We are a member of Every Nation Ministries, a global movement dedicated to establishing church-planting churches, reaching the next generation on the campus and preaching the gospel to every nation. True to our name, we hail from many nations far and wide, especially the Americas, Southeast Asia, Africa and Taiwan. We wholeheartedly embrace Every Nation’s vision statement, core values and statement of faith. Accordingly, we strive to faithfully reflect God’s grace and truth to the communities around us.
Our church was founded in July 2009 by Pastors KC and Hope Liu, who had previously spent many fruitful years planting churches in China, Hong Kong and the United States. In late 2018, we underwent a leadership transition aimed at empowering next generation leaders. In early 2021, we underwent even more exciting changes with the arrival of Pastor Bruce and Teri Ho from NYC.
OUR PASSION is to raise up Christ-centered, others-focused, disciple-making disciples. No matter who you are, or where you’ve been, YOU ARE WELCOME to build with us. Ultimately, we aspire to equip, empower and send leaders to the ends of the earth to make God known and bring Him glory. Together with our global church family, we will eventually reach every nation with the gospel!
Our leadership team is comprised of expats and locals of many nations, professions, backgrounds and life experiences, bound by our common love for Jesus.
Below are brief bios of our core team. Please come say hello and introduce yourself. We would love to meet you!
– Meet the Team –
Bruce & Teri Ho
Bruce and Teri join the team from our Every Nation church in New York City where they served for 16 and 10 years, respectively. True expats, Bruce was born in Hawaii, and has lived in Guam, Oregon, Hong Kong, and Texas. Teri was born in Indonesia, grew up in New Zealand, and worked in Manila. Bruce got his Bachelors in Zoology and his Masters from Asbury Theological Seminary. Prior to fulltime pastoral work, Bruce worked as a missionary and in various family businesses. Teri got her Bachelors in Psychology and spent 15 years in the music industry before going to work for Victory Christian Fellowship in Manila as Worship Director, and after that as the Worship Experience Director at Every Nation New York City. They consider themselves to be incredibly blessed to be doing something they love with people they love in a place that they love!
Kevin & Jialin Nah
Kevin and Jialin met around Christmas 2003 in New York and instantly connected when they learned they were both called to serve the nations with their professional degrees. They have been married for over 15 years and have four children, ages ranging from 5 to 12. They have lived in Taipei since July 2015 as expats sent by the firm where Kevin works as a lawyer.
Kevin was born in Seoul but grew up mostly in the Seattle area. His legal career has taken him to New York, London, Paris, and now Taipei. Jialin was born and raised in Penang and also studied in Singapore and Dublin. While in medical school, she served in the campus ministry of Every Nation Dublin. Jialin worked for 8 years as a doctor in New York prior to moving to Taipei.
Kevin and Jialin serve the church in various ministry roles including in Kevin’s case, as trusted advisor and friend to Pastor Bruce, whom he has known for over 17 years. Jialin oversees our Every Nation Kids ministry and leads a small group for moms. Together they have a passion to see strong and healthy marriages and families and love hosting guests in their home.
Lyn is from the beautiful Philippine islands and leads our Every Nation Campus ministry. Through her digital marketing start-up company, she also oversees operations, graphic arts and media for our services and activities. Until fall 2019, she was a marketing manager for an international tourism company. She has since taken bold steps toward becoming an entrepreneur and world missionary and reaching the nations for God.
Mark is a member of our Finance Committee and serves as our Sunday service coordinator, overseeing all aspects of our Sunday worship services. This includes leading our Audio-Visual Team, making sure that our PPT and sound systems work perfectly. Together with his beautiful wife Anne, Mark also leads our youth ministry for middle and high school students. Mark used to jump out of airplanes for the Taiwanese army and is an entrepreneur and fitness buff. His hobbies include CrossFit, MMA and running Spartan Races.
“But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:43-45 ESV)
We believe in the value of journeying through life and serving together as spiritual family; we are #bettertogether. Our ministries are designed to combine the talents God has given us to meet the needs of the community around us. At the same time, they create space for our members to find their unique purpose, fine tune their gifts and follow Jesus with abandon. We serve sacrificially with joy because Christ is our reason and reward. To learn more, please click on the tabs below or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. No matter who you are or what you bring to the table, we have a place for you!
The Audio-Visual Team is a group of volunteers committed to providing an environment conducive to worship. We maintain the technical side of our worship services including projector, lighting, audio operation and setup/pack-up. We make sure to balance the sound from the various contributors and then ensure the sound levels are acceptable throughout the service. We also build one another up through personal fellowship and one on one discipleship seeking to reproduce technicians skilled both spiritual and technically. We are continually looking for new volunteers and we provide training on all of our equipment.
The Connect Team follows up on our visitors, helps them find friends at church and connects them to appropriate groups based on their interests. We help members find their place of belonging by encouraging them to attend church events and trainings; join small groups; and volunteer and serve in the ministry of their choice. We love to take care of our newcomers and bring them into our spiritual family to help them grow in their walk with God.
Every Nation Campus
Our Every Nation Campus ministry exists to reach both international and local students to build a strong, supportive community and to ultimately change the world with the gospel. Our close proximity to NTU and other campuses reflects this call. We are eager to invest in students because they are the future leaders and influencers of society. As an Every Nation church, campus ministry is simply in our DNA. Check out our philosophy on campus ministry in the attached link: https://www.everynation.org/about/campus-ministry/
Every Nation Kids (see below)
The Hospitality Ministry team is responsible for making every member and visitor feel welcomed, valued and at home while attending our church services. We endeavor to put a smile on people’s faces with our friendly greetings and genuine warmth. We’re always ready to assist anyone in need. We are here to help church attendees have a pleasant and uplifting experience every Sunday.
Our heart is for people to experience worship that ushers them into the very presence of God — that allows the Holy Spirit to touch souls, heal hearts and ignite a passion for Jesus. We are after Christ-centered worship that expresses His deep love toward us. Better is one day in His courts than thousands elsewhere! (Psalm 84:10)
The Prayer Ministry exists to cultivate a culture of prayer through deeper connection with God and one another. We lead Friday prayer meetings, worship nights and prayer walks; pre-service prayer; call and response ministry time on Sundays; and consecrated times of focused prayer & fasting. We take time to activate spiritual gifts and discern how the Holy Spirit is leading us personally and as a church. Through it all, our main heart’s cry is to get more of God and give Him the honor due His Name.
“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 ESV)
Jesus welcomed children and said no one can enter His kingdom unless they become like children. GOD LOVES KIDS. At Every Nation Kids, we want all families to realize this amazing truth. Our excellent and dedicated teachers, some of whom are teachers by profession, collaborate with parents and teach with conviction knowing that God’s Word will best prepare children for the brightest futures possible. We currently use the highly-regarded Superbook Academy Curriculum that makes Sunday School fun and inspiring.