Welcome to ACC
Thank you so much for taking time to visit our website! I’m Pastor Gaylord and I am thankful to be one of the Pastors here at Austin Chinese Church. We are a group of people of all ages who desire to grow in loving God and loving others, even though we are far from perfect. We gather together for worship, fellowship and learning, while growing together to reach out to those around us with the awesome message of Jesus Christ. He can literally change your life! It would be great to meet you and to share more of what God is doing in, and through, our church.
By His grace,
What to Expect Sunday Mornings
We invite you to join us on Sunday mornings to learn more about God, His love for you, and His purpose for us. English Congregation Service starts at 9:30AM every Sunday in the Ming Dao building. We welcome adults, college students and youth 6th grade and older to join us for this first hour of contemporary-style worship and Scripture teaching.
Don't know where to go when you arrive at Ming Dao? Look for one of our friendly greeters and ushers who will help you find a seat in our sanctuary. We also have a Connection Center in the lobby that you can visit after Sunday Service to meet some of the members of our church and get connected!
If you have kids, our Promiseland Children's Program and Nursery is available 9:30AM - 12:15PM for kids 5th grade and younger.
After Sunday Service, we continue to deepen our understanding of God and His relationship with us during our Discovery Groups, College Quest Class, and Youth Breakouts.
Promiseland, our Sunday Children's Ministry, is available during adult worship services. Parents can check-in their children who are 5th grade and younger for Promiseland in the Taylor Hall Lobby, where one of our Promiseland helpers will assist you. For more information about our nursery and children's programs, visit Get Involved.
Our education classes meet on Sundays after Sunday Service to equip people to grow spiritually by discovering the truth of God’s Scripture together over select relevant topics.
Adult Discovery Groups meet at the Ming Dao Building classrooms at 11:05AM. College students can attend Quest at the John Sung Building at 11AM. Students who are in 6th – 12th grade are invited to attend Youth Breakouts in the Carey Building at 11AM.
We strive to be a church community that not only worships together on Sundays, but also shares life together so that we can help each other mature as followers of Jesus. To learn more about opportunities to grow with our church community beyond Sunday mornings, visit Get Involved.
Our Core Values
We believe that the triune God - the Father, the Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit - is supreme and sovereign. He is the focus of our individual and corporate worship in praises, prayers and the preaching and teaching of God’s Word. We believe that prayer is essential in order to sustain a close relationship with God, and it must be the foundation of all our ministries. Therefore, we are committed to building up ACC as a house of prayer. (Psalm 150; Isaiah 56:7)
We believe that God’s Word is the catalyst for spiritual transformation and growth. The Bible is the highest authoritative guide for what we believe and how we should live. We are committed to teaching and upholding the Bible, and we pledge to avoid misinterpreting, truncating, adjusting or in any other way modifying Biblical truth, which was once and for all delivered to people in God’s Word. (2 Timothy 3:16)
We believe that every Christian must continually grow and be transformed as a disciple of Christ through the application of God’s Word, obedience to the Holy Spirit, and faithful service to the Lord. We are committed to making disciples who will make disciples. (Ephesians 4:1-3; 15-16)
Spiritually Healthy Families
We believe that spiritually healthy families are the foundation of a united church. We are committed to building God-centered families whose members love one another, following the example of Christ. (Colossians. 3:18-21; Ephesians 5:21-6:1- 4)
We believe in vibrant and authentic fellowship in which we care for and love one another sacrificially, as we build up the body of Christ. (Acts 2:42-47; John 13:34-35)
Local & Global Missions
We value a lifestyle of sharing the love of God both locally and globally by spreading His Good News through evangelism, missions, and community caring and service. We believe that every Christian is called to be an ambassador for Christ. (Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:8; 2 Corinthians 5:20)
Unity Embracing Diversity
We believe that it is essential and effective for believers to seek, discern, and obey the Lord’s will as a community. We are committed to unity embracing diversity in a multilingual, multicultural and multigenerational ministry within our multi-congregational church. We value honest communication and mutual respect so that God will be glorified and our church will flourish. (Ephesians 4:11-13,15; Galatians 3:28; 1 Corinthians 12:12)
Our Statement of Faith
We believe in the one and only true God, Creator of all universe, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe in Jesus Christ, the Only Begotten Son of God, Conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under the hand of Pontius Pilate, died on the cross, buried, descended into Hades and was raised bodily from the dead on the third day. He ascended to the right hand of the Father. He will return personally to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Counselor, who convicts and regenerates the repentant sinners, and indwells, illuminates and empowers the believers to manifest their faith in action, attaining a sanctified life.
We believe the sixty-six books of the Holy Bible, both the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired word of God, consistent in truth and inerrant, the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, had a glorious position originally, that he sinned and was depraved. As a sinner, man is in need of God’s grace for regeneration and can only be justified through faith in Jesus Christ alone.
We believe that there shall be a bodily resurrection of the just to eternal life, and of the unjust to eternal punishment.
We believe that the Church is built by Jesus Christ. The Church is His body, consisting of those regenerated by the Spirit of God and of which Jesus is the Head, and the purpose of the Church is to be Christ’s witness on earth.
Our church is governed according to by-laws that prescribe how the church is organized and administered. The by-laws have been approved by the Church Council and members, and are available for download.
