The formation of The STRIKEFORCE… a Christian ministry percussion group in City Harvest Church.
In Nov 2004, foreseeing that percussion music would be the next frontier in stage
performance, he gathered about 25 drummers & percussionists and established The
Strikeforce as a Christian ministry at CHC with the blessing of Pastor Kong Hee.
He also envisaged to train anyone with no experience in drumming nor had held a pair
of drum sticks before, expecting only from them to have a strong interest and eager to
learn. And from a group of novice, The Strikeforce very quickly grew in numbers and
had at one point seen 200 members took part in its activities in the first 6 months.
Due to their popularity, excellence in performance and professional attitude, while
constantly doing their part in Christian ministry, the Strikeforce, was being approached
by many government & corporate agencies to perform at their events.
For national community events, the Strikeforce performed in Chingay 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and National Day Parade 2005, 2006 & 2009. They also went for sponsored trips to Japan (Midosuji Parade OSAKA and NAMBA Joyful Marching Band Festival), China, Taiwan and Malaysia for drum performances.
As the head instructor of the Strikeforce, Boon helped these inexperienced drummers to
earn extra pocket money by engaging some players from the Strikeforce as freelance
drummers to perform at some of these paying corporate events.
While it was good that the members of the Strikeforce gained much experience &
accolades from performing at corporate events, in 2009, it was also the correct time that The Strikeforce stepped up to their position as a full-time Gospel Christian Percussion Group. Since then, the members of the Strikeforce, as an entity have focused solely on
firstly Christian and Mission events, followed by Charity events and lastly Community events by non-profit organizations.
2004 till 2012
Crossing Over Pastors Graduate Ceremony 2004
CHC Emerge '05 '06 '07 '09
CHC Asia Conference '08 '10
The Strikeforce had performed countless concerts for Come Celebrate Christmas in Orchard Road.
2011 City Harvest Church Suntec Opening Drum Act by The Strikeforce
The Strikeforce performed at Festival of Praise 2009, 2011, Global Day of Prayer 2008 and 2009.
House of Joy Performance 2011
You are not alone Concert 16 Apr 2011 for Japan Tsunami Victims
2009 - Boon had long foresaw the potential popularity of the Cajon way before it was popular and he initiated the CAJON INTEGRATION XTREME OPERATION to the Strikeforce for City Harvest Church. Within 6 months, all the Strikeforce members had their own Cajons and was serving in their cell groups and supported many other cell groups playing alongside the guitar during praise and worship. With that, a natural progression led to a subsidiary ministry named Cajon Ministry being born and an extra 200 non-Strikeforce members also received training from the Strikeforce members and continue to bring a rhythmic music element and addition to nearly all the cell groups in a 33,000 member City Harvest Church at that time.
2011 July 15 - The Strikeforce evolved to become a praise and worship music band with a strong emphasis on rhythm. They kickstarted with a SFMT (StrikeForce Mission Trip) service in their studio and delivered the full experience before more than 60 unsuspecting audience.
In 2012 and with the blessings of Pastor Sun, the Strikeforce became a para-church independent organization that provided itself greater access to perform for any church or Christian organization and blessing an even larger part of the Christian community.
These are the events that followed…
Global Conclave Christian Conference 18 to 20 Oct 2012 New Delhi INDIA
Canaan Church Full CHRISTMAS 2012 service featuring the STRIKEFORCE in Songs, Testimony, Drums and Dance
Enamour Fund Raising Concert 2012
Kingdom Invasion 2013
Festival of Praise 2013
African Praise Fest 2013
Voices for Hospice 2013 concert
Flavours Combined Service 2013 Cornerstone Community Church
Bethesda Cathedral Carnival 2016
GO FORTH Conference Methodist Churches 2018
The Strikeforce performed at Celebration of Hope 2019 for 2 of its 5 events and they were a part of DRUMMERS FOR JESUS CHRIST which are many Christian drum groups gathered by Boon.
They also went on to perform a full 15 min show for Toa Payoh Methodist Christmas 2019 at the Toa Payoh Amphitheater.
Till today The Strikeforce stays committed as a Christian gospel percussion group that was formed for the very purpose of producing exciting spirited praise worship and drum
performances for the Christian Community and its masses.
Catch more STRIKEFORCE VIDEOS here!
Boon's ethos in raising up talents is found in the Bible 1 Sam 18:7-8
7 And as the women danced, they sang out: “Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands.” 8 And Saul was furious and resented this song. “They have ascribed tens of thousands to David,” he said, “but only thousands to me. What more can he have but the kingdom?”…
Verse 7 - Absolutely - This should be the case for every successful leader
Verse 8 - The exact opposite, infact Boon has constantly let the people he trained in The Strikeforce shine very brightly in the front and take leadership positions in all possible avenues.