Meet Our Staff
Stephen YeeEnglish Pastor
Stephen is an alumni of both Arizona State University and Gateway Seminary. He has served as a pastor at Northwest Chinese Baptist Church since 2009. He feels extremely blessed to be a part of the ministry of NWCBC and to witness God change lives. Stephen loves spending time with his wife Debbie and four active children. He also loves playing sports, video games, music, and of course... JESUS!
Michael LinChinese Pastor
Pastor Michael Lin joined NWCBC as the Chinese-speaking pastor in March, 2017. Previously, he served as an intern and associate pastor at First Chinese Baptist Church, Phoenix since 2012. Pastor Michael grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. He and his wife, Su-Ting, have been married since 1989, and they have two adult children. He received a Master of Theological Study from Gateway Seminary in 2017, and earned his M.S. in Computer Science from Arizona State University in 1990.
Valine LimYouth Ministry Director
Valine is an alumna of Arizona State University. She transitioned out of corporate finance and feels privileged to serve and lead in youth ministry to grow disciples and help students deepen their relationships with Christ. She is currently a student at Gateway Seminary where she also works with faculty and students. She is thankful for volunteers (youth sponsors) who faithfully serve to disciple our next generation.
Virginia has been serving as the church administrative admin since the beginning of 2022 and was officially voted to be the church secretary at the July 2022 church business meeting. She transferred her church membership from First Chinese Baptist Church to NWCBC after she relocated back to AZ in 1997. She served on the Baptism Team and has taught Children’s Church and has led Adult VBS. She now serves on the Baptism Team (when needed), Ushers/Welcome Ambassadors Team, and facilitates/leads the Church House Community Group (CG), while still also attending the Northwest CG. In the past, she has enjoyed rehearsing and singing with adults from both the English and Chinese congregations for our church Holiday Cantatas. Outside of church, she is very involved in several Chinese Community Service organizations and with the General Federation of Women’s Clubs. She is married and has two grown sons. She looks after her mother and has five siblings who all live here in the Valley of the Sun, from Glendale to Scottsdale, from Peoria to Chandler, and of course, in Phoenix, AZ too.
Currently, I am involved with the youth ministry and participate in a small group. Both ministries humble, teach, and help me grow in several different ways. Small groups allow us to pray, learn and grow with each other.
I chose to devote my life to Christ and was baptized at Northwest in October 2006. I’ve been married to the love of my life, Jeannie, since December 2018 and we have a mischievous, but cute puppy named Petey. I currently serve on the ushering team, welcome team, and teach for adult Sunday school. I also assist with the preschool ministry with my wife.
I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior in summer of 1979 when I was 17 and was baptized two years later in Hong Kong. I moved to Phoenix in 1992. My wife Amy and I have two sons - Chris and Michael.
Serving the Lord has been one of my greatest pivotal moments in my journey. I am humbled by God’s grace and His ability to still surprise me at any given moment. I am thankful that through Him all things are possible.
Our family life revolves around what Jesus has taught us. We learned to apply the New Testament teachings in all areas of our lives. I enjoy working with the kids on Christmas musicals and organizing our worship teams, teaching Sunday Bible Study and yes, I still enjoy leading hymns.
I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior at the age of twenty-two and I was baptized the following year. I have been a member of Northwest since its beginning. I answered the call to the Deacon Ministry many years ago and have been serving as a deacon ever since. I will continue to serve at NWCBC as God leads. Currently I am serving in the youth ministry.