8711 Old Perry Highway, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Tel: 412-366-9770

@2019 by Pittsburgh Chinese Church

About US

Pittsburgh Chinese Church exists to exalt the glory God the Father by establishing our members in the faith and worship of Jesus Christ, and empowering them to be disciple makers so that they might, in cooperation with other Christians and the Holy Spirit, extend God's Kingdom to all people by sharing God's word and through service to those the greater Pittsburgh area as well those in other parts of the world.

 

Our Description is:

 

Matthew 5:13-16 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men."

14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden."

15 "Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead, they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house."

16 "In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."

 

Our Mission is:

 

To help people experience the fullness of God’s love,

To grow together in the grace and knowledge of Jesus Christ,

To share our experience with others outside the church through the enabling of the Holy Spirit.

 

Our Strategy is to:

 

Invite people to experience God’s love and grace

Invest our lives in helping one another grow in the knowledge of Jesus Christ

Involve ourselves in serving others outside the church, locally as well as globally

 

We As A church, believe

In ESSENTIAL beliefs -- we have UNITY.

 

“There is one body and one Spirit — just as you were called to one hope when you were called -- one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all .... “(Ephesians 4:4-6; NIV)

 

In NON-ESSENTIAL beliefs -- we have LIBERTY.

 

“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters.... Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls.... So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.... So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” (Romans 14:1, 4, 12, 22; NIV)

 

In ALL our beliefs -- we show CHARITY (LOVE).

 

“If I speak God’s Word with power, revealing all his mysteries and making everything plain as day, and if I have faith that says to a mountain, ‘Jump!’ and it jumps, but I don’t love, I’m nothing.” (1 Corinthians 13:2, The Message)

Our Essential Believes

 

ABOUT THE BIBLE

PCC believes that the BIBLE (or the Scriptures), both Old and New Testaments, is the inspired Word of God, the revelation of His Will for the salvation of men, and the Divine and Final Authority for all Christian faith and life. 

 

ABOUT GOD

PCC believes in one GOD who is the Creator and Supreme Ruler of the Universe, the heavens. the earth, and all the things therein; and who eternally exists in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, each having his particular part in the work of our salvation.

 

ABOUT JESUS CHRIST

PCC believes in JESUS CHRIST, the Son of God, true God and true man, conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, came to make God known to men. died on the cross and shed His blood as an atonement for the sins of men, raised bodily from the dead. ascended High Priest and Advocate. He will return imminently and personally according to His promise.

ABOUT THE HOLY SPIRIT

PCC believes in the Holy Spirit, the third person of the Godhead, who is of one substance equal in power and co-existent with the Father and the Son. His ministry is to convict men of guilt in regard to sin, righteousness, and judgment, regenerate the believing sinners, and to indwell, guide, instruct and to empower believers for godly living and service.

ABOUT HUMAN BEINGS

PCC believes that men were created in the image and likeness of God, but in Adam, all men have fallen into sin, and as sinners, men are in need of God's salvation.

 

ABOUT SALVATION

PCC believes in Salvation and Justification through faith in Jesus Christ. All who receive Him by faith as Lord and Savior are Justified wholly on the found of His shed blood and are born anew of the Holy Spirit into the family of God, and brought into the Kingdom of His son. 

 

ABOUT THE RESURRECTION

PCC believes that there shall be a bodily resurrection of the just to eternal life, and of the unjust to eternal punishment.

 

ABOUT THE CHURCH

PCC believes that the CHURCH  is one body, of which Jesus Christ is the Head, and is composed of all who are regenerated by the Holy Spirit. The duty of the Church is to proclaim through word and deeds, the Gospel of Salvation to the World, and to nurture the spiritual growth of members through prayer, teaching, fellowship, and worship. 

 
 

PCC Historical Events at a Glance

 

1937 - 1946

  1. Founded by Mrs. Lizzie Shaw 

  2. Place: Providence Mission Building in Chinatown

  3. Outreach Target – Chinatown

  4. Noteworthy People:

    1. Mrs. Shaw

    2. Mabel & Walter Voelzke

    3. Anna Brooks

    4. Jack & Emma Congalton

    5. Mildred Stewart

    6. Mrs. Harrison

 

1946 - 1960

  1. Place: Salvation army (1945 – 1971)

  2. Teachers:

    1. Continually and faithfully presenting God’s word by life and lips

    2. Older students began to assume some teaching responsibilities

  3. Outreach Target: Pittsburgh Chinese (Toishanese)

  4. Noteworthy People:

    1. Art & Eleene Morrison

    2. Velma Welker

    3. Bill & June Evans

    4. The Lee Sisters (Lydia, Rose, Amelia, and Helen)

    5. Mrs. Cooper

 

1960 - 1964

  1. Overseas Chinese students came with leadership ability, experiences, and love for the Lord.

  2. Noteworthy People:

    1. Daniel & Kitty Tse

    2. Bill & Flora Lam

    3. Bill Lee

    4. Ruth Lightbody

 

1965

Incorporation:  Pittsburgh Chinese Church 

            Minister:  Ben Au-Yeung (Part-time) (1965 -1968)

