About Us

The Home of Christ Church was founded by Bishop Shih-Yuan Kou on January 23, 1969, in Taipei, Taiwan, based on the vision that “the church is the household (‘home’) of the living God and the pillar and foundation of the truth” (1 Timothy 3:15). Focused on the teaching of the Word of God and the fellowshipping of believers, the Home of Christ church prospered. On April 23, 1978, the church’s expansion reached North America with the founding of our church, “

The First Home of Christ.” Since that time, seven additional churches have been established in the Bay Area: in San Francisco, Fremont, Saratoga, San Jose, Cupertino, Newark and Morgan Hill. Other churches were also planted in Southern California, in the cities of Santa Clarita and Los Angeles. The First Home of Christ started out as a group of people gathering for Bible study and prayer. Since that time, our church has grown in size and maturity complete with its own by-laws, board of elders, pastoral staff, and deacons. In 1992, we acquired and moved to our current location in Menlo Park with God’s blessing. As we continued to grow, we added two Chinese worship services and an English worship service that is also more contemporary in style. To this end, our church also completed a major renovation of the existing buildings and facilities in 2006 where we built a new social worship hall, a new education building, and also a well-equipped children’s nursery for our families. Our beliefs, lifestyle and service are based on Biblical teachings and in accordance with the Apostle’s Creed. Our belief is to love and support one another in serving our Lord. Our lifestyle and service is focused on spreading the Gospel and growing God’s kingdom in our local community.

Our Vision: We envision the Home of Christ Church in Menlo Park being a loving, learning, and open environment, where people of all ages and backgrounds can hear God’s word, experience Him and love one another. We envision our members becoming firmly rooted in and fully committed to Jesus Christ and fulfilling their individual God-given calling.

Our Mission: The Home of Christ church strives to build up and equip each person towards maturity in love and full knowledge of the truth and to bless the neighboring communities through sharing the good news and serving their needs.

At Home of Christ, we seek to provide a place for people of all ages to worship, to connect, to grow, and to serve.


Our worship services are carefully crafted to help participants experience God. The main service is designed for adults and youth 6th grade and above and the children service welcomes children K to 5th grade.


We provide a number of fellowship groups where people can connect with others in their age group.

  • Adults (>35) meet on Wednesday evenings to pray, study God’s word, and provide each other support in family, work, and spiritual life.
  • Young adults (18-35) gather on Sunday morning for prayer and Bible study and on weekends for special activities.
  • Youth Ministry Ministry(6th grade to high school) is a key focus at Home of Christ, as we understand this is a critical period of one’s life. Middle and high schoolers come together every Friday night for exciting activities and to study God’s word in the company of their friends. We hope to foster an environment where youths exert positive influence to each other in the guidance of caring adults.
  • Children(K to 5th grade) meet on Friday nights for AWANA and Sundays mornings for worship and fun-filled Sunday schools.


We encourage every believer to serve and provide ample opportunities to participate in the church ministries. Beyond our church, we are actively involved in local and overseas missions.


We offer a number of Sunday school classes and special training’s to stand firm in their faith and to equip them for service. As well, each year our church focuses teachings on a central theme, and the sermons and all ministries unify their teachings around the theme, so that the whole church may grow together towards a common goal.


Pastor Benjamin Chiou


Pastor Luke Tsai

Email: ltsai@hoc1.org

Minister Jackie Tsai

Email: jtsai@hoc1.org
Phone: (650) 323-5550 x 234

Senior Pastor Kenneth Ng

Senior Pastor
Email: kng@hoc1.org Phone: (650) 323-5550 x 233

Rev. Yading Li

Email: ydli@hoc1.org
Phone:(650) 323-5550 x 224

Elder Fuhua Lee


Elder Tony Fu


Elder David Yuan


Elder Jason Lih


Elder Lawrence Fang


Office: Lily Song

Phone:(650) 323-5550 x 222

Elder Hsieh-Ho Chu


Elder Sherif Tung

Our InvitationNo matter where you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you and are committed to meet your needs. Come join us as we experience God’s love together.

Our Services: At the present, we hold two Chinese and one English worship services on Sunday morning, along with children and adult Sunday schools and nursery care. Our church service is open to all ages 6th grade and up! We welcome all people of every ethnicity and backgrounds. We encourage both youths and adults to participate and worship God together.

In addition, there are a number of fellowship groups for people of all ages, including the youth and college group, the AWANA club, the Evergreen fellowship for seniors, and Bible study groups at various locations.

Service Times

  • English Service
    Sunday @ 10:00am
    in Social Hall
  • Children Service
    Sunday @ 9:30am
    in Children’s Chapel
  • Chinese Services
    Sunday @ 9:30am and
    11:00am in Main Sanctuary

Location and Directions

1. We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—and that these three are one God. He is the ruler and the creator of the heavens and the earth (2 Cor 13:14; Gen 1:1).

2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, died on the cross, was resurrected to life after three days, ascended into heaven, and according to the will of the Father will come again. He is the only mediator between man and God, the only Savior for the world, and the head of the Church (Luke 1:35; John 1:1-2, 14; 1 Pet 1:3-5).

3. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the Counselor sent by God, to convict the world of guilt in regard to sin and righteousness, to work and indwell in the hearts of the believers forever, and to guide them into all truth (Titus 3:5; John 14:16; 16:12-13).

4. We believe that all sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are inspired by God through the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate measure for faith and Christian life. It is inerrant and trustworthy (2 Tim 3:16-17).

5. We believe that man was created in the image of God. Through the fall of Adam, sin entered into the world and mankind has fallen. By faith in the Lord Jesus Christ alone can man find forgiveness of sins and receive eternal life. Salvation is given by grace and is received through faith, not by one’s own works (Rom 3:22-23; Eph 2:1-3, 8-10).

6. We believe that those who put their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ will be resurrected bodily unto eternal life, and those who refuse to believe to eternal damnation (John 5:29).

7. We believe that Jesus Christ is the head of the church and that the church is Christ’s body and the household of the eternal God. The church is also the place of worship and fellowship for those who have been saved by the blood of Jesus Christ and regenerated by the Holy Spirit (Eph 1:23; 2:18-19; 1 Tim 3:15).

8. We follow the principles of the Bible in defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, one husband and one wife (Gen 2:20-25; Matt 19:4-5; Mark 10:6-9; Eph 5:31).

9. We recognize, according to the Bible, proper physical relations between a husband and a wife as the only appropriate sexual relations (Lev 18:22; 20:13; Rom 1:26-27; 1 Cor 6:9). 

Our Invitation:
No matter where you are on your spiritual journey, we welcome you and are committed to meet your needs. Come join us as we experience God’s love together.

Our Services:
Due to the COVID-19 outbreak we are seeking to take all necessary preventative measures to keep our community safe. In the present time, all onsite gatherings have been postponed. This includes our usual worship service, children’s AWANA club, youth group, adult fellowships and Sunday school.

Sunday worship service will be live streamed at 10am. Click here to join us!

(The above link will lead you to our English service; for the Mandarin service, please visit our Chinese ministries page.)

Online Giving:
If you are looking for a way to give during this time, you can do so by following these steps:

1. Install the app Zelle on your phone.

2. Link Zelle with your bank account.

3. If your bank already supports Zelle, such as Bank of America, Chase, and Capital One, and you have already installed your bank’s app, you can link them easily.

4. If your bank does not support Zelle, you have the option of depositing the money directly to Zelle.

5. You need to sign in with your phone number or email address.

6. When making an offering, please enter donations@hoc1.org as the recipient, and enter the amount.

7. When you are using the app for the first time, it may take several days before the church receives your offering.