Pastor Dan and Barb Ho
After 28 years of ministry in New York City, Pastor Dan and Barb received the call of the Lord to begin a new church in Houston. Coming to the South from the Northeast was a bit of a culture shock at first, but it soon became clear that God was doing something exciting in Houston. It didn’t take long for them to feel right at home.
A Brief History
Pastor Dan was born in Hong Kong and came with his family to America in 1965. Number six in a family of seven, he quickly got lost in an immigrant environment where work and education were the most important things in life. In 1970, the Lord Jesus met him and he was saved. In December 1976, God called him into full time ministry.
Barb was born and raised on Long Island, NY. During the Jesus People revival that swept the nation in the 70’s, she gave her heart to the Lord and decided to go to Bible College. There she met Danny and they were married after graduation. They have two sons. Ryan and his wife Laura are currently living in Oklahoma where he is serving as a pastor. Andrew is a New York City police officer and his wife Jennifer is a veterinarian.
Pastor Dan and Barb began their ministry in Manhattan where they started an English speaking congregation/church in the lower east side, ministering primarily to second generation Chinese. A few years later they began another church in Queens, NY, ministering to the multi-ethnic communities that make up the diverse population of New York City. There were more than 30 different nationalities represented in the church along with five different congregations.
In almost three decades of ministry, Pastor Dan and Barb have been blessed to see many people give their hearts to the Lord. This is their passion, to reach the lost for Jesus Christ. The Great Commission given by the Lord in Matthew 28:18-20 and Acts 1:8 contains the whole purpose of their calling. That is what they want to do until the Lord returns or takes them home.