Fundamental Beliefs of the Seventh-day Adventist Church
Seventh-day Adventists accept the Bible as their only creed and hold certain fundamental beliefs to be the teaching of the Holy Scriptures. These beliefs, as set forth here, constitute the church's understanding and expression of the teaching of Scripture. More >>
“Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the LORD of hosts” (Zechariah 4:6)
萬 軍 之 耶 和 華 說 ： 不 是 倚 靠 勢 力 ， 不 是 倚 靠 才 能 ， 乃 是 倚 靠 我 的 靈 方 能 成 事。
撒 迦 利 亞 4:6
In cooperation with the Holy Spirit, to spread the everlasting God’s Gospel to both Chinese and English speaking communities in San Diego.
To be God's church for the salvation of souls, preparing them to become disciples of Christ by proclaiming the three angels’ messages through medical evangelism.
In 1998, a small group of families led by Pastor John Lu from Loma Linda Chinese SDA church started the Chinese ministry work as a Sabbath school branch in San Diego. Through Pastor Lu’s strong faith in God and commitment to overcome long commute, this group gradually grew and stabilized.
In 2000, the group approached San Diego Clairemont church for a better place to worship and accepted the advice from Conference (SECC) to join few remaining members and tried to revive the church. During this period, the Chinese group never forgot its founding mission to spread Gospel to the Chinese in San Diego and continued this effort under the leadership of Pastor Samuel Huong. He and his wife Ruth volunteered all his time and effort every Sabbath came from Loma Linda and helped to grow and lead this Chinese group. There were several Chinese members baptized through public evangelisms held during that time.
In October 4 2008, the Chinese group decided to come out of San Diego Clairemont church as an effort to focus better its mission to spread Gospel to community in San Diego. The Loma Linda Chinese SDA church board approved to accept San Diego Chinese SDA Fellowship (SDCF) as an outreach program on September of 2008. Since then, Pastor Matthew Yuen of Loma Linda Chinese church now leads the group. Many Friday night bible study groups, youth CARE groups and campus ministry at University of California San Diego were organized to grow the fellowship. Outreach camps for new youths from UCSD were also organized to connect their relationship with God. All these efforts resulted in many baptisms.
Since the end of 2012, a senior retired pastor, Po-Wen Li and his wife Mrs. A.S. Lee from Hong Kong Conference overcame their advanced age to commute from Loma Linda and volunteered to help SDCF every Sabbath. With their faithful walks with God in many areas like church pastoring, education and administration experiences, SDCF has received new revival and great blessings from God to continue its mission.