Rev. Ted Kang
Lead Pastor/English Pastor
Pastor Ted studied at McGill University in Canada pursuing his dream to become a doctor. During his senior year, he had an encounter with God that changed his life forever. He went onto serve with Youth With A Mission for the next 4 years traveling around the world. He received his M.Div from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. There he also met his wife Sandy and got married in January 2001. Pastor Ted and Sandy joined San Jose Christian Alliance Church in March of 2002 as missionary interns hoping to go to China after a couple years of training. But, God had a different plan for their lives, and called them to pastor the church since then. God blessed them with four lovely daughters: Abigail, Isabel, Rachel and Bethel. Pastor Ted is a passionate outdoor junkie. If you are not afraid of sleeping with bears and mountain lions, don’t hesitate to ask him to take you on one of his camping, fishing or rafting expeditions.
Rev. Alan Lee
Pastor Alan Lee was born in Cambodia and raised in Hong Kong. He came to the United States for college in 1985 and has been a SJCAC church member since then. He has a Bachelor of Science degree (Business Administration) from San Jose State University and a Master of Ministry degree from Simpson College. Pastor Alan worked as a CPA both in the public and private industry for over 10 years before joining the pastoral team. Pastor Alan is married to Amy and has two wonderful sons: Jaron and Austin. He served as the Worship Pastor from 2000 to 2003. He is now serving as the Cantonese Pastor.
Rev. John Young
Pastor John Young was born and raised in Taiwan until the age of 14. Then he came to the States after spending three years in Mexico. He received Christ as Savior while a freshman at Georgia Tech. As a junior, he heard and responded to the calling for fulltime ministry. In 2003, he and his family were sent to Spain as C&MA international worker ministering among the Chinese immigrants in Madrid, Spain. And after serving as a missionary for 10 years, he joined the pastoral team at SJCAC in 2013. John’s greatest prayer is that every local church become active sender of workers into the harvest field. Among his most treasured lifelong help are Lorraine, his wife, and Sarah and Abby, his daughters.
Sandy Kang was born in Korea and spent most of her childhood in the heart of Los Angeles. Upon completing her studies in Social Welfare at U.C. Berkeley, she pursued a M.A. in Religious Studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. There, she met her life partner Ted, who together have the privilege of raising four beautiful daughters. Raising young children at home, she began to dream and strategize how to make an impact in her children’s generation. This led her to birth Gateway Preschool Academy in the Fall of 2011. Since then, she has been involved in the spiritual formation and development of children and families both at the preschool and at the church.
Derrick Duong was born and raised in Vietnam. In 1989, he migrated to Sydney, Australia. In 1994, he moved to the States to marry Alcest, the soulmate of his youth. He ran his own business in financial services for 7 years. In 2002, he answered God’s calling to minister to Him full time in SJCAC. Ever since, he had been a faithful intercessor and prayer minister at church. He completed his advanced diploma in Biblical Studies at Biblical Life College & Seminary. His passion is to raise up prophetic prayer ministers and intercessors to speak of God’s glory and wonders, and to proclaim His excellencies, preparing the way for the return of the Lord Jesus.
Operation and Development
After working at Visa for decades, God plucked him out of the industry, and plugged him into SJCAC to oversee the church’s operation and development. Eugene is passionate about anything that has to do process and procedures. 40+ years of experience in information technologies and database management prepared him well for his ministry at the church. Although he is gifted in high-level management and business administration, he is one of those people who don’t mind getting their hands and feet dirty. On any given day, you will find him painting the walls of church facility, fixing plumbing, and moving furniture around so that everyday operation of the church will run smoothly without a hiccup. Eugene is thrilled about what God is doing in this new season. He is passionate about people finding Jesus to live a wholesome and fruitful life. He enjoys hiking, running, and biking to enjoy nature; reading to enjoy learning; and sharing meals to enjoy with people.
Born Seoul, South Korea, David’s family immigrated to America when he was 2 years old. David grew up in a Presbyterian church where he served for many years as a Youth Pastor and Worship Leader. He later joined Youth With A Mission (YWAM). In 2007, David moved to South Africa to help to pioneer a ministry that builds homes for orphans of HIV/Aids. In 2011, he co-founded Maximize Missions, an organization that exists to facilitate short-term missions through intentional engagement of culture. With a vast cross-cultural depth, David is exceptionally gifted in working and dealing with people of different cultures and backgrounds. As a communicator himself in the arena of music, David believes media has the power to influence communication in our contemporary society. He also teaches on Youth With a Mission schools on Worship, Surrender, the Nature and Character of God and The Christian Artist. He has married to Grace Samson-Song for 4 years and they have a son, Phoenix.
Kin immigrated with her family to the US from Myanmar at the age of 13. She came to know the Lord during her freshman year at UCLA through Campus Crusade for Christ. Kin obtained her B.S in Chemical Engineering and later met her husband, Ed, while attending SJCAC. After serving in the industry for 16 years, Kin answered the call to join the church staff as an administrator. Her husband Ed came into full time ministry as a pastor while she served as the Children’s Ministry Director. Ed and Kin were married for 32 years, raised five children, and faithfully served together until Ed went to be with the Lord in 2014. With years of experience in shepherding, mentoring and management, Kin is taking on the role of helping and coaching people to develop and carry out many exciting ministries at SJCAC. She is an avid Scrabble player and enjoys hiking. Kin is enjoying being a grandmother for the first time, is waiting expectantly for many more grandchildren to come.
Kwok Wai Cheung
Kwok Wai Cheung
Tzo yao Chan
Tzo yao Chan
David Kao Youth Ministry
Catherine Wei Accountant / HR
Accountant / HR
Dung Nguyen Audio / Visual & Facility
Audio / Visual & Facility
Shu Xian Li Nursery
Shu Xian Li
Yan Hong Office Staff Leonora Taylor Children Ministry
Carol Lee Office Staff
Joey Yip Office Staff
Cindy Kroonblawd Senior Center