Meet Our Church Leaders: Pastors and Staff

Pastoral Staff

Reverend Paul Ho - Senior Pastor

Rev. Paul Ho joined Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County (CBCCOC) in 2020 as the Senior Pastor.  He was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada in his late teen.  After graduated from college, he worked in the financial industry.  He was called to ministry in 1995, attended Regent College and graduated in 1998 with a Master in Divinity.  He has served as Assistant Pastor in Westside Calgary Chinese Alliance Church (Calgary, Canada) and Senior Pastor in Newbern Memorial Chinese Alliance Church (Vancouver, Canada).  He moved to San Diego, CA in 2008 and served in Chinese Bible Church of San Diego as the Cantonese Pastor and Cantonese Lead Pastor in Sunset Church in 2018.  He obtained his Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2011.
 
Pastor Ho put his focus on Spiritual Formation and Mission.  His missional footprints have reached Canada, USA, Panama, Costa Rica, India, Nepal, and Africa; he enjoys teaching in Bible colleges and leading silence retreats to enrich the spiritual life of participants.  He has been to many retreats himself, including The Abbey of Gethsemani (KY), Prince of Peace Abbey (CA), The Taizé Community (France), and Abbaye du Mont-Saint-Michel (France).  He is married to Vaness and they have two sons, Timothy and Michael. 

Reverend Darryl Fong - English Ministry Assistant Pastor

Pastor Darryl serves as the Pastor of Agape Christian Worship (English ministry of CBCCOC) equipping the saints for the work of ministry!! Darryl wants to present every person complete in Christ (Col 1:28).   Darryl was a full-time faculty of Talbot Seminary and has interests in integrative theology and practice.

Minister Ruby - Children Minister

Ruby was born and raised in Hong Kong.  She became a Christian in her high school year! Since then, she was growing in faith in the Bethlehem Church of Hope Mission and serving actively in the youth ministry. While she was in her post-graduate study in Melbourne, Australia,  God has impressed in her heart through Romans 10:15 that "How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!" She prayed to God to devote her life to serve HIM full time as a minister of His Gospel in 1992.  Finally in 1998, God opened door for her to go to Talbot School of Theology to pursue her M. Divinity (majoring in Evangelism & Discipleship). She graduated in 2001 and started serving as the full time English minister in 2002 in Irvine First Chinese Baptist Church. After becoming a wife and a mother, she switched to be the Children Minister (part-time) in 2005 till January 2018.

As a children minister, she devotes to minister to the children workers as well as the children parents in order to co-work as a team to help the children to know and love Christ and to be His faithful followers. Her motto is "All by His Grace and All for this Glory!" She loves to eat and share life stories with families &  friends, and enjoys swimming, biking, traveling and other outdoor activities!

Ruby and her husband Edmond, have 2 Children (Ryan  & Ella). They live in Irvine, CA.

Minister Jason Yim - Cantonese and Bilingual Minister

Jason Yim came from Hong Kong. He was brought to an evangelistic meeting right after landing at LAX and became a believer of Jesus Christ 22 days after he came to the US in 2002. He confirmed God’s full-time calling of him in a worship service in March, 2007 at CBCCOC.

Minister Jason has committed his life to share the gospel and minister to God’s people. He especially has a passion to work with college students and young professionals. He hopes to help young people build solid foundation of faith and establish their identities, values and mission in the Lord. He has been serving and leading the Living Stone Fellowship, the Cantonese college fellowship of CBCCOC for 9 years. Since mid-2011, he and his wife have also been leading the Patience Fellowship, CBCCOC's Mandarin younger adult / collegian fellowship.

Minister Jason earned his Master of Divinity at Logos Evangelical Seminary in 2012. He enjoys being married to his wife, Lan. They have a daughter named Dorcas. In his spare time, he likes singing, playing soccer and puzzles.

Minister Martin Chan - Cantonese and Bilingual Minister

Minister Martin Chan was born and raised in Hong Kong.  Coming from a non-religious family, yet he was enrolled to a Christian school from kindergarten to high school.  He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior in a summer camp when he was in 7th grade.  In 1993 he started attending Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County (CBCCOC) and he was baptized by Rev. James Chiu in December of the same year. 

