Serving in East Asia
Edgar has been a pastor in the Canadian Baptist family for many years, serving in the areas of church transformation and the planting of new congregations. Until recently, Edgar and his wife Philippa lived in Asia, serving with local churches and opening up new ministry avenues for CBM. They were instrumental in the starting a bilingual worship service in a major Asian city where many young adults came to Christ. They were also engaged in helping local faith communities start ministries for left-behind children (kids who have been left with elderly grandparents when their parents move to urban centres for work), as well as the mentoring of young adults. Edgar also provided leadership at an international church in Hong Kong and its ministry to university students. He is currently seconded to Carey Theological College as an adjunct professor and works on behalf of CBM to develop and manage the Master of Pastoral Ministry program for Asia. His role is to help design the curriculum, teach and mentor students in the program.
Latest Ministry Updates
Please pray for Pastor Xiaodan Gang, CBM Field Staff based in Germany, who is currently in Toronto to meet with church leaders and local congregations. Pastor Gang partners with the CBM team in Germany and the Forum for Mission to Chinese in Germany, which is a local organization. The focus of her ministry is on serving Chinese students who are studying at German universities. Many of these students face various challenges living away from home and have never heard the gospel. Please pray for wisdom, grace and strength as Pastor Gang provides updates to supporters and shares
The outreach ministry to Chinese students studying in Germany has seen tremendous growth in the past decade. Please pray for CBM's National Field Staff, Xioadan Gang and Yuanchuan Ye & Ming Gao as they faithfully serve there. Ask that God would give them spiritual and physical strength as they engage students in challenging conversations about God and the Christian faith, and express love to them through both word and deed. Pray particularly for Pastor Gang's visa application process to go smoothly as she prepares to come to Canada this June to share her ministry with churches in
Xiaodan Gang serves with CBM's Chinese Ministries in Germany. Pray that the students whom she ministers among will find her presence an encouragement, as many of them are homesick and lonely. Pray also for her physical, spiritual and emotional strength as she shares God's love with them during their years of study in Germany. Meet Pastor Gang