Born in Hong Kong, Emmanuel immigrated to Toronto, Canada with his family at the age of ten. Although he grew up in a Christian family, he lived a worldly and lukewarm life throughout his high school and freshman year of University. However, God began to transform his life in his second year of University at the campus fellowship. This later also led to his water baptism in July 2005.
Still, not satisfied with his spiritual walk and “mundane/mediocre Christianity”, he sought Jesus in prayer for a deeper walk with Him. Contrary to his conservative evangelical upbringing, he learned about the “Baptism of the Holy Spirit” through a passionate youth pastor called Jaeson Ma who planted over 200 campus churches across America with numerous miracles following. Curious why he is not experiencing the same zeal and miracles in his own life, Emmanuel took time to study the scriptures about the BOHS and earnestly sought God that he could receive also.
On September 29, 2008, in an intense session of seeking and praying, Emmanuel finally received the baptism of the Holy Spirit in his room with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues. He continues to pray in the Holy Spirit today with much spiritual fruit. His life has not been the same ever since as the Holy Spirit leads him to pursue a life of holiness, love, dying to self, and operating in the power of God in miracles, healings and deliverances.
Emmanuel received his Bachelor of Arts with Honours in 2006 and Masters of Theological Studies from Tyndale Seminary in 2009. Nevertheless, Emmanuel believes the most effective training in the faith is learning to walk intimately with the Holy Spirit, personally reading scripture, cultivating a genuine prayer life, and learning from the lives of many Generals of the Faith (John Wesley, George Muller, Charles Finney, David Wilkerson, Leonard Ravenhill, Smith Wigglesworth, A.A Allen, Lester Sumrall, William Booth, and etc.) Two recent favourite preachers that Emmanuel enjoys listening to are David Hogan and David Pawson. They both bring much encouragement to his faith.
While Emmanuel has been on various mission trips, the one trip that revolutionized his life was a ten-day trip to Tuxtla Gutierrez Mexico in August 2009. As he traveled with his team of four, preaching the good news of Jesus Christ, ministering to the poor and praying for the sick, God did a mighty work there as many people were miraculously healed, delivered from demonic oppression and heard the gospel for the first time. Emmanuel has since also traveled to Philippines (Manila), India (Andhra Pradesh) and Kenya (Eldoret) in ministering the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Today, Emmanuel owns a successful online business that he started in 2008 by the grace of God. After much prayer in seeking God’s direction for him and his family, the Holy Spirit has given him a new direction in 2014 to be a marketplace missionary. That is, to thrive in the marketplace, bring kingdom finance to worthy Christian ministries, take the gospel to the marketplace where people won’t attend a traditional church, and expect miracles, signs and wonders to follow.
Emmanuel enjoys sharing his faith openly through online media. He also travels to wherever God opens doors and leads him to minister the gospel. His heart is to see millions of people experience the love of God, repent from their sins and trust in Jesus Christ so that they can live a new life by the power of the Holy Spirit.
It is also his heart’s desire to see the body of Christ rise up to maturity so that together they can finish the Great Commission and destroy the works of darkness. This will bring glory to King Jesus who will soon return to receive His bride, the one who has made herself ready in holiness by faith and obeying His commands in love.
Maranatha, come Lord Jesus!