as long as needed. Just as God has brought us into His Kingdom, we can bring vulnerable children into our own homes. This is the Gospel in action.

Pastor David Platt puts it this way:

Pastor David Platt

"We care for orphans not because we are rescuers, but because we are the rescued.”

Religion that is pure and undefiled before God the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their affliction, and to keep oneself unstained from the world.
James 1:27



Love the Orphans

Date: 17th November 2019
Preacher: Pastor Too Teh Hsin
Sermon Transcript: Love the Orphans_Transcript
Sermon Slides: Love The Orphans_slides
Sermon Notes: Love The Orphans_Notes

Home for Good

Date: 13th December 2015
Preacher: Pastor Too Teh Hsin

Sermon Slides: Home for Good_slides


Why foster when you can retire? – Why Foster When You Can Retire? – Making room in my heart for more (impact.com.sg)

Other Resources

Home for Good Singapore – A network of Christian foster parents who support one another in prayer and in practical help. They host information sessions for those who are interested to find out more about fostering almost every month.

100 Homes –  A LoveSingapore initiative to raise up 100 Christian homes for vulnerable children in Singapore. You can register your interest to get involved here.

If you would like find out more about fostering, feel free to contact Pastor Too or his wife, Joyce. Alternatively, you could

Elderly Outreach

The Elderly Outreach serves the elderly poor living in Pek Kio by befriending and providing them with practical assistance. These pioneers of our nation are honoured through the practical extension of God’s love to them. The elderly are upheld in prayer, visited in their homes and invited to participate in events specially organised for them.

If you would like to join us as a volunteer or receive more information, simply

Foreign Workers Outreach

The Foreign Workers Outreach started in April 2012; ministering to foreign workers residing in Simpang Dormitory through English lessons. Open to all nationalities, the grammar classes are conducted in the mother tongues of the foreign workers. Two modules are offered – Simple English and Intermediate English. The English lessons have since moved on from Simpang Dormitory and are now conducted at the church office on Sunday afternoons.

The hourly classes are organised four times a year for five consecutive Sundays. A connection time of thirty minutes occurs after each class for fellowship. The volunteers treasure the building of friendships with the precious individuals who are often struggling – they are faced with the reality of the high cost of living in Singapore, needs of their families back home and repayment of hefty loans with interest. Being equipped with the ability to communicate in English often provides better prospects for promotions.

During this COVID-19 season, we have also ‘adopted’ a factory-converted dormitory at Tuas. Click here to find out more!

If you would like to join us as a volunteer or receive more information, simply