Pastor Caleb KD Chang grew up in Taiwan. He was a Chemical Engineering major at Tunghai University. In 1963, his whole family was baptized to the Lord. After the completion of his graduate studies in the United States, he worked in the chemical industry for more than twelve years. During that period, he also served as a deacon at our church in Woburn, and participated in the ministry of church building at the Lexington site. In 1991, the couple was called to full-time ministry to the Lord. After that, while Pastor Chang served full-time in the Chinese Gospel Church of Massachusetts, he studied at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary at its Boston campus. Later, he also served in the Pittsburgh Chinese Church, the Richmond Evangelical Chinese Bible Church, and the English-speaking Trinity Baptist Church in Vancouver. Since April 2011, he has been the senior pastor of our church. He is grateful that the Lord has granted him new challenges in church service twenty years after he was first called to pastoral duties. Leading people to the Lord, equipping saints for fulfilling their duties in ministry, building the body of Christ together these are all part of Pastor Chang's philosophy of ministry. He finds his passion in preaching and expositing the Word of God in plain language, and from the bottom of his heart. He is also burdened with sharing evangelistic messages that, balancing rational, emotional and spiritual components, will restore people's conviction. Caleb KD Chang and his wife Esther MeiEn Chang have two daughters, Joy and Grace, both grown up. They believe that Christians' faith will enable them not only to prepare for eternity, but also to witness, with their daily life, their loyalty in following the Lord.
Tim grew up in Titusville, Florida where he came to know Christ at age 9. During his college time at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, Tim became the leader of the Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship Group at Eastman, met his wife, Evie, and received a call to pursue seminary and pastoral ministry. After Tim and Evie were married in 1985, they moved to the Philadelphia area where Tim completed an MDiv at Westminster Theological Seminary and served on the pastoral staff of New Life Presbyterian Church in Fort Washington, PA. Tim and Evie joined China Ministries International in 1992 and moved to Taipei, Taiwan. From 1992 till 2016, Tim has pastored and planted churches in Taipei and taught Biblical Counseling, Evangelism, New Testament, and Preaching, at China Reformed Theological Seminary in Taipei and with Stephen Tong Evangelical Ministries International in Hong Kong and Jakarta, Indonesia. In his Political Science PhD dissertation from the Univeristy of Hawaii, entitled "Mobilized Merchants-Patriotic Martyrs: China's House-Church Protestants and the Politics of Cooperative Resistance," Tim explains how the church grew in China, why they are persecuted, and how they respond. In his recent book, "Stranger in Every Land: Reflections of A Transcultural Adult In A Shrinking World," Tim shares the stories, challenges, and opportunities that God used to mold his personality and shape his ministry during the last 25 years when he served as a missionary of our church. Joining our pastoral team in July 2017, Pastor Tim will serve as the Lead Pastor of Cross Bridge English ministry hoping to inspire the next generation of Christian leaders to take the good news of God's grace in Christ to the ends of the Earth. Tim and Evie have two adult children, Allison and Martyn.
Pastor Steve Chang was born in Er-shuei, Changhua County, Taiwan. He earned his M.Div. degree at the China Evangelical Seminary (CES), Taipei, Taiwan. While there, he also married Irene Chen. He was ordained as a minister when he served in the Spiritual Friends Church, Taipei. In 1987, the family moved to the States, where Pastor Steve served at Rutgers Community Christian Church (RCCC) in Somerset, N.J., and then at the Canaan Taiwanese Christian Church (CTCC) in Mountain View, CA. Since the fall of 2001, he has served as Caring Pastor in CBCGB. Pastor and Mrs. Chang have 3 daughters: Stephanie, Jennifer and Serena.
Pastor Juta Pan was from Taiwan. Growing up from a Free Methodist family, he converted to Christ at the age of 14. After 8-years journey of seeking God’s guidance, he confirmed God's call and became a minister of Campus Evangelical Fellowship (CEF) in 1985. During 12 years’ service in CEF, he knew his wife Chaoluan, who became minister in 1988, and married her in 1990. In 1997, JuTa came to Boston with his family for his theological study. After obtaining his MA in Theology at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2000 and Master of Sacred Theology at School of Theology, Boston University in 2001, he went to Scotland to pursue his PhD in the School of Divinity, the University of Edinburgh, and then finished his dissertation: "The Kingdom of God and the Pure Land: Towards the Dialogue of Christianity and Buddhism in the Context of Taiwan." The total 8 years journey of theological study, his focus is Theology, Missiology, and Christianity and Other Faiths. After finishing his study, JuTa returned to Boston with his family and serves at CBCGB in 2005. He was ordained as pastor at the same year in September, and has been the pastor of Fellowship Ministry, of Campus Ministry, of Evangelism Ministry, and the acting lead pastor of Chinese Ministry. He currently serves as the pastor of City Outreach Ministry, a ministry focusing on Chinese overseas student and scholars in Boston city. He is also the adjunct faculty of several Chinese Theological Seminary in North and South America teaching Systematic Theology, Christian Ethics, and Christianity and other Faiths. Juta was also visiting scholar of Princeton Theological Seminary during his sabbatical in 2012. His writing: ‘The Cross and the Lotus’ is published at the end of 2016. JuTa’s wife, ChaoLuan, is a scholar of History of Christianity obtaining her ThD in 2012 from School of Theology, Boston University. She is an adjunct professor in Merrimack College. Their daughter, Lucilla, is a PhD student of Emory University in Philosophy.
