Bishop Ong Hwai Teik is the fifth bishop of the Methodist Church in Malaysia. Rev Dr Ong Hwai Teik was elected Bishop at the 10th Session of the General Conference of the Methodist Church in Malaysia on 23 October 2012.
Rev Dr Ong Hwai Teik was elected President of Trinity Annual Conference (TRAC) in 2001 and re-elected in 2004. He was re-elected to serve another term in 2008. He joined TRAC in November 1983 after serving with the Chinese Church in London, and ordained as a travelling elder of the Methodist Church in Malaysia in 1988.
Rev Dr Ong obtained the B.A. in Theology (1981) from the London School of Theology, UK and the M.A. in Missiology (1999) from Fuller Theological Seminary, USA. He received the D. Min. from Asbury Theological Seminary, USA in May 2009 (under the Beeson International Leaders Scholarship). He has also received training in Spiritual Direction (Life Direction Team in Singapore (1999-2000).
Rev Dr Ong Hwai Teik served as Pastor of a number of TRAC churches (in Grace Sentul, Teluk Intan, Ipoh and Kuala Lumpur) from 1983 - 2003. He was District Superintendent of Perak District from 1996-2001 and also served as the Chairman of the Board of Evangelism from 1992 - 2000. Since 2000 he has been the TRAC Prayer Director.
Rev Dr Ong was involved with the National Evangelical Christian Fellowship as Hon. Secretary of Discipling A Whole Nation (DAWN) National Committee (1992-1995). He serves as the Chaplain to the Girls’ Brigade Malaysia and also Regional Chaplain of the Girls’ Brigade Asia Fellowship. He is a member of the Malaysian Lausanne Fellowship Committee.
He is married to Mun Kean, and they have a daughter, Hannah Ong.