Melville Szto

Melville Szto

Biography

Elder Melville has been with BFEC since 1956 and committed his life to Christ shortly thereafter (1957). He was trained as a chemical engineer, but then heard God's call to be a missionary, and went for theological training in Adelaide after finishing university. From 1973 he taught at Singapore Bible College until leaving for Japan in 1975.

Elder Melville and his wife, Salome, served a total of 27 years in Japan - 19 years from 1975 to 1994, and then 8 years from 2003 to 2010. The years in between, 1995 to 2001, were spent at Asian Cross-Cultural Training Institute where he served as dean. They returned from the mission field in 2010.

Elder Melville is currently part of the pastoral team at BFEC and also serves on the pastoral team at the Japanese Christian Fellowship Church.

Elder Melville and Salome have been married since 1973 and have two adult children, Sharon and Mark.

Sharon and her husband, Willy, have two children, Astrid and Nicky, and are back from serving a two year stint on board the OM ship MV Logos Hope. Willy was recently appointed the OM Singapore Executive Director.

Mark and his wife Clara have a child, Nathaniel, and are currently in East Asia.

Melville loves reading, walking, travelling, photography, and stamp collecting. He enjoys classical music and being with his grandchildren.

In his autobiography, "Where Your Treasure Is" (http://omf.org/singapore/resources/books/) , Melville recounts his pioneering church-planting experiences in Japan - as well as his own spiritual journey - and gives readers inspiring glimpses of the grace of God at work in yielded lives and the power of God at work in "hard" places.

 

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Title Description Speakers
English Sermons (2007) Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon, Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Daniel Foo, Danny Chua, David Yap, Dr Andrew Goh, Dr John Ng, Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Ernest Chew, Francis Maniam, Freddy Boey, Jeffrey Goh, Jimmy Tan, John Ting, Jonathan Cortes, Joshua Quek Mong Hua, Kenneth Wong, Melville Szto, Rev Dr Danny Goh, Roland Tan, Watson Rajaratnam
English Sermons (2008) Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon, Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Christopher Yuan, Danny Chua, Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Ernest Chew, Francis Maniam, Gordon Wong, Jeffrey Goh, Jerry Bridges, Jimmy Tan, John Lee, John Ting, Joshua Quek Mong Hua, Ken Springsteen, Kenneth Wong, Melville Szto, Roland Tan, Tan Siang Yang, Tony Adam, Vincent Lim, Worship Team
English Sermons (2011) Alex Lo, Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon, Bishop Moses Tay, Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Danny Chua, Dr Bobby Sng, Dr John Ng, Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Ernest Chew, Kenneth Wong, Lawrence Chua, Lim K Tham, Melville Szto, Neivelle Tan, Rev Dr Danny Goh, Roland Tan, Wong Chai Kee
English Sermons (2012) Alex Lo, Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon, Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Chris Creech, Daniel Lau Chee Seng, Daniel Lim, Danny Chua, David Leong, Donald Foo, Dr Andrew Goh, Dr John Ng, Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Edmund Chan, Ernest Chew, Francis Maniam, Freddy Boey, Jeffrey Goh, Jimmy Tan, John Ting, Joshua Quek Mong Hua, Kenneth Wong, Melville Szto, Rev Dr Danny Goh, Rev Dr Tan Soo Inn, Roland Tan, Samuel Ng, See Toh Ming Yew, Simon Wan, Wong Chai Kee, Yap Kim Meng
English Sermons (2013) Alex Lo, Bishop Emeritus Dr Robert Solomon, Caleb Chua Soon Boon, Caleb Chua Soon Boon & Sharon Ngoo, Daniel Lau Chee Seng, Daniel Lim, Danny Chua, David Leong, Derek Pang, Desmond Teo, Dr Lai Pak Wah, Dr Mary Tay, Dr Philip Satterthwaite, Dr Tan Lai Yong, Ernest Chew, Francis Maniam, Jeffrey Goh, Jimmy Tan, Jimmy Tan & Arene Koh, Jimmy Tan & Sharon Ngoo, Joshua Quek Mong Hua, Kenneth Wong, Melville Szto, Nick Chung, Nick Chung & Jonathan Cho, Raymond Cheah, Roland Tan, See Toh Ming Yew, Simon Wan, Tan Siang Yang