From Sungei Way-Subang Methodist Church (SSMC), 22 young adults and their families decided to heed God's call by stepping up and stepping out. Damansara Utama Methodist Church (DUMC) started their first service on Sunday the 6th of January, 1980. Daniel Ho, along with elders Dr Ling Khoon Chin and Dr Wong Cheng Mun took on the pastoral responsibilities.
Meeting in a first-floor shop lot not far from The Ship in Damansara Utama, 80 people came for the first 5pm gathering. Soon, a number of doctors and medical students from University Malaya joined in. Pr Daniel Ho would often lead worship, playing the only musical instrument available — the guitar, and share the Word.
DUMC started their first family camp.
DUMC moves to a two adjacent shop lots in another part of Damansara Utama
Once again, DUMC moves to the first owned premise — Taman Mayang. The sanctuary could accommodate 500 people.
Pr Daniel Ho steps fully into the Senior Pastor role.
DUMC starts the first vernacular service, Chinese Church.
DUMC starts 2nd English service. Renames services to Celebrations.
DUMC hosts the first Malaysia Cell Church Conference (MCCC) in hopes of gathering and equipping churches to adopt the Biblical community model.
DUMC starts 3rd English Celebration, accommodating the 1,000 worshippers.
DUMC establishes Community Excel Services (CES), the community service arm, to help the less privileged society by bringing God's love and justice to them.
DUMC starts the 2nd vernacular Celebration, Bahasa Malaysia Celebration.
DUMC moves to the current premise — Dream Centre.