 

1966 - 1968

  1. Minister牧師:  Ben Au-Yeung (Part-time) (1965 -1968)

    1. Cottage Meeting 

    2. Youth Fellowship 

    3. Retreats 

    4. Mandarin Bible Study 

  2. Noteworthy People:

    1. Calvin & Kathy Leung

    2. Andrew Wong

    3. Alice Liu

  3. Outreach Target:  Mandarin & Toishanese – speaking Chinese and American-born Chinese in Pittsburgh.

 

1968 - 1973

  1. Minister:  Wally Yew (1968 – 1973) – First Full-time minister

    1. Began own baptismal services

    2. Youth began to attend Chinese Christian conferences in other cities.

    3. Regular missionary programs instituted

    4. Library started

    5. Sponsored intercity retreats

    6. Acquisition of the Church Home on Parkview Avenue in Oakland

  2. Place: Worship at the First Presbyterian Church in Downtown (1971)

  3. Outreach Target: Chinese beyond Pittsburgh

 

 

1973 - 1985

  1. Ministers: Chinese/English: Jonathan Liu (1973 – 1982),

                       Chinese:  Joseph Cheng (1983 -1996)

                       English /Youth:  William Fong (1977 - 1990)

  1. Place: Christian & Missionary Alliance Church (1973)

  2. Outreach Target: Chinese in Pittsburgh and beyond

    1. Missions Conference

    2. Annual Church Retreat (ACR)

    3. Evangelistic meetings

    4. Young Adults Fellowship (YAF)

    5. Chinese and English College Fellowships on Campuses

    6. English College Fellowship (spin-off from YAF)  

  3. 1984 – Purchased the first building on 4101 Perrysville Avenue in the Northside.

  4. 1985 – Established the first Council system with the Board of Elders and Board of Deacons, and adopted the Pittsburgh Chinese Church Constitution.

 

1985 - 1995

Ministers:   Chinese:  Joseph Cheng

                  English: William Fong (1977 - 1990), Paul Bucknell (1991 - 2000)

  1. Place:  4101 Perrysville Avenue

  2. Outreach Target:  Chinese and non-Chinese in Pittsburgh and beyond.

    1. English College Fellowship renamed Asian Christian Fellowship

    2. Short-term Mission trips were taken by adults and college students.

  3. Equipping the Body:

    1. Rescheduled Sunday School to follow Worship Service.

    2. Started Fellowship Luncheon after Sunday School.

    3. 1991 – Started concurrent Chinese (Mandarin & Cantonese) and English worship services.

  4. 1989 – Monroeville Fellowship became the Eastern Suburban Chinese Church

  5. 1995 – Planted the Pittsburgh Chinese Church in Oakland (PCCO).

1995 - 2005

Ministers: Chinese:  Joseph Cheng (1983 – 1996), Caleb Chang (1996 - 2007);

                English:  Paul Bucknell (1990 - 2000), Tom Tessaro (2002 – 2004), and James Fullmer (2004)

  1. Place:  4101 Perrysville Avenue and 8711 Old Perry Highway

    1. 2001 – Purchase the ESPE school building on 8711 Perry Highway.

    2. 2002 – Moved into the Old Perry Highway building and established the very first PCC Church Office.

    3. June 2, 2002 - the first Worship Service held at the Old Perry Building.

    4. April 26, 2003 – Perry Highway building dedication.

  2. Equipping the Body:

    1. 1999 – Hugo Cheng became the first pastor of PCCO.

    2. 1999 – Judy Khuu Shine and Tim Shine were sent off as missionaries serving in East Asia. Judy Khuu Shine and Tim Shine

    3. 2008 – Terence Liu became the Chinese pastor of PCCO.

    4. North Hills and South Hills Women Fellowship established.

  3. Outreach Target:  Global

    1. Conducted evangelistic training.

    2. Evangelistic meeting in the Spring (Chinese).

    3. Many Short-term Mission trips were taken by adults and college students.

2005 - 2015

Ministers: Chinese – Caleb Chang (1996 - 2007), and Benjamin Lee (2008)

                English: - James Fullmer (2004)

                Youth: - Luther Schrum (2009)

  1. Place: 8711 Old Perry Highway

  2. Equipping the Body:

    1. Revival meetings in the Fall (Chinese).

    2. Attended local seminars on biblical enrichment, mission awareness and missionary care (English).

  3. Outreach: Global

    1. Spring evangelistic meetings (Chinese).

    2. Many short-term Mission trips were taken by adults, college students, and youth Fellowship students, both locally, within the U.S., and overseas.

 

Church Leadership

Adam Eckel

Youth Pastor

Adam.eckel0@gmail.com 

Paul Tong

Chinese Congregation Elder

Pghtong@gmail.com

Gordon Ott

English Congregation Elder

Gordonott@gmail.com

Church council

Jane Chan

Trustee

Jane Shum

Treasurer

Kuan Lun Chu

Secretary

Jian Wang

Mission

Steven Chen

Curator

Albert Hsu

General Affairs

Mike Shaw

Youth Team Leader