In August 2005, some migrant workers and seamen were searching for a permanent place of worship. For months, they had their fellowships and Sunday services at parks or rented places in hotels or community centres, if they have some money. Some of the churches they approached rejected their request to use their premises as a permanent place of worship because they are mainly domestic helpers and seamen. Through the recommendation of the Church’s mission director, Mr Alan Chan, the service found a permanent place of worship at Church of the True Light with about 100 members strong congregation today.
Since then, the congragation also started the Seafarers Mission in Batam in 2008. They also planted a new church, Church of the True Light Batam in 2009 to serve the families of the seafarers who live there. Today, there are about 250 people worshiping in Church of the True Light Batam.