Nelson Estrada
Pastor, English Ministry
PNelson (PNelly as others fondly call him) is the pastor of CityLight. He is married to Mitzie and they have two daughters, Karen and Nikki. PNelly loves Hillsong United, reading John Grisham novels, watching Anthony Bourdain’s No Reservations, listening to Louie Giglio’s powerful preaching, and go on short term missions anywhere the Lord leads him to. Three of his favorite movies are Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy, The Shipping News, and the Secret Life of Walter Mitty. PN holds a BA, a MA, a ThM, and a PhD all in Biblical Studies. His PhD is from the University of Sheffield in England, UK with focus on Social-Scientific Criticism in Luke-Acts.
Enoch Wong
Pastor, Chinese Ministry
Pastor Wong was born in Hong Kong and graduated from Hong Kong Theological Seminary in 1975. He later engaged in advanced studies at the Hong Kong Evangel Seminary and the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Texas, US) and received the Doctor of Ministry. During his 19 years at the North Point Baptist Church in Hong Kong, Pastor Wong was involved in planting 2 new churches and held a visiting professor position at Hong Kong Theological Seminary and the Chinese Baptist Theological Seminary. In 1994, he went to Toronto, Canada and serve as a pastor for 12 years. He was burdened with missionary, theological education and Christian writing. He also took part in short-term missions in Taiwan, South America, Ecuador and China, and conducted evangelism, training and theological education. He has translated seven spiritual books and published dozens of articles in theological journals, magazines and newspapers. In 2006, he moved to the United States and has been shepherding at Chinese Christian Church of Rhode Island since.
Kevin Yiu
Pastor, Youth Ministry
Kevin Yiu is the youth minister at CCCRI. He oversees the 11:28 Youth Fellowship and serves within CityLight. A native of New York City, Kevin graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. While in seminary, Kevin met his wife Pang and was married at CCCRI before they both became ministers at the church. Kevin and Pang have an energetic daughter, who is currently in kindergarten. Kevin’s hobbies and interest include cooking, sports and watching movies.
Pang Yiu
Children's Minister
Pang has lived in Rhode Island for most of her life. She started attending the Chinese Christian Church of RI (CCCRI) after college and has been a member ever since. CCCRI is where she found her calling for ministry. After several years of working in the medical technology industry, she left the field to attend seminary. She graduated with a MDIV at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and it is also where she met her husband Kevin Yiu. She is the Children's Minister at CCCRI in the Lighthouse Kids ministry.
Penny Zacharzyp
Administrative Assistant
She is our administrative assistant. Married Kenny Zacharzyp, Penny was originally from China and was in a book publishing business. Penny helped us all the priests in their ministry needed. She also helped her church to other departments.
Zi-Liang Zhu
Our beloved brother, Zhu, is not only responsible for the neatness of the whole house, but also for all the ministry of the church. He helps events set up, record and cleans up. He also teaches himself in the church's sound system. His hometown is Guangzhou, China.