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Our Story

San Jose Christian Alliance Church (SJCAC) started in 1975 with the mission of spreading the message of Jesus Christ to the people of our city and the world. We are part of the Christian & Missionary Alliance, a Christ-centered global movement, with over 6 million members worldwide. In the US alone, more than 500,000 believers attend worship services in 37 different languages at more than 2,000 Alliance churches. The US Alliance is divided into 28 districts, and our church is part of the Central Pacific District.


Learn more about the Christian & Missionary Alliance.

White Background

October 1975

Abraham and Lillian Poon, a young couple in their 20s, held the first worship service in Cantonese and English at Willow Glen Alliance Church

November 1976

Rev. Abraham Poon was ordained

February 1977

The church was formally organized with 60 members

November 1978

First Missions Conference:  "Behold the Field"


San Jose Chinese Alliance Church became officially accredited with the Christian & Missionary Alliance

December 1980

Our first missionaries Chris & Grace Kidwell were commissioned 

December 1982

The church relocated to Campbell High School​

April 1985

We held our groundbreaking service at 2360 McLaughlin Ave


June 1986 - April 1987

Phase 1 Construction began and we held a Dedication Ceremony in less than one year!

January 1987

​Rev. Yan Kwong Loh, the first Cantonese pastor, went to be with the Lord


White Background

Building Project Album

February 2000

FREEDOM — Mortgage Burning Ceremony

Adopted a new name: San Jose Christian Alliance Church

Fall 2000

ESL Ministries began

November 2001 

Our first elders were installed

March 2002

We launched healing and deliverance ministries through Pastoral Care School

December 2004

We answered the call to the fatherless at Living Stones Village


October 2010

VISION 2020 

Kingdom Business initiatives were launched

giving birth to Gateway Preschool Academy and Word of Grace Chinese School

November 2012

Rev. Abraham Poon, founding pastor,

retired and was commissioned for Global

Pastoral Care School Ministry


Rev. Ed Kwong was appointed

Coordinating Pastor

December 2014

Rev. Ed Kwong went to be with the Lord

August 2015

Rev. Ted Kang was installed as the Lead Pastor

September 2016

New Vine Community Church
was planted​​ in Mountain View

December 2017

San Jose Arabic Church was planted​



March 15, 2020 

The global pandemic closed in-person gatherings, but the Church continued to flourish and advance!​​​

May 2020 

New Spring Community Church was planted online then finally gathered in person in July 2021​​

August 2022 

The church re-gathered in person after the global pandemic.

January 2023

Stephen Ministries was launched.


November 2023

The College & Young Adult Ministry and New Spring Community Church relocated to the former Willow Glen Alliance Church property, where our church was birthed


Nueva Vida Church Plant is preparing to launch for the Hispanic Community

2025 - Looking towards



The church leadership experienced renewal through the baptism and filling of the Holy Spirit

June 1990 - June 1991

We held a ground breaking ceremony for Phase 2 of the Building Construction and had a Dedication Ceremony in one year

August 1991

San Jose Cambodian Evangelical Church began meeting at the San Jose campus as a partner church 

September 1992

The Senior Center & Tutoring Program were launched

July 1994

Fremont Chinese Alliance Church was planted

(later becoming Silicon Valley Alliance Church)


Prayer Evangelism Ministries began

March 1997

East San Jose Youth Revival ignited SOUL Fellowship

August 1999


Local & global mission initiatives were launched


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