Rev. Don Ng
Rev. Don Ng is serving as President of American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) for the biennium running from January 1, 2014-December 31, 2015. Additionally, he served as Vice President for the term running from January 1, 2012-December 31, 2013. Since 1998, Don has served as senior pastor of the historic First Chinese Baptist Church in San Francisco that was started by the American Baptist Home Mission Societies in 1880. The church has three Sunday worship services served by a multiple pastoral staff team ministering to both English-speaking and Cantonese-speaking people in Chinatown as well as in the greater Bay Area. Recently, the church was one of four congregations featured in the Transformed by the Spirit video as remaining effective in ministry and faithful to God’s leading by growing through adaptive change.
Denominationally, Don served on the General Board (now Board of General Ministries), Executive Committee of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, Executive Committee of the General Board, and the Education Task Force for the new ABCUSA Bylaws that were adopted in June 2011. From 1978-1998, Don was on the national staff of American Baptist Educational Ministries in Valley Forge, where he was director of Education for Discipleship, Youth Ministry and represented EM on the General Executive Council. He was also involved in curriculum development, camping and conferencing, Asian Pacific youth ministry and Christian education, and directed a number of the national American Baptist youth gatherings. Additionally, he served as the Chief Affirmative Action officer for ABCUSA.
Other ABCUSA involvements include serving as a trustee at the American Baptist Seminary of the West, Berkeley, CA and as president of the ABCUSA Asian Caucus.
Don is a graduate of Gordon College, Wenham, MA in psychology and received his M.Div. from Andover Newton Theological School, Newton Centre, MA. He completed course work in education at Temple University in Philadelphia. His home church, First Baptist Church of Boston, is one of the oldest Baptist churches in the U.S., founded in 1665.
Don is married to Joy Shih Ng and they have two married children, Greg and his wife Heather who live in North Carolina and Lauren and her husband Daniel in California with a total of six grandchildren. Whenever Don finds some extra time from his ministry, he is usually spending it with his grandkids.