Meet our Staffs.
Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Xiong
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Dr. Stephen Xiong graduated with BS in Business Administration, MS in Theology and counseling, Ph.D in Leadership in Theology, and Certified TEE & MSP instructor. He began his ministry as an elder at age 20, serves 15 years as a BOE, and 20 years as a pastor.
Dr. Stephen is married and have 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys fishing, hunting and is a certified private pilot.
Rev. Gary and Melissa Xiong
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Rev Gary Xiong graduated with an MA at Columbia International University and a BS at Toccoa Falls College. He served as a Senior Pastor of Boulder Hmong Alliance Church and a Senior Pastor of Oroville Hmong Alliance Church.
Rev Gary Xiong is married with 3 daughters, 2 sons, and have 8 grandchildren. He enjoys singing, storytelling, hunting, and camping.
Pastor Steve Thao
Disciple Making Pastor
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Pastor Steve Thao serves as SPHAC's Disciple Making Pastor. He graduated and earned his Master of Divinity at Alliance Theological Seminary, and B.A. Intercultural Studies at Nyack College.
Pastor Steven Thao is married to Mai Thao and they have 5 children. His hobbies are reading, spending time with his children, Volleyball, Disc-golf, and sitting at the camp fire.
Pastor Sherman Yang
Pastor Sherman Yang graduated with BA in Youth and Family Ministry at Crown College, where he minored in Pastoral Leadership at Crown College.
He served as a Worship Leader, Discipleship Coordinator, and HSF President at Crown College. Also served as a Next Generation Pastor at Agape Hmong Alliance Church, worked as a Paraprofessional, Soccer Coach, and Volleyball Coach at Tracy Area Public High School & at Club Tonka Volleyball.
Pastor Shermon Yang is married to Naomi Heu, and his hobbies are listening to music, Song Writing, Sports, and games.
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Kx Tswv Ntaaj Koo graduated from Crown College with B.S. in Church Music.
He served 33 years of Pastoral Ministry leading a Choir, and 5 years at Grace Alliance Church as a Pastor.
He is married and have 3 sons, all are ages 33, 28, and 18. His hobby is playing Ping Pong.