The word ‘deacon’ means ‘servant’. The deacons of West Sydney Chinese Christian Church are the overseers of the whole church, working closely with the pastoral team. Each has different gifts and responsibilities, but all have grassroots involvement within their home congregations.
Deacons of the English congregations
Sam is married to Stephanie, and has 3 boys – Toby (7), Cooper (5) and Jonty (3). He is a national speaker for City Bible Forum (http://www NULL.citybibleforum NULL.org) and works part-time as a doctor (holding legs for orthopaedic surgeons!). He is also a conference speaker, theologian, ex-rugby player (Sydney Uni 5ths!), retired marathon runner and now a student of Krav Maga (his mid-life crisis activity). His PhD in theology examined the application of speech act theory to the theology of preaching.
Don’t be fooled by his nerdy medico look. Desmond was a fierce rugby player in the 13Fs at Trinity Grammar School. These days Desmond is an anaesthetist and is married to Margaret, and his children are Daniel (10) and Sarah (7). Desmond graduated from Sydney Missionary and Bible College in 2006. His vision is for our church to reach out and bless our local community and world with God’s wonderful message of what he has done through Jesus.
Chee Yee Kwok