Dear Friends of AFC,
My name is Roger Kung, current Board Chair of Ambassadors for Christ. You are getting this letter because of your long term friendship and support to AFC ministry. I would like to share with you an exciting news regarding the future of AFC before we make a public announcement.
AFC Board of Directors has been considering for several years who may be able to succeed Rev. David Chow as the next President as Rev. Chow is preparing for his retirement. After many months of intentional prayer and search by the Board Search Committee, AFC Board takes great pleasure to announce Dr. Yeou-Cherng Bor(柏有成) as AFC President-Elect effective Nov 2021.
Dr. Bor enjoyed a long and close relationship with AFC. He dedicated himself to God’s call to serve at Chinese Mission Convention 1992 while a PhD student at Cornell University. Since 2011 Dr. Bor served as AFC Board member and became Board Chair from 2012-2015. After many prayers, he answered God’s call to serve full time as AFC Executive Director in July 2015.
Dr. Bor will serve as President-Elect until May 2022 when he will be officially commissioned as AFC President. Rev. David Chow will serve alongside Dr. Bor and the AFC team as President Emeritus during the transition until his retirement in November 2022.
We thank God for providing a distinguished Christian leader to take AFC into the future. You may find more details about Dr. Bor in the attached bio, and a link to learn more about his past ministry, writing, and talks. We deeply appreciate your continued prayer and support for Dr. Yeou-Cherng Bor and the entire AFC team during this time of transition. In the meantime, I invite you to register for CMC Global 2021 and stay tuned for our year-end report.
Biography of Yeou-Cherng Bor
A native of Taiwan, Yeou-cherng Bor received his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from National Taiwan University. He obtained his doctorate degree from Cornell University, where he was baptized into the Lord. He conducted postdoctoral research at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies, San Diego, CA. Later, he joined University of Virginia, where his research area focused on the molecular biology of human immunodeficiency virus(HIV), the causative agent for Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS). While residing in Charlottesville, Virginia, he attended the First Baptist Church, where he served as deacon and leader in youth and college student ministry. He was also a member of Gideons International, participating in placing Bibles around the world.
In 2011 he was invited to join as a Board member of Ambassadors for Christ (AFC), an organization that focuses on reaching Chinese intellectuals for Christ. From 2013 to 2015, he was elected to be the Chair of the Board of Directors of AFC. In July 2015 he began serving full time at AFC as its Executive Director. Yeou-Cherng and his wife, Heng-liang Lynn Bor, have three grown-up children: James, Samuel, and Christine.
Yeou-Cherng enjoys reading, writing on subjects of science and faith, christian worldviews and apologetics. He considers helping people intellectually and spiritually with questions of God, the most rewarding job in the world.