About Us


We’re a Christ community of thoughtful faith in action. Some of us are committed in the faith. Some of us are cautious, yet curious. And others of us are somewhat skeptical. Wherever you are on the journey, we hope that you feel welcomed and at home in our church.

God has given us some clues for the journey. The four things that anchor us and guide us in all we do are Gospel Centrality, Holistic Discipleship, Bearing Witness, and Embodying Peace. These four things encapsulate, albeit in an imprecise way, everything that God hopes for us and the world.

It begins with Faith (Gospel Centrality) because it all begins when we take that first step toward God, entrusting our life to him. But this is not a solo journey, which is why God calls us not only to himself, but into Community (Holistic Discipleship). Because not only is it more enjoyable with other folks on the journey, that’s the only way we can do it — we can’t do it alone. But God has not only a plan for us, but for the world as well, and so he calls us to join him in praying and working for Justice (Embodying Peace). And ultimately, to bear Witness (bearing witness) to all the goodness that God is and that God brings through Jesus.


John Lai (HOC6 Head Pastor): Pastor Lai is the head pastor of Home of Christ in Newark, the spiritual and visionary leader of the English, Mandarin, and Cantonese Ministries with Elders Rich and Jerry.

Pastor Jeremy (English Pastor): The captain of Starship U.S.S. HOC6. His continuing mission: to disciple the sheep of God, to seek out new life and new communities, and to boldly go where no pastors have gone before…

Dean Chao (Elder): Dean joined HOC6 in 2011 and has been serving in the English Congregation. He’s married to his wonderful wife Emily and they have three children together. Dean’s calling is to be an encourager and a coach. He enjoys seeing people grow in Christ. He loves to come along side believers to help them maximize their spiritual gifts. He finds similar calling in the biblical character in Acts 4:36. Barnabas used his gift of encouragement to develop God’s church and Dean believes he is called to do the same.

Dean likes savoring a good cup of coffee in the morning. He also enjoys motorcycle rides in the Bay Area back roads. He feels truly blessed to serve at this church and looks forward to more of God’s blessings for this place.

Daniel Chen (Leadership Team): Daniel joined HOC6 around 2005 as an elementary student and ended up attending throughout his formative years. He first attended the Sunday School, then youth group and eventually ended up attending the English Service. After going to UC Merced for college, Daniel came back to serve at HOC6. He got married to his wife Kelsey and now have two children, Winston and Keira. Daniel serves on the worship team as well as the leadership team, helping out wherever is needed.

Daniel loves good tea shops and enjoys playing video games in his spare time. He also spends time pursuing a Master’s degree and works as a developer at a biotech company. Although his kids take up a lot of his time, Daniel loves meeting up with members of the church and fellowshipping with his brothers and sisters.

Sheen Yen (Leadership Team)

Dorcas Chang (Leadership Team)