Our Team

Pastor Pritam Singh Sandhu

Pritam Singh Sandhu is the Pastor of South Asian International Fellowship – a pioneeringmulticultural church plant established in late 2007 reaching out to the South Asian community in Singapore and beyond. The vision of South Asian International Fellowship is to establish an international New Testament type ministry through which South Asians will be empowered to reach and disciple the nations for Christ.
A Singaporean Christian of Punjabi Sikh origin, Pritam Singh Sandhu was educated in the National University of Singapore where he obtained a Bachelor’s of Science degree and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (with distinctions) from Nanyang Technological University. He also holds a Master of Christian Studies in Applied Theology from Regent College in Vancouver, Canada.
Pritam Singh Sandhu was a Vice-Principal of Business, Management and Computing School – a private commercial training school in Singapore from 1989 – 1993. He also taught Chemistry and Biology at Bukit View Secondary School from 1993 – 1996. His experience in ministry includes service as a Youth leader in Khush Khabri Fellowship in Singapore from 1996 – 2000, a ministry reaching out to the North Indian community in Singapore. He was also the Youth Pastor at the International Punjabi Masihi Church in Vancouver, Canada from 2000 – 2005.
Pritam Singh Sandhu is also the founder of South Asian Connection – a voluntary non-profit Christian hub and online web presence for South Asian Christians. A visionary by day and dreamer by night, Pritam Singh Sandhu has a passionate zeal to mentor the next generation of South Asian leaders.
Pastor Pritam Singh Sandhu is a Singapore registered licensed marriage solemnizer and conducts both civil and ceremonial marriages. He has two small children – Sujaan Kaur Sandhu and Saajan Singh Sandhu, and is married to Dr. Balbir Kaur Chaal – a Glasgow, Scotland born Punjabi Christian and Cambridge PhD. university educated molecular biologist. They live in the HDB heartland of Jurong West Extension in Singapore.
God has called an ordinary person like Pritam Singh Sandhu to do the extra-ordinary for God.

Then I heard the voice of the LORD saying, “Whom Shall I Send? And Who Will Go For Us?” and I said, “Here Am I, LORD, Send Me!” – Isaiah 6:8

 

Mission Director ~ Paul Welikande

Paul Welikande is a businessman by profession and runs three successful North Indian alfresco outdoor dining restaurants. A Singaporean by birth, Paul Welikande is Sri Lankan Sinhalese by origin and is married to Kalwant Kaur and they have four children.

 

SAIF–Tamil Ministry Leader ~Perumal Balakuthalingam

Perumal Balakuthalingam or Bala as we perfer to call him, is a professional audiologist working at a local hospital in Singapore. Bala is a Hindu convert and has a God-given passion to reach out to the Tamil professionals and Tamil foreign workers in Singapore with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Bala is married to Pauline Shekinah who works as a speech therapist and together both medical professionals minister at the SAIF–Tamil Ministry. Bala’s favorite Bible verse is “The Horse Is Made Ready For The Day Of Battle, But The Victory Belongs To The LORD.” Proverbs 21:31