Rev. Darren Lim, Senior Pastor
Pastor Darren was born and raised in Oakland, California. He is a 3rd generation American-born Chinese. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Tennessee Temple University (now Piedmont International University, Winston-Salem, NC); Master's Degree from Talbot School of Theology (La Mirada, CA); and his Doctorate from Covington Theological Seminary (Fort Oglethorpe, GA). Pastor Darren has been in pastoral ministry for over 30 years and was ordained in 1997. He became an official Pastor of the OMS Holiness Church of North America in 2017. Before becoming the Senior Pastor at Fremont Asian Christian Church, he previously served in five other bi-cultural churches in California and one multi-cultural church in Tennessee. His passion is to see people come to Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and to become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ. He is also currently serving as Professor at Bay Cities Bible College (Berkeley, CA) where he is the chairman of the Pastoral Ministries Department and an Affiliated Instructor at A.W. Tozer Seminary (Redding, CA). Pastor Darren is married to Melissa and they have two adult children, Deanna and Joshua.
Rev. Joseph Roberts Pastor Emeritus
Pastor Joe came to faith in Jesus Christ at the San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church in 1981. He attended Bay City Bible Institute and Logos Bible College earning a B.A. in Biblical Studies. He was an associate pastor at the Filipino-American Church in Alameda, California for three years and Christian Education Director at the San Lorenzo Japanese Christian Church for 2 years. In 1993, he was a part of a church planting team that planted Fremont Asian Christian Church in Fremont, California. There he assumed the role as pastor of the church. He was ordained into the OMS Holiness Church of North America in 1998. He pastored FACC for 22 years and retired in December of 2015. He is married to Cynthia, a Japanese American woman from Oahu, Hawaii. They have two sons and three grandchildren. Cynthia and Joe reside in Hayward, CA. Joe is now a Pastor Emeritus in the OMS Holiness Church of North America.
Darren Kaneshiro, Chairperson