Coming to America | Forever Changed
"We focus our ministry on giving Christ to China's
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.
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.
Current Ministry Locations
Universities Served by
China Outreach Ministries
As of Feb. 2017
Bryn Mawr College
Carnegie Mellon University
George Mason University
Illinois Institute of Technology
Iowa State University
Kent State University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
North Carolina Agricultural & Technical
North Carolina State University
Oregon Health and Sciences University
Penn State University
Portland State University
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Saint Joseph’s University (PA)
San Diego State
State University of New York, Albany
Southern Methodist University, Dallas
University of Chicago
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, San Diego
University of Central Florida
University of Colorado, Pueblo
University of Florida
University of Georgia
University of Illinois, Chicago
University of Maryland
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of New Mexico
University of North Carolina, Greensboro
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of St. Thomas
University of Texas, Dallas
University of Washington, Seattle
University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
The following universities are among those with large populations of Chinese students and scholars. They are high on COM’s priority list for new campus ministries. However, if you sense God leading you to serve students and scholars from universities other than those listed, please feel free to contact us. We will work with you to select a campus ministry that meets your personal needs and fulfills the call on your life.
Arizona State University
University of Arizona
University of California – Irvine
University of California – Los Angeles
University of California – San Francisco
University of California – Santa Barbara
University of Southern California
University of Delaware
Center for Disease Control
Georgia Institute of Technology
University of Illinois – Urbana/Champaign
Johns Hopkins University
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
To see a list of where COM is currently active, click here.
Michigan State University
New York University
Rochester Institute of Technology
SUNY Stony Brook
University of North Carolina—Charlotte
University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
Ohio State University
Oregon State Ubiversity
University of Texas – Arlington
University of Texas – Austin
University of Texas – Dallas
University of Wisconsin – Madison
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
We believe the Bible to be the only inspired, authoritative Word of God.
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of separation from God.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
What We Value
Christ-likeness: We intentionally seek to become more like Christ, surrendering to Him
daily to live and serve as He desires.
Cooperation: We collaborate with like-minded individuals, organizations and churches, encouraging North Americans and Chinese to work together.
Relationships: We develop friendships and trust with Chinese scholars, co-workers, and ministry partners through authentic, caring relationships.
Initiative: We take personal initiative, holding ourselves accountable to grow personally
and minister effectively using diverse gifts and proven methods.
Balance: We work diligently to accomplish our mission and vision while taking sufficient
time for rest, family, and spiritual and personal development.
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).
Glen Osborn, Minister-at-Large
Rev. Glen Osborn recently stepped down from his role as President of China Outreach Ministries, a position he held since 2000. Previously, he served as a youth pastor in Erie, Pennsylvania, a music minister in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a lead pastor in Canton, Ohio. Glen, who earned a BA in Music Education from Glassboro State College and an MA in Christian studies from Wheaton College. In 2015, Glen received his doctor of ministry degree from Columbia International University.
Jeff Krimmel,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.
Don and Myrna Hines, 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.
Ken Wagoner, 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.
Glenn Kenadjian, 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.
Jesse Burns, Human Resources
Jesse Burns joined COM in the spring, following a 25-year career in retail management. He is serving in our leadership center in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania assisting in our mobilization efforts and human resources. Please pray for him as he partners with our mobilization leaders, Don and Myrna Hines, to identify new servants for His ﬁelds, and also as he works to serve our staff in his role as human resources facilitator.
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, now President Emeritus, 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 current president, Glen Osborn.
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.