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)
Leow Wen Pin is Lecturer in Biblical and Interdisciplinary Studies, and Director of the Centre for Disability Ministry in Asia, at the Biblical Graduate School of Theology, Singapore. He graduated with distinction from the University of Oxford (MSt, New Testament, as an Ertegun Scholar), the University of Aberdeen (MTh, Old Testament), Singapore Bible College (MDiv, Biblical Studies), and the Biblical Graduate School of Theology (GDCS).
Wen Pin’s research interests focus on biblical studies and disability theology/ministry. In these areas, he has published three books, and various other peer-reviewed articles, book reviews, and more (see here). He also serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Disability & Religion, and on the advisory group of the Centre for Autism and Theology (CAT), University of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Before his move to academia, Wen Pin was a Singapore Public Service Commission (PSC) scholar. He graduated from the University of Cambridge with a BA in Natural Sciences (Physical) as a Corpus-Taylor Scholar, as well as an MPhil in Comparative Education. He was an educator, and also served in various policy positions in Singapore’s defence, education, and trade and industry ministries, with portfolios involving human resources, higher education policy, and national research policy.
Wen Pin is passionate about the inclusion of persons with disabilities, especially in the Church. To this end, he founded the Koinonia Inclusion Network (KIN), a Singapore-based charity that enables churches in Asia by helping them include and disciple people with disabilities.
He has also served for over a decade in various governance/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. For his contributions to the disability sector, Wen Pin was awarded the 2021 Ten Outstanding Young Persons (Singapore) Award for Voluntary Leadership.
Wen Pin is married to Dr Su Xinyi, a clinician-scientist, and they have three children: Matthew, Nathaniel, and Sophie.