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Program Speakers
Dr. G.T. Ng
Executive Secretary
General Conference

Longtime mission advocate G. T. Ng serves the Seventh-day Adventist world church as its executive secretary since the 2010 General Conference Session. Previously, he worked as an associate secretary for the world church, overseeing the Church’s Northern Asia-Pacific, Southern Asia, and Trans-European divisions. 

G. T. Ng was born in Youngberg Memorial Adventist Hospital at Upper Serangoon Road opposite the Bidadari cemetery.  He was said to be the first Adventist baby ever born in that hospital. 

His denominational service began in the 1970s in Cambodia, where ministry in the war-torn country first kindled his enthusiasm for mission. Shortly before Phnom Penh fell to Khmer Rouge forces, Ng and his wife, Ivy, were evacuated from Cambodia. Later, Ng served in Thailand, Malaysia, and his native Singapore, where he served as a pastor, health educator and regional department director. Ng is a husband of one wife, and father of two children, and grandfather of three grandchildren. 
Pastor Justin Yang
Senior Pastor
Atlanta Korean SDA Church

Justin Yang is the Senior Pastor of Atlanta Korean Seventh-day Adventist Church. He is a second generation Adventist minister with over 20 years of ministry experience from Korea, China, India, Philippines, Thailand, Laos and United States. He has served as a youth leader, teacher, chaplain, missionary, pastor and ministries director in various mission fields around the world.

Justin is currently pastoring the first Korean church in North American Division to radically and completely delegate the church leadership to the next generation. He’s happily married to Iris Yang and a father to 2 wonderful children, Enoch and Stella.

Justin also serves as a #GrowingYoungAdventists  (#GYA) presenter for the Southern Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists which includes the territories of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.

Pastor Sven Östring
Director, Church Planting
North New South Wales Conference
Sven Östring felt a strong call to enter the ministry to share the good news about Jesus with university students when he was in Cambridge University. He went on to study theology at Avondale College of Higher Education, and accepted a call to Western Australia where he planted the ACTS Church at Curtin University. He went on to become the Director of Church Planting and Leadership Development in the Western Australia (WA) Conference. Dr. Östring then moved to the Greater Sydney Conference where he was the Director of Personal Ministries, Sabbath School, Stewardship and Discipleship.
He was one of the executive producers and presenters for the “I Am” series, an evangelistic discipleship resource to reach secular young professionals. Dr. Östring is currently the Director of Church Planting at the North New South Wales Conference.
Sven has a wonderful family with Marilyn, Samuela and Nathanael, going camping, playing mini-golf and enjoying reading mission stories together.
 
Watch the ‘I am’ video here. 
Special Guests
Joe Sloan
Director of International Development
Hope Channel International, Inc.
Joe works for Hope Channel at the General Conference. He has produced and directed thousands of TV programs both for the secular broadcast market and for the Seventh-day Adventist church. He has 35 years of experience in the television industry and in addition to Hope Channel, has worked for various secular news media outlets. Today, Joe works with the 47 international channels that comprise the Hope Channel family establishing new channels, and helping existing ones to be successful in their region of the world.
Ivy Ng
Asian Channels Coordinator
Hope Channel International, Inc.

Currently, Ivy Ng works as the Asian Channels Coordinator of Hope Channel International
Inc. located at the General Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church headquarters. Right after college, she and her husband served as missionaries at the English Language School/Khmer Mission in Cambodia, and AIIAS, Philippines where she spent 15 years working as admissions officer.

She obtained her BA from Southeast Asia Union College, Singapore, and MA from Andrews University. The Ngs have two children, Jocelyn and Mervyn and three wonderful grandchildren.