Our Elders

The role of Elders at ECC is based on and developed from scripture. The Greek word translated as "presbyter" or "elder" is used sixty-six times in the New Testament. Sixteen refer to an office in the church and they include guidance on the selection of Elders and their roles and responsibilities. The word "overseer" is also used in this way in Paul's first letter to Timothy and other places, and the role of "pastor" is mentioned once in Eph 4:11. Reference is also made to "leaders" or "those who lead" in Hebrews 13;7, 17 & 24. [References: Acts 14:23; 15:4, 6, 22; 16:4; 20:17; 20:28, 21:18;  Phil 1:1;  1 Tim 3:1-2, 5:17, 19;  Titus 1:5, 7;  James 5:14;  1 Pet 5:1-5; 2:25;  2 John 1:1;  3 John 1:1.]

Paul's letter to Titus gives the clearest single introduction to the role of Elders, encouraging Timothy to appoint Elders in every town:

"The reason I left you in Crete was that you might put in order what was left unfinished and appoint elders in every town, as I directed you. An elder must be blameless, faithful to his wife, a man whose children believe and are not open to the charge of being wild and disobedient. Since an overseer manages God's household, he must be blameless—not overbearing, not quick-tempered, not given to drunkenness, not violent, not pursuing dishonest gain. Rather, he must be hospitable, one who loves what is good, who is self-controlled, upright, holy and disciplined. He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it." (NIV: Titus 1:5-9, see also 1 Tim 3:1-12 & 1 Pet 1-5)

In other places elders are told to keep watch over the flock (Acts 20:28) and to pray for the sick (James 5:14-15). Underlying all of this is the call to be servant leaders, as modeled for us by our Lord Jesus Christ (John 13:1-17 & Phil 2:5-8). The Elders at ECC seek to follow scripture in this way and ask the church to assist them in this.

The congregation is encouraged to approach the Elders regarding any matter regarding the body of Christ in ECC. This can be by email or by approaching the Elders or Church Staff at any church meeting.

Elders and pastors in ECC are appointed to the Elder Board which handles the business of the church in accordance with Scripture and the Articles of Association of the Church. Elder candidates are church members who are nominated by other members, are examined by the Elders and are elected at the Annual General Meeting (AGM). As the result of the elders' election held at the AGM on March 7, 2021 the ECC Elders Board now consists of the people below.

  • Elder Alex Kun (chairman)

    I grew up in a non-Christian family in Hong Kong, but my parents sent me to a Christian elementary school where I first came to know Christ. I enjoyed reading the Bible stories in the Religious Studies class, which prompted me to ponder on Christianity. I was attracted by Jesus’ teachings and found some truth in them. However, I did not go to church until I went to a Christian high school. One of my classmates invited me to join a youth fellowship of a local Chinese church in Hong Kong. I accepted the invitation, but my initial motive was to hang out with friends. Also, I did not go on a regular basis. Later on, God changed my attitude through my Christian friends’ testimonies. I began to realize their life transformation. I was attracted by Christianity again. I began to take the belief more seriously and dug deeper into my faith. 


    After graduating from college, I moved to work in the financial industry in New York where I attended the Overseas Chinese Mission Church (OCM). OCM is a large, bilingual church in Chinatown. I attended the English Sunday service while joining a Chinese-speaking fellowship. I enjoyed the multi-cultural nature of the church. And by God’s grace, I was given various opportunities to serve as a small group leader, President of a young adult fellowship, and Chairperson of a church retreat. It was always a blessing to serve as I could grow with my brothers and sisters through both good times and bad times. Finally, I was baptized at OCM in 2004.


    I met my wife, Belinda, in college. She is also from Hong Kong, and she was born and raised in a Christian family. We got married in New York in 2006 and returned to Hong Kong. We were introduced by a friend to attend ECC when we came back. Since then, we have never moved to another church. ECC is our home church. We have been attending the Sorrento small group since 2007. I always find that joining a small group or fellowship gives me a sense of belonging to the church. We enjoy the fellowship and support through prayers in the group. I also help lead the group now. Three years ago, I had the opportunity to join the Mission and Outreach Committee. I started my first short-term mission trip to Cambodia and then to Mongolia with my wife and my son. It has been a humbling experience in the mission fields where I could see God’s work with the unreached people through His faithful servants. I believe every Christian is being called as a missionary in various mission fields like school, workplace, family, etc.

    Contact Elder Alex Kun

  • Elder Ngai Fong

    I was born and raised in Hong Kong. My parents practised ancestral worship, but I was sent to a Christian school. This led me to believe there is a God of creation from young age. In February 1982 at a school gospel camp, I was confronted with the question: If there is the God of creation and if Jesus, Son of God, came to earth, died for my sin and resurrected so that my relationship with God could be restored, what should be my personal response? I committed myself to Christ one evening before bed at camp. Since then, I have never felt emptiness in my heart. I told myself, once I commit myself to Christ, I need to be serious about this relationship. By God's grace, there are two things I have insisted on all these years. First, I will not stop going to church to worship God and fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ. It takes discipline to regularly go to church every Sunday and attend/host home group/fellowship. Second, no matter what happens, I always pray that God will not let go of my hand even when I have no strength to hold onto His. God has been good and faithful though I fail Him from time to time. I was the first Christian in my family. My siblings and parents have since also accepted Christ. Praise the Lord!

