Pastor Ray Chang was hired by First Evangelical Free in 2000 as their Pastor of Outreach with a passion to reach a church-going slice of Orange County – the young-adult children of first-generation Asian immigrants. While many Orange County Hispanics attend either Catholic or Pentecostal churches, Chinese and Korean immigrants flocked to North Orange County. In search of good schools, they founded large Asian-language evangelical churches throughout Fullerton and Anaheim.
Now, as the sons and daughters of those immigrants enter their 30s and 40s, many find themselves alienated from their parents’ formal, hierarchical Asian-language churches but culturally uncomfortable in largely white congregations. As a result, Pastor Ray began a Sunday morning Bible study at EV Free Fullerton which attracted a large number of young Asian-Americans, yet had the conviction to avoid being defined by a race or culture but rather by a common passion to reaching all nationalities and cultures for Christ.
As a result, Pastors Dale Burke and Ray decided that the best way to foster the mission and vision God had given Ray was to plant a church. What followed was Ambassador Church, guided by the mission:
Our mission at Ambassador Church is to make and equip disciples of all nationalities to be Christ’s ambassadors to all the nations by loving God, one another and the world.
Since that time Ambassador Church has had three different facilities, adopted another church, planted three churches, and continues to be passionate about being a Church that is Missional, Multi-ethnic, and Multiplying.
We would love for you to join with us as we seek to accomplish the Mission and Vision that the Lord has set before us.