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 North America, Southeast Asia, Africa and Taiwan. We wholeheartedly embrace Every Nation’s vision statement, as well as 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 and raising up leaders in China, Hong Kong and the United States. In late 2018, we underwent a leadership transition aimed at empowering next generation leaders. We continue to receive strong oversight and support from our pastors as well as our sister churches around the world, including in NYC, Japan, Hawaii, Singapore and the Philippines whose members we host frequently with Taiwanese hospitality.
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. We intend to grow by investing the time and effort necessary to forge authentic, lifelong friendships in small group settings. We believe in discipling and in being discipled. Ultimately, we aspire to send high-impact 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 reflects our church: personable, fun and fiercely committed to God and one another. Comprised of expats and locals, we represent many different nations, professions, church backgrounds and life experiences, but are bound by our common, unwavering love for Jesus. We take to heart that while the gospel is preached in the church, it must be lived and proclaimed outside the church. Below are our brief bios. Please come say hello and introduce yourself. We would love to meet you!
– Executive Team –
Kevin & Jialin Nah
Kevin and Jialin were appointed to lead our international congregation in the fall of 2018. They first met in 2003 at a Friday night prayer meeting in NYC and instantly connected when they learned they were both called to serve the nations with their professional degrees. They have lived in Taipei since July 2015 as expats sent by the firm where Kevin works as a lawyer. Working under Pastor KC, Kevin’s role as executive elder includes preaching, teaching and strategic planning.
Kevin was born in Seoul, Korea but grew up in the United States. He has practiced corporate law for 17 years, including in NYC and London where he attended Every Nation churches. He has served the NYC church as its corporate secretary since 2011. He also previously taught as an adjunct professor at an international law school and hopes to resume teaching law someday. Jialin was born in Penang, Malaysia and studied to become a doctor in Singapore, Dublin and Penang. She practiced medicine in New York for eight years prior to moving to Taipei. Jialin participated in successful Every Nation church plants in Dublin and Penang and currently oversees our Every Nation Kids ministry. She is a trusted advisor to many moms and has a passion to see strong and healthy marriages and families. Kevin and Jialin have been married for over 13 years and have four children, ages ranging from 3 to 11. They love hosting guests in their home with tasty meals and meaningful conversations.
Bertina is a missionary from our NYC church. She grew up in the Philadelphia area. While completing her master’s degree in School Counseling at NYU, she encountered God in a powerful way which led her to enroll in the NYC church’s ministry internship in 2008. In 2009, she was part of the U.S. mission team that helped plant our church in Taipei. Bertina led several other mission trips to Taiwan over the next four years while serving as a youth pastor in NYC. In 2013, Bertina answered God’s call and moved to Taipei to pursue full-time ministry. Since then, she has helped pioneer campus, women’s and other discipleship groups as well as ensuring that our church services run smoothly. She preaches regularly and also oversees our prayer and worship ministries. Bertina’s passion is to reveal the heart of Father God and invite people into a deeper relationship with Jesus through discipleship and authentic community. She longs to see men and women rooted in their God-given identity as sons and daughters, equipped and empowered to make an eternal impact on campuses, in communities and throughout the nations.
Mark is a member of our Finance Committee and serves as our Sunday Service Coordinator, overseeing all aspects of our Sunday worship services. He also leads our Audio-Visual Team, making sure that our PPT and sound systems work perfectly. Mark was born in Taiwan and used to jump out of airplanes for the Taiwanese army. Mark is an entrepreneur and fitness buff. His hobbies include CrossFit, MMA and running Spartan Races.
– Other Leaders –
Cat is a bundle of energy and appropriately heads up our Connect Team ministry. She wears many hats as she also serves in our Every Nation Kids and Music ministries. She was born and raised in Maui and exudes the Aloha spirit.
A proud South African in Taiwan, Candice serves on our worship team and helps to lead our prayer ministry, including our Sunday pre-service prayer posse. By profession, she is an elementary school English teacher and serves the Kingdom of God in the sphere of education.
Christine is a daughter of God who loves life and has a tender heart for the Lord. She primarily serves in our prayer and young adult ministries. People can spot Christine from miles away due to her trademark, contagious laughter and exuberant joy. She was born in New York and is half American and half Taiwanese. Her passion is to intertwine the heart of worship, intercession and evangelism to bring the fragrance of Christ to the ends of the earth. She also incorporates creative therapy and prophetic art to minister to oppressed women to bring them closer to freedom.
David is a minister of the heart of God. He has traveled across many borders to share the good news with many. David was born in Thailand but grew up in America where he was involved in several ministries that emphasized the importance of identity, prayer, discipleship, evangelism, counseling and healing. He transitioned to Taipei in late 2018 and now ministers in the cultural spheres of entertainment, arts, business and the church. David believes that a part of his calling is to be a bridge between the secular and the sacred. David has had the opportunity to minister to business owners, actors, singers, artisans, leaders, trauma survivors, the young future leaders of tomorrow and the marginalized outsiders of society. David previously served at Every Nation Boston and now serves at our church part-time. He has always loved the mysterious and peculiar things of life.