A former accountant, David sensed a call to full-time ministry after working in the corporate world for several years. He quit his job in Honolulu to attend Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL where he received his Masters of Divinity with an emphasis in Pastoral Counseling. David came to our church in 2009, and oversees our English-speaking college (ICF), and young adult (Charis) ministries. He feels privileged to work with some of the best and brightest students and graduates from around the world, and often muses why he is in such a position as he definitely does not fall within this category! His desire is to see members impact their schools, workplaces, and communities for Christ, as well as work to spread the gospel to the nations. David is married to Milly, and they have 2 fun-loving children - Lindsey and Spencer.
Jennifer (Jen) joined the CBCGB family in April 2011. She grew up in Texas and received a Bachelor of Science in Human Biology at the University of Texas at Austin. She is an avid Longhorn football fan and will be spotted wearing a lot of burnt orange and white. She enjoys playing many sports including basketball, volleyball, and tennis, and enjoys making crafts and reading. Growing up, she had lofty dreams of becoming a doctor, and up until college, she worked hard for this dream. During her last year of college, God challenged her and led her towards missions and ministry, and she followed Him to serve in Taiwan and China with Overseas Missionary Fellowship for over a year and then returned to work as a youth intern at Austin Chinese Church in Austin, TX for two years. She studied at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX and earned a Master of Divinity with a concentration in Student Ministries in December 2010. She fell in love with working with youth and seeing them fall in love with Christ, and she has a heart for seeing youth become men and women who love Him, serve Him, and bring the Gospel to the rest of the world.
Pastor Bowman was born and raised a few miles down the road from CBCGB, in Cambridge, MA. He and his family currently live in Acton, MA. God in His mercy rescued him from a life of rebellion in 1991. Almost immediately upon becoming a Christian God called him to be a blessing to His children. Min. Bowman began assisting in Grace Chapel’s children’s ministry in the beginning of 1992 and then teaching and then directing and he continues to serve children. In July of 1996 God brought Maria De Los Angeles Brenes Delgado into his life and they were married in “Angie’s” home country of Costa Rica in February of 1997. Angie has been a missionary here in the states as well as in Mexico and China. In 2000 they were blessed with their daughter Abigail. Min. Bowman graduated from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary in 2003 with a degree in Christian Education. The Bowman’s believe in and encourage families serving and practicing faith together both in the local church as well as overseas. Abigail has recently finished her 8th short-term mission trip on 5 different continents. The Bowman’s love children and seek to partner with God in blessing children to know, love, follow and serve Jesus Christ. In June of 2014 God has called Min. Bowman to the CBCGB family from CBCGL after 9 years of serving as Children’s Minister.
Yuegang Zhang was born in Yunnan, China. He got his Ph. D. degree in Chemistry from SUNY Buffalo in 2001. He accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior and Lord in 2001 at Chinese Christian Mandarin Church in Chicago. Brother Yuegang moved to Boston in 2006 to work as a scientist at a pharmaceutical company. He got the calling from God in 2010. He has studied at the Boston Campus of Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary since 2013. Brother Yuegang finally accepted the full time Fellowship Minister position in our Chinese Congregation in September 2014 and resigned from his scientific career. His wife, Sister Meiqin Xie, is currently a pre-school teacher at a Christian academy. Their daughter Sarah is 13 and is in eighth grade. Their son Joshua is 10 and is a fifth grade student. Sarah and Joshua have published with their father two volumes of English-Chinese bilingual Christian children’s books: Silly, Silly Mouse Jamie Book 1 and 2.
Stanley ChangStanley Chang was born and raised in Houston, Texas. Ever since high school, he has had the passion to work with youth and to see them become disciples of Jesus Christ. He hopes to be in youth ministry until he is too old for it. Stanley attended CBCGB and served in the youth group in 2009-2012 while he was a student at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary. Before coming back to CBCBGB in 2016, he was a Youth Minister in Texas. In his free time, Stan likes to play volleyball, ultimate frisbee, bowling, smashing burgers, and having good conversations with friends over a good cup of milk tea. Stanley is married to Christine.