A voice says, “Cry!” And I said, “What shall I cry?” All flesh is grass, and all its beauty is like the flower of the field. The grass withers, the flower fades when the breath of the LORD blows on it; surely the people are grass. The grass withers, the flower fades, but the word of our God will stand forever. (Isaiah 40:6-8 ESV)

Leow Wen Pin (廖文彬) is Director of the Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia at the Koinonia Inclusion Network (KIN), a disability mission organisation that enables the Church to welcome and disciple people of all abilities. In the area of theology, he graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford (MSt, New Testament, as an Ertegun Scholar), the University of Aberdeen (MTh, Old Testament), and Singapore Bible College (MDiv, Biblical Studies). He also holds degrees in physics, teaching, and educational research from University of Cambridge (UK) and the National Institute of Education (Singapore).

Wen Pin’s research focuses on the intersection between biblical and practical theology: to apply the whole counsel of Scripture to complex modern concerns, in order to support churches in fulfilling the Mission of God. His areas of inquiry include disability, mental health, creation care, homiletics, pastoral theology, and more. He has authored/edited four books, including Enabling Hearts: A Primer for Disability-Inclusive Churches, which was featured in Christianity Today and several other publications. He has also written numerous peer-reviewed articles, book chapters, book reviews, and more (see here for a list of publications).

Wen Pin is passionate about the inclusion of persons with disabilities, especially in the Church. To this end, he founded KIN, where he also serves as President of the Management Committee. He was also appointed Catalyst for Disability Concerns by the Lausanne Movement, working alongside fellow catalysts to champion and mobilise for disability missions worldwide. He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of Disability & Religion, and the advisory group of the Centre for Autism and Theology (CAT), University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

He has volunteered for over a decade in various governing/advisory roles in the special education sector in Singapore. He was the School Supervisor of AWWA School from 2014-2020. He also contributed to the establishment of pioneering institutions such as Kindle Garden (Singapore’s first purpose-built fully-inclusive preschool), and AWWA School@Bedok (a school for 300 children with moderate-severe autism). Wen Pin currently volunteers with the St Andrew’s Autism Centre and the St Andrew’s Mission School.

Wen Pin is married to Dr Su Xinyi, a clinician-scientist, and they have three children: Matthew, Nathaniel, and Sophie. They worship at Bethany Evangelical Free Church, Singapore, where Wen Pin serves actively in the church’s teaching and preaching ministries.