Our Staff

  • Marv Gibbs

    Interim Pastor

    Pastor Marv Gibbs was born in Iowa, USA and was led to Christ as a child by his mother. It was in his last year of high school that he sensed God calling him to ministry, and subsequently attended Bible College graduating with a BA in Bible Theology. Over the years he also obtained MA degrees focused in Urban Sociology, Human Resource Development, and most recently completed an EdD in Organizational Leadership in 2007. He is ordained to the Word and Sacrament in the Evangelical Covenant Church.

    Pastor Marv served in Latin America for 30 years, working as Latin American Director for Development for Young Life International for 20 years. After the death of his first wife in the year 2000, Pastor Marv moved to California and worked at a Christian university before serving in pastoral ministry in the Los Angeles area.

    Pastor Marv is married to his wife of 14 years, Carol. She has an MSW and an MDiv, is ordained and has served in ministry with Young Life and in an Evangelical Covenant Church. Marv has two children, four granddaughters, and one great granddaughter who live in the Los Angeles area. He is also an avid biker, enjoys woodworking, and his choice desserts are chocolate cake and ice cream.

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  • Ellen Ibarra

    Pastoral Care Associate for Filipino Ministry

    Ellen was born, in Zambales, Philippines. She started attending ECC in 1994, where she prayed to receive the Lord Jesus at the leading of an Evangelism Explosion team and was discipled by a kind-hearted spiritual mother. She was later baptized and began attending the Filipino fellowship meetings at the YMCA. She sensed God's calling right after conversion. In response to God's call to fulltime ministry, she enrolled at Asian Theological Seminary, in Manila Philippines. She finished her Master of Arts in Christian Education. In 1998, she joined the ChinaTEAM staff and in 2000, became the first Filipino Ministry associate director at ECC. She returned to the Philippines in 2006, married Salvador, and joined him to start Bago Aplaya Community Ministries (BACM) in Davao City. Ten years later, she is back at ECC with her husband, Salvador, and only son, Matthew Adrell, who is 9 years old.

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  • Nikky Sepnio

    Youth Ministry Coordinator

    Nikky joined the ECC staff team as the Youth Ministry Coordinator in March of 2017. She was born and raised in Hong Kong, and moved to Canada at the age of 13, where she completed high school and university there. Although she was not raised in a Christian home, God has begun His good work in her life since childhood as she attended a Christian school and learned about the faith.

    Through her teenage years, despite claiming to be a Christian herself, her heart and desires were far from God. She was simply concerned with her own agenda and how to achieve a ‘successful life’. By God’s grace, He drew her back and gripped her heart with the Gospel during her second year in university. Having wrestled through the pressing issues that youths often face, she’s since then loved to serve and walk alongside with these young people, desiring for them to come to a living faith in Christ, and to see for themselves the glory and beauty of the Gospel.

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  • Jeannie Wong

    Director of Operations

    Jeannie joined ECC staff in 2013 after 17 years in the aviation industry, firstly in an airline and then the airport authority. She was born in Hong Kong but grew up overseas in both North and South America. She graduated Florida International University in Miami, Florida, with a business degree and returned to Hong Kong in 1996. She has been attending ECC since 2004 and had served on the worship team and Missions and Outreach Committee prior to joining staff.

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  • Loretta Tsang

    Office and Operations Manager

    Loretta joined the ECC staff team as the Office and Operations Manager in March 2017. She was born in Hong Kong and moved to Canada in 1982. She graduated from University of British Columbia with a bachelor degree of Science. Then, she received her CPA in USA. In 2000, she returned to Hong Kong. She enjoys swimming, tennis and hiking. She finds joy and peace in God, and she is eager to learn the Word of God.

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  • Connie Lam

    Accounting & Administration Officer

    Connie joined the ECC staff in March 2016, after 15 years in the publishing industry. Searching for the truth and the meaning of life, she came to Christ in 1998 and began attending ECC since January 2016. She is eager to serve and work with the team.

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  • Gregory Ng

    Worship Associate

    Born in sunny California, Greg spent much of his early life moving around the world, living in Amsterdam and Jakarta for a few years before his family settled in Hong Kong in 1995. After discovering his love for worship, he first joined his church band as a drummer, and was eventually lead by the Lord to pursue worship leading as his calling in life. Greg joined the ECC team in the fall of 2013 on a part time basis and now has been working full time since December 2015.

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  • Cheng Wai Ling

    Office Assistant

    Ling joined the ECC staff in 2000. She provides clerical and administrative support to the staff, assists with supplies purchasing and ensure cleanliness of our office and the ministry centers!