James Hou

James Hou

James Hou (pronounced ‘hoe’) is from Nanjing, China, where his parents and in-laws still live. He emerged from the Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics with a degree in Computational Mathematics and Applied Software, then furthered his education by completing a Financial Advisor of Security Investment course after immigrating to Australia.

James has previously worked in computer coding, project management, export sales and company analysis. So why in 2020 did he become a Ministry Apprentice?

Like most people in China, James was an atheist—taught that there is no God. But his fascination with Western culture led to a relentless search for truth and for the meaning of life. He investigated science, explored Buddhism and Taoism, ‘spied’ at the Mormon headquarters in Salt Lake City, and attended Christmas parties at a church in Nanjing. After moving to Adelaide, James spent lots of time digging into the Bible, and he could feel God’s power leading him along the way. Now, as a Christian, his passion is to introduce people to Jesus (especially non-Christians from China).

As a Ministry Apprentice, James is involved in almost every aspect of Trinity Church Adelaide’s Mandarin gathering, assisting our Mandarin Pastor, Boon Yong Sim.

James lives with his wife and young baby son, and enjoys basketball and tennis (his favourite players are Michael Jordan and Roger Federer), watching movies and reading books.


James Hou (侯伟立) 来自中国南京。从南京航空航天大学计算数学及其应用软件专业本科毕业后,他移民来到澳大利亚,并继续在这里完成了证券投资财务顾问的学位。

James曾在不同的行业有过从业经历:计算机编程、软件项目管理、出口销售、公司分析。他究竟为什么在2020年成为基督教事工的学员呢?

和大多数中国人一样,James也曾是一位无神论者,从小被教导这世界从来就没有神。但是他热衷于了解不同的文化,特别是西方文化,也从未停止探究什么是真理以及生命的意义。他多方寻求,从科学,到佛教和道教,“潜入”盐湖城的摩门教总部,参加南京圣保罗堂的圣诞节聚会,等等。在来到阿德莱德以后,James花了很多时间研读圣经,他能够感受到上帝的能力一直在带领着自己。如今,身为基督徒的他,对帮助引导人们来到耶稣的面前充满热情,尤其是对来自中国的非基督徒同胞们。

作为基督教事工的学员,James积极参与阿德莱德三一教会华文堂值堂的各项服事,协助华文堂沈文荣牧师,帮助越来越多的华人前来认识基督耶稣。

James目前与妻子Nicole Ma (马可) 和刚会走路的儿子Daniel一同住在阿德莱德市郊。他喜欢篮球和网球,最喜爱的运动员是Michael Jordan和Roger Federer (算过时吗~~),喜欢看电影和读书。

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