Church Leadership

bio_pastor_ricky_150x150Cantonese Pastor Ricky Ko

Pastor Ricky Ko was born and raised in Hong Kong. He accepted Christ as his personal savior while he was in high school there. He started studying in York University in Canada in 1991, and in 1995 he responded to the call of God to serve Him full-time. After working for a few years, Ricky started studying in Christian Witnesses Theological Seminary and he received his M.Div degree in 2004. He served in Peninsula Community Alliance Church and Chinese Church In Christ - San Jose from 2004 to 2014. God inspired Ricky to deepen his skills in giving sermons, and he obtained his Doctor of Ministry degree from Gordan Cornwell Theological Seminary in 2014. Ricky joined SCBC in 2014 to serve the Cantonese ministry. He and his wife Kariffa married in 2003, and have their daughter Yasmine and son Humphrey.





bio_pastor_jerry_150x150English Pastor Jerry Wong

Jerry grew up in San Francisco and came to Christ when he was about to graduate junior high. Coming from a non-Christian home, he was not allowed to go to church, but grew by the grace of God, especially during his college years at UC Berkeley. He received his MDiv from Western Seminary’s extension at Los Gatos. His ministry experience spans 2 churches, a church plant and multiple trips overseas. His joy is growing his marriage and family, and traveling the world to see what the Holy Spirit is doing in growing God’s kingdom.





bio_joni_150x150Minister Joni Yee

Joni Yee has been working with the youth and music ministries since 2005. She joined the pastoral staff at Southbay in 2010. Joni has a passion for leading worship, mentoring students and reading good books. As a teacher, she loves to experience the moment when something suddenly “clicks” for a student and it changes his or her life. Joni and her husband Simon enjoy listening to and analyzing music, eating gourmet food and playing with their baby son Stephen.





obed_150x150Mandarin Minister Zhen Zhang

Zhen Zhang (aka Obed) was born in Harbin, China. He went to church gatherings with his mother in elementary school, and decided to believe in the Lord after high school. He completed a bachelor's degree in Information Management and Systems at Peking University and worked for many years. The family was called by the Lord and came to Christian Witnesses Theological Seminary in January 2018 for his Master of Divinity. He completed his study in May 2021. Zhen Zhang likes to read and loves music. He and his wife Eunice have a son, Timothy.





sophia_150x150Chinese Minister Tiffani Barker

Tiffani migrated to the US with her family from Hong Kong when she was a teenager. While in high school she was introduced to Jesus and has committed to follow and to serve Him since then. After she graduated from high school she joined the USMC. She heeded God's leading to pursue a BA in Biblical Studies at The Master's College upon her honorable discharge from the military. It was also while serving in the military that she met her husband David. Together they have two daughters, Moriah and Asriel. After she had finished homeschooling their daughters through high school Tiffani went back to school and graduated with a MA in Biblical Studies from The Master's University. She enjoys reading, writing, and hiking.




sophia_150x150Children's Ministry Director Sophia Hasairin

Sophia Hasairin grew up in Malaysia and received Christ as her personal savior when she was 16 years old. Sophia Hasairin has been working with children since 2012 as a teacher and got her Registered Behavior Technician certificate in 2018. Sophia has a passion to work with people and help anyone she can because we are all God's children! She loves to share her knowledge and experience with kids and learns a lot from her time with them as well. Currently Sophia is studying MDiv at Christian Witness Theology Seminary and uses what she is learning there in all areas of her life including her work and activities. Sophia is looking forward to this amazing new blessing and opportunity that God has given her to join SCBC's team in year 2019.




randy_150x150Youth Ministry Director Randy Nguyen

Randy grew up in San Bruno, CA from a non-Christian home. He was introduced to Christianity in high school and grew in his faith with the encouragement of a few good friends. Although he had initially planned to build a career in STEM, God called Randy into ministry after college. Since then, Randy has served in and piloted several youth ministries. He is particularly passionate about shepherding and teaching the youth fellowships and summer kids camps here at Southbay. During the summer he is director/counselor for CBM camp. Randy is currently completing courses for his MDiv degree at Western Seminary. He is hoping to find his footing as a first time dad as he and his wife, Stephanie, will greet their baby girl in the spring of 2022!










Ming Ng, Deacon

Lan Khuc, Associate Deacon

Paul Leung, Associate Deacon

Calvin Wong, Associate Deacon

Isaac Tong, Associate Deacon

Hansson Ling, Associate Deacon

Philip Shui, Associate Deacon



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