EBCC Leadership Team


Gloria Wu, Deaconess

Michael Shum, Deacon

Theresa Wan, Leader

Jackson Wan, Deacon

Christina Wang, Leader

Kenneth Hwang, Pastor

Stephanie Ho, Leader

Justin Wang, Leader

 

 


Leadership Team Bios

 

Pastor Kenneth Hwang - Ken was born in Korea but moved to the states at a very young age. After growing up predominantly in Connecticut (GO UCONN!), he went to college at Tufts University. During his sophomore year, he was called into the ministry and graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with his Master of Divinity in 2002. Since then, he has served in churches all over the East Coast and was ordained in 2009. He came to serve at EBCC in October 2015. 

Ken has been married to his beautiful wife Jeanyoung for over 10 years and they have a wonderful son named Theo. He loves music, working out, and getting to know people of all different backgrounds and walks of life. 

 

Gloria Wu - Gloria began to follow Jesus as a truth seeker and received her spiritual birth at EBCC in 1999. She has served in the youth ministry since 2009. She currently is responsible for Bible Study classes on Sundays with Chinese and English adults’ groups.

Gloria is a Human Resources professional at Borough of Manhattan Community College in New York City. She holds a master’s degree in urban policies from Brooklyn College, as well as a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics from Baruch College.

Gloria lives in Fort Lee and enjoys watching movies and NCIS, reading and listening to music.

 

Michael Shum - Mike has lived and worked in the NY/NJ area for his whole life. He currently teaches high school science in Manhattan, and lives in Fort Lee. He has attended EBCC since its founding in 1994, and is very thankful for its growth, especially in the English Ministry. He is one of the deacons of the church, and also serves as a youth leader.

Mike likes to be a participant and a spectator of most sporting events, no matter the size, scope, or scale, including the annual EBCC Ping Pong Tournament, for which Mike is the EM coordinator, even though they seem to lose every year to the CM. Mike also likes to take road trips of 2000+ miles. He has done four of such trips so far, and they help him clear his mind of negative things, like losing the annual Ping Pong Tournament.

 

Theresa Wan - Theresa spent the first 8 years of her life in Taiwan before moving to NJ with her parents and sister. She grew up attending Catholic church but didn't accept Christ as her Lord and Savior until her sophomore year at UPenn. After graduating college, she worked and lived in NYC for several years before moving back to NJ in 2008 and became a part of the EBCC church family. In addition to serving on the leadership team of the English Ministry, Theresa is also Coordinator for the children's ministry ages 0-4. 

She and her husband Jackson have a son, Nathan, and they enjoy hosting fellowship gatherings together in their home. Theresa spends most of her time with Nathan and as a financial planner for families in the NY/NJ area. She also loves event planning, hanging out at coffee shops and catching up with friends over a meal. 

 

Jackson Wan - Jackson was born in Hong Kong and immigrated to the US with his family when he was 9.  He grew up in Closter and attended Northern Valley Regional High School in Demarest.  Then went on to college and graduate school at Rutgers University and UMDNJ, respectively.  He currently works at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the Health Informatics department.

He has been attending EBCC since 1994 and was one of the early members of the English Ministry.  Through the years he's served as Bible study leader, worship team member, and Sunday school teacher.  Today, he serves as deacon and helps maintain the EBCC EM website.

He is married to his wonderful wife Theresa and they have a 2-yr old son named Nathan.  Jackson enjoys traveling, eating out, movies, and sports.  

 

Christina Wang - Christina was born and raised in New Jersey. She is a senior in AMST at Bergen County Academies, and currently attempting to figure out college applications. Christina has gone to EBCC all her life, and serves in the Twinkle ministry. At school, she is one of five senior leaders of Harvesters, a student-run Christian club. Outside of school, Christina is part of Club Crew for Asian Young Life, one of the many branches of the worldwide Christian missions organization called Young Life. 

Christina is married to her beautiful green couch and enjoys spending time with it by watching TV shows. She also enjoys hanging out with friends, watching movies, and going on roller-coasters. 

 

Stephanie Ho - Stephanie is currently a senior at Fordham University in the five-year accelerated graduate school program for Early Childhood/Special Education. She grew up attending EBCC and was later called to serve on the leadership team. She has been actively involved in the children’s ministry as the Coordinator for children ages 4-12 and has volunteered, served, and organized Vacation Bible School for the past two summers. She loves to work with children and is excited to become a teacher in the future! 

Stephanie loves to immerse herself in fantasy novels, update her beauty/fashion blog, hang out with friends, and explore new places.  

 

Justin Wang - Justin is a sophomore student at Northern Valley Demarest High School. He was raised in a Christian family and actively attends East Bergen Christian Church. Justin was baptized in 2015 and then called to become a leader at EBCC. He helps lead praise and teaches kids in the Starlight Ministry. He is also a leader for harvesters (Student run Christian club) in Northern Valley Demarest High School. 

Justin was born and raised in New Jersey. He loves meeting new people, listening to music, playing sports, eating with friends, and traveling to foreign places.