EVENT SPEAKERS

Rev. Dr. Stephen Tong

In his ministry spanning 60 years, given his ministry early start at the age of 17, Dr. Stephen Tong has introduced more than 33 million people to Christ. As a world-renowned evangelist, he has preached in Asia, Europe, Australia, North and South America. As an evangelist firmly rooted in Reformed Theology, Dr. Tong has called ~450,000 people to become full-time ministers of the Gospel. He has been a guest lecturer at many leading theological seminaries in Asia and North America. As an ordained pastor, Dr. Tong is the founder of the Reformed Evangelical Church of Indonesia (RECI), Reformed Institute for Christianity and 21st Century in Washington DC, and the International Reformed Evangelical Seminary (IRES) in Jakarta. Holding an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary, Dr. Tong has written 75 books, including Theology of Evangelism and Culture and the Fall.

Dr. Tong is also the founder and the President of the Stephen Tong Evangelistic Ministries International (STEMI) with offices in the United States, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Taiwan. He is a member of the International Consultants of the Lausanne Committee of World Evangelization and was the main speaker at the General Assembly of the World Reformed Fellowship in Johannesburg 2006, Second Lausanne Congress in 1989, International Prayer Assembly in Seoul 1984, and Seminar Leader in Amsterdam (sponsored by Billy Graham Association) in 1988. Fulfilling the cultural mandate, Dr. Tong designed and built Aula Simfonia Jakarta, a 1227-seat concert hall considered to be one on the best acoustic concert halls in the world and established Sophilia Fine Art Center with collections of western and eastern arts. In addition, Dr. Tong is the founder of the Reformed Center for Religion and Society, Calvin Christian School (primary and secondary education), and Calvin University/Calvin Institute of Technology (higher education, in process).

Prof. Herman Selderhuis, Ph.D.

Dr. Herman Selderhuis is President and Professor of Church History and Church Polity at the Theological University of Apeldoorn, the Netherlands. Serving as Director of Refo500, he is also President of the International Calvin Congress and President of Reformation Research Consortium.

As an ordained minister, Dr. Selderhuis holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from the Theological University of Apeldoorn. He is the author and editor of more than 50 books, including The Calvin Handbook, John Calvin: A Pilgrim’s Life, Power of Faith: 450 Years of the Heidelberg Catechism, A Companion to Reformed Orthodoxy, and Martin Luther: A Spiritual Biography.

Prof. Roelof (Roel) Kuiper, Ph.D.

Dr. Roel Kuiper is a Dutch historian, philosopher, politician, and university professor. While holding the position of President and Professor of Christian Identity in Social Practices at Theological University of Kampen in the Netherlands, Dr. Kuiper has also been active as a Christian Union member of the Dutch Senate since 2007, in which he has been the Senate group leader since 2011. He is also the Professor of Reformational Philosophy at the Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam in the name of the Association for Reformational philosophy, teaching Society Issues at the Christelijke Hogeschool Ede and Gereformeerde Hogeschool Zwolle, and Political and Social Philosophy at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU). Dr. Kuiper received his doctorate in History (1986) and doctorate in Philosophy (1998) from the VU.

Prof. J. Ligon Duncan, III, Ph.D.

Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III is the Chancellor & CEO of Reformed Theological Seminary and the John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Historical Theology. He served as Senior Minister of the historic First Presbyterian Church in Jackson, Miss. for 17 years. Dr. Duncan is co-founder of Together for the Gospel, Senior Fellow of the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood, and former President of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. He served as the Moderator of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in America.

As an ordained minister, Dr. Duncan holds a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology from the University of Edinburgh, Scotland. He has authored, co-authored, edited or contributed to more than 35 books, including The Unadjusted Gospel, Gospel Clarity: Challenging the New Perspective on Paul, and The Westminster Confession in the 2lst Century: Essays in Remembrance of the 350th Anniversary of the Westminster Assembly.

Prof. Michael S. Horton, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Horton, co-host of the White Horse Inn and editor of Modern Reformation magazine, is J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. He is a member of the Oxford University Union Society, the Royal Institute of Philosophy, the American Academy of Religion, the American Theological Society, and the Calvin Studies Society.

