Our Team2018-12-06T16:10:24+00:00

Live To Serve 活著是为了服侍

Our pastors and elders make up just a small part of our team. We believe that every member is a minister and the real heroes are the volunteers who give their time, talent, and energy to passionately serving others.



Elder 长老

Elder Perry Cheng was born in Mainland China. When he was young, he migrated to Hong Kong. At a tender age of 12, he accepted Jesus into his heart as his Lord and Savior. When he turned 18, God provided an opportunity for him to study college in the US. He met his wife, Evelyn, a true gift from God, while in Columbus Ohio. They both graduated from Capital University and served at Columbus Chinese Christian Church for nearly two decades. Perry had the opportunity to serve in fellowships and deaconship for several terms before God called him and his family to relocate to Richmond, Virginia in 2012. After served as a fellowship deacon for couple years, later as the deacon board chair, he was honored to be appointed by Pastor Daniel Chu as one of the elders at GCBCR in 2017. He and Evelyn have three God-honoring children, Benjamin, Rebekah, and Timothy, who also serve at their churches and fellowships.

Professionally, Elder Perry is a healthcare administrator of a national company for many years. He is willing to dedicate his life to serve the Lord and currently studying at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He sees serving brothers, sisters and the Lord at GCBCR as one of the highest privileges in his life. In his spare time, Perry loves playing ping-pong as well as flying drone and taking videos.


Elder 长老

孟牧師於1945年生於重慶,自小在台灣長大。畢業於台灣中原理工學院數學系, 任中學教師二年後決心奉獻事主。就讀台灣浸信會神學院,在學期間與同班同學程
世璇姊妹結婚。畢業後赴台東浸信會牧會三年,後回浸神,夫婦二人一面讀研究所〈亞洲浸信會神學研究所〉,一面擔任神學院新約及神學教師,並負責學生生活管理。在神學院八年期間,亦兼任三間教會的牧師。1987年全家移居美國。自1987年 九月起,擔任維州列治文〈Richmond〉華人浸信會牧師,2005年所殖的新堂獨立,成立列治文華恩浸信會,再擔任新堂牧師〈母會另聘新牧師〉直到2008年底退休, 現擔任教會長老。


Elder 长老





English Ministry Pastor 英文堂牧师

Pastor Carter Tan is originally from Malaysia and came to Mississippi State University in 1997 to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. In college, he met his amazing wife Winnie Wang from Beijing, China who was pursuing her Masters in Chemical Engineering. They have two wonderful children; Aidan Tan and Eliza Tan. After graduating from college, he worked at Capital One Financial Services for more than a decade as a Process Engineer, working on enterprise level process re-engineering projects. In 2010, he resigned from Capital One and answered God’s calling for full time ministry. For the next five years, he pursued a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, while also serving full time at the International Mission Board supporting missionaries and churches on technical endeavors. Upon graduation from seminary in 2015, he responded to God’s calling to serve as the full time English Ministries Pastor at Grace Chinese Baptist Church of Richmond where he had been a member since 2001. He is very honored and privileged to be able to serve his home church family. During his free time, Pastor Carter loves to watch sci-fi movies and sing in the car with his family.

Rommel Penaranda

Youth Director 少年事工總監

Rommel or better known as “Ro” Penaranda has been in ministry for 20 years, having served in churches in Maryland, DC, Virginia and the Philippines. He earned his degree in pastoral ministries from Washington Bible College in 2003, was ordained under the Southern Baptist Denomination in 2011, and has received his Masters of Divinity in 2014. He is married to Natalie and has 2 kids, Zoe who’s now 3 and a half, and Knox, who is 1 year old. Loves playing basketball, watching movies and hanging out with good friends.
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