Kelvin CoCreative Arts Pastor
Kelvin Co gets to do what he loves as the Creative Media Pastor of The Oaks Fellowship. He’s been involved in various aspects of creative media including live stage production, TV, radio, marketing, donor development, web strategy, social media, etc., since 1987. He found the sweet spot for his passion in 1997 when he started channeling his mix of creative and organizational leadership strengths in the sharing of the Gospel through the local church.
Kelvin loves what he does so much, he blogs about it and enjoys connecting with other practitioners to learn, help and collaborate.
Full name: Kelvin Tan Co
Kelvin’s family: Married Lucy in 1997; son Luc was born May 5, 2002
Ministry Role: As the Creative Media Pastor, I provide oversight to the teams who do the programming and production of services, creative projects, communication and marketing for The Oaks Fellowship.
Dream vacation: around the world with Lucy… anywhere with Lucy for that matter
Favorite movie: Empire of the Sun
Life motto: Learning = Heart > Mind
Favorite scripture: Romans 8:28
Things that fascinate me: God and people
People who inspire me are: Jesus, my awesome wife, my son, and my pastor
Previous jobs: was a DJ, businessman and systems consultant before going into ministry
One thing that most people don’t know about me: I speak four languages.
I’ve been in ministry since 1999.
When and where did you get saved: August 31, 1997 in Manila, Philippines
Music that moves me: Music from Les Miserables, Phantom of the Opera and Rent
Favorite bands: Switchfoot, Jars of Clay and Hillsong United
Life-changing moments: When I made the decision to live for the Lord, when I married Lucy and when Luc was born
Favorite books: The Bible, Purpose Driven Life and Pat Conroy’s books
Quirks: When I am sleepy, I unconsciously rub my thumb and forefinger.
In my spare time, I… make memories with Lucy and Luc.
Least favorite food: Green peas, pumpkin and carrots
What makes you laugh? Crass people
What is weird about you? I don’t know how to use chopsticks.
The most exotic place you’ve even been to: Vegas
The most adventurous thing you’ve ever done: Hunt down escaped prisoners of a criminal drug rehab facility with prison guards.
Least favorite thing to do: Confront people