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Sebastian Ong 翁之堯牧師

Senior Pastor 主任牧師

B.A. National University of Singapore
B. Arch. National University of Singapore
M.S. Georgetown University, Washington DC
M.Div. - Princeton Theological Seminary, NJ

Bowne Street Community Church Associate Pastor: 2001-2006
Chinese Congregational Church, UCC Senior Pastor: 2007-2018
FCBC Senior Pastor: March 2018–Present

After completing the design of a $125,000 bathroom for the owner of the world’s largest surveying company, Sebastian decided he would not spend the rest of his life catering to the whims of the über rich. He grew up in Singapore and began his career as an architect in Hong Kong. But his search for a vocation that would help people brought him to America where he garnered more degrees and assisted as a lay leader in churches.
In 1999 he sensed the Lord’s call to serve as a shepherd for God’s children. He enrolled at Princeton Theological Seminary and earned his Master of Divinity degree and the Mary Long Greir-Hugh Davies Prize in Preaching in 2001. After devoting himself as Associate Pastor of Christian Education and Youth in a multi-ethnic congregation in New York City and as Senior Pastor at a church in the historic San Francisco Chinatown, Sebastian continues to live the dream of proclaiming the Gospel in the cradle of Chinese-American immigration by serving at FCBC in 2018.
In his spare time, Sebastian enjoys traveling to sacred buildings and sites and spending time there to pray and meditate. He is an avid reader, appreciates music, and loves being present for his family. He and his wife, Michelle, have two daughters – Marybeth and Catherine.

主任牧師(2018年至今)

在為一家全球最大的測量公司的所有者完成了價值125,000美元的浴室設計之後,翁之堯決定不用自己的餘生去迎合富人的異想天開。他在新加坡長大,在香港開始了建築師生涯。而他對一種可以助人之職業的尋找,將他帶到美國,在這裡他獲得了更高的學位,並在教會中擔任平信徒領袖。

在1999年,他感受到主的呼召,要為神的兒女充當牧羊人。他入讀普林斯頓神學院,並於2001年獲得神學碩士學位和瑪麗·朗·格里爾·休·戴維斯獎,繼而在紐約的多族裔教會中擔任基督教教育和青年的副牧師。在三藩市華埠的一座歷史悠久的教會裡擔任主任牧師後,翁牧師於2018年在FCBC任職,在華裔移民搖籃中繼續實現宣講福音的夢想。

業餘時間,翁牧師喜歡旅行參觀神聖的建築和遺址,並在那裡度過祈禱和冥想的時間。他是一位狂熱的讀者,喜歡音樂,喜歡陪伴家人。他和他的妻子林明雪有兩個女兒–翁意然和翁思然。