Oxford Chinese Gospel Church
The Oxford Chinese Gospel Church (OCGC) is located in the historic and beautiful city of Oxford.
We are a group of Christians from different walks of life, including students and young adults, academics, researchers, professionals, families with children as well as retirees. Most of us come from China and Hong Kong.
We are a vibrant community, united by our love for God, for His Word and for each other. We meet weekly for worship, bible study, prayer and fellowship. We are passionate about nurturing and strengthening the faith of our children and youths.
Whether you are a Christian or just want to learn more about the Christian faith, you are most welcome to visit us!
What We Believe
We accept the Bible (containing the Old Testament and New Testament only) as the authoritative word of God. We believe and maintain the following:
There is one and only one living and true God. The eternal God reveals Himself to us as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.
The sovereignty of God in creation, revelation, redemption and the final judgment.
The divine inspiration of and infallibility of Holy Scripture, as originally given, and its supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
The universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the Fall, rendering us subject to God's wrath and condemnation.
Redemption from the guilt, penalty and power of sin only through the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ (as our Representative and Substitute), the Incarnate Son of God.
The physical resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, and his ascension to the right hand of the throne of God the Father.
The necessity of the work of the Holy Spirit to make the death of Christ effective to the individual sinner, granting him repentance toward God and faith in Jesus Christ.
The indwelling and the work of the Holy Spirit in the believer.
The one holy universal church, which is the Body of Christ, and to which all true believers belong.
Every Christian is a priest to others in that he is a member of a royal priesthood and responsible to Christ for ministering to others.
The expectation of the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Our Pastoral Team
Norman was raised in a Buddhist family in Hong Kong. He became a Christian in 1981 while he was an undergraduate student at Oxford. After Oxford, he pursued a doctorate in Fluid Mechanics at MIT. Norman joined a multinational company and took on a career in energy project development, negotiations and management. He has lived and worked in many countries. Norman was a deacon at an international church in Nigeria and shepherded its Chinese congregation for 9 years. He has also been serving on OCGC's leadership team since 2014. Norman retired from the market place and came to Oxford with his wife Magdalene in January 2020 to serve full time at OCGC. They have 2 children, both married, and a grandson. Norman enjoys spending hours in museums, photography and playing the cello. Norman is an Elder at OCGC.
Born and raised in Hong Kong, Luke has been a Christian for as far back as he can remember. His family's Christian roots started a few generations ago when his ancestors became believers. After finishing a MPhil degree in Chinese from the University of Hong Kong, Luke came to Oxford in the late 1980’s to pursue a DPhil in Chinese history. He and his wife later settled in Oxford. Luke has been active in the education sector and enjoys teaching children as well as adults. For many years he also preached among Chinese churches in England. He has done evangelistic work among students and has written about Christianity and Chinese culture. In 2017 Luke received God’s calling to study theology at Wycliffe Hall, University of Oxford. He joined OCGC after graduating in 2019. In his spare time, Luke enjoys studying Chinese history, religion and watching movies.
Wai Liang (Caleb)
Caleb became a Christian during his secondary school years. He received the calling to serve in full-time ministry while studying computer science at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. After graduation, Caleb joined CRU in Hong Kong, serving university students. He later worked as a church worker and taught Bible classes in primary and secondary schools. In 2014 Caleb and his future wife Laureen entered the Alliance Bible Seminary in Hong Kong to study for their Master of Divinity (MDiv) degree, specializing in cross-cultural studies. During this time, they undertook a one-year missionary internship in Madagascar, Africa. After completing his theological studies and serving in a church in Hong Kong for 5 years, God brought their family to Oxford in 2023. Caleb and Laureen have two daughters. He enjoys various sports and cherishes fellowship with brothers and sisters.
Annie was born in Guangdong Province, China. After becoming a Christian in her first year at university, Annie participated in the university's student fellowship and became a small group leader. From 2013 to 2016, with support from the Chinese Christian Church in the Netherlands, Annie pursued a degree in Master of Divinity (MDiv) in Spain at the International Chinese Biblical Seminary in Europe. During that time she interned at the Chinese Christian Church in Barcelona and the Chinese Christian Church in the Netherlands. Annie moved to the UK with her husband after they were married. Prior to coming to Oxford, Annie served with a Chinese student fellowship in Manchester and Friends International. Annie and her husband have a son. In her free time, she enjoys reading, listening to music, cycling, and spending time with her son.