KTCC started its ministry in 1963 at the aftermath of a huge fire at Bukit Ho Swee (May 1961). Rev Lau To Chan, the founder was greatly moved by the plight of the many homeless and poor survivors, and received the call of God in a vision to minister to those in the vicinity.
The pioneering years were difficult. With little financial support, Rev Lau and three other pioneers worked hard to reach out to the needy in the neighbourhood. Soon support came in from other believers and the ministry grew. In 1970 the church moved to a larger premise at 11 Branksome Road, which accommodated two hundred people. For the next eleven years, the church continued its blissful and fruitful ministry in this neighbourhood.
In 1981 the church was given an edict to move out of the residential area and find a new premise. Lacking in funds for another move, the church faced the threat of dissolution. With stout determination and God’s gracious blessings, fund-raising projects were launched and aggressive canvassing was made. Finally, God provided the land at 811 Upper Serangoon Road (25,000 square feet)! The existing old wooden house then, although spartan, was cosy and warm. It not only served as a roof over our heads, but also a beautiful place for a church.
Two years later, the authorities asked the church to build a new building as the old house posed a danger for large assembly. With limited finance and manpower, the congregation was once again pressed to brace herself for another challenge. Many believers from other churches came to her aid and supported the construction financially. Through an onerous journey the new church building was finally completed in 1985, thus changing the landscape to this stretch of Upper Serangoon Road.
Since then the church has added an extension at its rear, the Educational Centre in 1998 and the twin towers at its front in 2002. Today, Kim Tian Christian Church continues to be a place where the young and old join hearts to worship God and serve the community.