Born in Shangshui, Henan, China, and graduated from Foreign Languages School of Zhengzhou University in 1994(MA), and worked as university instructor in China.
In March, 2008, immigrated to Vancouver BC, Canada with his wife and son. Pastor Xu was baptized in June 2008 in Nelson Ave Community Church (Burnaby), and served as the leader of Chinese Ministry and church elder. In June, 2013, he sensed strong calling from above and convinced to serve God’s church fully in his life. In August, 2014, he was admitted into Calvin Theological Seminary, and got equipped in the truth of Jesus Christ. In June, 2017, he graduated as MDiv, and accepted the call of being a pastor of the Chinese Ministry.
Wife, Amy Zhu, graduated from Calvin Seminary at the same time as MA of youth and family ministry. They have two children, son, Cann Xu, born in China 2001; daughter, Ariel Xu, born in Vancouver, in 2009.
Born and raised in Shanghai, China, Pastor Ed immigrated to the US when he was 15. He became a Christian in Pittsburgh while in high school. Later, he majored in Computer Engineering at The Penn State University and worked in the telecommunication industry (not unlike Pastor Hsieh) near Boston after graduating. While working, he served at his local church (Chinese Bible Church of Greater Lowell) as a youth counselor, where he felt the tug to go into full-time ministry.
In 2003, Ed started formal ministry training at Westminster Theological Seminary. Having the conviction that the gospel is meant to change people from the inside out, he chose the MDiv Counseling track. After graduating from seminary in 2007, Ed served as the English/International pastor at his home church, Pittsburgh Chinese Church Oakland, until 2011.
Ed is married to his wife, Pin-Hsi, who became a Christian at CCIC while studying at UI for her Master’s, and who is now working on her PhD at the University of Pittsburgh. Together, they have a son, Apollos, and a daughter, Zoe.
When Ed is free, he enjoys watching movies, the Steelers, listening and playing music, listening to NPR, eating and cooking, and doing all the above with friends (and enemies who don’t even like the Steelers).
Vice Council Chair
Fellowship and Caring Committee (CM)
Education and Training Committee (CM)
Worship and Prayer Committee (CM)
New Media Ministry Committee
Church Maintenance Chair
Deacon Board Chair
Timothy Fellowship Chair
Outreach and Evangelism Committee (CM)