William and Cheryl Chong are a Kiwi Asian couple who call Auckland, New Zealand home. Chongsworship is an online hub for all things Chong-related – marriage and family, prayer and praise, music and worship.
In 2017 the Chongs plan to move to Australia to study at Sydney Missionary Bible College (SMBC) to be better equipped for a lifetime of gospel ministry.
William was born in Kuching, Malaysia to parents of Malaysian-Chinese and Taiwanese origin. He moved to New Zealand at the age of 9, and was introduced to Christianity as a 17 year old when someone took the time to sit down with him and explain the gospel message. He confessed his sin and placed his trust in Jesus for full forgiveness.
William has been a member of Howick Baptist Church in Auckland, New Zealand since 2008 and currently serves part-time as a ministry intern. He serves in various ways, including worship leading, reading the bible 1-to-1, leading bible studies, and assisting the elders and staff with administrative matters. When he’s not serving alongside his church family, he spends the rest of his week as a freelance writer with Clever Whale Concepts. He also serves on the Stand for the Gospel and Equip Conference organising committees.
William graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in music (composition) and sports exercise science from the University of Auckland, and is looking to complete an MDiv at SMBC to be better equipped for a lifetime of gospel ministry.
Cheryl was born in Melbourne, Australia to parents of Hong Kong origin, but was raised in Auckland, New Zealand.
After receiving her BA in psychology at the University of Auckland, Cheryl completed a PGDipSci in speech science and a diploma in web development at Natcoll Design School. Since then, she’s been involved in a range of design and development projects. Cheryl loves God, and has been blessed with an enthusiasm for languages, gaming, coding, and art in all its forms.
In 2012, Cheryl was promoted to a full-time role as a stay-at-home mum, and is now the Nurturer-in-Chief for our little trees.
E was born in May 2012, and is a beautiful bundle of joy. She enjoys reading books, cardmaking and hunting for mushrooms after the rain.
H was born in January 2014, and is the chatty and playful child in our family. We’re still waiting to see if she can sing in tune.
R was born in April 2016; he definitely has a big pair of lungs.
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