Our Story

How it all started...

The predecessor of Cincinnati Chinese Church, Cincinnati Fellowship, was founded in 1965 by several overseas Chinese Christians.  There was a pause, but the gathering resumed in 1968 and gradually grew in number.  In 1970, in addition to the Tuesday prayer meeting and the Friday Bible study, Sunday Service began at Northern Hills Bible Chapel.  The number of worshippers exceeded 50.  In the winter of 1970, the Fellowship was renamed to Cincinnati Chinese Church which was formally established with three anointed elders to shepherd the church.

In 1984, with the grace of God, the church purchased the Mt. Healthy site, and the Sunday Service was changed to Sunday morning.  Elder Shi-Pei Chu officially resigned from his work and assumed the full-time church pastoral duties.

In 1985, the church invited Sister Mary Leung back from Hong Kong to serve the brothers and sisters as well as the Chinese in Cincinnati.  Therefore, the church was improving more and more.  She retired in 2015 and still lives in Cincinnati.

In 1988, Elder Shi-Pei Chu and his wife were called by God to start and pastor the new church in Los Angeles, California.  The leadership of Cincinnati Chinese Church was led by Elder Reginald Tsang.  In Summer 2016, Elder Tsang and his wife moved to Seattle, and still live there.  Meanwhile, Elder Tsang is dedicated to share the Gospel with writing.

In 1991, Pastor David Wu graduated from Southwest Baptist Theological Seminary.  He left his job and was called by God to take over the pastoral work of Cincinnati Chinese Church.  In August  2022,  Pastor Wu  retired and he and Mrs. Wu now live in South Carolina. 

In 1992, the church received God’s grace again to expand the auxiliary church by 50%.  The brothers and sisters came together wholeheartedly to share the Gospel enthusiastically.

In 1993, Pastor Simon Chen graduated from Western Theological Seminary Portland to participate in the establishment of the English ministry, and the Chinese and English congregations were separated for Sunday Service. Pastor Chen resigned in 2005.

In 1996, Pastor Hong-Fu Liu graduated from Asbury Theological Seminary and joined the church ministries by assisting in developing the small-group ministry. 

Expanding the vision...

In 1999, God called him to pastor a church in New Orleans.

In 2001, since most of the Chinese moved to the northeast of Cincinnati, the Mason church was established and held Sunday Service through the local church to expand the work of God.

In 2003, Pastor KC Fang graduated from Trinity Theological Seminary to join the pastoral work by helping build up the Mason church ministries.  He resigned in June 2020.

In 2003-2005, Minister Stan Elder and Eric Chang both served in the Youth Group Fellowship.

In 2007, the Mason Campus was completed, and the dedication ceremony was held in November.

In 2008, Compton Chinese Congregation, All Nation Congregation, and Mason Chinese Congregation were established.  In October, Pastor Bob Alstadt came to shepherd All Nation Congregation, replacing Pastor Chen who had left.  Pastor Bob retired in 2016.

In 2011, Pastor Shawn Issacs joined the church to shepherd the Youth Group Fellowship  and resigned in January , 2022.
In 2015, Minister Yang Young joined the church to shepherd the Campus Fellowship.  He was ordained to the pastorate in April of 2021.

Where we are headed...

In 2017, Bother Eric Chang graduated from Trinity Theological Seminary and returned to All Nation Congregation as a part-time preacher.  He resigned in March 2019.

In 2018-2019, the second phase Mason church building expansion construction began due to the increasing number of people, inadequate amount of classrooms, and the crowded large gatherings.

 In March 2019, the expansion was completed, and the dedication was held.

In July 2021, Minister Brian Liu joined the church and was ordained to the pastorate in April of 2021.

In December 2022, Minister Simon Boenaidi joined the church to shepherd the Youth Group.

From now on, we invite you to join us in building God’s sanctuary so that His salvation may be widely spread among the Chinese in Cincinnati and His glorious name be exalted greatly.

Be a part of our story...

Join us every Sunday as we gather to worship together at 10:45 am.
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