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Pastor Ken | Pastor Hsu | Minister Yuen | Minister Chen
Welcome to the Pastors page. Here, you can learn about the pastors currently serving at our church. Click on one of their names above to see more information.
Pastor Ken is overseas born (Southern China) and California raised. He is married and has three adult children. He worked as a lawyer before becoming a pastor. He was always a very active church worker, serving in many different departments of the local church, including teaching weekly Sunday School since he was 17. He is an ordained deacon. He loves people and growing in grace.
Two of his life verses are: "For Ezra had set his heart to study the Law of the LORD, and to do it and to teach his statutes and rules in Israel." and "He must increase, but I must decrease." (Ez. 7:10; John 3:30)
Pastor Daniel Hsu was born in Taiwan. In 1975, he came to the United States to pursue graduate study in Special Education. Three years later, in responding to the Lord's calling, he devoted himself to full-time ministry. In 1981, he graduated from Yale Divinity School and began pastoral ministry in Fresno, California. Since June 1984, he was called to serve in Mandarin Baptist Church of San Fernando Valley until now.
Over the last three decades, his wife, Mrs. Kaidi Hsu also served the Lord faithfully alongside with Pastor Hsu. In May 2009, she completed her Masters Degree in Church Music at Truth Theological Seminary. They have three grown sons, Angier, David and Timothy.
Alex was born in Hong Kong and came to know the Lord at middle school while attending Christian fellowship. He was baptized into the Lord's name at the age of 16. While attending dental school at the National Taiwan University, he attended the Grace Baptist Church at Taipei and served at the training union, Baptist Student Union and choir. After two years of dental residency at Taiwan University Hospital, he returned to Hong Kong and started his private practice.
With the urge to excel both professionally and spiritually, Alex forsook his well established dental practice and came to study at UCLA in 1991 at the age of forty. After four years of hard work, he graduated with a master degree in oral biology and a certificate in orthodontics. While Alex was thinking of opening a private practice, the Holy Spirit compelled him to go into seminary. By God's grace and the prayer and encouragement of the congregation of the Mandarin Baptist Church of San Fernando Valley, Alex finished the requirements of Master of Divinity from the Fuller Theological Seminary in 2008 after nine and half years of study. In 2009, the church formally installed Alex as lay minister.
Since Alex came to know the Lord and grew up in student fellowship, he realizes the importance and value of student fellowship. Together with his wife Yihlan, he is now serving students from China, Taiwan and Hong Kong at the Mandarin Youth Fellowship which meets regularly on Friday night and serves dinner at 6:45pm. Alex is interested in spiritual formation and teaches Sunday School classes at both our Chinese and English congregations. Besides these, Alex is a photographic enthusiast. He strives to put the creation of God and the Word of God together on prints to show God's glory and to enrich people's soul.
Minister Daode Chen was born in a Christian family in Wenzhou, in the Zhe Jiang Province of China. He knew the Lord by high school and started serving in ministry at his local church at the age of 19. At 22, he was called to be a full-time servant of the Lord. At the same time, after undergoing a rigorous process at a Wenzhou local church, Chen became part of the official pastoral staff. During this period of time, Chen was actively involved in expanding the youth fellowships and ministering to the migrant workers. He also engaged in leading worships, giving lectures and teaching concerning ministry. In 2003, Chen went to the Singapore Bible College and received his formal training in theology. Chen received his Masters degree, with emphasis in theology, in 2007. He went back to serve at his hometown local church in Wenzhou after graduation. Chen spent half of his time serving the youth group, half of the time engaging in theological education and writing ministry. In 2010, Chen and his wife Zhou Li Mei started attending and serving at MBCSFV. In 2012, he became an official part-time pastoral member of our church.