Rev. Dr. Stephen T. Xiong

SENIOR PASTOR

Kx. Txawj Riam Xyooj

Education:  

  • BS in Business Administration

  • MS in Theology and counseling

  • Ph.D in Leadership in Theology

  • Graduated and Certified TEE & MSP instructor

 

Experience:  

  • Started ministry as an elder at age 20

  • Served15 years in the board of elder

  • Served 20 years as a pastor
     

Family:  

Married since 1981; 3 sons, 2 daughters, 2 grandchildren

 

Hobbies:  

Fishing, hunting and flying

Certified private pilot

 

Email:  

xhtxawjriam@sphac.org

Rev. Gary and Melissa Xiong

CARE PASTOR & ZONE LEADER

Kx. Paj Ntxawg Xyooj

Education:  

  • MA - Columbia International University  

  • BS - Toccoa Falls College
     

Experience:  

  • 2011 - Current: Care/Senior Adult Pastor of SPHAC

  • 2005-2011: Senior Pastor of Oroville  Hmong Alliance Church 

  • 1998-2002: Senior Pastor of Boulder Hmong Alliance Church  
     

Family:  

Married since 1976; 3 daughters; 2 sons; 8 grandchildren

 

Hobbies:  

Singing, storytelling, hunting, hiking and  camping

 

Email:  

kxpajntxawg@sphac.org

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Pastor Matthew Xiong

English Pastor

Xf. Tsaav Fwj Xyooj

Education:  

  • BS in Human Development & Family Studies - University of Rhode Island 

  • MPS in Church Development - Alliance Theological Seminary
     

Experience:  

  • Youth Pastor - Hmong New Hope Alliance Church (2016-2020)

  • Hmong District Men’s Secretary (2014-2016)

  • Worship Leader - The River Alliance Church in Pearl River, NY

  • Worship Leader - Providence Hmong Church in Providence, RI
     

Family:  

Married since 2012. 2 daughters, Selah & Apphia. 

 

Hobbies:  

Music, movies, board games, basketball, eating together with friends and family, and playing with my kids. 

 

Email:  

Xfmatthewxiong@sphac.org

Pastor Steve Thao

Disciple Making Pastor

Xf. Xeem Tij Thoj

Education:  

  • Master of Divinity - Alliance Theological Seminary   

  • B.A. Intercultural Studies - Nyack College 
     

Family:  

Married to Mai Thao. 5 children.
 

Hobbies:  

Reading, Hanging out with my kids, Volleyball, Disc-golf, sitting at the camp fire. 

Contact:

(828)-215-9918

stevetlc5@gmail.com

Pastor Sherman Yang
YOUTH PASTOR

Education: 

  • BA in Youth and Family Ministry at Crown College

  • Minor - Pastoral Leadership at Crown College

Experience: 

  • Worship Leader, Discipleship Coordinator, and HSF President at Crown College 

  • Next Generation Pastor at Agape Hmong Alliance Church 

  • Paraprofessional, Soccer Coach at Tracy Area Public High School 

  • Volleyball Coach at Tracy Area Public High School & at Club Tonka Volleyball 

Family: 

Single
 

Hobbies: 

Music, Song Writing, Sports, and games

 

Email: 

xhshermanyang@sphac.org

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Khoua Lord

CUSTODIAN/JANITOR

Qhua Lauj

Education: 

  • High School Diploma

  • Technical College

  • Business

Experiences: 

  • 2017- Current: Custodian at SPHAC

  • Medical Assembly, QA, Warehouse Packaging and receiving, Personal Cleaning Business, HGDT, CPR and AED certified

Family: 

Married since 2001; one child

Hobbies:

Fishing, camping, family time, walking and sight seeing

Email: 

lordkhoua@gmail.com

sphac staff