Our History

Mr. Alfred Piranian, a Philadelphia ship chandler, expressed his concern for the spiritual welfare of Chinese crews to Mr. Yun Yong, a medical artist at Temple University; and in February 1966 the Mission to Chinese Seamen was born.

In 1969 Rev. Maynard Lu came from Taiwan to extend the Mission’s ministry to Baltimore, Md. and in April 1970 Rev. Yun-Kai Yu began a follow-up program in Taiwan, and a ministry to the navigation schools.

In 1992, Rev. Steven Chuang joined the Mission as full-time Director of Evangelism for the Mission through 1995.

Starting October 1998 Mr. Byeong Lee joined the Mission as part-time Missionary.

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