Pastoral Staff & Team


Rev. Ted Kang
Lead Pastor/English Pastor

Pastor Ted

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
Cantonese Pastor

Pastor Alan

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
Mandarin Pastor

Pastor John

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.

Elliott Kwong
Worship Pastor

Pastor Elliott

Elliott grew up in the Bay Area, then went down to UC Irvine for school. He obtained a B.A. in International Studies, and then ran his own clothing business in streetwear for two years. In 2014, Elliott thought he was living a pretty good life, then God prompted him to drop everything and go back home for 6 months to spend time in solitude and with his family. It was during this time that he felt the Lord calling him into Ministry. In 2015, Elliott moved to NYC to study at Alliance Theological Seminary, and do Youth Ministry at Queens Herald Church. In 2017, Elliott graduated from ATS with a Masters of Professional Studies in Christian Ministry and Church Development. He concluded his time in school and ministry at NY, and moved to CA to begin Pastoral Ministry in Worship at SJCAC.
Elliott’s passion is in calling people into deeper, holier relationship with God. He loves speaking to young people, to shake them from the “Christian normality” and status quo, and desires for people to become Spirit-filled lovers of God through the ministry of intercession and prophetic worship. He loves Peet’s French Roast, In-N-Out is never a bad idea, and hopes Carne Asada Fries will carry over into heaven.

Douglas Thieu
English Assistant Pastor

Pastor Douglas


Sandy Kang
Children Ministry


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
Prayer Ministry


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.

David Kao
Youth Ministry

David was born in Torrance, CA, moved to the Bay Area when he was 5 and has been attending San Jose Christian Alliance ever since. Growing up at SJCAC, David practiced generosity, compassion, holy living, and developed his theology from the Sunday School teachers as well as it’s weekly youth fellowship. After studying three years at DeAnza College, he transferred to complete his bachelors degree at the University of California, San Diego, graduating with an Economics Degree. In his time in San Diego, he was given the opportunity to lead a Bible study, where he began to encounter God and discovered God’s heart for the poor, lost, broken, and lonely. David currently studies Theology at A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary, where he hopes to refine his understanding of God’s Word and share his findings with the SJCAC Youth Fellowship, E2.

Eugene Lui
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.

Kin Kwong
Ministry Development


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.



Cliff Chew


Jack Chan


Joe Wei


Kwok Wai Cheung


Mark Kwong


Steven Jin



Tzo yao Chan


Wellington Lee

Ministry Staff


Samuel KesYouth Ministry Assistant

Helen Yuen

Staff_Han Yee
Shu Xian Li

Staff_nopicLeonora Taylor
Children Ministry

Staff_DungDung Nguyen
Audio/Visual & Facility

Carol So
Office Staff


Yan Hong
Office Staff

Catherine Wei

Linda Lee
Account Payable

Sylvania Li
Children Ministry

Carol Lee
Office Staff

Staff_nopicJoey Yip
Office Staff

Cindy Kroonblawd
Senior Center

Staff_nopicHou Lei 

Anna Leelaviwathana
Account Receivable