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Pastor Jack Lum  |  Associate Pastor (English Ministries)

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Pastor Jack Lum grew up in St. Louis, Missouri.  His family attended a local Chinese church so they could interact with their Chinese heritage.  It was there he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord when he was six years old at a summer Bible club.He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri at Columbia and worked at the electric company in St. Louis for about five years.  He briefly explored a career in counseling.  God, however, led and called him to full-time church ministry.  After receiving his Master of Divinity at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois he ministered at Chinatown churches in Chicago and Boston.  His primary responsibility at GGCC is shepherding the English-speaking congregation as an Associate Pastor. Pastor Jack firmly believes that “Jesus Christ is better than any person or anything this world has to offer”.  So, he’s a strong advocate of teaching and preaching to magnify the glory of God the Father, caring for people to fully experience the beauty of Jesus Christ, and encouraging followers of Jesus to live by the power of the Holy Spirit. Pastor Jack enjoys watching and playing sports of all sorts, the outdoors, exploring city neighborhoods, music (pop, jazz, classical, country, rock, folk), eating at buffets, and good war movies and documentaries.  He especially loves spending time with his family.

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Pastor Kezia Lai  |  Associate Pastor (Cantonese Ministries)

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Pastor Kezia Lai was born and raised in Hong Kong and accepted Christ at an early age. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a BA in Business Administration, majoring in Marketing, and minoring in Music. Shortly after graduating from college, God called her to full-time ministry, and she actively served the Lord in church and through short-term missions. She has done short-term mission work in different countries and experienced God’s incredible power and work. She graduated from Moody Theology Seminary and specialized in Spiritual Formation and Discipleship. Discipleship and fulfilling the Great Commandment have been the greatest burdens in her heart. Pastor Lai is married to her husband, Sam, and has two children. She enjoys listening to and singing hymns, photography, handcrafting, and traveling.

Pastor Lai’s principle of serving is “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.” Colossians 3:23

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Pastor Patrick Lin  |  Associate Pastor (Mandarin Ministries)

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Pastor Patrick was born and raised in Taiwan. During his college years, he was baptized and became a Christian. After he received a B.S. in Urban Planning and finished compulsory military service, he came to the United States for graduate studies and earned his M.S. in Computer Science from Northeastern University. After working for a couple of high-tech companies, he joined Lotus, which was later acquired by IBM. He was a senior software architect and cybersecurity engineer at IBM Watson Health division in Cambridge at the time he left IBM for the full-time ministry.

Pastor Patrick has been a long-term church member of Chinese Bible Church of Greater Boston. He served in choir, fellowship, Sunday school, student ministry, deacon board and church council clerk. In 2007, he responded to God’s calling, and entered part-time studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, finally finishing with an M.Div. degree in 2017. He enjoyed a bi-vocational track for a few more years serving part-time and pastoring local churches in the Boston metro area. He continues praying to God for His guidance and preparation to enter full-time ministry. He started serving at the Golden Gate Christian Church as an Associate Pastor in Sep. 2021.

Pastor Patrick is married to Christine.  She was a pharmacist before becoming a full-time homemaker.  They have a daughter, Jessica, and a son, David.

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Pastor David Shen  |  Associate Pastor (Children and Youth Ministries)

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Pastor David was born and raised in a devout Christian family in Taiwan. In 2007, God led him to San Francisco to pursue a master’s degree in design. During this period, he became an active member of the Golden Gate Church and became involved in various ministries. Post-graduation, he worked for different tech companies in the Bay Area. In 2018, he enrolled in the Christian Witness Theological Seminary to study theology part-time, culminating Master of Divinity degree in 2023. As he prayed for God’s guidance for the next step, he recognized the importance of the church becoming a “Missional Church” and its responsibilities towards nurturing the future generation. He is keen to devote himself and contribute alongside the church in fostering spiritually enriched future generations, spreading the Gospel, and glorifying the name of God.

Pastor David and his wife, Grace, have two children. In his spare time, he finds joy in cooking, strumming the guitar, and cherishing quality family time, especially when it involves creative crafts with his children.

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Vincent Chiu  |  Office Manager

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Vincent was born in Hong Kong. He immigrated to San Francisco in 1996 with his family. Vincent started joining the Cantonese youth fellowship of GGCC on Easter day of 2004. During the annual family retreat in the same year, he accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior. Vincent majored in video production & live sound recording and graduated in 2014 from City College of San Francisco. He started to work at GGCC as the office manager in 2021. He enjoys taking photos and watching comics and animation.

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