Joseph Tai – MTC Host
戴義聲牧師是芝加哥基督華人教會的創始人暨主任牧師。他致力於信徒在基督裏成長，在「一萬精英、五百事業家」的呼召中為神的熱心而活。透過戴牧師一顆為父的心，幫助了許多人成為主耶穌更堅定的跟隨者。戴牧師獲Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 及臺灣浸信會神學院碩士。戴牧師今年83歲，與林敏兒師母結婚53年，育有三個兒子及十個孫兒。
Pastor Joseph Tai is the founder and Senior Pastor of Christian Assembly of Suburban Chicago. His passion is to see believers grow in Christ and live for the zeal of God in the context of the 10,500 mandate. Through his fatherly heart, many have become stronger followers of Christ. Pastor Tai has several Master degrees from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Taiwan Baptist Theological Seminary. Pastor Joseph is 84 this year and has been married for over 54 years to Ruth Tai. He has 3 sons and 10 grandchildren.
戴禮德牧師身負職場的呼召，志在幫助基督教會興起成為一套神國經濟——為即將來臨的大災難大收割做預備。他熱衷於協助職場基督徒，使他們了解自己的國度命定、認識自己於大災難大收割中應盡的職責。禮德牧師擁有電子工程之專業背景，曾於數家高科技公司負責行銷戰略策劃, 如英戴爾與三星電子。如今，他完全投身於國度事業：宣揚神國度預備的信息，並設立多種職場工具設施，以建造神國經濟網絡。除了其職場牧養呼召，禮德牧師還總管方舟村有限公司（Villark Ventures, LLC）- 其宗旨是在神國度經濟網絡中建立堅固並屬神的商業關係。禮德持有麻省理工學院商業管理碩士與電子工程碩士之雙學位。他也是一位蒙福的丈夫，快樂的父親，與妻子慈安育有路得、欣得、霖得三個女兒。
Pastor David Tai has a market place call to help the Church rise up as a Kingdom economy – in preparation for the coming Great Tribulation harvest. He has great passion in helping market place Christians understand their Kingdom destinies, their place in fulfilling the Great Tribulation harvest. With an engineering background, Pastor David has worked as a market strategist for several technology companies such as Intel and Samsung. Today, he has fully dedicated his career to propagating the Kingdom preparation message and to establishing the market place vehicles that will help build the Kingdom economic network. Along with his market place pastoral call, David also oversees Villark Ventures, LLC – a company chartered to build strong and godly commercial relationship in the Kingdom economic network. David holds a MBA and M.S. Engineering from MIT. He is the blessed husband of Tzu-Ann and a happy father of three girls – Christianna, Jubilee, and Rhema.
Philip K. Philip is passionate about sharing the love of God and the reality of Christ in the global marketplace. He gives God all the glory for his successful family life, ministry and professional career. He has been married for over 22 years to Betsy Philip and is the proud father of his teenage daughter, Faith Philip.
Philip is a forthright, results-driven business leader with a proven track record of leading marketing, strategy, product management, innovation, product development, operations, finance and business development of fast growing, consumer driven branded businesses in Fortune 500 companies. He has over 20 years of leadership experience having worked for Henkel, The Gillette Company, The Hershey Company and Sears Holdings. He has worked in India, Canada and USA and has had business leadership responsibilities for North America, Europe, Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions. Currently, Philip is the Vice President for Marketing and Product Management for a leading, global automotive accessories company based out of Chicago.
Philip leads United Intercessors Group, a multi-denominational intercessory group. He is the Director for Prison Ministries and Marketplace Evangelism at Living Faith Cathedral Worship Center Church. He is an Evangelist and Mentor at Teen Challenge, Chicago – a faith based center for men recovering from addictions. Earlier this year, Philip was appointed as the Pastor for Evangel Indian Church in west suburban Chicago area.
