Assisted in Bible study groups for ministry to media professionals. (July 2003-July 2004)
Help Center Volunteer, Promise Keepers, San Jose, CA
Volunteered at Help Center desk during the Promise Keepers
conference at the San Jose Arena and assisted in evangelism
and counseling opportunities. (September 2001)
Volunteer Kids' Community Teaching Assistant,
The River Church Community, Sunnyvale, CA
Assisted Kids' Community grade school teacher with Sunday classes.
(August 2001-September 2001)
Volunteer Web Design Project Manager/Content Editor,
The River Church Community, Sunnyvale, CA
Managed team of volunteers to design web pages on church's website.
Edited web page text by consulting with key church staff people.
(December 2000-June 2001)
Set Up Team Volunteer, The River Church Community, Sunnyvale, CA
Helped transform Sunnyvale Community Center into a sanctuary
of worship by setting up gym and rooms twice a month.
Participated in Set Up team's weekly Bible studies.
(June 2000-April 2002)
Volunteer, Community Impact, Palo Alto, CA
Volunteered one Saturday every month in various community assistance
projects. (November 1998-April 2002)
Internet Docent, Alameda County Library, Fremont, CA
Volunteered 2-4 hours a month to assist library patrons in using
various web browsers. Met with supervisors of the county library
and other docents every other month to discuss ways of improving
the library Internet docent program. (October 1998-April 2002)
3rd/4th Grade Friday Night Fellowship Children's Ministry Teacher,
Plano Chinese Alliance Church, Plano, TX
Taught the 3rd and 4th graders of the church about the Bible during their
fellowship time. (Summer 1995-Winter 1995, January 1998-May 1998)
English Adult Ministries Coordinator, Plano Chinese Alliance Church, Plano, TX
Voluntarily served the church by planning and coordinating the "Your Adult
Fellowship (YAF)." (September 1997-May 1998)
Seminary Intern, Christian Layman Church, Oakland, CA
Served as a seminary intern among the church staff. (May 1997-July 1997)
Governing Board Secretary, Plano Chinese Alliance Church, Plano, TX
Appointed by the church congregation to voluntarily serve by taking minutes
of the monthly church governing board meetings and serving as a governing
board member. (January 1997-May 1998)
Sunday School Teacher, Plano Chinese Alliance Church, Plano, TX
Voluntarily served the church by teaching Sunday School classes in the high
school class (September 1996-May 1997) and the English adult class.
(October 1997-May 1998)
Inner City Ministry Volunteer, Various Ministries, Dallas, TX
Voluntarily served by counseling children and high school teens
living in urban inner city areas. (January 1996-May 1996)
High School Counselor, Plano Chinese Alliance Church, Plano, TX
Voluntarily served the church by counseling high school teens at church
and by participating in their various events. (September 1994-May 1998)
Interim English Minister, Plano Chinese Alliance Church, Plano, TX
Summer position as English minister while permanent English minister
was absent. Conducted English worship programs on Sundays
and led worship teams. Managed Sunday School program
and youth fellowships during the weeknights.
(May 1995-September 1995)
English Teacher, Macau Outreach Team, Macau
Went on two short-term missions projects as an English teacher along
with other co-workers to assist in the ministry of youth and
children ministries of Macau Evangelical Church. Led worship
teams for missions project.
(Summer 1991, Summer 1992)
Student Core Member, UC Davis Asian American Christian Fellowship, Davis, CA
Worked with a student core leadership team to plan college ministry activities,
especially in worship leading. (September 1990-June 1991)
College Radio Station Volunteer Disc Jockey, KDVS 90.3 FM, Davis, CA
Programmed and hosted a 3 hour radio show. Produced and recorded
30 second commercials and community announcements for the
radio station. (September 1990-September 1991)
Youth Group Accountant, San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church, San Leandro, CA
Accountant and financial treasurer on the student leadership team
for the youth group "Lifeline." (September 1985-September 1986)
Volunteer Literacy Tutor, Alameda County Library, Newark, CA
Tutored remedial grade school and junior high students in reading
and math skills. (September 1984-June 1985)
Aaron A. Leung
Born: July 15, 1969
Marital Status: Married to Evelyn Lin on April 30, 2005
Parents: Kwai-Pui and Sonia Leung
Raised: Newark, California
Favorite Hobbies: Tennis, Music (especially percussion), Reading
I grew up in a family where almost all eventually became born-again believers
(except for my father). My first church experience was at a Vacation Bible School
event when I was 5 years old. I continued to attend San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church
in San Leandro, California occasionally until, at the age of 13, I gave my life to Jesus
Christ on June 17, 1983 during a Japanese Evangelical Missionary Society Mount Hermon
summer retreat for junior high school students at Camp Campbell in
Boulder Creek, California. My cabin counselor, Brian Takushi, personally invited me to
trust in Jesus Christ. Reverend James Toda of San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church
baptized me on September 3, 1989.
