At the age of 18, Karen had a very powerful encounter with Jesus Christ at a youth camp (Cru) which dramatically changed her pursuit in life. She was offered to study law in National University of Singapore and that was also the time when she received the call of God to the nations. After graduating and practicing as a lawyer for about a couple of years, she stepped out in faith to obey the call of God to the nations and God opened the door through a group of pastors/elders in the city who had recognised her gifts and calling on her life and invited her to pioneer the ministry office of Christ for all Nations in Singapore.
For the next 10 years till 2012, she was appointed as the Regional Director of Christ for all Nations offices (CfaN, founded by the internationally renown late Evangelist Reinhard Bonnke) and pioneered ministry offices in Singapore, Australia and Hong Kong, reaching more than 30,000 prayer partners and networking with churches from all denominations all over Asia for harvest events in the Asia-Pacific and Africa.
She has ministered in many Asian countries like Brunei, Philippines, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, Korea, India, Sri Lanka, Singapore and also the USA, in churches; at youth, pastors’/leaders’, 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 mission of making disciples of all nations (Matt 28:18-20).
Since she came to Christ in the 1990s and being filled with the Holy Spirit, she also started receiving dreams from God on a regular basis, directing her in ministry, in prayer for others and the nations. She walks in the supernatural and believes that we can all lead naturally supernatural lives as we follow and are led by the Spirit.
With a heart to disciple the nations, God has also divinely opened doors for her to start and be part of local movements, as well as to serve as part of the team for global missions movements like “4-14 window”.
Karen is married to Jason Tay, who is a gifted bible teacher and online entrepreneur who seeks to see the Kingdom of God expand through sustainable businesses.
Having been faithful to lead many young people to Christ and discipling many youth and young adults in the local church she and her husband were a part of since their late teens, as well as having multiplied many cell groups across universities and also in hostels, she and her husband Jason, felt the burden to more effectively be “the Church Without Walls to the World”.
So in 2011, their deep conviction of what biblical Ekklesia looks like, led them to step out to encourage the Body of Christ in Singapore to stay the focus on the principal mission Jesus has given us – “to make disciples of all nations”, and to empower leaders to rethink “church” as well as pioneer and release missional communities committed to walking in obedience to God’s Word, building authentic strong relationships in community and an apostolic heart of going and being the church where the lost are.
They also founded Missional Church Communities Network (MCCN) now known as Missional Movements, a relational movement of organic/missional/house church communities focused on “multiplying disciples who make disciples” seeking to create disciple-making movements (DMM) across various countries.
Desiring to see the Body of Christ come to maturity and fullness, they currently equip the Body of Christ through DMM trainings and activate God’s people for ministry through the discovery and development of the 5 gifts of the apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, and teacher.
Jason and Karen have a young adult daughter Elizabeth, and they are based in Australia since 2019.
Jason is a teacher and apostolic entrepreneur. After more than 10 years as an English and History teacher, and “full-time ministry”, he stepped out in obedience to God; asking Jesus, the builder of the church, to show him the church of His dreams. God’s answer led Jason to the organic church movement; organic in the sense of the life-giving, creative nature of God; in contrast to inorganic, synthetic, man-made religiosity. More importantly, it also led to a rediscovery of the gospel that Jesus actually preached, not of the church or just going to heaven, but for His Kingdom to come and will to be done on earth.
Together with his wife Karen, they have pioneered simple, organic church communities in Singapore as well as a successful e-commerce business since 2013 when they both left salaried “full-time ministry” jobs.
Jason is now sought after as an expert by companies and government-linked organisations such as Amazon, CNBC and the Singapore Institute of Retail Studies to speak, train and consult. This opens the door to bring biblical principles and the kingdom of God into the business sphere.
Jason’s desire is to help others realise and develop their unique God-given gifts as apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers; living out the Kingdom of God in real life by building communities in the spheres of society.