Rev. Dr. Raymond P. Petzholt graduated from the S.U.N.Y. at New Paltz, New York in 1973 with a B.A. in Biology and Psychology. He was born again when he met Jesus in August 1973 while hitchhiking on his way to Guatemala. He spent the next several years doing missionary work in Latin America and Israel until 1977 and learned Hebrew and Spanish.
He graduated from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas on May 9, 1980 and married Annie An-tse Hoh the next day. They pastored a Spanish speaking church until they went to Taiwan from 1982-1985 where Ray and Annie taught at Christ Discipleship Training Center, which was a completely indigenous work founded by Elder Wu Yung.
Ray Graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in 2000 with a Doctor of Ministry Degree. His Doctoral Dissertation was: “China’s Ancient Monotheistic Roots in Shang Ti and Its Importance for the Evangelization of the Chinese.”
Ray and Annie have pastored Templo Emanuel in Fort Worth, TX; Pipeline Ave. Baptist Church in Chino, CA; Mandarin Baptist Church of Pasadena (later renamed Arcadia Chinese Baptist Church) in Arcadia, CA; and they now serve at Central Coast Chinese Christian Church in San Luis Obispo. They have two adult married children, Jeremiah James and Faith Victoria and four grand-children: Annabelle, Nathaniel, Josephine Wu, and Grace Petzholt.
裴師母譯著有《偉人的新生》，《雅各書》，《哥羅西書腓利門書》(校園)；《合神心意的領導》，《納尼亞傳奇導讀》，《重燃羅曼史》(雅歌)；《The Voice of the Minorities》(少數民族歸主協會/使者協會)。
裴師母於2010年底被診斷患多發性骨髓癌, 2011年經化學治療和自體幹細胞移植，蒙上帝恩典，至今身體仍在良好康復中。自著有《病中親近主》(天恩, 2012) 描述病中所經歷之主的帶領與醫治。
裴師母與裴瑞明牧師牧養過的教會有西裔以馬內利教會(Forth Worth, TX)、Pipeline Ave. 美南浸信會(Chino, CA)、培城國語浸信會英文堂(Arcadia, CA)。目前與夫婿住在加州中岸, 並參與中岸華人教會的事奉。
Mrs. Annie became a Christian in 1970 and graduated from National Taiwan University in 1976. She worked as a program writer at the China Lutheran Hour for two years and then came to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas for further study in Christian Education. While at the seminary she met her husband Raymond Petzholt, and together they served the Lord in overseas missions, teaching, and pastoring for the past thirty-five years.
The Petzholts have published four gospel tracts in an effort to bring the Chinese to Christ which includes: The Chinese Roots in Shang-Ti, Who Is Shang-Ti, China’s Blood Covenant with Shang-Ti, and The Way to Worship- Understanding the Tabernacle. Mrs. Annie has also translated several books.
Mrs. Annie was treated for multiple myeloma in 2011 and wrote a book about her journey with cancer titled Drawing Nearer to God in Illness 《病中親近主》.
She and her husband Raymond moved to the Central Coast in Oct. 2015 and have enjoyed the weather, sky, ocean, rural country beauty, and the lovely small church.
Board of Deacons
Anderson Lin – Chairman/ Missions
Loan Duong – Treasury
Fengling Li – Fellowship
Catherine Li – Christian Education
Jackson Ho – Worship
Tim Wang – General Service
Advisory Pastor Emeritus
Rev. Benjamin and Anna Chow
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