    I grew up in a local Cantonese speaking church in Shatin and regularly studied the Bible at Sunday school. I served in various capacities in the church, including leading a youth fellowship and chairing a church camp. In early 1990s, I was among some 20 brothers and sisters sent to Taipo to plant a new church. I was elected deacon of the new church (equivalent to elder in ECC) and served in different ministries, including gospel preaching on the street, teaching Sunday School for adults, leading Sunday worship and participating in missions. In 1995, I completed a two-year part-time Diploma in Christian Studies at the China Graduate School of Theology (CGST) in Hong Kong.

    I joined the Hong Kong civil service in 1995 as an administrative officer, a decision made with the support of prayers of my CGST classmates. In the last 20 years, I worked in various bureaux/ departments/ offices of the government including 3 years in London and 4 years in Singapore. I am currently working at the Food and Health Bureau.

    I met my wife, Gina in 1995. She was born and raised up in Singapore and we got married in Hong Kong in 1997. When we were posted to work in London in 1998, we attended the Chinese Church in London and joined a home group. Upon returning to Hong Kong in 2002, we started attending ECC and joined a home group. We started hosting a home group in 2004 until we moved to work in Singapore in 2011. There, we attended the International Baptist Church of Singapore and joined a home group too.

    We moved back to Hong Kong in 2015. Our children, Faye and Gabriel are attending university in the UK and studying in Singapore respectively. We are hosting a home group in Tsim Sha Tsui area every other Saturday.  Beside worship and prayers, we study the Bible together at the home group meetings, which is a ministry dear to my heart.

    It has been a humbling experience serving as an elder in the last four years. Our Lord Jesus Christ has shown me my weaknesses much more than my strength. Our Holy Spirit has prompted me again and again to rely only on God, not myself but I failed at times. Our Heavenly Father has surrounded me with love, accepting me as who I am even when I do not feel I am worthy of His mercy.

    Contact Elder Ngai Fong

  • Elder Rickie Hung

    I was born into a church-going family in Hong Kong. Sunday service was an optional event where I collected candy. When I was 6 years old, my family moved to Canada, and at the same time my father became ill. Through his surgery and recuperation period, Jesus brought my father into relationship with Him, and then my father led our family to believe in Jesus. I started learning more about Jesus at church, school, family worship time and youth groups – including Harvesters at ECC. One day, I realized that I had never “formally” told Jesus that I believed in His death and resurrection, although I had never really doubted His existence. So, one night before bed when I was 15 years old, I prayed to accept Jesus as my savior and Lord. I got baptized when I was 16.


    Looking back, I see that God had gotten right to work in sanctifying me. I experienced many challenges to my faith in college in Canada and got to the point of almost renouncing my belief in Jesus. Inwardly I felt lifeless and dry, but outwardly I was an active Christian fellowship leader. I felt that I should not appear weak in front of others. It was actually pride – not wanting others to see me as weak. With support from family and friends, I learned to be real with God, real with people, and real with myself. This has been an ongoing process throughout my career as a teacher and school psychologist. Helping students with learning difficulties, navigating conflicts with colleagues, and tackling seemingly insurmountable projects made me realize how much I needed to learn, how important it was to ask for help, and how crucial it was to trust in the Lord. I am always encouraged by this verse: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to Him, and He will make your paths straight.” (Proverbs 3:5-6)


    As I learned to trust in the Lord more, He has led me to take up different responsibilities, and every time I have been reminded that He would equip me for the work He wanted me to do. I trust that God will continue to equip me and guide me as I serve as an elder at ECC.


    I met my wife Catherine when we served together at Bible Study Fellowship. We have a 3-year-old daughter, Abigail. I enjoy taking time to jog, play piano, and watch the occasional sci-fi flick.

    Contact Elder Rickie Hung

  • Pastor Pak Loh

    Pastor Pak joined ECC in Jan 2020. Born and raised in Hong Kong, Pastor Pak became a Christian at age 17. Seeking to pursue a career in sports science, he attended the University of Western Ontario in Canada, graduating with a B.A. in kinesiology and economics. During his university years, a retired missionary encouraged him to seek God and His kingdom. In response to this challenge, Pastor Pak dedicated himself to full time ministry. Upon graduating from university, he studied at Tyndale Seminary and graduated with a M.Div. in 1992. He also studied missiology in later years at Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary.

    Pastor Pak began his ministry as a youth pastor at North York Chinese Baptist Church in Toronto in 1992. After 12 years of fruitful ministry, the Lord led Pastor Pak to step out in faith and join an international organization to mobilize the Chinese churches in Canada for greater ministry involvement. He was later invited by another organization to instigate a diaspora Chinese ministry team and network. With a wider ministry mandate, it led to the sending of the Loh family to Hong Kong in 2011 to serve with the Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been enjoying teaching classes there since then. During these secondment years, Pastor Pak continued to expand the Chinese ministry team through mutual partnerships. He later also served at Cedar Fund and Yan Fook Church, particularly in the areas of global discipleship and missional nurturing. His passion is to see the church embrace her role in God’s eternal salvation plan. Through nurturing the church, engaging in integral missions, and reaching out to the least reached people groups, Pastor Pak desires to see the kingdom of God continue to expand while the nations come to know Him.

    Pastor Pak and his wife, Jennifer have two sons, both attending university in Canada. As a family, they love tasting the diversity of food and activities in Hong Kong, enjoy exploring this amazing region and are sure to be found cheering on the Toronto Raptors wherever they are.

    Contact Pastor Pak Loh