John and Ruth Chan
John and Ruth serve the needs of the university-aged Chinese diaspora in Germany. Their ministry includes proclaiming the Gospel, discipling young believers, providing sensitive pastoral care and advocating for just treatment of this minority group within greater German society. The Chans are also helping to establish a self-sufficient local congregation by training new believers how to become an integral part of the church’s membership.
John was born in Shanghai, China, and immigrated to Canada in 1982. He accepted the Lord a year later and was an active member of the Chinese Christian Fellowship at the University of Manitoba. Ruth was born and raised in Hong Kong. She accepted the Lord at the age of 12 and was an active member of the Hong Kong Chinese Church of Christ.Both John and Ruth worked in the investment industry in Toronto before sensing a call to pastoral ministry. John served as the English Ministry pastor at Logos Baptist Church while Ruth was a lay leader in the same congregation. In May 2005, while on a CBM short-term mission trip to Czech Republic, John and Ruth felt the Lord’s calling to serve the Chinese Diaspora in Germany.