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Church Leadership

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Written by  Lorsen Koo Thursday, 27 October 2011 22:01

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



What We Believe

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Written by  Lorsen Koo Thursday, 27 October 2011 20:06

About the Bible

The Bible, consisting of the 66 books, is God’s word to all men. It was written by human authors
under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living. Because it is inspired by God, it is truth without any mixture of error.

About God

God is the creator and ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons – the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal and are one God.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven’s glory and will return again to earth to reign.

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every Christian from the moment of salvation. He
provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance in doing what is right.

About Man

Man is made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character. Humanity is the supreme object of God’s creation. Although man has tremendous potential for good, he is marred by an attitude of
disobedience toward God called "sin." This attitude separates man from God.

About Eternity

Man was created to exist forever. He will either exist eternally separated from God by sin or in union with God through forgiveness and salvation. To be eternally separated from God is hell. To be eternally
in union with him is eternal life. Heaven and hell are places of eternal existence.

About Salvation

Salvation is a gift from God to man. Man can never make up for his sin by self-improvement or good works – only by believing in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can man be saved from sin’s penalty. Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

About Eternal Security

Because God gives man eternal life through Jesus Christ, the believer is secure in salvation for eternity. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian.

About Baptism

Baptism by immersion symbolizes the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus, and is a public declaration that one has accepted Jesus Christ as one’s personal Savior. Baptism is not a means to salvation, but shows the world that one had already been saved. And while baptism is not required for salvation, it is a biblical command and demonstrates a Christian’s love and obedience to Christ.

About Communion

Communion, or the Lord’s Supper, is an ordinance given to all believers by Jesus Christ to remember his sacrifice for humanity and to symbolize the new covenant. The elements of bread and fruit of the vine are symbols of Christ’s broken body and shed blood. Communion is not a means of salvation. Rather, it is a testament of a believer’s faith in the atoning work of the cross.


Published in About Us
Written by  Lorsen Koo Thursday, 27 October 2011 19:40

history_424x283Southbay Chinese Baptist Church (SCBC) was founded in 1980 by twelve Christians in Milpitas who wanted to reach the Chinese community locally and also those in China. These believers started meeting in a home, but soon began to rent space in another church for a Cantonese worship service. A separate English-speaking worship service was started in 1992.

About Us

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Written by  Lorsen Koo Sunday, 23 October 2011 15:07

Welcome to Southbay, we are a

Christian community,

Inviting all to encounter God,

Growing together

to be more like Christ,

Overflowing his love to the world in our everyday lives



“Church” for many spiritual seekers is irrelevant and inactive. For some serious Christians, “church” has become institutionalized, commercialized, and marketed to suit the consumeristic taste of one’s own spiritual and social preference. Here at Southbay, we hope to rediscover the radical call of Christ to discipleship through an uncompromising rethinking of the basic cultural assumptions of our times through personal surrender to the call of Christ.

Our common ground is rooted in our faith in the biblical, orthodox and historical Christian gospel working itself out among the community of believers. We believe that real spiritual transformation, connection and contribution starts at where you live. Knowing God is not only about learning doctrines, but living out a grace-filled life towards everyone around you.

I’m glad you took a moment to see what we’re about. Hope to see you soon!


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