Care For Pastors

Care for Pastors is a ministry initiative by NACC to provide a safe and caring place for pastors and their spouses to receive an empathetic ear, encouragement and a helping hand to grow and thrive in ministry. As pastors face a myriad of challenges in life and ministry, Care for Pastors affords pastors who are facing a range of emotional, psychological, spiritual and ministry issues an avenue to talk about those issues and get help and support to overcome those challenges.

Their spouses whether they themselves are in the ministry or not likewise faces similar challenges as well. Care for Pastors recognises that pastors and their spouses can find it a challenge to share their problems and issues with anyone especially those in their churches. Hence this is a safe place for them to get a listening ear.

How We Care

The counseling sessions are strictly by appointments only.

Onsite Care

We offer safe and personalized on-site counseling for pastors here:

National Association of Christian Counselor
G-10-3A, Block G, Setia Walk,
Persiaran Wawasan,
Pusat Bandar Puchong,
47160 Puchong, Selangor

Virtual Care

Get the same personalized and confidential one-on-one counseling wherever you are. We offer Virtual Care (online) counseling for pastors and their spouses. You can reach out to us and we will be in touch with you to walk alongside you, whatever you’re going through.

Do We Charge
Get in touch with us to find out more about our pricing policies.

Confidentiality Assured
Your identity and information shared are strictly confidential.

For more information about the programme, send your enquiry to

How to Get in Touch
Please register your interest here and we will get in touch with you.

Register Interest Here


Rev Calvin Lee

Rev Calvin Lee has been in the fulltime ministry since he graduated from Bible College of Malaysia in 1994. He has served in Kajang Assembly of God for 28 years, 10 years as the Senior Pastor from 2012-2022.

Rev Calvin believes the next season of God’s calling upon his life lies in counseling particularly in caring for pastors, having gone through himself the challenges and rigours of ministry which can take a toll on any pastor’s emotional, mental, physical, social and spiritual health. He is presently serving as a counseling pastor in Subang Jaya Assembly of God helping the church to train lay counselors and establish a counseling ministry for the community. Through the National Association of Christian Counsellors he has helped to lay the foundations for the Care for Pastors ministry initiative.

  • Master in Counseling, HELP University
  • Bachelor of Theology, Bible College of Malaysia
  • Diploma of Theology, Bible Institute of Singapore (Now known as ACTS College)
  • Licensed and registered counselor, Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia
  • Pastor for Counseling, Subang Jaya Assembly of God
  • Executive Director, National Association of Christian Counsellors

Rev. Lydia Chan

Rev. Lydia Chan is an Associate Pastor to her husband Rev. Isaac Chan since 1977. They have pastored together for 11 years in Johor Baru and 34 years in Penang Christian Centre.

A loving and fun person to be with, she appreciates change and enjoys variety. She’s very passionate about teaching and releasing the next generation to fulfil their Godgiven role and potential. She finds it extremely rewarding to see people, especially children and youth, grow, mature and take on responsibilities and leadership.

She believes that children need to hear the gospel of Jesus Christ, taught, discipled and equipped using methods and teaching aids that are relevant to children of today. She has over 40 years of experience in working directly with children, youth and families. She also teaches and trains Children’s workers and teachers in the church and other countries to be passionate, effective and creative teachers of children.

As a pastor and pastor’s wife, she has a heart for pastors and pastors’ wives. She is also instrumental in starting a counselling ministry in Penang under Penang Christian Centre called ‘The Safe Harbor’ in April 2020. Throughout her years of ministry she has been involved in counselling children, youth and families.

She is currently the National Children’s Ministry Director of the Assemblies of God of Malaysia.

  • Diploma of Theology with Bible Institute of Malaya (1977)
  • Bachelor of Theology with Asia Pacific Theological Seminary (1986)
  • Masters in Theology with Continental Theological Seminary, Brussels (2007)
  • Certificate in Lay Counselling with NationalAssociation of Christian Counsellors (2020)

Dr Yeo Pei Li

Dr Yeo has more than 20 years of experience helping individuals find breakthrough in their lives so that they can be a better version of themselves and live life to their full potential.
She specializes in trauma healing and restoration of emotional injury.

Dr Yeo is also a trained clinical supervisor providing supervision to counselors and counseling interns. Besides being a counselor and a supervisor, she is also an educator and trainer. Believing that prevention is better than cure she has been actively giving lectures, running workshops and giving talks on mental health issues in many varied settings.

  • Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision, Regent University, USA
  • Masters in Counselling (University of Malaya)
  • Licensed and registered counselor, Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia

Ms Kristy Yong

Kristy spent two years serving as a special needs teacher with Early Autism Program (EAP) and Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) training teaching children with disability in Early Steps Child Care Centre, Malaysia. She is experienced in working with parents with children with disability. She also holds a Master of Counseling from Monash University Clayton, Melbourne and was previously working with a forensic psychologist in Central Melbourne, Australia. On top of that, in the clinical office Kristy have conducted counseling services for refugees, children, and adults.

Upon her return in 2016 to serve in the Malaysian community as a registered and licensed counsellor, Kristy has experience in providing counseling for individuals, couples and for group counseling to the children and adults, covering a wide range of issues such as self-esteem, suicide, couple counseling, Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, stress management, conflict management and family conflict. In addition to that, Kristy also has experience in running talks and workshops for parents and young learners. Kristy is fluent in English and basic Mandarin.

  • Masters in Counseling, Monash University Clayton, Australia
  • Bachelor Degree in Psychology and Communication, Upper Iowa University, USA
  • Training in Early Autism Program
  • Training in Applied Behavioural Analysis
  • Certificate in Ballet Teaching Study
  • Emotion Focused Couple Therapy Core Skill 1
  • Licensed Counsellor with Australian Counseling Association (ACA)
  • Licensed and registered counsellor, Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia

Mr Patrick Cheng

Patrick has been involved in the helping profession for the past three decades. An unexpected encounter with a drug addict led him to work in a drug rehabilitation centre as a live-in staff for about two years. He also works with male clients with other addiction issues – alcohol, gambling and sexual addiction, as well as on anger management, control and relationship coaching.

His subsequent pastoral training and experience have equipped him to work with individuals, couples and families facing mental, emotional and spiritual health issues and also interpersonal problems at home and in the office.

Patrick enjoys working with couples as a marriage educator and counsellor and has conducted training and workshops on marriage, parenting and family issues, as well as served on the board of Focus on the Family (Malaysia).

He sees his role as a therapist as one of helping others to move towards optimal functions in their emotions and relationships so that they can be effective in their personal lives as well as in their families, workplaces and social settings.

  • Masters in Counseling (HELP University, Malaysia)
  • Masters of Arts in Pastoral Counseling (Alpha Omega International College)
  • Bachelor of Theology (Malaysia Bible Seminary)
  • Licensed and registered counselor, Lembaga Kaunselor Malaysia