HCC – Higher Calling Conference

Speaker-WEST

PLENARY SPEAKERS

Rev. Stephen Chong

A passionate preacher of the gospel of Christ, Pastor Stephen received the call to full- time ministry back in 1991 and he has been preaching the Good News of Jesus ever since. In fact, his ministry mission and motto is “Saving the lost, awakening the saved, and healing the hurting.” He desires to see revival locally and globally through both the power of the Word and the Holy Spirit. He is the founder and former Lead Pastor of Revival Church in Orange County. He received a Bachelor of Science at the University of Maryland College Park and a Masters of Divinity at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He is blessed to be married to his beloved wife, Ann, and they have 2 wonderful, young adult children and also their cute Maltipoo dog. He is also blessed to have the gift of eating for the glory of God and loves scenic nature walks.

Rev Dr. Victor Chayasirisobhon

Rev Dr. Victor Chayasirisobhon is the senior pastor of the First Southern Baptist Church of Anaheim, principal and teacher at Anaheim Discovery Christian School, Director of Mission of the Orange County Southern Baptist Association, President of the California Southern Baptist Convention, and former 1st Vice President of the Southern Baptist Convention. He has been a pastor for 28 years, 10 years as a youth pastor at the Thai Church in California in Anaheim and Thai Laos Baptist Church in San Rafael, and 18 years as the senior pastor of First Southern Baptist Church of Anaheim. He is married to Theresa, and has 4 children Keira (15), Vanessa (14), Alex (10), and William (5). Although he wasn’t a big fan of school when he was enrolled at Whitney High School, he graduated and went to UC Irvine where he finished two bachelors degrees in Biology and Chemistry. He continued on to medical school and other graduate schools and now has 3 doctorates, 7 master’s degrees and is currently working on his PhD in Leadership at California Baptist University. He enjoys going to Disneyland, any thing star wars related, watching WWE/AEW which he watches 4 days a week, and he enjoys teaching his students Biology and science. Most of all He loves Jesus Christ and is honored to participate in what He is doing inside and outside the Church. He is glad and honored to be able to speak at this conference.

Beth Guckenberger

Beth and her husband, Todd, live with their family in Cincinnati, Ohio where they serve as Co-Executive Directors of Back2Back Ministries. After graduating from Indiana University, the Guckenbergers moved to Monterrey, Mexico where they lived for 15 years. Between biological, foster, and adopted children, they have raised eleven children.
Beth is the author of eleven books including adult and children’s titles. She travels and speaks regularly at conferences, youth gatherings and church services about reckless faith. Her style is based in story-telling and she draws from her vast field experience as a missionary, Bible teacher and parent for illustrations of biblical concepts.

Yoontae Oh

David Yoontae Oh is currently serving as President of SOON Movement Global. He is working with other great leaders to reach out to all college students in America to help them find Christ and their call from God for a greater purpose. He did his M.Div at Fuller Theological Seminary and Th.M at ITS. He is the first graduate class of GCTC(Great Commission Training Center that produces professional and equipped missionaries, especially for campus ministry) in America. He used to teach at California Graduate School of Theology and he’s been helping Crossbridge Fellowship as a lead pastor helping the next generation to build their own church. He has five children, Caris, Kayla, David, Jeremiah, and Timothy with his beautiful wife Esther. His special passion is for Diaspora Americans; whom he believes to be one of the greatest potential people to impact the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