Seeing Beyond the Impossible


In the past 35 years, Christina (Tina) has devoted her life to full-time ministry and worked in areas such as Christian journalism, pastoral counselling, discipleship, youth ministry and international mission’s development.

Her various duties have enabled her to travel to over 30 countries giving her a global perspective that has helped shape her calling and ministry.

About 28 years ago, she felt God’s call to focus her time and energies on the most populous country in the world and the land of her ancestors ~ China.  Her mother was born in Beijing and her father in Harbin, China.  For those who are well-versed in Chinese history, her great-great-grandfather (mother’s side) was the famous Qing dynasty statesman, warrior and Confucian scholar, Zeng Guo-fan or Tseng Kuo-fan (1811-1872).

At present, Christina serves as the Director of Operations and is one of the discipleship trainers at East Gates Ministries International.

Outside of her East Gates responsibilities, Christina is often asked to present retreat and seminars on her “Be Loved to Life” and “From the Womb to the Tomb and Beyond” series.  Her favorite pastimes involve understanding the Hebrew roots of the Bible, natural health, gardening, reading and digital photography.

Educational background:

B.S. in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois; Champaign-Urbana, IL (1980)
B.A in Liberal Arts and Theology; Ambassador College; Pasadena, CA (1987)
Masters in Intercultural Studies; Fuller Theological Seminary; Pasadena, CA (1997)