Jo Woo

First Chinese Baptist Church, Rancho Cucamonga, California
Lead Church Planter
Rancho Cucamonga  California
First Chinese Baptist Church, Rancho Cucamonga
October 7

About My Family

I am husband to Ariel and dad to Joy and Andrew. Ariel and I have been married for six years and are expecting our third child. I was a basketball-lover, but I was helped by a missionary to China to know Christ, and then I was transformed into a Jesus-lover!

About My Church Plant

I was saved to serve, healed to help and blessed to be a blessing in Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. True repentance comes from the Spirit and is reflected in personal life, family and community and the end of the world. So my ministry is to be led by the Spirit for His great work manifested in a personal relationship with Jesus, transformation in family life, service and contribution to the community and prayer and participation in His global missions.

NAMB Church Planting

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Pray for God's provision and protection over my family, especially the two kids and my pregnant wife, as they travel between the Sending Church and the church plant. Pray for God's love, patience and wisdom to reach out and care for the lost. Pray that His glory will shine through the spiritual darkness of the city. Pray for God's care of our core team as they not only serve the church plant but also the Sending Church. Pray that partners will experience God's presence with us as we seek Him first and obey Him.


Pray. Nothing is more important than the prayer that destroys the enemy's scheme. Help with children's ministry. Chinese immigrant families have young children. A children's ministry is a great tool to reach out to those parents. Help with parenting classes and marriage seminars. Because of cultural and language differences, these will be effective in helping young parents establish biblical values and foundations for parenting and family issues.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: 7MKSTE-Woo,Jo