Henry & Sandee Chu, pastors
Henry and Sandee met each other at Agape and later got married at Agape in 1995. They began pastoring Agape's English Ministry together since 2008, they also oversee Agape's kids ministry. The Chu's home in the East Bay is a seasonal hub for various church activities. This family of five love to travel and go on mission trips together.
Henry immigrated to the US from Taiwan during college, and had an extensive career in analog IC designs for about 20 years while shepherding international students under Agape's Chinese Ministry. During that time, he also completed his seminary education. Henry was invited to join Agape's pastoral staff in 2008. He has a deep love for Scripture, and a unique calling for prophetic preaching. You’ll find him passionately proclaiming the cross of Jesus Christ and challenging believers to live outside of their comfort zone as true disciples of the Lord.
Sandee was born in Taiwan and moved to San Francisco in the 6th grade. During college, she joined Agape and was deeply impacted by the life-changing church community. Sandee entered Western Seminary after college, and has been on staff at Agape since 1995. She is passionate about God’s presence and worship & intercession. Sandee is a mother and a friend to many people because of her heart for healing, and her deep desire to see people grow in their identity as God's beloved children.
Ann Su, worship director
Ann Su is a full-time mom, part-time piano teacher, and volunteers as a worship director for South Bay Agape Christian Church. Born and raised in Taiwan until the age of 12, her family immigrated to Cupertino, CA.
She received her call to serve God in high school, and received MA in Piano Pedagogy. Passionate in training and empowering those who want to serve in the area of musical worship, she encourages many to use their talents for the Kingdom of God.
One of her favorite questions to ask the worship team is, “What are you thankful for?” Her favorite place to visit in the East Bay is Oakland Zoo. Currently residing in Newark, California with her husband James, son Zechariah and four chickens.
Mary Gurley, youth director
Mary Gurley is the youth director of South Bay Agape Christian Church. She was born and raised in California and joined Agape as a baby.
Mary has a heart for missions and was trained at Heidi Baker’s Iris Harvest School in Mozambique. Shortly after, she interned at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City, wanting to grow in prayer and the Bible. She eventually graduated from UCLA with an Anthropology and Language Teaching B.A. and went on to teach English and serve the church in Taipei for two years.
Mary pursues after the presence of God and loves anything that can make her laugh. She is grateful to be back at her home church serving the youth and seeing them grow in their relationship with the Lord and their spiritual gifts. Mary got married to David at Agape in February 2021, and they enjoy getting boba together and going on walks at Los Alamitos Creek Trail.
Cecilia Po, missions director
Cecilia Po was born in the Philippines, and has lived in Canada, U.S. and Cambodia. Her career background was in biotech and marketing. Cecilia is multilingual and her faithfulness and humility are examples for all who wish to serve. She also supports our Chinese Ministry in a wide variety of areas.
“'Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good.' In various stages of my life, starting as a youngster, the Lord in His mercy has invited me. Because of His grace, I have responded to His invitation. Never have I been disappointed. Because the Lord is so good, there is an urgency in my heart to share the love of Jesus with everyone, especially among the young people when they are just starting their own life journey, as well as with everyone regardless of race, color, or creed. With Jesus leading the way, you will find, as I have found, how wonderful and meaningful life is!"