Our Story Through the Years
Unity in Diversity Conferences
In January, 2010, PaLM formed a task force comprised of ABC (American Born Chinese) and OBC (Overseas Born Chinese) Pastors.
The ABC task force members were:
Rev. Howard Chan, PaLM
Rev. Ben Lin, Jireh Church
Rev. John Ng, PaLM
Rev. Albert Wong, Grace Faith Church
The OBC task force members were:
Rev. Stanley Kwong, Queens Herald Church
Rev. Howard Li, Trust in God Baptist Church
Rev. Isaac Ngai, Chinese Conservative Baptist Church
Rev. Isaiah Tingson, Oversea Chinese Mission
The task force members made a two-year commitment to work together to strengthen the unity and understanding between ABCs and OBCs. Upon meeting for the first time, the task force agreed to host four conferences over a two year period. The conferences would be called "Unity in Diversity" and would be held each spring and fall in both New York and New Jersey. The presentations from various meetings are provided here for your edification.
SPRING 2010 Unity in Diversity Conference
Unity in Diversity Brochure
201006: State of Chinese Church in NY/NJ
FALL 2010 Unity in Diversity Conference
201009: ABC Perspective on Spirituality and Leadership
201009: OBC Perspective on Spirituality and Leadership
SPRING 2011 Unity in Diversity Conference
How ABCs and OBCs View Authority & Responsibility Differently
FALL 2011 Unity in Diversity Conference
Due to poor attendance, the ABC/OBC made the decision to cancel the remaining conference and disband.