Francis Chan Biography, Career, Age, Height, Cornerstone Church, Family, Wife, and Net Worth.

Who Is Francis Chan?

Francis Chan is an American Preacher, Protestant author, and teacher. Chan is the former teaching pastor of the Cornerstone Community Church. The church is in Simi Valley, California and it was founded in 1994 by Chan.

In addition, Chan is also the founder of Eternity Bible College, which was founded in 2004. Furthermore, he served as its early chancellor until 2010. He has been a board member of several Christian and Social justice organizations such as Children’s Hunger Fund and Gospel for Asia. Moreover, Chan has also authored and co-authored several books such as Crazy Love, it was A New York Times bestseller. In addition, he has also served as the ambassador for care for children.

Career

After completing his seminary degree in getting a job as a youth pastor in Chatsworth, California, at the Church at Rocky Peak.  In 2009, in Christianity Today reporting, Chan characterized that period where he was not leaving his personal life consistently with his religious ideas. He cited that those were the worst years of his life. However, he later left the job as pastor for a reason that was never known, to work at a restaurant, waiting table. Prior to becoming a Senior pastor, he had worked in different retail and fast-food jobs.

How Old Is Francis Chan?

He was born on August 31st, 1967, currently, he is 53 years old.

Francis Chan Family

Who is Chan’s Family?

He was born in San Francisco to Pak-sum Chan and Wan-bing Mui. His father was a minister at the Leighton Road Baptist Church in Hong Kong while his mother was a Bible woman of the Hong Kong Baptist Church, Caine Road. However, his mother died during his childbirth due to excessive bleeding.

Does He Have any Siblings?

He has two siblings, Grace and Paul. Furthermore, he is the last born in their family.

Francis Chan Education

He attended Master’s College where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree. After that, he acquired his master of divinity degree from The Master’s Seminary.

Francis Chan Wife

Currently, he is married happily married to Lisa, a musician. The two tied the knot in 1994.

Francis Chan Kids/Children

The couple has seven children together. Rachael Chan is the eldest and she is a musician.

Cornerstone Community Church

Together with his wife Lisa and 30 others, they founded the Cornerstone Community Church in 1994. By the time the church was 2 months, it has grown to have 100 members attending the services. Cornerstone continued to grow day by day and by 2000 they received approval from local officials to expand the building to be able to hold twice the capacity of members. By January 2008, Cornerstone was one of the largest churches in Ventura County, California.

Chan stated he felt challenged to sacrifice more for God after taking a three-month break from Cornerstone in 2008. He went further and gave up approximately half of his earnings. Chan didn’t take a salary from his church and donated the majority of his book profits, which amounted to approximately $2 million, to various organizations. It’s all donated to groups that help sex slaves in other nations. In addition, in 2008 it was declared that cornerstone would give away 55% of its income to charitable causes.

Furthermore, With only 100 students, Chan founded Eternity Bible College in 2004 as a ministry of Cornerstone Community Church. Eternity began an international program in Ecuador in 2008. The college had 47 graduates serving in various regions of the world as of 2009. On the Sunday of April 18th, 2010, he announced to his congregants that he felt his call to resign.

Coming Back to San Francisco

In June 2011, he said that he felt called to San Francisco, CA. He relocated to Northern California and began a church planting network of house churches known as We Are Church. After that, he joined the board of elders of Abundant Life Christian Fellowship in 2014. After two years he already left the board in August 2016. He worked as a top-level leader in the We Are Church network until 2020.

Return to Hong Kong

Chan returned to Hong Kong in 2020. He was living and working in Sham Shui Po, which is the city’s poorest district. It was also the location where his mother used to perform ministry in the 1950s.

Return To United States

Furthermore, in January 2021, Chan confirmed that together with his family was going to come back to the US. This was after his Hong Kong Visa was declined. He went further and stated his intentions of returning back to Hong Kong when it’s possible.

Theology

Most of the time he speaks of what the Bible is really saying and leaves our life in such ways. Moreover, according to a certain author, he is not afraid of confronting “lukewarmness” in Christian life. With consideration of the Communion, Chan started to investigate his stance, on the real presence of Christ in the Lord’s Supper, in January 2020.

Ecumenism

Furthermore, Chan had presented a lecture to Catholics at the (Neo-charismatic Protestant) Onething conference in 2018 and was prayed over by many Catholic priests before this turn on the Eucharist. In February 2021, he presented at the SEEK conference of the Fellowship of Catholic University Students.

Francis Chan Height

Chan stands at an average height of 1.72m tall

Francis Chan’s Net Worth

As of 2021, his net worth is $ 300 Thousand

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