In the 1980s, an evangelism ministry in a garment factory in New York City was started by the late Mr. and Mrs. Yiu Man Wan. In the mid 1990s, the ministry expanded to several other factories. By the end of the decade, a group of believers from different factories started meeting every Sunday in a small rented place for joint worship and fellowship. Our church began to take shape.
About a year later, we learnt that the First Evangelical Free Church of Brooklyn (FEFC), a mainly Norwegian American Christian church, had a vision to reach out to the growing Chinese population in their neighborhood. Through the recommendation of the Association of North American Chinese Evangelical Free Churches (ANACEFC), the FEFC identified our church plant to be a ready ministry for them to support by sharing with us their huge church building. Thus the New York Chinese Evangelical Free Church (NYCEFC) was officially launched on June 13, 1999 and the first pastor was installed.
Over the years, as the garment industry in New York City underwent changes and the number of factories diminished, garment factory workers are no longer the majority of our congregation. There are people of other trades and professions.
Developing alongside the adult ministry are the children and youth ministries, in which we work closely with the FEFC. Today we witness a good number of children and teens grow up in church.
All praise be to God!