Ken Fong, Ph.D.
Since relocating to Los Angeles in 1978, Fong has developed a reputation as a courageous and innovative leader not just of Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, but also of the Asian-American Christian movement and beyond. He’s been on staff at EBCLA since 1978 and was called to be the senior pastor there in 1996.
Ken served on the board of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship for nine years, and was chosen as the Bible expositor for Urbana 2000. He also has been a trustee for IWA, Westmont College, and the Asian American Drug Abuse Program, and was selected as a North American delegate to the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization (Cape Town, South Africa, 2010).
He earned his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Fuller Theological Seminary, has served as an adjunct there numerous times, and is the pastoral advisor to the Asian American Theological Fellowship on the Fuller campus.
Ken lives in Sierra Madre, California, with his wife, “Snoopy,” and their daughter, Janessa. He is an avid cyclist and photographer.
Gregory L. Waybright, Ph.D.
Waybright is pastor of Lake Avenue Church, a 114-year-old congregation with more than 4,000 members and more than 5,000 attendees in Pasadena, California, where he has served since 2007.
Waybright earned his Doctor of Philosophy in New Testament Theology from Marquette University, with a dissertation titled “Discipleship and Possessions in the Gospel of Mark: A Narrative Study.” He also holds a master of divinity from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, a master of arts in communication from Wheaton Graduate School, a bachelor of arts in biblical studies and philosophy from Wheaton College, and a diploma in pastoral studies from Moody Bible Institute. He also has studied and conducted research at Tyndale House and England’s Cambridge University.
Prior to 1978, Waybright served in youth and music ministry roles with churches in Wisconsin and Illinois. For more than four years he served as music director and soloist for the Guenter Tesch Evangelistic Association, headquartered in Hamburg, West Germany. This mission work provided Waybright with ministry opportunities throughout Western Europe, Scandinavia, and India.
Waybright later became pastor of the Arlington Heights Evangelical Free Church in Arlington Heights, Illinois, and prior to his pastoral service in Pasadena he was president of Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois, beginning September 1, 1995.
In his 20 years as a pastor, he has also served as senior pastor of Grace Bible Church in Arroyo Grande, California, and as assistant pastor of Calvary Memorial Church in Racine, Wisconsin. Waybright is a member of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. He has also been involved with the Evangelical Free Church Mission (EFCM), serving as chair of the board and as an EFCM representative to the Evangelical Free Church of America Board of Directors. Waybright has contributed to a number of journals and other publications as well, including Dignity and Dying: A Christian Appraisal (Eerdmans).
He and his wife, Chris, have two children and two grandchildren, and reside in Pasadena.