Tell us a little bit about
I was at CCCTO from 1986 to 1997, served as a youth counselor for most of
this time, and as a deacon for two years. We left CCCTO in 1997, and
attended a multi-ethnic church called Mosaic in East LA. Later, we joined
a small startup church called Rivers in Westlake Village. I am married to
my beautiful wife Dorothy. I have been a born-again Christian since 1984
when I was a junior at Michigan State University. We don’t have any kids
but God has blessed us with 3 aging parents to care for today.
What do you do as
occupation and what are your hobbies?
I am the founder and CEO of a small telecommunication company called
AerioConnect. We have roughly 65 employees among 2 offices, one in Los
Angeles, and one in Newbury Park. I am hoping to sell the company soon so
I can start my early retirement. :-) I love playing sports, especially
basketball, Go Lakers and Go Spartans! and spending time with my wife,
traveling and trying different restaurants. I also enjoy reading as well
as hosting friends and family at our house.
Why did you choose to
accept the nomination to be a deacon?
When I found out that our English ministry will lose 3 deacons and
Pastor Peter at the end of this year, it weighed heavily on my heart.
I’m not sure how God would use me as a deacon but in my prayer with God, the
desire to help Pastor Curtis, our elders and to work alongside other deacons at
CCCTO kept growing. After much thoughts and prayers, as well as my wife’s
encouragement, I decided to accept the nomination.
How did God speak to you
through the process?
I became a believer, I knew that I wanted to serve our Lord and to love God and
love others for the rest of my life. My passion is to serve in a smaller
setting; to share Christ one-on-one, get involved in small group bible study
and to disciple other brothers. When I was approached to be a deacon, it
will be serving in a very different capacity than my passion. However, going
back to #3, I think God put it in my heart to serve our church and the body of
Christ in this capacity.
What is one thing you look
forward the most as you serve as a deacon?
forward to working as part of a ministry team, learning from others, as well as
sharpening one another.
Do you anticipate any
challenges ahead and how can we (the Church) pray for you?
busy schedule and demands from my work, it could be challenging to take on more
responsibilities. Also the reality of the evil one opposing anyone
serving God and His people, please pray for protection as well as courage to
stand for God and follow His will.