Serving as an associate pastor of Christ United Reformed Church in Santee, California, Dr. Horton holds a Ph.D. from the University of Coventry and Wycliffe Hall at Oxford. He is the author of numerous books, including Christless Christianity, Pilgrim Theology: Core Doctrines for Christian Disciples, and The Christian Faith: A Systematic Theology for Pilgrims on the Way.

Wang Yi

He was a lecturer in law at Chengdu University. As an outspoken and prolific poet, author, and scholar in constitutional law, he has published articles on the internet since 2000 and has soon become a prominent figure of the human rights movement in China.

In 2004, he was the youngest among the “50 Most Influential Public Intellectuals of China”, listed by the “Southern People Weekly” (南方人物週刊). In 2005, he was converted, baptized, and started to serve in house churches. He was among the few pioneering Christian human-rights attorneys in China. In October 2008, he was awarded “Prize for the Contribution to Promoting Religious Freedom” (促進宗教自由傑出貢獻獎) by the “Conference for Global Christians in Law” (全球基督徒法律人大會). In December of the same year, he was called to full-time Christian ministry. He then founded and served the Chengdu Early Rain Reformed Church. In June 2009, he was ordained as a teaching elder. In October 2011, he was appointed to be the senior pastor of the church. He is one of the world-renowned outstanding leaders of house churches in China, who exalts the Lord and safeguards religious freedom.

Prof. Michael Reeves, Ph.D.

Dr. Michael Reeves is President and Professor of Theology at Union School of Theology in Oxford, England. As an ordained minister, he holds a Ph.D. in Systematic and Historical Theology from King's College, London. Previously he served as Head of Theology for the Universities and Colleges Christian Fellowship.

Dr. Reeves is the author of a number of books, including The Unquenchable Flame: Discovering the Heart of the Reformation, Delighting in the Trinity: An Introduction to the Christian Faith, Rejoicing in Christ, and Why the Reformation Still Matters.

Os Guinness, D.Phil.

Os Guinness, D. Phil. is a social critic and a Christian apologist. He completed his D.Phil in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford University. Since 1984 Dr. Guinness has been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Studies, Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Senior Fellow at the EastWest Institute. From 1986 to 1989, he served as Executive Director of the Williamsburg Charter Foundation and helped to draft “The Global Charter of Conscience,” which was published at the European Union Parliament in 2012.

Holding an Honorary Doctorate from Westminster Theological Seminary, Dr. Guinness has spoken at dozens of the world’s major universities and has spoken widely to political and business conferences across the world on many issues. He has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, God in the Dark, Dining with the Devil, A Free People’s Suicide, The Global Public Square, The Last Christian on Earth, Renaissance: The Power of the Gospel However Dark the Times, and Impossible People: Christian Courage and the Struggle for the Soul of Civilization.

Prof. Peter A. Lillback, Ph.D.

Dr. Peter A. Lillback is President and Professor of Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He also serves as the president of The Providence Forum and a senior editor of the new Unio cum Christo: An International Journal of Reformed Theology and Life. As an ordained minister, he holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Westminster Theological Seminary.

Dr. Lillback has authored and edited numerous books in Reformation and post-Reformation thought including The Binding of God: Calvin’s Role in the Development of Covenant Theology, Seeing Christ in All of Scripture, Thy Word is Still Truth: Essential Writings on the Doctrine of Scripture from the Reformation to Today. He has also authored the national bestseller George Washington's Sacred Fire, representing the culmination of 20 years of primary-source research and scholarship, for which he has received scholarly acclaim, plus national press and media coverage. He is also a contributor to The Washington Times and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Prof. Philip G. Ryken, Ph.D.

Dr. Philip Graham Ryken is President of Wheaton College, a Christ-centered liberal arts college and graduate school that welcomes students from more than 70 countries around the world. He holds a Ph.D. in Historical Theology from Oxford University.

As an ordained minister, Dr. Ryken joined the pastoral staff of historic Tenth Presbyterian Church in Philadelphia in 1995 and was elevated to the position of senior minister upon the death of James M. Boice in 2000, preaching there until his appointment at Wheaton in 2010.

