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Published in Connect & Grow
Monday, 23 June 2014 13:44

Thank you for supporting the ministry of Southbay! 

2 Corinthians 9:7 says, “Each one should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.” Your free will donations support our mission to witness for Jesus Christ and share with others how God has brought hope and transformed our lives. We invite church members and other Christians to partner with us. Friends and visitors are welcome to join us in worship services, participate in growth groups and other church activities.

Southbay Chinese Baptist Church (SCBC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit Christian organization and donations are tax-deductible. Annual contribution receipts are issued by the church to each donor in mid-January.



Ways to Give


Make an online contribution through website or app (recommended):



Click here to create an account at Church Center. Put in donation amount and select fund. Select one time or schedule regular donation. Enter your email, first and last name, bank and or credit card information: validate financial information. You can give to our church through ACH (direct transfer from your bank to church’s bank). This is the best way to give. If you give through credit card, there is a 2.15% fee the church needs to pay.

You can also download the Church Center app on your phone or other mobile devices. Then you can use Church Center app on your phone to text-to-give instantly. For Android phone, click here. For iPhone, click here.

To learn more about how to give online, click here.



Create a vendor account for our church, and register the church name and address (Southbay Chinese Baptist Church, 448 Francis Drive, San Jose, CA 95133). You can direct your bank to send a check to our church one time or on a recurring date each month. Most Bill Pay services are free on checking accounts.


Other ways to give:


3. Drop Off or Mail A Check To:

448 Francis Drive​
San Jose, CA 95133


4. Give A Cash Donation:

Drop your donation envelope in the donation box inside the church sanctuary.
*Check and online donations are preferable to cash donations.


5. Make A Stock Donation:

For more information on giving stocks/bonds/securities to SCBC, please email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


If you have any questions, please contact the church Finance Department at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  or call (408) 926-2621.


Hours and Directions

Published in Contact Us
Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:48

Office hours during the pandemic

Sunday: 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Monday: Office Closed
Tuesday: 9:00 am-3:00 pm
Wednesday: By Appointment Only
Thursday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday: Office Closed

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Calendar of Events

Published in Connect & Grow
Saturday, 05 May 2012 21:21


Upcoming Events


Easter 2021


There are many ways to participate in Southbay's Easter experience: You can read along with the Lent Devotional, plan to attend The Pilgrimage or invite a friend to Easter Together. Find out more information here.



Published in Connect & Grow
Wednesday, 28 December 2011 22:08

If you already attend Southbay and are interested in serving God here, we have many opportunities to get involved! Please check back in the future for more opportunities.


Sunday Morning

Dramatic Arts Team: Do you have a clear speaking voice and a flair for the dramatic? Are you more comfortable on stage than off it? You may be a perfect fit for our drama team. We not only do dramatic readings but also visual presentations to help people understand truth by seeing it in a different way.

Visual Arts Team: Do you love to design stuff? Or do you enjoy using software to come up with refreshing pictures and videos? If so, we’d love your help on our visual arts team. This team works to create visuals for special events as well as designing the look for our slides and bulletins.

Media Team: Do you have an eye or ear for detail and don’t mind staying “in the shadows”? Our audio and visual techs are essential parts of our worship service, working hand in hand to control the input levels for the sound and also make sure our videos and slideshows play correctly. No previous experience required; we will train you!

Welcome Team: Are you friendly and love to meet new people? Our welcome team is the “face” of the church, since we are the first faces that newcomers see. We also help out with setting up the sanctuary to create a pleasant visual experience for people who are entering.

Worship Team: Are you a musician with experience playing or singing in front of people? We have regular rotating teams which lead the congregation in singing every Sunday and we always love to meet new musicians. If you don’t have experience, but still hope to get involved, don’t hesitate to contact us!


Breaktime Ministry 

Cooking/Bringing Snacks: Do you enjoy cooking or baking? We enjoy eating! Every Sunday, we need volunteers to bring snacks for our breaktime between the worship service and our enrichment classes. We love to try all different types of snacks!

Setup and Cleanup: Do you like eating food? Then you have probably seen our food table at breaktime, which is prepared and cleaned up every Sunday. Please help us keep the area a great place to mingle and meet new friends.

Refreshment Hospitality Schedule


Children’s Ministry

Nursery: We are always looking for caring individuals with experience taking care of babies and toddlers.

Children's’ Worship and Sunday School: Do you love working with kids? We need many volunteers, from teachers and helpers, musicians, computer techs and helpers for snacks, games and crafts.

Awana/Vacation Bible School: We always need more volunteers to help out with our Awana and VBS programs. There are a variety of roles, from teachers to group leaders, snack and games helpers.


Youth Ministry

Do you enjoy working with teenagers? We are looking for responsible, committed Christians who have a heart for teenagers and aren’t afraid to be a little silly sometimes. Beware… you might end up having too much fun.


Prayer Ministry, Small Group Leaders, General Helpers, Interns, etc.

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Church Leadership

Published in About Us
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

Published in About Us
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
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

Published in About Us
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!


Events September 2010

Published in Events
Thursday, 09 December 2010 12:35


Board of Deacons Retreat
On September 5 and 6, we are going to have our annual Board of Deacons Retreat. This retreat is particularly important because we need to have a detailed planning for the future of SCBC, now that we have the new Worship Center, English Pastor and Youth Director. We also need to increase the number of deacons on board. Please do pray for us.

2010 Church Picnic will be held from 11:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday 9/11/2010 at Bayland Park in Sunnyvale. Registration is $3.00. New guests and children of 5 years and under are free. You are welcome to join the fun.

Rejoice with us! We are excited to celebrate our 30th anniversary and to dedicate our new Worship Center. We will have a special worship service at 3:30pm on Sunday October 3, 2010. You are welcome to celebrate with us. A banquet dinner will be held at 6:00pm at Mayflower Restaurant in Milpitas. Dinner is $35 per person of ages 11 and over. Children between 3 and 10 are $20, and ages 2 and under are free. Please RSVP
for dinner by September 15 to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


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Events September 2009

Published in Events
Monday, 31 August 2009 16:00



September 2009


Church Picnic


September 12 is our annual church picnic. You are invited to join us at Emma Prusch Farm Park, 647 South King Road, San Jose from 11:30am – 4pm. In order to prepare for adequate food, you need to register ($3.00 for anyone who is 5 y.o. and older; free for children under 5 and new invited guests).



English Pastoral Search


Pastoral Search Committee had their first meeting last month. We have decided to start the searching process by advertising our need on some religious publications. Should you know of someone who is interested, please have him send a resume to Pastor Larry, the chairperson of the committee.



Building Project Update


Pastor Larry and Jack Christensen (architect) went to speak with the Building Department of San Jose to explain our capacity issue, and the result was positive.


The Building project is on-going. We are excited to see the changing progress every week as we come to worship. The City Planner has scheduled our CUP application on September 6 (Wednesday) at 6:30. Please pray for this important meeting.


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