About Pastor Yang (Samuel JR Yang)

Pastor Yang

Pastor Samuel JR Yang grew up in Northern China. He had a Civil Engineering major at the Taiyuan Institute of Electrical Engineering. In 1985, he was converted to Christ and was baptized in 1987. In 1992, he started his part-time ministry in a house church in Northern China. In 2003, he went to the Denver Seminary in Colorado to work on his Master of Divinity degree and graduated in 2007. Meanwhile, he participated in the ministry of a Chinese church in Denver. Then he spent one-year getting practical training at the Far East Broadcasting Company Chinese Ministry in Los Angeles. Beginning in 2008, he pursued theological education in Southern China for four years. In 2012, he went to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary in Massachusetts to work on his Master of Theology Preaching program, and graduated in 2013.


Pastor Yang enjoys sharing the good news about Jesus Christ with people, preaching the Word of God on Sundays, and teaching the Bible systematically. He also desires to be used by God to build up a spiritual family, which is the church of the living God in Rio Grande Valley. Samuel JR Yang and his wife Joanna ZY Chen have one son, Jeremy Yang who is working on his Master degree in Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts and participates in the children and campus ministries at the church he attends.


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Weekly Activities

  • Prayer Meeting7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Wednesday
  • Bible Study7:30 pm - 9:00 pm, Friday
  • Sunday School9:15 am - 10:00 am, Sunday
  • Sunday Worship10:30 am - 11:45 am, Sunday
  • Sunday Lunch12:00 pm - 1:00 pm, Sunday
  • Choir Practice13:00 pm - 14:30 pm, Sunday