Mount Hermon, CA, May 15, 2016 --(PR.com
)-- West Coast Chinese Christian Conference (WCCCC) is pleased to announce Rev. Walter Lau and Rev. Gordon Sau Wah Siu have been confirmed as the main speakers for this year’s winter conference at Mount Hermon, December 29, 2016 through January 1, 2017.
“We’re blessed to have two well-regarded speakers for the 2016 West Coast Chinese Christian Conference (WCCC)” explained Joseph Chan, WCCCC Planning Committee Chairperson. “As Senior Pastor of Cumberland Presbyterian Chinese Church in San Francisco Chinatown, we look forward to his morning Bible expositions. We’re also honored to have Rev. Gordon Sau Wah Siu, Senior Pastor of North Point Alliance Church in Hong Kong, deliver the evening messages.”
To better accommodate young adults and students who have responsibilities during the week, this year’s 4-day conference has been shifted to start on Thursday, December 29, 2016 and conclude on Sunday, January 1, 2017. An informal New Year’s Eve celebration is planned for Saturday, December 31, 2016.
Rev. Walter Lau was born in Macau and was raised in Hong Kong. He accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior and Lord of his life when he was 12. Walter loves music, and had joined the Breakthrough Singers of Hong Kong to do music evangelism in his teen years. He came to the U.S. when he was 19 and later joined the Chinese Outreach to do Gospel Broadcasting. Walter graduated from U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, and worked for 4 years in the Silicon Valley as a hardware Computer Engineer. After that, he went to Dallas Theological Seminary in Texas for his seminary education. He graduated with a Th.M. (Master of Theology) in 1990, and later received his D. Min. (Doctor of Ministry) from Talbot School of Theology in 2012. Walter has been serving in Cumberland Presbyterian Chinese Church in San Francisco Chinatown since 1990, ministering to youths, college students, young adults, and married couples; and is now the Senior Pastor of that church.
Pastor Walter has been married to Ada for 25 years, and has two daughters. He is also a certified leader for the Marriage Enrichment Retreat of Chinese Family for Christ, and a certified Evangelism Explosion trainer.
+ Rev. Walter Lau
After graduating from the University of Hong Kong in 1978, Rev. Gordon Sau Wah Siu, worked as a social worker. In 1981, he left for Canada to study at Regent College, where he received his Master of Divinity degree. In May 1987, he was ordained as a reverend and in July of the same year, appointed as the Senior Pastor of North Point Alliance Church Hong Kong, which now has 60 full-time pastoral staff and five branch churches. In 1999, Rev Siu was awarded a Doctor of Ministry degree by Fuller Theological Seminary in US.
Apart from serving at North Point Alliance Church, Rev. Siu also served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors at the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church Union of Hong Kong for several terms and he now acts as the advisor of the Board. He is also the Board Chairman of Alliance Bible Seminary and an executive committee member of The Society for Truth and Light.
Rev. Siu has written a number of books, including The Life and Livelihood of the Disciples of Christ: Living in Faith in the Gospel of Matthew; The Choice between Life and Death: The Way of Fearing God in Deuteronomy; Four Lessons for a Pastor’s Personal Growth; Ministry of the People of God; Spirit-led Church Management; Voice from the Heart of a Shepherd; Drawing Close to the Heart of the Lord; Your Love and Acceptance Make Me Warm; My Personal Experience with Spiritual Discipline; To Gain Christ; Work as Sacrifice; Truly Rich; Our Stand in a Confusing Society (in collaboration); Holiness is a Must for All Christians (in collaboration); Church Conflicts: Socio-Psychological and Pastoral Perspectives (in collaboration); and his sermon series includes Nothing but Leaves, Content Serving the Lord.
Rev. Siu has a son and a daughter, both now married. His wife is a home-based piano teacher.
+ WCCCC Registration
On-line registration for West Coast Chinese Christian Conference is scheduled to begin soon at www.wcccc.org/register. Scholarships are available for those with financial need.
About West Coast Chinese Christian Conference (WCCCC)
We are college students and young adults with a passion and commitment to work with our local churches and fellowships for a spiritual revival. Our desire is to empower our generation of Christians to become faithful leaders. The culmination of our yearlong effort is the annual WCCCC winter conference at Mount Hermon (California). WCCCC is an independent, non-denominational Christian organization staffed 100% by volunteers.