The CP President was born and raised in China and became a believer at a young age. After graduating from Beijing University, he came to the United States for post-graduate studies at Michigan State University and worked in the technology industry for over a decade. Having a heart for the Chinese church, CP’s President has been involved with other organizations actively resourcing the Chinese church for two decades. He sees China Partnership as a strategic organization that can enable true partnership between Chinese and American churches in ways not done before. The President is also an ordained minister in one of China’s first presbyteries and received a Master of Arts in Religion at Westminster Theological Seminary outside of Philadelphia. He currently lives with his wife and children in New Jersey.


Jeff Kyle grew up on the mission field in Mexico City and first went to China in 2004 to teach summer English. He has been working with CP since graduating from Covenant College in Lookout Mountain, GA. For three years he lived in a major Chinese city studying Chinese, doing campus ministry, and coordinating ministry between US and Chinese churches. He has served as CP’s US Manager since 2009 and is passionate about US churches developing a global-local missions strategy. Jeff lives in New York City with his wife and son and serves on the management team at Renaissance Church. He is currently studying Business Administration at Belhaven University.


CP’s Church Planting Director is a former student of Nanjing University and Louisiana Tech University, and worked in business in Eastern Europe for many years. In 2002, he dedicated his life to gospel ministry while at the Billy Graham Center in Asheville, North Carolina. He received his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in 2007 and is a current student with Arrow Leadership. He has worked as a church planter with the Southern Baptist Convention in Mississippi since 2006 and has served as a lead pastor of a Chinese church in Jackson for more than a decade. He is actively involved in various Chinese Baptist ministries and ministries to the business world.


CP’s Resource Center Director was the founding pastor of a Chinese church in Florida and also serves as the director of Chinese ministry for an organization translating theological materials for international pastoral and lay training. He earned B.A. and M.A. degrees in China, and received his PhD in Atmospheric Sciences from Texas A&M University. During his post-doctoral research in Ohio, he became a Christian by God’s grace. He then was called into ministry and obtained his Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary (RTS) in Orlando and became an ordained minister of the PCA. CP’s Resource Center Director is presently enrolled in the Doctor of Ministry program at RTS and lives with his wife in Orlando.


Hannah Nation has lived in ten cities across three continents including Cambridge, Massachusetts, and Leiden, the Netherlands, with her husband and children. She first traveled to China in 2005 and worked with Chinese scholars in a variety of capacities both in China and the United States for close to a decade. She is a graduate of Covenant College (BA in History) and Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary (MA in Church History), and is a Research Associate at the seminary’s Center for the Study of Global Christianity. Hannah is a member of Christ the King Presbyterian Church (PCA) and writes frequently for various platforms.


Matt grew up in Detroit and graduated from Taylor University with a BA in Biblical Studies and then from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with his MDiv. He served as an English teacher in China for three years, one in Harbin and two in Hohhot, where he became forever addicted to dongbei cuisine. He lives with his wife Natalie in the Printer’s Row neighborhood of downtown Chicago.


Ryan moved to the United States from Guangzhou, China, at the age of twelve and calls Cincinnati, Ohio, his American hometown. Ryan is a graduate of Georgetown University and worked in law in Washington, DC, for many years. Ryan received his Master of Divinity from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). He lives with his wife and son in Cincinnati and currently serves as an Assistant Pastor at New City Presbyterian Church.


EF Gregory grew up in the American South East, but spent seven of the past thirteen years living and working in China and currently lives in the Los Angeles metro area with her husband and two small children. She first visited China in 2005, when she moved there for a one-year stretch after college. She has remained involved in ministry alongside and to Chinese ever since. Within the next few years, the Gregorys hope to plant a church in their predominantly Chinese community with the Presbyterian Church in America.


With rising pressure and persecution in China, there are two challenges imperative for church leaders. The first challenge is for current leaders to love Christ above all else, and not to stray into legalism or love of the world. The second challenge is to raise up the next generation of leaders, who will humbly model Jesus even if current leaders are arrested.


  1. Current leaders to grow in their daily walks with Christ
  2. Current leaders to shepherd and raise up new leaders
  3. New leaders who love Christ and will model him to the world
  4. New leaders to love and care for the church



About Shenyang

Shenyang is a city located in northeastern China and is the capital of Liaoning Province. It is known for its rich history and cultural heritage, including the Shenyang Imperial Palace, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Shenyang is also a hub for China’s heavy industry, with companies such as the China First Automobile Group and the Shenyang Aircraft Corporation having their headquarters in the city.


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About Qingdao

Qingdao is a city located in eastern China and is famous for its beaches, beer, and seafood. The city is home to several landmarks, including the Zhanqiao Pier and the Badaguan Scenic Area. Qingdao is also a major port and has a thriving economy, with industries such as electronics, petrochemicals, and machinery.


