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Praying Hands

Meet our Staffs.

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Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Xiong

Senior Pastor

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Dr. Stephen Xiong graduated with a BS in Business Administration, an MS in Theology and Counseling, a Ph.D. in Leadership in Theology, and certification as a TEE & MSP instructor. He began his ministry as an elder at the age of 20, served 15 years on the Board of Elders (BOE), and spent 20 years as a pastor.

Dr. Stephen is married and has 3 sons, 2 daughters, and 2 grandchildren. He enjoys fishing, hunting, and is a certified private pilot."


Pastor Steve Thao

Next Gen Pastor

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Pastor Steve Thao serves as SPHAC's NestGen Pastor. He graduated and earned his Master of Divinity from Alliance Theological Seminary, and he holds a B.A. in Intercultural Studies from Nyack College.

Pastor Steven Thao is married to Mai Thao, and they have 5 children. His hobbies include reading, spending time with his children, playing volleyball, disc golf, and sitting by the campfire.


Pastor Sherman Yang

Youth Pastor

Pastor Sherman Yang graduated with a BA in Youth and Family Ministry from Crown College, where he also minored in Pastoral Leadership.

He served as a Worship Leader, Discipleship Coordinator, and HSF President at Crown College. He also served as a Next Generation Pastor at Agape Hmong Alliance Church and worked as a Paraprofessional, Soccer Coach, and Volleyball Coach at Tracy Area Public High School and Club Tonka Volleyball.

Pastor Sherman Yang is married to Naomi Heu, and his hobbies include listening to music, songwriting, sports, and games."


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Lay Pastor


Kx Tswv Ntaaj Koo graduated from Crown College with a B.S. in Church Music.

He served in Pastoral Ministry for 33 years, leading a choir, and spent 5 years at Grace Alliance Church as a Pastor.

He is married and has 3 sons, who are aged 33, 28, and 18. His hobby is playing Ping Pong.

Pastor Sherzong Yang
Disciple making Pastor


Pastor Sherzong graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Ministry, with a Pastoral Emphasis, at Trinity International University and a Master of Divinity from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has served in many capacities: Alliance Men Co-Chair and Sunday School Coordinator, TEE Center Leader/Instructor, Missions Secretary, Single Adult Ministry Chair, Youth Director, Youth Outreach Coordinator, K3 to 5th grade Sunday School teacher, and small group/discipleship leader.

Some of Pastor Sherzong’s hobbies include camping, fishing, playing sports, fixing cars, and spending time with his 2 godsons.

Contact info:

Jacob Chang
Jacob Chang
Worship & Media Director

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 N. Nyiaj Zeb

Administrative Assistant

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