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2013 Nov 9 Pastors' Legal Seminar

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Pastors' Legal Seminar (English/Mandarin)

Date: November 9, 2013 (Saturday)

Time: 9:00AM - 4:00PM

Location: Mandarin Baptist Church of LA (Garfield Worship Center)

210 N. Garfield Ave. Alhambra, CA 91801

Fee: $15 (Lunch included with pre-registration)


We no longer accept registration.

For any inquiry, call 626-810-5200 or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . 

This seminar is co-sponsored by the Greater Los Angeles Chinese Ministerial Association and the Traditional Family Coalition. We especially thank Mandarin Baptist Church of Los Angeles, who will provide their Garfield Worship Center as the event venue.




Kevin Lewis

Dr. Kevin Lewis - Professor of Theology and Law at Biola University.

Founder and President of the Institute for Theology & Law (www.itlnet.org).

Research interests include the fields of Polemical & Elenctic Theology, Systematic Theology, Christian Apologetics, Theology and Law integration, and Jurisprudence & Public Policy.

A practicing attorney and a partner in the Law Office of Lewis & Lewis (www.lewislaw.info) and an affiliate attorney with the Pacific Justice Institute.

 Scott Waller

Dr. Scott Waller - Assistant Professor of Political Science at Biola University.

A graduate of Claremont Graduate University . He received a M.A. in Politics and a Ph.D. in Political Science.  He also has a M.A. in Philosophy of Religion and Ethics from Talbot School of Theology (Biola University).

A research fellow with Eidos Christian Center. 

Academic interest : The relationship between religion and the public order, constitutional law, and the role of the judiciary in crafting public policy. 

Dr. Waller is a regular guest on various media outlets including the Intersection of Faith and Reason show hosted on KKLA by Frank Sontag as well as a frequent speaker to the Christian community on issues involving religion and politics. 

He is married to his wife Cathy for 25 years and has two children ages 18 and 15. 


Josh Wenig

Pastor Josh Wenig

Josh has been volunteering and working within the Christian community since his teenage years. He is currently the Worship Arts Director at Chino Valley Community Church in Chino Hills, CA.

His personal testimony includes his struggle with same sex attraction and God’s mercy and grace that has led him to where he is currently in his life. Josh lives in Chino Hills, CA with his wife and two small children.

Response Speaker:

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Dr. Bill Tam

He received his bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He finished his Ph.D. work at Columbia University while doing interdisciplinary research in Bioengineering.

He worked as a research faculty member at Columbia's College of Physicians and Surgeons and as a senior research scientist at Becton-Dickinson & Co. In business, Bill has managed companies both in Hong Kong and the US.

He is the Executive Director of Traditional Family Coalition, an elder and a Transitional Minister at Sunset Church, San Francisco. He is a board member of America Return to God Prayer Movement. He is also one of the five proponents who initiated Prop 8.

Throughout the years, Bill authored over a hundred articles in parenting, marriage, education, science, homosexuality and politics. He co-authored 8 scientific papers and a graduate level text book entitled “Advances in Biomedical Engineering”. With Rev. Thomas Wang as the editor, he co-authored another book called “America, Return to God.” As the sole author, he published a book called “Church, stand up as salt and light.” He appears frequently on TV, radio, and newspapers and speaks at many church events.

In 2010, he was elected by KTSF TV as one of the most influential Chinese in California.


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Agnes Ip

Founder and President of Presence Quotient & Presence Hong Kong

A California licensed marriage and family therapist

Graduated from Alliance Bible Seminary and received her Masters in Clinical Psychology at Azusa Pacific University and Alliant International University (AIU).

She is currently a Doctoral candidate in Clinical Psychology at AIU with an emphasis in multicultural community clinical psychology. She was a church minister in Hong Kong

She served as a mental health therapist for government subsidized outpatient clinics, public schools, domestic violence shelters, and drug addiction rehabilitation centers in the U.S.

Provided clinical guidance for marriage & family therapist trainees and interns from various universities and performed psychological assessment for abused children at the County’s hospital. 

Agnes is also a very well received speaker; often interviewed by the media, she was referred to as the “Blessings Therapist” by Good TV in Taiwan.

Response Speaker:

Rev. Dr. Ekron Chen 

Ekron was born and grew up in Hong Kong. He came to the United States after high school for college education. He studied computer science at the University of Houston and graduated with a B.S. degree. While he was in college, he felt called to full-time ministry.

He got his Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Dallas Theological Seminary. After graduation, he started a Chinese speaking congregation in a Dallas suburb and served as the pastor for seven years. Then he left the congregational ministry to pursue his doctorate at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary and received his Ph.D. in Christian Philosophy.

He has been on the faculty of Logos Evangelical Seminary, a Chinese seminary in Southern California, since 1999. He serves as the Academic Dean at Logos and teaches as Associate Professor of Systematic Theology.

He has been married for 27 years and has three children.

Response Speaker:


Agnes Chiu, ESQ

She received her bachelor degree from the University of California, Irvine (UCI), majoring in Social Ecology with a specialization in Criminal Justice.

She graduated and obtained the Juris Doctor degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) School of Law.

She is currently pursuing her theological training at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, California.

She worked for the now retired Justice Vaino Spencer of the California Court of Appeals, Second Appellate District. She then joined the law firm Gilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennet as an associate attorney, practicing employment law and insurance defense litigation.

In 1995, Mrs. Chiu started her own law practice. Mrs. Chiu utilizes her court and litigation experience to assist businesses and clients to meet their various legal needs and in 1996, Mrs. Chiu began serving as a panel arbitrator for the Los Angeles Superior Court

She is also the Director of the Chinese Christian Herald Crusades and provides monthly free legal services to the community. 


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