Reverend Gaylord Tsuei
Pastor Gaylord Tsuei joined the Pastoral Staff at ACC in May of 1998 as the English Pastor. Pastor G graduated from Bob Jones University with a B.A. in Christian Missions (1988), and completed his Master of Divinity at Central Baptist Theological Seminary (1996). He is married to Tina, and they have two children, Charis and Silas. Gaylord and Tina have a special burden for Chinese-Americans. They desire to see God use them to encourage others to grow in their walk with Christ and to serve God faithfully.
Reverend Arthur Hsu
English Associate Pastor
Pastor Art Hsu is the English Associate Pastor at ACC, having joined staff in June 2009. He was born in the Philippines and grew up in Southern California. He received his Bachelor degree in Psychology at UCLA (1994) and his Master of Divinity at Fuller Theological Seminary (2000). For nine years Art and his wife, Lucy, were involved in international student ministry. They joined ACC because they want to invest in the next generations of Asian-Americans, challenging them to become passionate Christ-followers here in Austin and to the nations of the world. Art and Lucy have two sons, Roan and Wyatt.
Reverend Patrick Yao
Pastor Patrick Yao is the Family Pastor at ACC, joining the staff in August 2018. Hailing from St. Louis, Missouri, Pat attended University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and graduated in Economics and East Asian Languages and Cultures in 2001. Following his calling to ministry, Pat later attended Covenant Theological Seminary and graduated with an M.Div in 2006. He served as youth pastor and English associate pastor in California from 2006-2018 before following the call to ACC as Family Pastor. Pat’s desire is to equip families growing in the next generation to live out the call of Deuteronomy 6. Pat is married to Gloria since 2005 and have four children, Adelaide, Eliana, Cason, Kayliane, and bleeds red and blue for the St. Louis Cardinals, and Golden State Warriors.
Minister Dominic Chan joined ACC in 2015 as the youth pastor serving middle and high school students. Growing up in Southern California, he became a Christian through a youth summer camp. He received his calling to ministry as a high school senior. He graduated from Boston University with a business degree in finance and entrepreneurship and received his Master of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Prior to joining ACC, Dominic apprenticed at Boston Chinese Evangelical Church and interned at Golden Gate Christian Church in San Francisco. Dominic met his wife, Lynn, in college through Intervarsity and they are passionate to see Chinese-American students richly steeped in the Gospel in order to reach the world. They have two young sons, Micah and Jordan. In his spare time, Dominic enjoys cooking, trying new restaurants, basketball, traveling, reading, listening to podcasts, storing random bits of information into Evernote, and wandering up and down the aisles of Costco.
Children's Ministry Director for Awana/JAM
Ann Hung was born in Hong Kong, immigrated to the US and attended high school in Houston. Ann received her bachelor degree in computer science from UT Austin, master degrees in software engineering and choral conducting from Texas States University. She was baptized in ACC in April 1995. Following her calling to ministry, Ann attended Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and received a master degree in Christian education in 2013. She joined the ACC staff in 2014, and has served as Cantonese ministry assistant and Children ministry assistant before accepting her call to serve as Children ministry director for Awana/JAM in 2020. Ann is married to Johnny Wong and together have three children, Johnson, Joann and Joshua.
Lai Yung Lai
Children's Ministry Director for Promiseland
Lai Yung Lai is the Children's Ministry Director for Promiseland (Sunday mornings) at ACC, having joined staff in September of 2016. Lai Yung was born and raised in Hong Kong before immigrating to Florida. Her family moved to Austin in 2005. Lai Yung was the deacon of children's ministry from 2012-2015. She believes that it is important to help each child learn about Jesus and His salvation, and is glad that she has the opportunity to serve God in this important ministry. Lai Yung is married to Raymond and they have three children, Andrew, Becky, and Christopher.
Reverend Tony Hsu
Rev. Tony Hsu came to the US from Taiwan in 1983 for his MBA study. Soon after, he and his wife Jenny, accepted Christ and got baptized together in 1984. After getting their masters degree in computer science, they moved to Los Angeles in 1986 to work as software engineers and joined a newly planted church FEC-SGV. Four years later, they planted another church (RLCC) with a team in Los Angeles. At that time, God called them to full-time ministry, and Tony completed his M.Div. studies at Fuller Theological Seminary in 1994. Then, from 1997 to 2013, he served in Ithaca, NY, the college town of Cornell University, focusing on student ministry. In 2000, he served full time as both Chinese Pastor and English Pastor for 8 years. He also served as Cornell University chaplain and continued to equip himself by completing Doctor of Ministry study at Trinity Evangelical Divinity in 5 years (2003 to 2008). God then guided them to move to Austin at the end of 2013 to serve as ACC’s Mandarin Pastor. Their two daughters, Lydia and Tina, have already graduated from college.
Reverend Simon Shen
Mandarin Associate Pastor
Rev. Simon Shen came to US in 1997. He received a Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering at Washington State University, then worked in utility companies for 12 years. He received Christ in 2002, and entered Dallas Theological Seminary in 2007. He received the Th. M. degree in 2012 and came to serve as the Mandarin Associate Pastor at Austin Chinese Church in January 2013. He and his wife are raising a family of 6 boys and 3 girls.
Reverend Enoch Chow
Reverend Enoch Chow was born in Hong Kong and moved to the US in 1991. He finished his high school and college in CA. Before being called to full-time ministry he worked in the IT industry for almost twelve years. In 2010 he moved to Dallas for his seminary study. In 2015 he joined ACC and became the Cantonese congregation pastor. He is married to Esther, and they have two sons. Enoch likes watching cooking shows and enjoys cooking and road trips.