Martin served faithfully at CBCCOC as a Sunday School Teacher, Worship Leader, Fellowship Leader, and Church Deacon through all these years.  In year 2000 Martin was called by the Lord to full time ministry.  He then completed his college degree at California State University Los Angeles, and pursued his theological studies.  He graduated with a Master of Divinity at Gateway Seminary, formerly known as Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary, in May 2017.  He started serving as a Cantonese / Bilingual Minister at CBCCOC in May 2018.

 Martin is happily married to his wife, Jenny, and they have two sons, Ethan and Seth.  Aside from family and ministry, Martin’s greatest passions are music, running, and cooking.

Minister Margaret Liu - Mandarin Minister

Minister Margaret Liu was born in Taiwan.  She came to the U.S. for her graduate study and proceeded with a career in the field of ERP (Enterprise Resources Planning) Management Information Systems.  She joined CBCCOC as a congregant in 2001.  In 2010, after she was called for full time ministry, she started part-time seminary work at Logos Evangelical Seminary to finish a 3-course Systemic Theology.  In 2014, she ended her secular career and formally enrolled in Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and obtained her M.A. in Education Leadership in 2016.  She supported the Children Ministry at CBCCOC for over a year and is now taking on the Mandarin adult Sunday School, Caring, and Fellowship ministries.  She is particularly burdened with discipleship, evangelism, and new believers.  She firmly believes that every Christian can be God’s faithful servant who, as the Kingdom child, can bring out the glory of God and can be the blessing to others.

Pastor Elliott Siu - Youth Ministry Assistant Pastor

Elliott Siu grew up in Orange County and attended Northwood High School. He received a B.A. in Christian Education Ministries from Biola University, and a Masters Degrees in Divinity and Counseling Ministries from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. Elliott has a passion for multi-ethnic ministry and building bridges for the marginalized. Elliott and his family live in Irvine. In their free time they enjoy going on hikes, playing board games with friends, and finding new dishes to cook. 

Pastor Michael Liang - Children Assistant Pastor

Pastor Michael Liang joined the Chinese Baptist Church of Central Orange County (CBCCOC) in July of 2021 as the Children’s Assistant Pastor. He was born in Minneapolis, MN, lived in many Midwest cities, and graduated from Moody Theological Seminary with a Master's Degree in Biblical Studies.

He has served 15+ years as a Children's & Youth Pastor at Pittsburgh Chinese Church Oakland, Preacher at the Northwest Suburban Chinese Christian Church, and Youth Director at the Living Water Evangelical Church. 

His vision and belief are that God has given parents the primary responsibility to nurture their children in the Christian faith. This is both a wonderful opportunity and important responsibility. He desires to come alongside the parents to support and equip their children in laying a firm foundation of faith, hope and love in Jesus Christ.

His mission is to help provide a deeper faith in the Children not only to just accept Christ into their heart, soul, and mind as their Savior, but as their Lord. Secondly, he wants children/youth to love and obey God’s Word (not out of legality or pleasing parents, but worship, pleasing God).

Pastor Michael is married to his beautiful wife Jeanne and has a lovely young daughter Madeleine.

Founding Pastor

Reverend Dr. James Chiu - Founding Pastor

CBCCOC served in a full-time capacity by Pastor Dr. James Chiu. Pastor Chiu was born in Swatow, China. His mother became the first Christian in their village. Fleeing from persecution for their Christian faith, Pastor Chiu and his family moved to Hong Kong. He became a Christian as youth and was called into the ministry. Dr. Chiu spent many years in preparation for the ministry. He married Minnie Cheung, who prepared to be a missionary nurse before they met. She helped Dr. Chiu through his years of studies, from 1968 to 1972, by working as a full time nurse. They started our mother church, Chinese Baptist Church of Orange County, in April 1974 and founded our church (CBCCOC) in 1993. In 2007 Dr. James Chiu officially retired, and on occasion continues to preach by invitation.

He loves to go fishing in his free time and enjoy visiting with his grandchildren.
On May 31, 2015, Pastor Chiu went home to be with the Lord. He will always be remember as our founding pastor.

Church Staff

Mrs. Sandy Chong Lee

Administrative Assistant