During those days, there were already a lot of Chinese migrating from Southern China to Singapore to seek better life. Many of these immigrants were from the Teochew speaking Swatow and Hockien speaking Amoy.In 1872, under the urging of the missionary of the London Missionary Society in Singapore and the Prinsep Street Church, together with the support of the Western Missionary from the Swatow and Amoy, the England Presbyterian Church sent their first missionary, Rev. J. A. B. Cook to Singapore. Rev.Cook arrived in Singapore on 16/11/1881, and henceforth began of the missionary work of the Presbyterian Church.