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Radio Tagumpay pays tribute to Pastor Rudy Tan of FCF Life Centre

BY VIOLI Calvert – The Filipino-Australian community in Sydney has been rocked by the sad news that one of its respected spiritual leaders has passed away.  Pastor Rudy Tan of FCF Life Centre joined His Maker on the early hours of Tuesday, November 22. 

FCF Life Centre’s Senior Pastor Rudy Tan
Late Pastor Rudy Tan and wife Pastor MarionTan, 3rd and 4th from left, with community leaders after the “Selfless Love Concert” in Minchinbury

Pastor Rudy was instrumental for Radio Tagumpay* and FCF Life Centre to be partners in undertaking Selfless Love Concert on March 20, 2021.  The concert raised funds for international students and their families who were recommended and assessed for financial assistance during the pandemic.

At its broadcast on 23rd November, 2022, the Radio Tagumpay team paid tribute to Pastor Rudy Tan. In the program promotion, the Radio Tagumpay team expressed its gratitude.

“We will remember Pastor Rudy Tan for his gentleness, kindness and deep Faith which inspired us, the FCF Life Centre family, the Filipino-Australian community and beyond.”

The finale song of the Selfless Love concert,”The Power of Love” was played to pay tribute to Pastor Rudy Tan.

Pastor Nomer Velasco, the current president of the denomination Foursquare Church Australia urged friends and the community in Sydney to continue praying and bring comforts to Pastor Rudy’s wife Pastor Marion Tan and family.

Pastor Velasco announced the following update regarding Pastor Rudy’s funeral: – Viewing Service on Thursday, 1st December,  6 to 9pm at FCF Life Centre, 111 Eskdale Street, Minchinbury. Refreshments after.

Funeral Service on Saturday, 3rd December, 9 am to 12 noon also at FCF Life Centre. Refreshments after

Brief Information on Pastor Rudy Tan

14 May 1949 – 22 November 2022 

Rudy Tan is Senior Pastor of FCF Life Centre situated in Minchinbury. Before stepping into fulltime ministry in 1995, he worked in the IT industry for 25 years. Rudy was instrumental in the formation of the church, and was involved in planting four other churches, all members of the Foursquare family. He is Principal and lecturer at LIFE Bible College.

On the small hours of 22 November, Pastor Rudy joined his Maker.  He was married to Marion and they are blessed with two children, Monina and Randolf
.  He was a doting grandfather of Ryan (12 yrs) and Andy Tan (9 yrs );  and Jack Castro 10 (yrs). He loved his children in-law Glenn Castro and Vi Tan.

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(Photo credit:  Nicky Galbis Anacin.  More photos of the Selfless Love Concert can be viwed here:

.*Radio Tagumpay airs on Triple H 100.1FM on Wednesdays, at 6-8pm.   It can be streamed to listen online via: