Our Leaders


Mike Chau

Pastor Mike was born on the Kowloon side of the City of Hong Kong. By the grace of God, he and his family immigrated to the United States in 1979 to Seattle, Washington. In the States, he started attending a church and came to know the Lord as his own personal Savior. His desire to go into the pastorate began early in life when he was in high school. In 1994, he earned his Bachelors degree in Geography from the University of Washington. He graduated with a Master’s in Divinity from The Master’s Seminary in Sun Vally, CA in 2001. Mike is blessed by God with a godly wife, Kris, who is a great support to him in the ministry. Mike and Kris have five energetic children, Micaiah, Miriam, Lydia, Karis and Seth. His passion is to walk with people, helping them to embrace God through his Word. His joy comes from being able to understand, apply, and clearly convey the Bible to each individual within the Body of Christ. Pastor Mike loves to spend time with wife and children, and when time allows, he also enjoys playing in various sports, volleyball, basketball and tennis.

 

Erik Chou

Pastor Erik grew up in a non-Christian home in Fresno, CA with one older brother.  He graduated from University of California, Berkeley with a Bachelor’s degree in Integrative Biology and a Master’s in Divinity from the Master’s Seminary in 2001.  He is married to his wife Jen and has three beautiful gifts from God (two girls and a boy).
Erik loves to see the God use the Word of God to change people more into the image of Christ.  Erik has seen God use him most effectively in areas of preaching and counseling.  He was blessed for 5 years to have travelled to and fellowship with pastors from 8 different countries in Africa and Asia through working at Children’s Hunger Fund.   At this time, he loves to spend as much time as possible with my family.  They are a great joy to him.  Although he does not have any specific hobby or past time, he is always game for anything that will bring people together.

 

Daniel Lee

Pastor Dan is Richard’s younger brother and was born in South Korea. He immigrated to the states with his family in 84 and grew up in Orange County. Although he grew up in the church, it wasn’t until he started reading the Scriptures on his own that he came to faith in Christ during his High School years. Since then, he has served in multiple capacities as worship leader, Sunday school teacher, intern pastor, youth pastor, and lay pastor in several churches. He has also earned his Master in Divinity from The Master Seminary. God has graced him with a beautiful wife and five wonderfully fun kids. Dan loves to fellowship with others around God’s Word and witnessing the Spirit of God transform lives. He enjoys sipping coffee with Karena, laughing with the kids, playing music, coding ruby (programmer by trade), reading well-written books, playing volleyball and discovering good eats.

 

 

Richard Lee

Pastor Richard was born in Busan, South Korea and grew up in Incheon until 1984 when his family immigrated to the States. He grew up in Orange County and came to clear understanding of his sin and his desperate need for a Savior during his early High School years. Since then, he was very actively involved in College campus ministry at California State Univeristy of Fullerton where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Music. Since then, he went to Fuller Theological Seminary for a year and transferred to Master’s Seminary where he earned his Master’s in Divinity. He has served a number of years as a Youth Pastor in Korean Church circle, but has been in a broader context since 2000. He is married to his beautiful wife Judy since 1999 and they have a little girl and currently in the process of adopting another little girl from S. Korea. Richard loves to exhort the body through his preaching and through his worship leading. He loves to write songs and play music whenever time allows and loves spending his time with his family and eating good food.