Know God &
Make Him Known

“The time is fulfilled, and the Kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the Gospel.” - Mark 1:15

Jesus’s ministry on earth has often been glamourised by His miracles: from changing water to wine to calming storms to raising the dead. But His primary mission wasn’t to heal diseases, or eradicate poverty or feed the masses; He came to seek and save the lost (Luke 19:10). He is the fulfilment of the Biblical narrative: of a Creator God’s love for His creation made in His image, and in spite of our rebellion (sin) and rejection, redeemed us through Jesus’s death on the cross.

At Boscombe Life Church, we want to share this life-transforming message: that you are of infinite worth because you were made in God's image and redeemed for eternal glory.

We believe that

The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God and thus infallible, completely reliable and the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice.

There is one true God eternally existent in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit and entirely sovereign over creation, history, revelation, salvation and final judgement.

Created originally in the image of God, man sinned, and became a fallen, lost and sinful being. Just as sin has broken our relationship with God, sin has, and continues to break all we hold dear: our lives, our relationships, our world.

It is into this broken world that Jesus came. Jesus is God incarnate: He was born of the virgin Mary, lived a sinless human life and performed divine miracles; He died as a vicarious, atoning sacrifice by shedding His blood for our sins and to destroy the works of Satan. He was raised bodily from the dead, ascended to heaven, continues His mediatorial work and will personally return in power and glory.

We are redeemed and restored to fellowship with God only by grace through personal faith in Jesus Christ, apart from works.

The Holy Spirit was sent by the Father to bear witness to His Son; His power is essential for the regeneration of sinners and His indwelling presence in all believers is vital for our progressive sanctification and witness.

At Christ’s return, there will be the bodily resurrection of all the dead – of believers to eternal blessedness and of unbelievers to eternal punishment – and the perfection of the glorious Kingdom of God in a new heaven and a new earth.

Meet Our Pastor


Pastor Alvin Tan

God saved and called me to serve Him all at once, one memorable morning in 1986. I was 17 years old. Since then, every day has been an exhilarating adventure of knowing Him and making Him known. The motto “Love people, use things. Never use people and love things!” underpins my ministry philosophy. My singular desire is to inch God's people always towards Christ-likeness.

On a random note — I love to cook, read and run. I think Liverpool FC is the best EPL club, and I am a diehard museum buff. Bitter gourd is awful, and daydreaming keeps you young. Pink is absolutely the nicest colour.