Dr. Ryken serves as a board member for the Council of Christian Colleges and Universities and the National Association of Evangelicals. He has authored and edited more than 40 books, including The Message of Salvation, Art for God’s Sake, Loving the Way Jesus Loves, and Expository Commentaries on Exodus, Ecclesiastes, Jeremiah, Luke, and other books of the Bible.

Dr. Ravi Zacharias

Dr. Ravi Zacharias has spoken all over the world for 42 years in scores of universities, notably Harvard and Oxford University. He has twice spoken at the Annual Prayer Breakfast at the United Nations in New York, which marks the beginning of the UN General Assembly each year. As the 2008 Honorary Chairman of the National Day of Prayer, he gave addresses at the White House and the Pentagon.

Dr. Zacharias has been honored by the conferring of a Doctor of Divinity from Houghton College, Tyndale College and Seminary, and McMaster Divinity College, Toronto, a Doctor of Laws degree from Asbury College, Kentucky, and a Doctor of Sacred Theology from Liberty University, Virginia. He has authored or edited over 25 books including the Gold Medallion winner, Can Man Live Without God.

Prof. Richard L. Pratt, Jr., Th.D.

Dr. Richard L. Pratt, Jr., adjunct professor and former Professor of Old Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary, is President and founder of Third Millennium Ministries. As an ordained minister, he holds a Th.D. in Old Testament from Harvard University.

Dr. Pratt is the general editor of the NIV Spirit of the Reformation Study Bible and a translator for the New Living Translation. He has also authored numerous articles and books, including Every Thought Captive, Designed for Dignity, He Gave Us Stories, Commentary on 1 & 2 Chronicles, and Commentary on 1 & 2 Corinthians.

Prof. Sinclair B. Ferguson, Ph.D.

Dr. Sinclair Ferguson is Chancellor's Professor of Systematic Theology at Reformed Theological Seminary and a Teaching Fellow at Ligonier Ministries. He held the Charles Krahe Chair for Systematic Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary, Philadelphia. He is also a former Professor of Systematic Theology at Redeemer Seminary, Dallas. As an ordained minister, Dr. Ferguson holds a Ph.D. from the University of Aberdeen, Scotland.

Dr. Ferguson has authored around 50 books, including The Holy Spirit, Devoted to God: Blueprints for Sanctification, The Whole Christ, John Owen on the Christian Life, and Ichthus: Jesus Christ, God's Son, the Saviour.

Prof. Steven J. Lawson, D.Min.

Dr. Steven J. Lawson is President and founder of OnePassion Ministries, a ministry designed to equip biblical expositors to bring about a new reformation in the church. He is also a Teaching Fellow of Ligonier Ministries, where he serves on its board.

Holding a D.Min. from Reformed Theological Seminary, Dr. Lawson is Professor of Preaching and oversees the Doctor of Ministry program at The Master’s Seminary where he also serves on its board. He is the author of twenty books, including The Passionate Preaching of Martyn Lloyd-Jones, The Heroic Boldness of Martin Luther, and The Gospel Focus of Charles Spurgeon.

Rev. Dr. Ben Chen  陈彪牧师博士

Rev. Dr. Ben Chen was born in Lanzhou, China. He became Christian in 1994 and dedicated himself to serve full time in 1998. Four years later, he received his M. Div. from Reformed Theological Seminary, Orlando, and served in Orlando Chinese Evangelical Christian Church. A year later, he was ordained as pastor and, subsequently, his church became a member of the Presbyterian Church of the America in year 2008-2009.

A couple of years ago, Rev. Dr. Chen started to serve as a coordinator of the Chinese Projects in Third Millennium Ministries while, at the same time, regularly serving churches in Mainland China by providing them theological and pastoral training. He is currently pursuing D. Min. in Christian Education Pastoring in Reformed Theological Seminary.

Rev. Dr. Bob Fu  傅希秋牧师博士

Founder and President of China Aid.

Rev. Dr. Bob (Xiqiu) Fu was born and raised in mainland China and graduated from School of International Relations of People's (Renmin) University in Beijing. He later taught English to the Communist Party officials at the Beijing Administrative College and Beijing Party School of the Chinese Communist Party from 1993-1996. He pastored a house church in Beijing until he and his wife were jailed for two months for "illegal evangelism" in 1996.