Erica leads our Finance Committee and ensures that our finance reports are in compliance with Taiwanese regulatory requirements. She acts as our financial consultant in that regard. She is a professional Risk Manager and senior executive who has worked for a globally leading financial company in Shanghai and Taipei. She has responded to God’s call to serve in the marketplace by helping women at her company know more about Jesus.
Isa co-leads the Audio-Visual team, a natural fit as she works in the tech industry and loves techy things. She previously served at Victory Bacolod, one of our sister churches in the Philippines. After she and her husband Lenart married in December 2012, they relocated to Taipei believing it was God’s way of expanding their territory. Isa currently leads two small groups, one for women and another for married couples. She is excited to see how God will unravel His remarkable secrets in this journey.
Lita hails from Cape Town, South Africa and leads our Music Ministry. Her passion is to encourage and inspire the church towards deeper intimacy with God through worship.
Lyn is from the beautiful Philippine Islands. She leads our ENC campus ministry throughout the week and provides operations support for our Friday night fellowship and Sunday worship services. Until recently, she was a marketing manager for an international tourism company, but she has since taken bold steps towards becoming a world missionary and reaching the nations for God.
– Our Missionaries in Japan –
Rommel & Flor Esteban
The Esteban family joined Victory Alabang (Every Nation Philippines) in 2004. Since then, Rommel’s job at Intel has taken their family to three other international locations: Penang, Malaysia (2007-2012); Taipei (2012-May 2019); and Tokyo (May 2019-present). Rommel faithfully served our church as an elder since 2015 until he was relocated this spring by Intel to Japan where he currently serves our sister church in Tokyo.
Rommel and Flor are both engineering graduates and have 48 years between them at Intel. Flor left Intel in 2007 to join Rommel in Malaysia and became a stay-at-home mom. While at Every Nation churches in Penang, Taipei and now Tokyo, Rommel and Flor have served in various leadership roles and ministries, including leading small groups. Their friends joke that they are missionaries paid for by Rommel’s company.
– Partners in Ministry in Taipei –
Clay & Rhonda Danner
Clay & Rhonda Danner, along with their 3 daughters, have been in Taiwan as a family since January 2016, though their history with Taiwan dates much further back. Clay’s first visit was in 1999 and altogether he has ministered all over the island for a combined 7 years. Rhonda’s first time moving here was in 2002 and she has ministered here for a combined 5 years.
The Danners founded OneBody International in 2015. They have a heart and passion to see people grow in identity and intimacy with the Father through Jesus and empowered to be disciples who make disciples.
Prior to full-time ministry, Clay & Rhonda both worked in the marketplace – Rhonda as a barista and photographer, and Clay in the blue-collar world as an arborist prior to transitioning to the corporate world, where he spent almost 10 years in international business.
The Danners believe that, before anything else, believers in Jesus are sons and daughters of the King and carry that identity and influence into every place the Lord sends you, whether that be your home, school, workplace, church or community and want to empower people to live confidently in that truth. They minister to neighbors, families, business owners and leaders, athletes, musicians, actors, students, the homeless and anyone in between.
“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 and contact our leaders. 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. Our goal is to show students by our actions that they have a church family that cares for them and is truly committed to help them achieve their God-given dreams. We are eager to invest in students because they are our future leaders and influencers. 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 also provide snacks and refreshments after service. 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 and heart toward us. Our desire is to create an atmosphere where the presence of the Lord can dwell. Better is one day in His courts than thousands elsewhere! (Psalm 84:10)
Our Prayer Ministry is an expression of our desire to cultivate a culture of prayer through deeper connection with God and our community through the engagement of kingdom principles. Currently the ministry involves Friday night prayer meetings; pre-service prayer as well as call and response ministry time on Sundays; and consecrated times of focused prayer and fasting during the year.
We gather together to grow spiritually by learning how to pray more effectively. As a community we take the time to activate spiritual gifts as well as hear and see how the Holy Spirit is leading us personally and as a family. There are always numerous topics to pray into, but the main purpose is to engage in the experiential knowledge of God so we can know and share His love with others in a more intimate and tangible way.
Every Nation Kids
“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)
We love our kids, but God loves them infinitely more! 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 come to a deep understanding of 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 and their families for spiritual maturity, emotional health, strong relationships and the brightest futures possible. We use highly-regarded, world class curriculum that makes Sunday School fun, loving, nurturing and inspiring. As our kids grow in wisdom, grace and truth, they will gain the values and life tools necessary to live with joy and success in whatever they do.