Our Senior Pastor, Rev. Stephen Ma, was born and raised in Hong Kong. He was a teacher before attending the Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary. God called Rev. Ma to become a full time minister and guided him to the U.S. to serve at the Trust In God Baptist Church in Chinatown New York.
At the Trust In God Baptist Church, God guided him to know his wife Irene. They got married in 1995 and have two boys, Daniel and Timothy. With God’s further grace he was ordained in March and gained his Doctorate degree in May 1998.
In September 11, 2000 he started the new serving journey as a Senior Pastor at the Staten Island Chinese Christian Church. To him, it was God’s perfect timing for him to serve the TIGBC for 7 years and 7 months before starting a new journey. With God’s help, Rev. Ma has served at the SICCC for over 10 years. His vision and goals for the SICCC is to accomplish the Life Development Process for everyone who comes to the church, that is bringing non-believers to accept Jesus Christ as their Savior and Master, baptizing them as a church member, developing them for Christ-like maturity, equipping them for ministry and mission, and most importantly, leading them to worship the worthy triune God.
As a minister being called to preach God’s word, Rev. Ma’s favorite verse is the motto of the Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary, in 2 Tim 2:15:
“Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a workman who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.”
Reverend Lee Ka has served as the English Pastor of the Staten Island Chinese Christian Church since September 2000. Prior to being called to serve at SICCC, Lee worked in the Financial/Investment Banking industry for eleven years. Lee grew up at Oversea Chinese Mission and was a member of that church since 1977. He received his Master of Divinity from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in May 2000. Later that year, God led Lee and his number one supporter and wife, Joan, to SICCC. Lee and Joan are blessed to have three precious daughters: Teagan, Karis, and June.
Dr. Henry Chan
Dr. Hsien Kwang Liu
Hsien Hwei Liu