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Sam Lau

Refugee Ministry Leader

I am honored to serve Northwest Bible Church as one of the Refugee Ministry Leaders at the Northwest Community Center. I am currently also a member of Christar, a church planting organization that works among the least-reached peoples of the world. My wife, Charis, and I have been with Christar for 10 years now and previously served with them overseas. It is a privilege to serve God among the least-reached wherever we are. 

I grew up in a Christian family and came to faith at the age of five through the testimony of my mother. A concern for disadvantaged and marginalized communities coupled with a challenge to consider missions resulted in a commitment to serve God in a cross-cultural setting. That led to enrolling at Dallas Theological Seminary (where Charis and I met) to gain a more solid biblical and theological foundation, joining Christar, and then moving overseas to serve cross-culturally. After returning to the States Christar’s refugee emphasis led me to the NCC. 

Charis and I have two children, whom we love dearly. They are a source of much joy and laughter in our lives. I enjoy spending time with my family, reading, following the Golden State Warriors and Oakland A’s, trying new foods, traveling, and making things.