Tan Eng Boon was raised in a Buddist-Taoist family of four siblings in Georgetown, Penang. After completing secondary school, he left his hometown for Shah Alam to begin working life.
Eng Boon has since been working in a Technical Laboratory until he was reached the age of 55, when he retired (Yes, he in the same company since he left Penang so long ago).
Don’t let his age deceive you! He’s still actively working now, but with a chemical production industry.
When he was in the Klang Valley, a Christian brother, Cheah Huck Leong (a church elder in Bidor) brought Eng Boon to a church, Port Klang Gospel Hall (PKGH) and where he was eventually led to Christ.
Just a few years later, Eng Boon decided to obey the Lord by being baptized in Klang Gospel Hall (PKGH’s mother church) in 1978.
In ministry, Eng Boon went on to be a volunteer on the Operation Mobilisation ship, Logos, while it had docked in Port Klang.
He was also involved in the ‘Orang Asli’ (aboriginal) ministry in Temerloh, helping out in the village’s upkeep, like drilling wells that provided clean water.
Currently, Eng Boon is involved in providing transportation for needy church members and his main commitment in the church over the last two years is leading his cell group (Life Zone).
In 2015, Eng Boon accepted the appointment of a deacon in BethanyLife.
Eng Boon is married to a lovely wife, Margaret Lee Cheng Kim, and they are blessed with a daughter, Mariana Tan Yi Mei.
He specifically loves cooking Nyonya food in his free time and also loves swimming for relaxation whenever a swimming pool nearby is available.
Deep down, Eng Boon still considers himself a true blue Penang-ite, giving any and every excuse to go back to his hometown for a holiday.
He would like to declare that he has learned perseverance and patience as a Liverpool fan, who has been waiting for a league trophy.