Pastor Jinchang Chen is from Tianjin, China and graduated from Nankai University. He studied chemistry in Virginia Commonwealth University in 1993. Upon graduation, he worked for pharmaceutical companies for some years. During his study in Virginia he came to know Christ. Since then he has actively involved with ministries in local churches. During his service together with his wife, both of them felt God’s calling to full-time ministry. After confirming that this was truly leading from the Lord, they then resigned from their jobs, and Pastor Chen enrolled in Dallas Theological Seminary. In addition to equipping himself with biblical and theological knowledge, he also developed his skills in pastoral counseling. In 2007 he graduated with honors and received the degree of Master of Theology. Since then, Pastor Chen has been serving Chinese churches in southern California. During this time, he continued his theological training. In 2018 Pastor Chen received the degree of Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, specialized in spiritual direction. Pastor Chen and his wife Becky have two daughters – Emily and Amanda.