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About Xiamen

Xiamen is a city located in southeastern China and is a popular tourist destination known for its beautiful coastal scenery, including Gulangyu Island, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is also a hub for China’s high-tech industry, with companies such as Huawei and ZTE having research and development centers in Xiamen.


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About Chongqing

Chongqing is a city located in southwestern China and is a major economic center in the region. The city is known for its spicy cuisine, especially its hot pot dishes, and is also famous for the Three Gorges Dam, the world’s largest hydroelectric dam. Chongqing is also home to several historic sites, including the Dazu Rock Carvings, which are UNESCO World Heritage sites.


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About Nanjing

Nanjing is a city located in eastern China and is the capital of Jiangsu Province. It is one of China’s ancient capitals and has a rich cultural history, including the Ming Xiaoling Mausoleum, the Nanjing City Wall, and the Confucius Temple. Nanjing is also a modern city with a thriving economy and is home to several universities, including Nanjing University and Southeast University.


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About Changchun

Changchun is a city located in northeastern China and is the capital of Jilin Province. It is known for its rich cultural heritage and is home to several historical landmarks such as the Puppet Emperor’s Palace and the Jingyuetan National Forest Park. Changchun is also a hub for China’s automotive industry, with several major automobile manufacturers having their headquarters in the city.


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About Guangzhou

Guangzhou, also known as Canton, is a city located in southern China and is the capital of Guangdong Province. It is one of the country’s largest and most prosperous cities, serving as a major transportation and trading hub for the region. Guangzhou is renowned for its modern architecture, including the Canton Tower and the Guangzhou Opera House, as well as its Cantonese cuisine, which is famous for its variety and bold flavors. The city also has a rich history, with landmarks such as the Chen Clan Ancestral Hall, the Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall, and the Temple of the Six Banyan Trees. Additionally, Guangzhou hosts the annual Canton Fair, the largest trade fair in China.


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About Kunming

Kunming is a city located in southwest China and is the capital of Yunnan Province. Known as the “City of Eternal Spring” for its mild climate, Kunming is a popular tourist destination due to its natural beauty and cultural diversity. The city is home to several scenic spots, including the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Stone Forest, Dian Lake, and the Western Hills. Kunming is also famous for its unique cuisine, which features a mix of Han, Yi, and Bai ethnic flavors. The city has a rich cultural history, with ancient temples and shrines like the Yuantong Temple and the Golden Temple, and it’s also a hub for Yunnan’s ethnic minority cultures, such as the Yi and Bai peoples.


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About Shenzhen

Shenzhen is a city located in southeastern China and is one of the country’s fastest-growing metropolises. The city is renowned for its thriving tech industry, with companies such as Huawei, Tencent, and DJI having their headquarters in Shenzhen. The city also has a vibrant cultural scene, with numerous museums, art galleries, and parks. Shenzhen is also known for its modern architecture, such as the Ping An Finance Center and the Shenzhen Bay Sports Center. Despite its modernization, Shenzhen also has a rich history and cultural heritage, with landmarks such as the Dapeng Fortress and the Chiwan Tin Hau Temple.


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About Chengdu

Chengdu is a city located in the southwestern region of China, and the capital of Sichuan province. It has a population of over 18 million people, and it is famous for its spicy Sichuan cuisine, laid-back lifestyle, and its cute and cuddly residents – the giant pandas. Chengdu is home to the Chengdu Research Base of Giant Panda Breeding, where visitors can observe these adorable creatures in their natural habitat. The city also boasts a rich cultural heritage, with numerous temples, museums, and historical sites scattered throughout its boundaries. Chengdu is a city of contrasts, with ancient traditions coexisting alongside modern developments, making it an intriguing and fascinating destination for visitors to China. 


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About Beijing

Beijing is the capital city of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of over 21 million people. The city has a rich history that spans over 3,000 years, and it has served as the capital of various dynasties throughout China’s history. Beijing is home to some of the most iconic landmarks in China, including the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Temple of Heaven. The city is also a hub for political, cultural, and educational activities, with numerous universities and research institutions located within its boundaries. Beijing is renowned for its traditional architecture, rich cuisine, and vibrant cultural scene, making it a must-visit destination for travelers to China.


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About Shanghai

Shanghai is a vibrant and dynamic city located on the eastern coast of China. It is the largest city in China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of over 24 million people. Shanghai is a global financial hub and a major center for international trade, with a rich history and culture that spans over 1,000 years. The city is famous for its iconic skyline, which features towering skyscrapers such as the Oriental Pearl Tower and the Shanghai Tower. Shanghai is also home to a diverse culinary scene, world-class museums and art galleries, and numerous shopping districts. It is a city that is constantly evolving and reinventing itself, making it a fascinating destination for visitors from around the world.


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