Rev. Dr. Abraham Chan is the pastor of Golden Lampstand Association in New England, he also serves as the executive principal of Herald Urban Mission Institute in New York. Pastor Chan was born in China and finished his Secondary and Higher Education in Hong Kong and Taiwan respectively. He was called to serve the Lord after he graduated from National Taiwan University and earned his Master of Divinity in China Graduate School of Theology in Hong Kong. After serving years at Tseng Tsin Church, one of the oldest churches in Hong Kong, he moved to Boston and earned his PhD in Theology at Boston College in 2008. He specialized in Patristic Study and Comparative Theology. He has been working at Tao Fong Shan Christian Center while also serving as an adjunct faculty member teaching Systematic Theology, Christian Ethics and Christian Spirituality in several theological institutes in Hong Kong and Northern American for many years. Rev. Dr, Chan and other founding members established GLS as a mission organization. The goals are to engage in the revival ministry and discipleship training locally and globally, kindle the spiritual fire, light the lamp, and pass the torch of faith to the next generation. He also leads the Herald Urban Mission Institute to equip evangelists and church planters, train urban missionaries, empower prayer warriors and support missionaries in China. Pastor Chan and his wife Sophia have been married for 27 years and live in West Hartford, Connecticut. Their children are grown up and he is serving the Lord in New York and Connecticut every week. The biblical verses he loves are “rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
Our missions committee focus on sending kingdom workers on domestic and international mission trips to experience God at work in other cities, countries and cultures. Our desire is to follow God’s calling for the church to be an active participant in His redemptive plan for the world. Over the years, we formed a partnership with a local church in Asia, South America and have been sending short-term teams there over the past years. We hope to expand our involvement overseas.