Vision, Belief, and History

Our Vision

The Vision of Chinese Bible Mission is to:

  • Partner with Biblically minded Christian ministries and church planting movements in China/Asia
  • Proclaim Jesus' gospel for all to know and experience
  • Raise up the next generation of global missional leaders

Our Beliefs

We Believe:

  • The Bible consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, to be the inspired Word of God, inerrant in the original manuscripts and authoritative for daily living.
  • There is one true God eternally existent in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
  • In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death for our sins, His bodily resurrection, and His second coming.
  • The Holy Spirit is a divine Person, the third Person of the Trinity. He was sent by the Father to convict the world, to regenerate and indwell those who trust in Christ.
  • That all men are sinners by nature and practice, are sentenced to eternal separation from God, and are in need of a personal salvation by faith in the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ. Those who have so trusted Christ as their Savior are indwelt by the Holy Spirit of God and are enabled to live a godly life through submission to Him.
  • In the "Blessed Hope," the personal, imminent, pre-tribulational and premillennial coming of the Lord Jesus for His redeemed ones and in His subsequent return to earth with His Saints to establish His Millennial Kingdom.

Our History

Chinese Bible Mission began in 1952 by Rev. Sen Wong. A recent Bible College graduate from Multnomah School of the Bible located in Portland, Oregon, Sen received a gift of $30 from his pastor, Rev. Daniel Hager, to start a ministry to reach the American-born Chinese for Christ. This was the beginning of Chinese Bible Evangel, later known as Chinese Bible Mission and now CBM.

In 1956, the Lord led Sen and his wife, June, to move from Portland, Oregon to SF Bay Area in California. The first church was started in their Oakland home with a small group of children and young people. Seven more churches were planted in the next five decades in the SF Bay Area and Sacramento area. See map of the churches planted.

The auxiliary ministries of camps, retreats and literature evangelism were added to serve these new churches — to encourage and edify the new believers through Bible teaching and fellowship, and to reach the lost for Christ.