Our Church History

 

Rio Grande Valley Chinese Baptist Church (RGVCBC) didn’t just come to existence overnight. It has its interesting and unique history. It marks the development of Chinese community in the Valley.

 

Praise God that in 2002, there was a loving Chinese Christian family – Dr. Koong family who came to the valley to teach in The University of Texas-Pan American. The couple got the calling from God to start a Chinese Christian Ministry. So the couple with other brothers and sisters who were already here started a bible study group in their house in spring 2003. The group met to study the Words of God every Friday night. They constantly invited Chinese Christians and unbelievers to their house to fellowship and study the bible. The ministry has been growing since then.

 

As the ministry grew bigger, they had to decide to move the ministry out of their house. It happened that Sister Delphine Taylor was a member of Trinity Baptist Church in McAllen at that time. So naturally, in 2004 the ministry moved under the care of Trinity Baptist Church in McAllen with Tom Flemming as the church Pastor. RGV Chinese Christian Ministry had a bigger and warmer place to meet. The loving care from the pastor and from the general congregation greatly encouraged the Chinese ministry to actively reach out and to love the community.

 

Since then, the Chinese Ministry regularly have been inviting Chinese pastors and ministers from different places all over the United States to come down to the valley to preach God’s Word to the Chinese congregation. The Chinese Christian Ministry held Chinese New Year’s parties and Christmas parties for the Chinese community every year. Later on, there were also Chinese mid-autumn festivals, Easter parties and other significant holiday parties for the Chinese community. Chinese Christian Ministry had become a place that Chinese people meet together and enjoy the fellowship together.

 

However, the Ministry didn’t forget God’s great commission for His people – go preach the gospel to the lost and disciple the saved. At the same time, the Rio Grande Valley area became the fastest growing area economically and in population not only in the State of Texas, but also in the United States of America. In November 2012, RGV Chinese Christian Ministry decided to become an independent Chinese Church – Rio Grande Valley Chinese Baptist Church to better manage and provide more services to the growing Chinese community in the Valley. Now it is fully incorporated and is a 501c (3) non-profit organization. The Rio Grande Valley Chinese Baptist Church is now also working to hire a full-time pastor to accomplish its mission stated in the constitution and by-laws. Praise God that He is leading the church marching ahead to serve the growing needs in the Rio Grande Valley area.

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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