Opportunity Profile

Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks (CCCTO) is seeking a man of God who feels called to our church to be its next English Ministry pastor.  Our English congregation is eager for a pastor who is gifted in preaching and teaching God’s word, leads by example to teach and show our congregation how to grow deeper spiritually and lead a spirit filled life, equips and mentors the laity in discipleship-making and ministry, and engages and encourages our church to be involved with the community in outreach and evangelistic programs and activities.  The Pastoral Team of pastors and elders from our 3 ministries (Mandarin, Cantonese, and English) are joyfully and humbly awaiting this addition to their team to help them carry out the mission and vision of our church.

Our Church

We are a multi-cultural church of close to 300 members, holding worship services conducted in 3 different languages: Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, whose members make up approximately 55%, 10%, and 35% of our total membership, respectively.  With around 100 active members in the English Ministry, Sunday worship averages anywhere from 70-90 congregants in attendance which include members, returning guests, and newcomers.  This is a congregation that looks forward to learning Scripture and how God reveals to us through His word the way in which we are to live our lives.  Their heart’s desire is to have a pastor that lives a spiritual life by example, preaches God’s word accurately and passionately, has a servant heart with a desire to know and shepherd his flock, and reaches out to the community to reach unbelievers.  Read More

Our Roots

The seed that planted our church started with God imparting a deep desire in one man’s heart to start a Chinese bible study group in a city where Asians made up less than 10% of the populace.  This young man, named Lieu Zuoxiang, was a newlywed and he and his wife, Shao Yuanyuan, both baptized for less than a year, had just moved to Thousand Oaks from the east coast in the summer of 1977.  Not long after that,  the Holy Spirit stirred a need in their hearts to continue to learn God’s word and to form a bible study group, but being new in town and not knowing a soul, how could this ambitious feat be accomplished? Read More

The Position

The English Ministry Pastor shall oversee the spiritual growth of the English Ministry through the preaching and teaching of God’s word, discipleship-making, shepherding, community outreach, and evangelism.  Read More


General Assembly – All active members of our church comprise what we call our General Assembly (GA).  The GA has the final authority to ratify, once the Executive Board has voted to set these forth as recommendations for election, all amendments to the Constitution and Bylaws; candidates for the offices of Elder, Pastor, Deacon, and Trustee; and the annual church budget. Read More

The Community

Welcome to Thousand Oaks, California, home to clean air, beautiful sunsets, a myriad of hiking, biking, and equestrian trails, award winning schools, the home to California Lutheran University and Amgen Inc., and next door to Ronald Reagan Presidential Library!

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Application Process

If after reading this Opportunity Profile you have some interest in the English Ministry Pastor position at Chinese Christian Church of Thousand Oaks and you feel you meet the qualifications for the role, you are invited to submit the following information for consideration... Read More