He was appointed to this position four years ago when he felt the Call of the Lord to move on from his successful business to this denominational ministry.
He was recently interviewed by anchorman Mark Tronson, chairman of Well-Being Australia, on Australian Missionary News IPTV, while they were both at the Baptist World Congress held in Hawaii
Singapore is an Island Nation of 600 square kilometres with a population of almost 5 million people, of which about three-quarters are ethnic Chinese, mostly from families who migrated after 1819 when the British, under Sir Stamford Raffles, established a trading post there.
Although at that time it was occupied by a small number of Malays, that ethnic group is now one of the small but significant minorities, along with Indians, other Asians and some Europeans.
Due to its vibrant economy and its 'doorway to Asia' positioning, here is a very high 'temporary' population of both expatriate professionals and workers in the service sector, so that exact numbers are very hard to determine.
At the local level, Peter Tang is a deacon at Calvary Baptist Church which has an emphasis on the family. There is a huge push for worshipping together, and he often sees three generations of worshippers.
His English service attracts 1000 worshippers each Sunday, while there are smaller Mandarin and Hindi speaking congregations.
Peter Tang sees his role as having three distinct directions:
He provides mutual encouragement to the pastors and ministers of the 36 Baptist Churches in Singapore. This involves developing engagements whereby pastors can develop friendships and enjoy fellowship.
He also likes to create opportunities for ministry partnerships. He noted that the Convention can do so much more when working together as a strong unified body. In engaging such agendas his emphasis is on the 'joy of the Lord' in ministry.
And looking at a global perspective, he investigates ways of establishing church membership development for all these churches, and identifies how the larger Baptist family across the world can provide mutual support.
"The future for Baptist work in Singapore is very bright," exclaims Peter Tang. The challenge is to build a strong togetherness between all the Baptist churches within the Convention with a sense of family, oneness and the 'joy of the Lord'."
This interview with the Australian Missionary News IPTV can be viewed at