Our history

“Shoulder to shoulder, church to church, city to city, let’s disciple this nation for Christ!” – Rev. Paul Jeyachandran

The IDMC movement has been, and always will be, focused on bringing churches back to its disciplemaking roots. Over the years, we’ve had numerous churches and leaders approach us asking how they could partner and take their church on the IDMC journey. We’ve seen that through creating intentional discipleship environments, we have been able to inspire, train, equip, and mobilise churches and leaders towards intentional disciplemaking, and thus, the Great Commission. If you believe that disciplemaking should be the fundamental focus of the church then we invite you to stand alongside us.

Rev. Edmund Chan

IDMC Global Founder

Rev. Edmund Chan is one of the most sought-after expository preachers in Asia and around the world and is recognised by many as having the exceptional gift of making complex things simple. His insightful biblical teachings have been well-received internationally.

Not only is Rev. Edmund a much sought-after speaker, he is also a prolific author. He has written and published several books, including Growing Deep in God (2002); Mentoring Paradigms (2008); Growing Deep In Faith (2010), Cultivating Your Inner Life (2011), A Certain Kind (2013) and Radical Discipleship (2014). Rev. Edmund completed his two-year Masters degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA) in less than nine months and graduated summa cum laude.

“When God brings us to salvation, He transforms our hungers. He doesn’t just change what we do, but what we want to do. Edmund Chan reminds us that every Christian is a disciple and is called to be fully committed to Christ’s teaching.” – Ravi Zacharias, Author and Speaker

Ps Ann Chan

IDMC Global Founder

Pastor Ann Chan ministers actively alongside her husband, Rev. Edmund Chan, Leadership Mentor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church, championing the IDMC vision around the world together.

A gifted leader and teacher, she has pioneered many of Covenant EFC’s ministries. Many women have also been ministered by her through the Breakthrough Weekends.

Pastor Ann graduated from the Singapore Bible College in 1987. In 1994, she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education (with honours) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

She and Edmund have two daughters, Amanda and Belicia.

Rev. Paul Jeyachandran

IDMC Australia Director

Rev. Paul Jeyachandran is a gifted preacher and an able mentor. For over two decades, he has been actively engaged in mentoring pastors and preaching the Word of God internationally. Paul passionately pursues a God-given vision to call churches back to their disciple making roots and to raise disciplemaking leaders.

In addition to his numerous speaking engagements, Rev. Paul also serves as a mentor and teacher at Arrows College, Perth. Paul and his wife, Pastor Esabel Jeyachandran, provide leadership to the growing IDMC Movement in Australia and are the Senior Pastors of Life Church Castle Hill in Sydney, Australia, an Intentional Disciple Making Church.

Ps Esabel Jeyachandran

IDMC Australia Director

Pastor Esabel has been leading Life Church Castle Hill together with her husband, Rev. Paul Jeyachandran, since 2011 and has been faithfully leading the church back to its disciplemaking roots. Since then, the church has grown significantly and the Lord has multiplied the church both numerically and influentially.

She is gifted as an able administrator and is a notable developer of people. God has graced Esabel with organisational leadership and she uses her gifts to mobilise the church towards her God-given destiny.

Esabel and Paul live in Castle Hill, a beautiful suburb in Sydney, with their two beloved sons, David and Adam.

Rev. Edmund Chan

IDMC Global Founder

Rev. Edmund Chan is one of the most sought-after expository preachers in Asia and around the world and is recognised by many as having the exceptional gift of making complex things simple. His insightful biblical teachings have been well-received internationally.

Not only is Rev. Edmund a much sought-after speaker, he is also a prolific author. He has written and published several books, including Growing Deep in God (2002); Mentoring Paradigms (2008); Growing Deep In Faith (2010), Cultivating Your Inner Life (2011), A Certain Kind (2013) and Radical Discipleship (2014). Rev. Edmund completed his two-year Masters degree at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (USA) in less than nine months and graduated summa cum laude.

“When God brings us to salvation, He transforms our hungers. He doesn’t just change what we do, but what we want to do. Edmund Chan reminds us that every Christian is a disciple and is called to be fully committed to Christ’s teaching.” – Ravi Zacharias, Author and Speaker

Ps Ann Chan

IDMC Global Founder

Pastor Ann Chan ministers actively alongside her husband, Rev. Edmund Chan, Leadership Mentor of Covenant Evangelical Free Church, championing the IDMC vision around the world together.

A gifted leader and teacher, she has pioneered many of Covenant EFC’s ministries. Many women have also been ministered by her through the Breakthrough Weekends.

Pastor Ann graduated from the Singapore Bible College in 1987. In 1994, she obtained a Master of Arts degree in Christian Education (with honours) from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

She and Edmund have two daughters, Amanda and Belicia.

Rev. Paul Jeyachandran

IDMC Australia Director

Rev. Paul Jeyachandran is a gifted preacher and an able mentor. For over two decades, he has been actively engaged in mentoring pastors and preaching the Word of God internationally. Paul passionately pursues a God-given vision to call churches back to their disciple making roots and to raise disciplemaking leaders.

In addition to his numerous speaking engagements, Rev. Paul also serves as a mentor and teacher at Arrows College, Perth. Paul and his wife, Pastor Esabel Jeyachandran, provide leadership to the growing IDMC Movement in Australia and are the Senior Pastors of Life Church Castle Hill in Sydney, Australia, an Intentional Disciple Making Church.

Ps Esabel Jeyachandran

IDMC Australia Director

Pastor Esabel has been leading Life Church Castle Hill together with her husband, Rev. Paul Jeyachandran, since 2011 and has been faithfully leading the church back to its disciplemaking roots. Since then, the church has grown significantly and the Lord has multiplied the church both numerically and influentially.

She is gifted as an able administrator and is a notable developer of people. God has graced Esabel with organisational leadership and she uses her gifts to mobilise the church towards her God-given destiny.

Esabel and Paul live in Castle Hill, a beautiful suburb in Sydney, with their two beloved sons, David and Adam.