(Chinese Pastor 中文牧師)
Born and raised in Taiwan, my father was the pastor of Taiwan Conservative Baptist Church, and because I saw how hard my father worked in the church, I made a vow from a young age to never become a pastor. As a young man, I left the faith to find my purpose in the world, but my life went downhill as I entered the wilderness of life.
Because of God's abundant mercy, I was lifted up from the mud and called to study at Taiwan Baptist Theological Seminary for a Master's degree in Theology and Divinity. After graduating from seminary in 2006, I went to Chiayi, Taiwan with missionaries to start a church. In 2021, in obedience to God's will (with many struggles and challenges), we came to serve as pastors at Chinese Faith Baptist Church in Portland, Oregon.
My family enjoys being in nature because it is a wonderful glimpse into God's creation and not only restores the mind and body, but also humbles one before the Creator.
As we continue to get to know the city of Portland and each member of the church, it has been an interesting journey to see people, things, and events that are completely different from the culture in Taiwan. We believe that God has good intentions in leading us to Portland and we are willing to submit and use the gifts He has given us to accomplish His will. We look forward to serving the Chinese community in the Portland area through the power of God with our brothers and sisters, and leading more Chinese to know the Lord who created the universe.
Words from the Pastor
I have a dream in my heart! I want to bring people back into God's network of love in a generation full of chaos, alienated relationships, and broken families. I believe that God creates marriages, builds families, and cultivate community. Only through the touch of God's powerful love can people regain their confidence and restore their relationship with God and others. I desire to make the church a spiritual home where people can grow and rest in body, mind, and spirit, and where family relationships can be healed and restored by God's abundant touch of love.
Dear friends, on behalf of CFBC Portland, I would like to welcome you to join us and give yourself a chance to have your life turned around.
Pastor James Hsiao and wife Joyce Lin
(Pastor of Pastoral Care 關顧牧師)
Born and raised in Hong Kong, I came to know Jesus as my personal savior while earning my Master’s Degree in Science at the University of Salford Manchester, United Kingdom. I was later baptized at the First Baptist Church of Manchester. God then brought me to New York, where God called me into full-time pastoral ministry. There, I met and married my wife, Soo-Ping. Together, we moved to Oregon, where I earned a Master’s Degree in Divinity at Western Conservative Baptist Seminary.
Here in Oregon, I found my home at Chinese Faith Baptist Church. In the last 20+ years, I have served in various leadership positions at Chinese Faith Baptist Church. In 2011, in the face of the growing needs for pastoral care among the congregation, the church called and licensed me to serve as its Pastor of Pastoral Care Ministries. I have continued to care for the needs of the church, and have enjoyed the unique opportunities God has given me to plant seeds and harvest souls for the Kingdom of God. I am passionate about sharing the Gospel with others. My wife, Soo-Ping, plays an integral role in my ministry, whether as my prayer partner or co-counsel during visitations and marital counseling.
In my spare time, I enjoy eating out and trying new foods with my family and friends. When time permits, I enjoy watching a good action movie as well.
Rev. Wallace Young and wife Soo-Ping
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