Dr. Raymond Chang
Pastor Ray is originally from Southern California where he attended Biola University majoring in Biblical Studies. From Biola, he went to Talbot and Dallas Theological Seminary earning a Masters in Divinity and a Masters in Sacred Theology. More recently, he has completed his Doctorate in Ministry at Trinity Divinity Evangelical School. In addition to his academic history, Pastor Ray has extensive ministry experience in second generation Korean American and multiethnic ministries.
He began as a youth pastor in Southern California, then moved to an internship at First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton under the pastoral leadership of Chuck Swindoll. It was there that Pastor Ray was ordained and received his call to Korean Central Presbyterian Church as their English ministry pastor. He served there for three years from 1993-1996.
Afterwards, he planted a multi-ethnic church, Ambassador Bible Church, in the Washington D.C. metropolitan area. In 2000, Ray moved back to Southern California to the same church where Pastor Ray did his internship, EV Free Fullerton to become the Outreach Pastor. In 2003, Pastor Ray planted his second church, Ambassador Church in Brea. Pastor Ray is married to Sun Joo Chang and they have twin daughters, Kristen and Karissa.
Dr. Peter Lim
Church Health and Missional Strategist
Peter Lim has extensive cross-cultural missions experience having served as a Missions Pastor with two of the largest missions-sending churches in Singapore for more than 12 years, and as the Global Involvement Coordinator at Seattle Pacific University for two years. He is also engaged in supporting ongoing leadership development in marketplace ministries in East Asia, and is eagerly looking into extending Ambassador Network’s growing church-planting work overseas in the near future. Peter is also deeply passionate about growing healthy Asian ethnic churches for the sake of the American-born generation. He has been a freelance church missional health consultant and strategist since 2009, having worked with individual churches, pastors and second-generation leadership groups like the Mienh Christian Youth Association (MCYA). He is excited about engaging 1st generation pastors and leaders to transform their attitudes and approaches towards the second-generation as he teaches as an adjunct professor at Logos Evangelical Seminary.
He resides in Orange County, California, with his wife, Karen, who is an Associate Professor at Alliant International University.
DJ Chuang is a freelance strategy consultant, having worked with organizations like Worship Leader Magazine, Leadership Network (as Leadership Community Director for Multi-Site Churches and next gen Asian American churches) and with L2 Foundation developing leadership & legacy for Asian Americans. He hosts the Social Media Church podcast, a place for conversations with church leaders about social media. He’s the editor of 2 books, “Asian American Youth Ministry” and “Conversations: Asian American Evangelical Theologies in Formation“. Also notable is his prior association with Pastor Ray Chang, when he served as Executive Pastor at Ambassador Bible Church from 1997-2000. Learn more about his role with Ambassador Network >>
He is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary and Virginia Tech. He has been blogging at his personal website [djchuang.com] since 1999 (before it was called blogging), curating many links to resources pertaining to churches multiethnic and/or Asian American.
He resides in Orange County, California, with his artistic wife Rachelle, and their 15-year old son Jeremiah. Lastly, DJ’s often spotted wearing orange at conferences.
Korean/English Ministry Consultant
Samuel Choi is a confident pioneer and proven cross-cultural leader. He is married to Carol and they have a daughter, Karis, and a son, Kaden. They live in Irvine, CA. His passion is to see the power of the Gospel bring revival and renewal in the 21st century through churches planting churches.
He was born in Seoul, Korea and came to the US at the age of 15. He attended UCLA where he received a call to ministry (Matthew 6:33). He pursued this vision and calling both academically, completing a Master of Divinity degree at Westminster Seminary California and pastorally, by serving in Korean American churches in the Los Angeles area.
He was ordained in the PCA (Presbyterian Church in America) in 2003 and served as EM pastor in WA. In 2007, Samuel and Carol were assessed and approved to plant a church by PCA and joined Mars Hill Church’s church planter program in 2008 under the leadership of Mark Driscoll. They planted Mars Hill Church Federal Way in 2009.
Samuel and Carol moved to Irvine, CA in 2012 for their second church plant, Center Church, affiliated with Acts 29 Network and Spanish River Church Planting Network. They planted Center Church in Irvine in September 2013 and started their own Farmers insurance agency the same year.