PASTORAL TEAM 教牧團隊
Pastors and Ministry Staff are listed in alphabetical order by last name.
Cantonese Young Adults Pastor
About Pastor Jonathan Au
Pastor Jonathan Au was born and brought up in Hong Kong. He graduated from Hong Kong University with major in Applied Mathematics and then worked in the IT industry for over 20 years. In 1995, after he immigrated to Canada, the church life in Vancouver became a turning point for him. In 1999, he and his wife Rebecca relocated to Bay Area due to new job opportunities. Since then, he has been serving the Lord at church diligently and wholeheartedly. In 2009, he and his wife received the calling from God for full-time ministry. They entered Christian Witness Theological Seminary in next year and obtained the Master degree of Biblical Studies in 2013.
認識區均來牧師 區均來牧師在香港出生及長大。他畢業於香港大學，主修應用數學，之後一直從事電腦工作超過 20年。區牧師於 1995年移民加拿大後，溫哥華的教會生活成為了他生命的轉捩點。1999年，區牧師與太太周志芬因為工作關係而遷居灣區。自此之後，他在教會中殷勤和全心全意地事奉神。2009年，他們一起蒙主呼召作全時間事奉。翌年，他們進入基督工人神學院修讀聖經研究碩士課程，並於 2003年畢業。
English Young Adults Pastor
About Pastor Dana
"From menace to minister" is a good summary of what God did in my life through Jesus Christ. The rest is to convince you I had a part in this miracle: Dana graduated from UC Davis and worked in the bio-tech industry. Before serving as Young Adult Pastor at Bay Area Chinese Bible Church, he served with Asian American Christian Fellowship, and as pastor at Marin Asian Community Church.
Dana graduated from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. A truth Dana holds dear: “If God can love me, He can love anybody. If God can use me, he can use anybody."
San Leandro Cantonese and Lead Pastor
About Pastor Patrick
Patrick immigrated to Boston from Hong Kong with his parents at the age of 18. While studying mechanical engineering at Columbia University, he received Christ and the calling for full-time ministry. Patrick worked for two years as an engineer before entering Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary full-time. Since 1986 Pastor Patrick has served as youth pastor, church planter, college campus minister in New York City, assistant pastor in Los Angeles, and senior pastor in San Diego before completing his doctor of ministry in 2002. He and his family relocated to Alameda in 2006 to care for his elderly mother. He feels thankful that God led him to join BACBC as associate pastor since 2007.
Pastor Patrick's passion is in developing authentic spiritual leaders through small group multiplication to complete the Great Commission. He is married to Esther for over 25 years. They have three children, Caleb, Caitlin, and Casey.
About Pastor Alex "Pastor Alex Leung’s vision is to see disciples of Jesus Christ become devoted members of the local church, who are being shaped by the cross and have hearts burning for the Word of Christ. He received a M. Div. from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY (2011), and a B.A. in Geographic Analysis from Ryerson University in Toronto, ON, Canada (2006). Prior to full-time ministry, Alex worked for municipal governments in Canada.
Alex was born in Hong Kong but raised in Canada. Alex enjoys coffee, seafood, country music, football, and spending time with family in SF! He and his wife Vivian live in Pleasanton with their daughters Madison and Alexis."
About Pastor Steve "Steve grew up in the East Bay as a 4th generation Chinese American. He was blessed to have a faithful Uncle and Aunt pray for the salvation of his family daily. Then through the witness of some high school friends who attended BACBC, Steve came to follow Jesus as a Senior in High School at Encinal. He received an BS in EECS at UC Berkeley and worked as a Software Engineer for 11 years before following God into vocational ministry in 1988. He and his wife Esther met through the college fellowship at BACBC and married in 1979. They have 3 adult children, two of which are married, and one grandson! Steve enjoys running, chess and reading. He has an M.Div. from Liberty Seminary."
Xuexuan (Elijah) Ren
About Pastor Elijah Xuexuan Ren
Pastor Elijah Xuexuan Ren was born and raised in China. When he was young, Pastor Ren attempted to start a business with his father but failed. He met and married Xiaoming Hou in Beijing. In 2010, God called him for full-time ministry. Pastor Ren went to Malaysia Baptist Theological Seminary and received degree in M.Cs. He then came to U.S. to attend Christian Witness Theological Seminary and obtained M. Div. Pastor Ren is currently studying at Logos Evangelical Seminary for D. Min.
Pastor Ren previously served at Penang St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church in Malaysia, Grace Chinese Baptist Church of San Jose, and Home of Christ church in Fremont. He is devoted to serve God with all his heart. He does not pursue his personal interests but God’s. Pastor Ren believes that “the greatest accomplishment of a man is to let God help him.” (Kierkegaard) His family motto is “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and shun evil.” (Proverbs 3: 5-7)
San Leandro English Pastor
About Pastor Chris Yen
Chris Yen is a Bay Area native, born in Berkeley and growing up in Orinda. He graduated from the University of California Berkeley with a degree in psychology and worked for KGO-TV/ABC7 News after graduating from college. In 1999 he took on God’s ministry call and enrolled in Western Seminary in Portland, OR, graduating in 2004 with a MDiv in Pastoral Studies and a M.A. in Counseling. He served from 2004 - 2017 at a Chinese-American church in Berkeley. In the summer of 2017, Chris sensed God’s leading in a different ministry direction. He became employed with JetBlue Airways in the fall of 2017. In the spring of 2018 he came on as part-time staff at Helping Hands East Bay in Alameda. In the spring of 2019, he sensed God’s call back into ministry and became a part-time English pastor at Bay Area Chinese Bible Church San Leandro campus. He also left JetBlue and is now working with JSX, a semi-private jet service out of Oakland airport. Besides being a sort of “jack of all trades” Chris enjoys cooking, baking, travel, and FaceTiming with his 3 nephews.
About Pastor Johnny Yue
Pastor Johnny Yue grew up in Hong Kong and immigrated to the United States with his family at age 18. He graduated from the University of California at Berkeley in 1976. He worked as an accounting manager, comptroller and vice president of couple large investment companies. Johnny has attended Bay Area Chinese Bible Church since 1976, and called to full-time ministry at the church in 1992.
Pastor Johnny has been married to Louisa since 1979. They have two adult daughters and three grandchildren. He accepts the Bible as the infallible word of God and has developed a passion in preaching and reaching out to the non-believers.
English Youth Pastor
About Pastor Toby
Born and raised in Oakland, CA, Pastor Toby Yuen is a homegrown product of BACBC. He was raised in this church and school and will always hold the ministries of BACBC very dear to his heart. He has great enthusiasm for youth in the east bay. He yearns to see students follow Christ with their entire lives and to constantly grow in their love and knowledge of Him. After sensing God's call into ministry in 2003, Toby followed the Lord's leading and attended Multnomah Biblical Seminary in Portland, OR to get a Masters of Divinity degree. He graduated in the spring of 2007 and started working for Bay Area Chinese Bible Church later that summer. Since then, he's been called by the church to be the youth pastor and most recently has been ordained by the church as well. In his spare time, you can catch him watching random hilarious clips on Youtube, hanging out and eating with friends, and passionately following his beloved A's and 49ers!