Please update this article to reflect recent events or newly available information. He said that his understanding of the fear of God grew when began to fear his father as he did not get along well with his father. However, when Francis was eight years, his step-mother died in an automobile accident. In raising the 4 kids, his father and new stepmother had family care from his father’s younger sister and her husband, Marion and William Wong, along with a large clan and church clan. This helped him gain more faith in Christ and get a better understanding of Christianity by developing more curiosity in ministry. In 2020, Chan relocated to Hong Kong where he lives and works in Sham Shui Po.  They wed in 1994, and as of December 2014 they have seven children. