Impacting lives creatively for Christ

About John Kwan

John Kwan is passionate about impacting lives creatively for Jesus Christ. His creative leadership skills are changing the way church and organization is done worldwide. John first came out with the idea of the LiFEgame with his youth leaders as an activity for one of their youth camp in 1984.  The purpose of the game was for the youth to understand the difficulties of life faced by parents.  John and the youth leaders realized that the youths were greatly impacted by the game and began to plan for the next camps. With every camp, John further expanded the game and improved every aspect of the game. In 2002, John and the team took the game out from the origin town to Sungai Petani where they organized the LiFEgame for the National Baptist Youth Camp for around 220 participants.

With that, John saw the potential of the games impacting people’s life and went on to conduct camps throughout Malaysia. At the same time, he continued to design other creative teaching tools, namely “impact games” to teach God’s biblical and practical principles. Under his leadership, LifeIMPACT Ministries began in 2006 and has impacted more than 35,000+ lives.

In year 1997-2003, John served as Senior Pastor at Sandakan Baptist Church, using Purpose Driven principles and brought much change to the church.  In year 2003, the church received the Purpose Driven Church Health Award from Rick Warren, the author of the Purpose Driven Church and Purpose Driven Life.

Currently, John is serving at Hillside Baptist Church as senior pastor.

John is married to Jennifer, faith worker of LifeIMPACT and Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary.

They have two children, Joanna and Joshua


LifeIMPACT CMM UK is an affiliate of Chinese Methodist Mission (UK), working in partnership with Pastor John Kwan’s LifeIMPACT Ministries to impact lives creatively for Christ.