- …aspiring to be a grace-filled body of Christ.
- …striving to build on God’s truth and be transformed daily by His word.
- …a multi-generational Chinese church seeking to be a praying community of believers.
- …a family where each member offers their gifts, abilities, and experiences to further God’s kingdom.
- …encouraging one another to be all that God intends.
Finally, we are a broken people in need of grace,
committed to being these things as a church.
Time and Place
We are on the Southeast corner of 75th and Wehrli in Naperville (exact address: 1256 Wehrli Road, Naperville 60565). Worship services start on Sundays at 10:30am.
Where to park
Parking is available at the church parking lot. But our community is expanding, so parking spots get filled and remote parking is available for latecomers at the east side of the Burger King located near the Northeast corner of 75th and Naper Blvd. A shuttle transports worshippers from the remote parking lot to the church until 10:45 AM or so, and then takes them back to the remote lot at 12:05-12:10 (or 5-10 minutes after the worship service is done) as well as after lunch from 12:50-1:00 PM.
What about kids?
We have Sunday school programs for children of ages 4–11. For children 3 and under, there are babysitting rooms attended by volunteers. There is also a nursery room where audio from the worship service beams in.
Our church caters from Chinese restaurants around the area. This provides us with an opportunity to sit down for a meal together after services. The cost for a plate is $3.00 ($1.50 for children). However, for first-time guests, lunch is on us!
What’s after the first visit?
We follow up on visitors with an email detailing our upcoming events. If you’ve enjoyed your time with us and want to look into our ministries, prayer meetings and community groups meet weekly.
Meet our staff…
Pastor Barry Gin was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and was formerly a mechanical engineer before going into ministry. It was during his college days at MIT that Barry felt the desire to serve the Lord full-time as a pastor instead of as an engineer. Because he also felt that it was beneficial to spend a few years getting real-world experience, he worked as a mechanical engineer for Hughes Aircraft Company in Los Angeles, CA after receiving his Bachelor's and Master's degrees. He later enrolled into seminary and received his Master of Theology (ThM) from Dallas Theological Seminary in 1996. While attending seminary, he started the English ministry at Plano Chinese Alliance Church and later served full-time as their English Pastor. He began serving as the English Adult Pastor at Living Water Evangelical Church in January of 2013.
He and his wife Christine have been married since 2003. They have two daughters, Xara and Keoni. Besides serving the church and being with his family, he enjoys music, all kinds of sports (especially golf and volleyball), playing with his Apple computers, and using coupons galour.
Reverend Tony Chon was born and raised in the Chicagoland area. After graduating from Northeastern Illinois University with a BA in Speech Communications, he attended Moody Bible Institute where he met his wife Ruth. After receiving his Masters of Divinity, he and his wife moved to Taiwan where he became the English Pastor at Tainan Holiness Church. After serving in Taiwan for a year, his family came back to the States with a calling into full-time youth ministry at a Korean church in Dallas, Texas. It was there where he received his ordination through ECA (Evangelical Church Alliance). After two years, God called their family back to Chicago where he has been the youth pastor at Living Water Evangelical Church in Naperville since 2011.
He also has four beautiful children: Hope, Hosea, Hudson, and Hosanna.
Pastor Hui-Li Chang was raised in Taiwan. It was in high school that she received Jesus Christ as her personal Lord and Savior. Before receiving her Masters in Ministry from Moody Theological Seminary in 2012, she had attained her Masters in Chemistry and doctorate in Education. Her passion is to bring children to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and to equip parents and teachers to raise their children as followers of Christ. Hui-Li serves side by side with her husband, Paul.
Pastor James Huang was born in Fujian China in 1966. He came to know Jesus Christ in 1996, which is the same year that he came to the US. He became a member of CCMC, received his calling to full-time ministry, and in 2001, attended Asbury Theological Seminary. Upon finishing his Master of Divinity in 2004, he went to East Asia and served as an LWEC supported missionary and educator for 13 years. He was ordained in 2009. He is married to Esther and began serving at LWEC in 2016.
Pastor Li-Fung Huang (Ruth) has been serving at Living Water Evangelical Church since 2013. She came to know the Lord at a young age. She received her Bachelor of Theology at Taiwan Baptist Theological Seminary in 1991, Master of Divinity at Hong Kong Baptist Theological Seminary in 1996 and Doctor of Ministry at Logos Evangelical Seminary in 2004. Before coming to LWEC, she served at several churches in Tainan, Taiwan and Macau, the Campus Evangelical Fellowship in Tainan, and with Chicago Chinese Christian Missions.