"We focus our ministry on 'Giving Christ to China's Future Leaders'..."
China Outreach Ministries is an incorporated, nonprofit organization committed to the historic evangelical Christian faith. While COM works cooperatively with a variety of ministries and churches, COM exists to serve the whole body of Christ and is not officially connected to a particular church or denomination. COM is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability.
Who We Are
Over 300,000 Chinese students and scholars study in the United States each year and their numbers are rapidly multiplying. Most return to their homeland without ever making a Christian friend or hearing the message of Christ. China Outreach Ministries reaches these students and scholars with the Gospel and prepares them for Christian leadership and witness. We focus on “Giving Christ to China’s Future Leaders” by serving them in loving, practical ways; leading them to faith in Christ; teaching and discipling them; and equipping them to effectively live out their faith in their families, communities and professions. Each year, we send transformed Christian leaders back to China who are prepared and committed to being ambassadors of the Gospel for their own people and culture.
What We Do
Chinese intellectuals who study in North America are impacting China’s culture and future.
We serve these men and women by:
What We Believe
What We Value
Rev. Daniel Su, President
Rev. Daniel Su has recently been asked to serve as President of China Outreach Ministries after carrying the responsibilities as Executive VP since July of 2013. Previously, he served with COM for 15 years as a campus minister and Special Assistant to the President, as well as a Board member. Daniel was involved in a church planting in the Houston area and pastored that church for seven years. God blessed that growing ministry. Its church building project was completed and many people were baptized each year. Daniel is a graduate of Liberty University and Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary (1991).
Vice President for Development: Jeff Krimmel joined the staff of China Outreach Ministries in 2006 after working over 20 years in development for other organizations. Jeff has a BA from Messiah College and an MA in Communications from Wheaton Graduate School.
Vice Presidents for Mobilization: Don and Myrna Hines joined the COM leadership team in 2008. Don has a BA from Seattle Pacific University, an MA in Journalism from Marshall University and an MBA from the University of Puget Sound. Myrna earned a BA at Seattle Pacific University and an MA in Education at Central Washington University. They have previous experience in city, school and missions administration.
Campus Ministry Director: Ken Wagoner has served with COM since 1988 when he left his position as a pastor to do campus ministry at Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Pittsburgh, and Duquesne University. He has a BA from the University of Pittsburgh and an M. Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary.
Training Director: Glenn Kenadjian has served with COM since 1994. He has a BS in Engineering from the University of Michigan and an MA in Philosophy of Religion from Trinity International University. In addition to serving as Training Director, Glenn is the Midwest Area Director and ministers to Chinese students and scholars at the University of Central Florida.
China Outreach Ministries (COM), initiated by Rev. Stephen Wang, a pastor from China, began in London during the 1950s under the name Chinese Overseas Christian Mission (COCM). In 1959, Fred and Frances Pyke, long-term American missionaries to China, organized COCM/USA, and in the 1960s COCM and COCM/USA began operating as separate organizations. Under the leadership of Rev. Donald McIntosh, COCM/USA began raising funds to support Christian radio broadcasts into China through the programming of Far East Broadcasting Company and later through Trans World Radio.
In 1988 with the influx of thousands of Mainland Chinese graduate students and scholars to U.S. and Canadian campuses, COM began to shift its primary focus to campus ministry in North America. Under the direction of then President Earnest Hummer, COM began placing staff at major campuses where large numbers of Chinese study or do research. The organization became China Outreach Ministries in 1993 and, in 2002, installed its third president, Dr. Glen Osborn. After sixteen years of growth and the addition of a new leadership center, Reverend Daniel Su became the fourth COM president and first Chinese leader of COM.
Over the years COM’s ministry has grown from a few campuses in the East to a nationwide ministry among Chinese students and scholars. Campus staff have developed multi-faceted ministries, including friendship evangelism, hospitality, Bible studies, ESL classes, discipleship training, translating and publishing resource materials, and holding retreats and conferences through which Chinese men and women come to Christ and return to China as Christian leaders.