Jerry An was recently appointed Chinese Ministry Team Leader for Back to God Ministries International, the media ministry arm of the Christian Reformed Church.
An will succeed Rev. Jimmy Lin, who filled the role for nearly 25 years. An was appointed Chinese ministry program director in 2013. In his new role, he will oversee the Chinese ministry staff, supervising the production of mobile apps and and social media platforms connected to the Chinese ministry.
In a press release, An noted the many challenges facing the team in spreading the gospel in China. Originally from Hebei, China, An moved to the United States in 1998. He subsequently earned his MBA from Azusa Pacific University in Southern California and is working toward his M.Div. from Calvin Theological Seminary in Grand Rapids, Mich. He was recently called by Orland Park Christian Reformed Church as a commissioned pastor.