Derek Chan

My God Story

I was born in Toronto to a non-Christian family from Hong Kong. I asked Jesus into my life at 13 when I received a gospel tract at a local outreach event. I graduated university with a bachelor’s in computer science and rose quickly in the business world, but I slowly grew discontented within. The Holy Spirit awakened a desire in me to serve His church and be a witness for Christ. I attended Tyndale University and College and graduated with a Master of Divinity. I began ministry as a tent-making pastor and proceeded to be a pastoral intern downtown focusing on homeless ministry as well as Tibetan children in Parkdale. After 5 years as a pastor, I realized the Lord had been preparing me for the mission field. After a long discernment process, the Lord opened a position on the Thailand team. I am eager to depart for Thailand in August 2019, with my focus being on church planting in Thailand.

Our Vision

Ministry assignment to be determined after initial 2 years of language study.

Current Priorities

"My current priorities are preaching about Thailand within our Alliance churches, language study, and preparing for departure in August 2019."


Pray for team leadership to discern upcoming opportunities to serve the Thai people

Pray for my language studies and adjustment to the Thai culture


The Global Advance Fund covers our support and living expenses. All donations are tax deductible.  Make cheque payable to "C&MA Canada".



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