Senior Pastor Darren Fung 馮忠強牧師

Pastor Darren

馮忠強牧師的人生目標是忠心傳揚上帝的道,並藉著實踐門徒訓練建立基督的教會。馮忠強牧師於1975年在香港基督徒會堂信主。1983年畢業於香港浸會學院社會學系。1986年獲中國神學研究院道學碩士學位,隨即回到母堂事奉,後來又成為教會值堂牧者。任職傳道期間,馮牧師亦參與香港基督教更新會監獄佈道事奉,主力探訪終身監禁囚友,直至1995年為止。2003年,他在英國愛丁堡大學取得哲學博士學位,主修十六世紀宗教改革。在英期間,與當地信徒和神學生一同創立愛丁堡華人福音教會。2004年,馮牧師舉家從英國愛丁堡來美定居,受聘於基督工人神學院,任教會歷史教授。目前,馮牧師是東灣三一華人教會主任牧師。馮牧師的妻子陳美笑女仕也在英國愛丁堡大學教育系取得哲學博士學位,他們有三個兒子,長子Torrance現於維珍尼亞大學攻讀哲學博士學位,主修哲學,次子Francis現正攻讀物理治療博士,幼子Martyn專業電腦軟件工程。馮牧師喜愛閱讀教會歷史、神學、哲學和科學。他最喜歡的電影是Schindler’s List,講述一個德國工業家和納粹黨人拯救了1200個猶太人脫離希特拉屠殺的感人故事。馮牧師也是唐崇榮牧師2019年佈道大會籌備委員會副主席。

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. Mrs Fung, Ruth Mei Siu Chan, also obtained a Ph.D. from the Education Department in the University of Edinburgh. They have three sons, Torrance, Francis and Martyn. Torrance is a fifth year Ph.D. student in the University of Virginia. Francis is studying his Doctor of Physical Therapy in Mercer University, Atlanta. Martyn is a computer engineer in Irvine. Dr. Fung enjoys music (jazz, classical music, etc.). He is an avid reader of books on church history, theology, philosophy and science. His favorite movie is Schindler’s List, which portrays the story of  Oskar Schindler, a German industrialist and a member of the Nazi Party, whose heroic action saved the lives of 1,200 Jews during the Holocaust.