Senior Pastor Darren Fung 馮忠強牧師
Pastor Fung’s passion in life is to build up Christ’s church by proclaiming the Word of God faithfully and making disciples among the people whom God entrusts to him. Pastor Darren Fung became a follower of Jesus Christ our Lord in 1975. He graduated from the Hong Kong Baptist College in 1983. In 1986, he obtained his Master of Divinity from the China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong. After graduation, he served in his home church as pastor. He became a pioneer pastor to plant the Tai Po Christian Church with a group of enthusiastic brothers & sisters sent from his home church. While he was a pastor, he also participated in the prison ministry fellowship in Hong Kong as a volunteer until 1995, visiting inmates of life imprisonment: most of these inmates had been released to the free society living new lives for Christ. In 2003, he earned his Ph.D. degree from New College, University of Edinburgh. His dissertation is entitled “Calvin’s Critique of the Papacy: a Historical and Theological Study.” During his time in Edinburgh, he helped establish the Chinese Evangelical Church in Edinburgh, with some local Chinese Christians, together with a group of Ph.D. students from New College, Edinburgh University. In 2004, Dr. Fung moved to California in the USA with his family. He became a professor of Church History in the Christian Witness Theological Seminary. He remained an adjunct professor when he resigned from CWTS. Currently, he is the senior pastor of the East Bay Trinity Chinese Church.
Youth Pastor Timothy Ip
Tim is the English Pastor at EBTCC, where he has been serving since 2015. He is originally from Southern California and still roots for the Dodgers and Lakers. After finishing his undergrad at Biola, he went on to receive an MDiv from Fuller Seminary. During his free time, he likes to take care of his saltwater fish tank and hang out with his wife and son.