EDUCATION, AWARDS AND CERTIFICATIONSReturn To Top
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA
Doctor of Ministry, in progress since Spring 2006
Track: The Preacher and The Message
American Red Cross
Adult, Child, Infant CPR/First Aid Certification
since December 2005
Mosaic, Pasadena, CA
Introduction to Biblical Counseling
Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA)
Certification effective March 2001-March 2004
A+ CompTIA Certified
Certification since February 2000
PERSPECTIVE ON MINISTRY AND PERSONAL VISIONReturn To Top
God has crafted each of His own individually for His glory and purpose.
Within the setting of an individual's background and giftedness,
God displays His truth to guide and instill our service for Him.
Growing up in Northern California, the Bay Area, I believe that the LORD
has prepared me to be a witness to those I interact with and live with.
My heart and burden is for those whom I am in contact with who need the
life-changing message of God's love. I believe that the LORD has called
me to serve Him in His church as a pastor. Through life and ministry
experiences, He has given me a special burden to minister to those in a
pastoral context. I believe that it is my calling to equip the saints for
the work of His kingdom and that a significant portion of my ministry
would go to equipping future leaders of the Body of Christ.
My personal ministry vision is to be:
1. A pastor who leads and shepherds the Body of Christ. My passion and
burden is for the Christian church in the United States.
2. A teacher who trains future pastors and church leaders for the next
generation. I am interested in teaching anywhere in the world.
MAJOR CAPABILITIESReturn To Top
The LORD has given to me, by His grace, certain areas of giftedness for
the work of His kingdom, especially in the areas of encouragement,
knowledge of the Bible, mercy, and teaching. Through past experiences
and through the direction of God's hand, I have come to understand and
enjoy the areas of giftedness that the LORD has equipped me with.
I enjoy interacting with both small and large groups of people and
understand that God's Word and God's people are the two primary tools
He gives a pastor to humbly and resourcefully use for the advancement
of His kingdom. Having grown up at San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church
in San Leandro, California, I have also attended other churches
where ministries were in different cultural contexts. During my college
years (4 years), I attended the First Baptist Church in Davis, California.
Following that, I have spent 5 years attending ethnic Chinese churches: 1 year at
ATC Grace Presbyterian Church in Walnut Creek, California,
and 4 years at Plano Chinese Alliance Church in Plano, Texas. From 2000-2002,
I attended The River Church Community in Sunnyvale, California.
Besides my responsibility as the pastoral leader at Harvest San Gabriel Valley
in Arcadia, California, I have also volunteered at a church community
called Mosaic in Pasadena, California. Most recently,
I served as the assistant English pastor at New Life Baptist Church of Los Angeles
in Baldwin Park, California. Now, Evelyn and I attend Lake Avenue Church
in Pasadena, California.
Here is a brief description of major capabilities. In the area
of spiritual gifts, I believe that God has gifted me in the areas
of leadership, evangelism, encouragement, faith, and a passion
for preaching and teaching the Bible. My passion is to present others
as complete in Christ (Colossians 1:28) and my goal is to teach and equip
the saints for Kingdom service. My desire is to see brothers and sisters
growing in their faith relationship with the LORD. According to the
Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), my personality type is that of a thinker
and the secondary trait of a relater. I am more comfortable seeing myself
as a leader in terms of role and style, but after working for
two years in management, I know that I can be an effective administrator also.
My evangelism style is confrontational and intellectual. My natural talents
and gifts include such things as musical knowledge, worship leading,
writing, a pioneering, entrepreneurial, and teachable spirit.
MINISTRY AND VOLUNTEER EXPERIENCEReturn To Top
Lake Avenue Community Foundation Planning Committee Member,
Lake Avenue Community Foundation, Pasadena, CA
Wrote and edited a proposal, business plan, and franchise training
manual to start a franchise of thrift stores for the
foundation. (August 2008-January 2009)
Volunteer Staff, Mosaic, Pasadena, CA
Volunteered for the church ministry of Mosaic.
(January 2006-September 2006)
Volunteer Supervisor, Greater Los Angeles Billy Graham Crusade, Pasadena, CA
Finished Christian Life and Witness Course
and Supervisor courses to lead counselors during the crusades. (March 2004-November 2004)
Volunteer, Mastermedia International, Los Angeles, CA
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