Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore

Enlarge your tent, expand your boundaries (Isaiah 54:1-3)

Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore - Enlarge your tent, expand your boundaries (Isaiah 54:1-3)

About Our Pastors

Senior Pastor – Rev. Paul Shen

Rev. Paul and Helen Shen

Rev. Paul Shen and Helen Shen

Rev. Paul Shen was born in Taiwan into a family of pastors and is a native of the Taiwanese Bunun tribe. He graduated from the National Zheng-Zhi University, and by the call of God, entered Taiwan Theological Seminary in 1977. For further theological training, he studied at the Western Evangelical Seminary in Portland, OR.
After returning to Taiwan, Rev. Shen taught at the Theological College and Seminary until 1990 when he entered Western Theological Seminary in Michigan and helped in planting several churches in Southwest Michigan.

In 1998, Rev. Shen was called by God to the Baltimore / Washington area and to the present, he has been the Senior Pastor at the Chinese Christian Church of Baltimore.

At the moment, Rev. Shen is working towards a Doctorate of Ministry at the Logos Evangelical Seminary in California. He is married to his wife of over 30 years, Helen, and has three grown sons, Daniel, Samuel, and James.



Assistant Pastor (English Pastor) – Rev. Thomas Tofilon

Rev. Thomas Tofilon and Family

Rev. Thomas Tofilon and family

Having graduated from Columbia Biblical Seminary/CIU, Rev. Tom and Julie (DMin.), have served 15 years in overseas missions among unreached people groups in Indonesia, Turkey, and China, evangelizing, teaching, making disciples, planting churches, and training leaders. They have also served many years in the U.S. in ministry to the homeless(Tom)/Pastor and  International-Student ministry– reaching the lost and training up believers who the Lord has brought here to our country. Together, they have co-authored four books: Communicating Like Christ: An In Depth Look at the Conversational Skills of Jesus;  Who is a Godly Leader? (translated into Turkish); Speaking Beautiful English: Building Successful Lives; and Praying to God Our Father.

Their desire is to make Jesus’ last command on earth their first—preaching the Gospel and making disciples. Tom’s background is Italian/Greek, while Julie’s is Jewish—thus living out the truth in Rom. 10:12 “For there is no separation (distinction) between Jew and Greek; for the same Lord is Lord of all, bestowing His riches on all who call on Him.”!  They have two wonderful sons (David and Joseph), a sweet daughter-in-law (Brooke), and an  adorable grandson (Quinlan).