Staff Team

Senior Pastor

Jack Stuart

He has been our Senior Pastor since 1989. He is originally from NZ and his wife Becky is from Hong Kong. Pastor Jack speaks reasonable Mandarin and Cantonese, and his English is very good! Along with our other staff and Governing Board, Pastor Jack leads our Church and does most of the preaching at our Morning services and at our MOSAIC service. 

Contact him at pastor@chinesechurch.org.nz

Cantonese Congregation Minister

Joshua Long

Joshua is from Malaysia. He is one of the full-time ministers in the church, who is leading the Cantonese Congregation. He is also the leader of Mandarin Praise and Worship team. Joshua graduated his Theology from Malaysia Bible Seminary, and start serving full-time in this church since 2015. He and his wife Sharon have two lovely daughters, Lois and Abigail. He is also involved with the Sunday Mandarin service. 

Contact him at joshua_yy@hotmail.com

Encounter Congregation Minister

Allen Hou

He is one of the full-time ministers in the church, who is leading the Encounter Congregation. Allen is also involved with ministries to do with young people, and often translates in the church. Allen and his family immigrated from Taiwan in 1998, and had completed his engineering and theological studies in Christchurch. Allen became an extremely happy man in 2015 when he married Yixing, and are both serving the young people in the church and community.

Contact him at allen.h@chinesechurch.org.nz

Family Ministry Minister

Helen Zhang

Zhang Hui (Helen) graduated from Nankai University in China, majoring in Law. In 1996, she immigrated to New Zealand and became a Christian in 2002. In 2013, she received a Master of Family Counseling from Harvard Theological Seminary. Zhang Hui is currently in charge of the Family Ministries of the church.

Contact her at helenzhang337@outlook.com

Children Ministry Minister

Stephanie Tiong

Stephanie is from Malaysia but has lived in New Zealand for over 30 years. She graduated as a psychologist from the University of Canterbury and is also a qualified counsellor. Stephanie is married to Paul Thompson, and they have 2 daughters, Zoe and Zara.

Stephanie leads the team in Children’s Ministry.

Church Operations Manager

Adrian Ting

Adrian has recently joined the Church staff team as the Church Operations Manager. He is responsible for all staff members. He and his wife Amber have three lovely kids, Timothy, Annabelle and Olivia. Adrian is from Malaysia and has been living in New Zealand for over 28 years, graduated with Bachelor of Engineering and Master of Business Administration degrees at University of Canterbury. He also has a Theology degree from Laidlaw Bible College.

Financial

Grace Yong

Growing up in the beautiful island of Penang, Malaysia, Grace then migrated to New Zealand and has been living in Christchurch since 2017.
After years of working in the corporate world, which turned her into one with good problem-solving skills, and with high degree of honesty and integrity.
She accepted Christ as her saviour in 2017, and has been serving in various ministries, including Evergreen Fellowship, Praise & Worship, Cantonese Creative Ministry and etc.
She had the dream of playing piano since she was young, but was not realised due to various reasons. When she came to New Zealand however, she was really grateful as she finally has the chance to learn piano, and was given the opportunity to serve in the Praise & Worship team. Glory and Praise to our Lord!

Children Ministry Worker

Beverly Hiew

I moved to Christchurch with my family from Malaysia in 2001. I have a degree in design but my passion for working with children has led me to become a qualified early childhood teacher since 2018. I am also a part of Encounter service.

Church Administrator

Joanna Tu

She is from Malaysia and have been in the church administrator role for 1 and 1/2 years now. She looks after the administrative side of the church as well as produce the church’s weekly newsletter.

Contact her at  admin@chinesechurch.org.nz