林豐樑長老小時候生長在台灣省宜蘭縣, 在一個四代同堂的傳統大家庭中長大, 每天跟隨長輩虔誠地敬拜祖先和神明. 1979年被聲寶公司派來美國拓展市場, 才第一次聽到福音. 1981年在Los Angeles蒙恩得救. 30多年來, 隨著工作遷調, 在Chicago, Atlanta, Tampa等地的教會擔任執事, 並參與當地的校園及海員福音事工. 2010年在Florida 的 ”Clearwater信望愛教會” 被按立為長老. 從1989年以來, 一直擔任 ”Payless Car Rental“ 的董事長兼執行長(CEO), 自從他領受了 ”職場就是禾場” 的教訓後. 就積極推展職場宣教及公司轉化的工作, 除了在自己經營的公司內身體力行之外, 也經常受邀到各地宣揚福音, 分享見證, 鼓勵信徒順服神, 在職場興起發光, 以” 榮神益人”為使命.
Elder Fred Lin grew up in Yilan, Taiwan in a traditional family of four generations. During his childhood, he reverently worshiped his ancestors and other gods. In 1971, he was sent to the U.S by his company Sampo to expand its market share and he heard the gospel for the first time. In 1981, he was saved by God’s grace in Los Angeles. For 30 years, because of his career, he served churches in Illinois, Georgia, and Florida, as a deacon. Also, he has participated in local campus and oversea ministries. In 2010, he was ordained as an elder in at the Clearwater Faith Hope Love Church. Since 1989, he has served as chairman and chief executive officer of Payless Car Rental. Since he received the ”workplace is the threshing floor” calling, he has been actively promoting the workplace as a mission field and bringing about company transformation. Not only has he become a good example in his own company, he is often invited to preach the gospel and share testimonies to encourage believers to obey God, rise and shine in the workplace in order to “glorify God“.
Pastor Ethan Ko has been serving as a pastor in youth ministry for over 25 years all over the US. He is currently raising up next generation leaders through the R180 Ministry.
Joon Hwang was born in Korea, grew up in Canada, and began his children & youth ministry as a college student of Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, IL. After graduating from college, he continued to study (M.Div from the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School & M.A. from the North Park Theological Seminary) and led few youth ministries in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. He came to New Life Church as a youth pastor in 2004, became an English Ministry pastor in 2010, and now a lead pastor of New Life Covenant Church since May of 2011. He is ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Joon loves to meet people, network with pastors and churches, and eat all kinds of food. He also has a burning passion to see the revival and the transformation in the Chicago region. Joon is married to Julie and they have 2 sons and 2 daughter.
Pastor Julie loves teaching kids about Jesus. She encountered God when she was seven years old, and she believes that every child has the capacity of understanding who God is and other important truths. She enjoys engaging with kids about these issues and likes to challenge them to be counter cultural just like Jesus. Julie is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute, majoring in Missions and also studied Christian Education. Her calling is to serve Jesus in anyway or form He calls her to and her mission is to live out for Jesus to the extreme. She sees everything in her life as a training session and an opportunity to be intimate with the Lord. She wants to live it as she teaches her own children and other kids. Her favorite thing to do personally is writing a journal with a cup of coffee and yummy bread of some sort.
Pastor Julie is married to Pastor Joon Hwang. They reside in Buffalo Grove and have 4 children – 2 sons and 2 daughters. The whole family loves to go for a drive and then for drinks like coffee or smoothies along with donuts. They like to play Uno cards after dinner when they find time in-between their busy family and ministry schedule!
Pastor Li-Shang is the English Pastor of Christian Assembly of Suburban Chicago and has been ministering in the church since 1995. His work has been focused on helping the bicultural family overcome barriers it faces (i.e. generational gap, language barriers, cultural differences) and be a witness for Jesus within the community. Pastor Li-Shang’s passion has been to see young people set themselves apart for Jesus and live a life of worship. “You are the Bible that other people read” has been a catch phrase that encompasses what Pastor Li-Shang has been communicating to the church and those he ministers to. Pastor Li-Shang is married to Hyeon Jong and they have four sons.