Jili Yang

Church of Faith in Christ, Orange County, California
Lead Church Planter
Irvine California
Church of Faith in Christ, Orange County
March 26
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About My Family

I am Jili Yang, but you can call me Matthew. I have been married to Ke Chen (Ella) for more than 15 years. I was born in Wenzhou, China, into a pastor's family in 1975.

Ella and I met each other in the U.K., and we got married in September of 2004 in Coventry, U.K. We have two daughters, Dora and Peipei. Dora is 9, and Peipei is 8.

About My Church Plant

God sees the need of people in great transition, such as new immigrants, students, teenagers, little children, elderly people and so on. I see a resting place in Southern California, a family of the Father for all those who wander in the wilderness in isolation. I hope to equip them and endorse them as the beloved of the Father for all nations and all people.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions in North America are in desperate need of hope. Ultimately, the only hope that’s going to last - in this life and the next - is the hope of the gospel. North American missionaries build relationships and share this hope in their communities and beyond.


Pray for faithfulness to God's vision for me and my family in the first place; we are a new creation in Christ, and God has entrusted us with a ministry of reconciliation. Pray for us in the great transition and turbulence of the coronavirus pandemic. Pray that we will find peace and love in Christ.


Join us in our educational ministry. We are establishing a discipleship network in Southern California as a hub to North America and Australia/New Zealand. Support our discipleship of young children's spirituality. Pray for us as we are equipping American missionaries to reach out to Chinese immigrants and students.
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