History

Why FES?

In the early 60s with the emerging of Christian Fellowships in some tertiary institutions in Malaysia, the need was felt for a coordinating body to strengthen these fellowships through training and counseling.

Hence FES came to be through the concerted efforts of some graduates and students. While a member of the International Fellowship of Evangelical Students (IFES), FES Malaysia remains an independent body, run by Malaysians and supported by Malaysians.


1950s

Students in fellowship, at the then University Malaya in Singapore saw the potential of students impacting students in campus. Hence FES came to be. Graduates came back to avail their resources to disciple, shape and walk alongside students.

 

 


1962

With the imminent separation of Singapore from Malaysia, FES Malaysia was birthed through the combined effort of both students and graduates of that era. The goal was to inspire the endless possibility of the impact students can have in the campus and later, as graduates, wherever they are placed.


1969

The first full-time staffworker, Mr. Thomas Heng (pix-right) was appointed.

 


1971

Camp Cameron began.

 

 

 

 

 


 

1980

ReGrow reading program initiated. - Christian books were brought in and offered at bargain prices to encourage students to read


1987

Inter-Varsity Tour Mission Trip (IVTMT) was started to encourage local missions.

 

 

 

 

 


1992

First National Conference began held in Universiti Pertanian Malaysia. Theme: Here am I

 

 

 

 

 

 

1999

FES National Conference 1999.

 

 

 

 

 


2003 Our first regional office made its home in Kuching, Sarawak.

2004 FES moves north and opened a regional office in Penang, catering to the upper northern campuses.

2006 Our base now extends to the southern region, in Malacca.



2006 Social Work Exposure and Embracement Program (SWEEP) - Encouraging and exposing students on social work.

 

 

 

2006

WORDilicious Investigators (a conference, concert and carnival) to issue a call for students to rediscover the Bible for themselves and its relevancy.


2007 STOMP (Student Together on Mission Partnership).The team consist Semenanjung and Sarawak students visited Pantu & Betong.