Rev. Dr. Stephen Ko
Formerly a Professor of Global Health and Pediatrics at Boston University (now adjunct) and medical officer at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Pastor Steve is passionate about global health missions and holistic ministry as exemplified by the life of Jesus Christ. A pastor at heart, Pastor Steve enjoys mentoring church leaders, discipling Christians of all stages of faith within their walk with Christ, and teaching seminary/graduate students at Alliance Theological Seminary and BU.
Pastor Steve graduated Phi Alpha Chi from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary (MDIV) while completing an MPH from Columbia University, MA from William and Mary, and MD from Medical College of Georgia. During his time at Gordon Conwell, he was the recipient of the Robert J Lamont Leadership Award and Emmanuel Applied Research Award. He maintains pediatric board certification having received post-graduate training in pediatrics (Cornell) and preventive medicine (Stony Brook).
Pastor Steve is married to his “hostess with the mostess” wife, Bridget; together they enjoy spending time with their son, Topher. In his spare time, Pastor Steve is also known as “KOKO” the Clown and Magician. Admittedly, he has “wanderlust” and enjoys flying single engine airplanes and visiting remote places across the globe. A sports fanatic, he loves playing all sorts of sports while cheering for his hometown “Atlanta” Falcons, Braves, and Hawks!
Pastor Steve loves spending time with people while getting to know their “story”. He is always ready to serve coffee from Ethiopia, tea from Thailand, and mochis from Japan. He welcomes you to stop by his office anytime!
Pastor Cristobal Tong
Associate Pastor & Youth Ministries
God has led Pastor Cristobal to a wide range of occupations in his journey to ministry ranging from working as a sushi chef to a potential legal career as a paralegal. It is through these unique experiences that he has been able to minister and bless youth, college students as well as young adults alike at 3Stone/NYCAC for the last 10 years as a counselor, intern and as of 2015, an associate pastor. He obtained his Bachelor Degree from CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Masters of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary. He is currently working towards his ordination with the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
Pastor Cristobal wants God to use all aspects of his life in spreading the gospel to the nations, and desires to equip, empower, and encourage the local church to be the arms and legs of Christ in their community and throughout the world. Having grown up in NYC, Cristobal feels naturally led to serve and make disciples of the 2nd and 3rd generation of Asian Americans through mentorship and living life together – truly living out the invitation to “come and see.” He invites you “come” by his office anytime and together “see” what God is doing!
Pastor Cristobal is married to his wife, Carla, whom he calls the biggest blessing of his life. They look forwarding to faithfully following God, wherever He calls them.
Rev. Daniel lEUNG
Pastor Daniel grew up in a modest missionary home. At a young age, missions permeated throughout his household; set within the Godly example of his parents. By the age of 12, the Holy Spirit convicted him to full time ministry and he would later enroll in Alliance Bible Seminary (Hong Kong) at 19. After receiving his undergraduate degree in Theology, Missions, and Christian Education in 1979, Pastor Daniel began serving in satellite churches under C&MA’s Kowloon Tong Church.
For 6 years, Pastor Daniel served as Senior Pastor at Shek Lei Alliance Church and at Tai Hang Tong Alliance Church for 4 years. In 1980, Pastor Daniel married his seminarian sweetheart Ming Kit, who has been a wonderful support at home and in ministry throughout the years. Pastor Daniel was invited by New York Chinese Alliance Church to serve as Senior pastor in 1989. After prayerful consideration, Pastor Daniel and Ming Kit accepted the call and immigrated their family to New York City where he has been serving faithfully ever since. During his time at NYCAC, Pastor Daniel returned to Alliance Bible Seminary to receive a Master’s Degree in Christian Ministry. Pastor Daniel has served in a variety of leadership roles within the Christian and Missionary Alliance. He continues to provide pastoral care to church planting efforts in Central America.
Pastor Daniel’s favorite aspect of ministry is the opportunity to serve others. He takes great delight in seeing the joy of Christ written on the hearts of fellow believers. Pastor Daniel’s door is always open! He invites you to drop by and visit at any time.