The Team

Meet the Collaborators

Rev Dr Lim Kar Yong


Currently, a Lecturer of New Testament Studies and Director of Postgraduate Studies at Seminari Theoloji Malaysia (an ecumenical theological college training pastors and scholars for Christian ministry), Kar Yong is  passionate about the New Testament – its theological, cultural, and social contexts.  Kar Yong enjoys teaching, researching and providing guidance to students in this fascinating area of academic discipline, and at the same time, translating research into accessible Christian education seminars and lectures for the benefit of the church. Kar Yong has consulted on many of the New Testament itineraries and on several occasions can be found playing the role of Spiritual Director on some trips too!  When he’s not conducting a lecture, he can be found in the kitchen cooking up some Kelantanese delights!

Rev Dr Paul Barker


Between 2009 and 2016, Bishop Paul Barker was a visiting scholar in South and Southeast Asia, and attached to Seminari Theologi Malaysia (STM).  During this time he collaborated often with World Discovery Travel on a number of both Old Testament and New Testament itineraries to bring the Bible to life for Christians.  Paul is an avid traveller and passionate about bringing scripture to life.  He has led pilgrimages and study tours to the Holyland, Egypt, Turkey and Greece with World Discovery Travel.  Currently he is enjoying being based in one of the World’s most liveable cities – Melbourne, where he is serving as Assistant Bishop in the Diocese of Melbourne and is dearly missed by many of his Asian students!

Dr Anthony Loke


Dr Anthony Loke was the former Dean of Studies in STM from 2009 – 2010 and 2013 – 2015. He received his PhD in Old Testament from the University of Wales in 2011. He has published various articles and books and currently lectures and teaches Hebrew online. Known affectionately as ‘Rabbi’ to his students, Dr Anthony has been regularly conducting pilgrimages to the Holyland since 2005 with World Discovery Travel. A charismatic and engaging leader who loves singing, he frequently uploads photos of his cat, motorcycle and favourite foods.

Meet your Tour Managers

Inbam Solomon (Founder of Christian Tours Department)


Inbam Solomon is the heart of the team. She has a deep desire to fulfil the dream of Christians in making a pilgrimage to the Holyland possible. She had the vision to grow a special request tour in 1997 into an active business unit of the World Discovery Travel portfolio. The company is now synonymous with quality Christian tours to the Holyland, Turkey, Greece and Italy. Having lead the first group to Jerusalem back in 1997, she continues to accompany pilgrim groups and thrives on the testimonies of those who have shared their pilgrimage with her. When Inbam is not on tour or in the office, she enjoys spending time with her family and five dogs, and spends weekends doing the church flowers.

Helina Solomon


Helina has inherited her mother’s enthusiasm and exuberance for life! She is actively engaged in our itinerary planning and product development. When she isn’t planning a tour, she is planning a Sunday school lesson for young children or scouting craft items for the class. You can also find Helina consulting on aspects of retail therapy during tours! 😉

Sheila David


Sheila, who heads the Christian Tours Department has been with World Discovery Travel since 2012. She also leads groups to Holyland, Turkey 7 Churches and Greece when required. She is soft spoken and loves making new acquaintances and some later become good friends. Seeing members of our groups experiencing Christ is the joy and satisfaction of the job. Sheila is also actively involved in the Women’s Ministries in St Paul’s Anglican Church Petaling Jaya.

Andrew Jacob


Andrew is in his 6th year as a tour consultant with the company, doubling up as a tour manager when called upon. An extrovert at heart, he is an avid traveller and loves good food! Andrew is also a worship leader and plays the guitar by ear. You may recognise Andrew from your local pub or a recent wedding as he a gifted singer who takes on gigs from time to time!

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