On the morning of October 9, 2021, Guangdong CC&TSPM conducted an ordination ceremony in the Grace Church, Huizhou City. Five staff members were ordained as pastors, including Gu Shanglin, Zou Wenzhang, Zhang Jinbao (female), Chen Zeguang and Huang Huiting (female). Over 300 clergy, church committee members and believers from churches and church-affiliated fellowships in Huizhou came to witness this holy moment.
Rev. Fan Hong’en, chairperson of Guangdong TSPM, hosted the ordination ceremony. Rev. Guo Yun, president of Guangdong CC, preached a sermon titled “Having a Different Spirit”. Rev. Fan Hong’en exhorted the new pastors to serve the Lord faithfully and feed His flock; imitate Jesus who is humble in everything; and become God’s steward with devotion.
Currently, there are 44 churches and church-affiliated fellowships in Huizhou City, with over 15, 000 Christians but merely 15 pastors. The ordination of these five new pastors helps to expand the clergy group, which is of great importance to the church development in Huizhou as it can ease the situation of a high demand in pastoral care.
On the morning of October 23, Guangdong CC&TSPM held an ordination ceremony in Daliang Church, Foshan City, ordaining Li Yihua from Beijiao Church of Shunde District as a pastor.
Translated and edited by Bei Sang.