Leadership

Senior & Cantonese LEad Pastor

Rev. Maurice Yu

Maurice was born and raised in Hong Kong. While serving in CBMC and working as an engineer, he was called to ministry. He earned his MDiv from Talbot Seminary and now oversees our growing church. One of his favorite bible verses is, “As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him” (1 Sam. 17:48), as it teaches him to have bold faith and that any threat can be God’s opportunity in disguise. Maurice, Meipo, and his two daughters are eternally grateful for the life and ministry God has given them.

ENGLISH CONGREGATION

english lead pastor

Rev. Keith Ko

Keith was called to ministry when he was 17. He studied the Bible at Wheaton College and received his MDiv from Denver Seminary.  He has served over 10 years in student ministry, and is further humbled with the responsibility of preaching God's Word while overseeing the English Ministry. Keith and his wife Shelley are incredibly thankful to be a part of this church.

college & young adults Pastor

Christopher Spolar

Christopher was born and raised in the San Gabriel Valley, which he has always called home. His passion is to see people radically transformed by the love of Jesus in every area of their lives. He oversees the spiritual formation of our college students and young adults. He graduated with an MDiv from Fuller Seminary, and lives in Rosemead with his wife Jenna, and their two children.

youth Pastor

Patrick Lapp

Patrick accepted God’s call to ministry when he was 15 years old. Patrick greatly desires for people to be holistically transformed by the gospel and to “know the love of God which surpasses knowledge” (Eph. 3:19). After studying preaching at Moody Bible Institute, Patrick received his M.Div. at Talbot Seminary concentrating in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care. He currently shepherds our high school and middle school students. Patrick and his wife Kaitlyn are greatly blessed to participate in the family of God at CBMC.

Children & Nursery Director

Dickson Kong

Dickson was called to full-time ministry in 2016, but has served over 20 years in children’s ministry, along with being involved in small groups and missions here. He is currently furthering his education with a B.A in Christian Ministries (Children Concentration) at Biola University as he oversees infancy–5th grade. Dickson and Tina have two boys, Jonathan and Samuel.

Cantonese CONGREGATION

Christian Education & adults Pastor

Dadco Yan

Dadco was born and raised in Hong Kong and left behind SGI (Japanese Buddhism) to follow Jesus in 1996 after moving to the U.S. Called to ministry while working as a secretary in CBMC, she received her MDiv from LOGOS Evangelical Seminary. While overseeing our college and young adult ministries, her aspiration is to be an “approved worker,” with no need to be ashamed as she rightly handles the word of truth (2 Timothy 3:15).

college Pastor

Jimmy Lai

Jimmy was born in Hong Kong,  but moved to the U.S with his family at the age of ten (1.5 generation). He accepted Christ as his personal Savior during his last year in college. After graduation, he worked in the neuroimaging research field before accepting his call to pastoral ministry. He received his Master of Divinity from Talbot Seminary. He has the privilege and honor of overseeing the college ministry. His passion is to walk with these students as they know more of God and of themselves. Jimmy’s daily prayer comes from Mark 9:24b, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

young adults Pastor

Ricky Lee

Ricky was born and raised in Hong Kong. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord in his first year at a Christian Junior High School, and is thankful to have grown in God’s love during his teen years. From church secretary, to earning a youth ministry degree from Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, and then finally a BA in Christian Studies, Ricky has served in ministry since 2004, and as a pastor since 2016. In June 2021, Ricky formally joined CBMC. As Scripture tells us, “We must also care for each other, inspire love, and encourage good deeds.” (Hebrews 10:24). He is married to his wife, Veronica, and has 3 boys.

Kindle Hills Pastor (Church plant)

Rev. Kenny Ngai

Kenny was born in Hong Kong, and he accepted Christ at Shek Yam Alliance Church during college. In 2012, after 8 years in the advertising industry, he accepted God’s call to ministry and graduated from Alliance Bible Seminary. After graduating in 2015, he came to the US and started shepherds our young adult ministry at CBMC. 2 years later, he was sent to Chino Hills to plant Kindle Hills for the Cantonese community and he is hoping to lead more people in Chino Hills to know the gospel and live a prosperous life.

MANDARIN CONGREGATION

For more information, please email Rita Ng at rita.ng@cbmcla.org with the subject line "Mandarin Pastor position," or simply click "We're hiring."

Board of elders

Bill Tang

(Chair)

Albert Mak

Eddie Kam

Ivan Ip

Sam Yu

Rev. Maurice Yu