Rev. Dr. Fu and his wife, Heidi, fled to the United States as religious refugees in 1997. He founded the China Aid Association (CAA) in order to draw international attention to China's gross human rights violations against Chinese faithfuls. As president of CAA, he has testified before the Congressional Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, the House International Relations Committee, US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF), the Congressional-Executive Commission on China, and the Task Force on International Religious Freedom. He has also testified before the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (USCHR), the Foreign Press Association, leaders of EU member states and the EU Commission, and the EU Parliament.

Rev. Dr. Fu had finished Ph.D. studies except for a dissertation from Westminster Theological Seminary before he founded China Aid. He is currently a Research Ph.D. candidate at Durham University, UK. In 2012, he was awarded an honorary doctorate degree on global Christian leadership by Midwest University, St Louis, and has been serving as a distinguished professor on religion and public policy at the same institution. In addition, Bob is the editor-in-chief of the Chinese Law and Religion Monitor, a journal on religious freedom and the rule of law in China, and the guest editor for Chinese Law and Government, a journal of the University of California, Los Angles.

Rev. Dr. Eugene Hong  洪予健牧师简介

Rev. Dr. Eugene Hong graduated from high school in the early Cultural Revolution and received his bachelor degree in Chemistry from the Fudan University, Shang Hai, in 1982, followed by doctorate in Physics and Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania in 1991. In the same year, while doing post-graduate research in Canada, he gave himself to Christ. In the fall of 1992, he was called to study in Regent College, Vancouver, and received M. Div. in the Spring of 1995. He has been serving as a senior pastor in Faith Chinese North America Baptist Church since May 1996.

Rev. Eugene Hong possesses exquisite critical analysis skill, with particular expertise in examining the value and position of science, philosophy, politics, sociology, ethic, and other cultural phenomena by holding to broad perspectives of eternal faith. For the past 20 years, Rev. Eugene Hong has been, in addition to serving a church with large numbers of Chinese immigrants, invited to preach in North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia, especially to the intellectuals and mainland China migrants, and in various evangelism and revival meetings. Not only so, he was invited by Rev. Stephen Tong to give lectures in reformed theology. In recent years, Rev. Eugene Hong has been involved actively in promoting “Threefold Vision” movement amongst the China Family churches, especially in the training of the church leaders for the next generation according to the current needs of the Chinese churches.

Rev. Dr. Jason Yeung  杨庆球牧师博士

Rev. Dr. Jason Yeung is the present Principal and Professor of Theology of the Canadian Chinese School of Theology at Ambrose Seminary. He had served for a very long time in pastoring, being a senior pastor of Ottawa Chinese Alliance Church in 1987-1995 and became an ordained pastor in 1991. During his pastoral ministry, his church members increased from 200 to 600 people and three churches were planted.

Few years later, in 1995, Rev. Dr. Yeung returned to Hong Kong and served in Alliance Bible Seminary. Prior to joining Ambrose Seminary, he became the Professor of Theology and Director of the Chinese Culture Research Centre at the China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong (1999 to 2011). In addition, he has dedicated himself to train servants of God in Mainland China while continue to be visiting professor in many universities.

In 2012, Rev. Dr. Yeung decided to serve in Ambrose Seminary in his present role. Since 2013 he became a voluntary consulting pastor at South Calgary Chinese Evangelical Free Church.

Rev. Paul Wang  王志勇牧师

Rev. Paul Wang was born in Shan Dong Province, China, in 1966. He converted to Christianity in 1996 in Beijing house church. A year later, he joined the missionary and pastoral service and was ordained as pastor in a Reformed Church in Beijing in 2001.

Rev. Wang received Master of Theological Studies (M.T.S.) and Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Calvin Theological Seminary in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Starting from early October 2010, he became the senior pastor in Grace Christian Church (US). Other than the mission trips to Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming, Chengdu, YanJi and other provinces and cities (20 in total), he has been to Russia, Hong Kong, Singapore, UK, US, Canada, etc. to preach, give lectures, and train.