Reverend Paul Shen
Rev. Paul Shen was born in Taiwan into a family of pastors and is a native of the Taiwanese Bunun tribe. He graduated from the National Zheng-Zhi University, and by the call of God, entered Taiwan Theological Seminary in 1977. For further theological training, he studied at the Western Evangelical Seminary in Portland, OR.
After returning to Taiwan, Rev. Shen taught at the Theological College and Seminary until 1990 when he entered Western Theological Seminary in Michigan and helped in planting several churches in Southwest Michigan.
In 1998, Rev. Shen was called by God to the Baltimore / Washington area and to the present, he has been the Senior Pastor at the Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore. At the moment, Rev. Shen is working towards a Doctorate of Ministry at the Logos Evangelical Seminary in California. He is married to his wife of over 30 years, Helen, and has three grown sons, Daniel, Samuel, and James.
Reverend Tom Tofilon
Having graduated from Columbia Biblical Seminary/CIU, Pastor Tom and Julie (DMin.), served 15 years in overseas missions among unreached people groups in Indonesia, Turkey, and China, evangelizing, teaching, making disciples, planting churches, and training leaders. Before that, they served for many years in the U.S. as a pastor (Tom) planting a church, ministering to the homeless (Tom) and International-Students– reaching the lost and training up believers who the Lord has brought here to our country. Together, they have co-authored four books: Communicating Like Christ: An In Depth Look at the Conversational Skills of Jesus; Who is a Godly Leader? (translated into Turkish); Speaking Beautiful English: Building Successful Lives; and Praying to God Our Father Using 52 of His Attributes– helping us to learn how to trust, pray, and obey as He protects, provides, and guides.
“Our desire is to love the Lord with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength and to make Jesus’ last command on earth our first—preaching the Gospel and making disciples. As true with all of us made in His image, we love to help others to build a healthy relationship with their God, family, and community, finding comfort and encouragement in their time of need. We love to see many use their acquired skills, natural talents, and spiritual gifts for building the kingdom of God.”
They have two wonderful sons (David and Joseph), a sweet daughter-in-law (Brooke), and two adorable grandchildren (Quinlan and Ellis). They love to worship together (and with others) in music and walking in God’s awesome creation. Hope you can visit us. Let’s walk and talk!
Reverend T.J. Huang
Pastor Huang accepted Christ through his wife and was baptized at the age of 27. His spiritual life began to falter during his mother’s 18-year battle with a brain tumor and nose cancer, but he was saved by God’s grace when he completed his doctoral program in Environmental Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh in 1986. Since 1988, he has been serving at CCCB and dedicated his life to the Lord as a tent-maker during the 1989 AFC Chinese Mission Conference.
In addition to his variety of services at CCCB, he also served in the UMBC Chinese Bible Study group and the JHU AFC Student Fellowship. Since 2001, he has been engaged in Theological Training in Asia. He graduated from the Masters Program of Columbia Bible School & School of Mission at Columbia International University (CIU), South Carolina. In July of 2007, CCCB appointed him to be a part-time Missions Minister. In 2012, he retired from the state government after 26 years of service and was ordained as a pastor by the church. Shortly after, he and his wife planted a church in the Johns Hopkins Medical Campus area. Through prayer and support of CCCB, the ministry of Light of Life (TLOL) for students and scholars was established.
Since 2013, the Sunday worship services at the hospital chapel have been ongoing until now. There are currently four full-time seminary students serving together with him. Pray that the Lord Jesus Christ may use the rest of our lives to serve in His Kingdom whole heartily and continue to make His disciples of all nations.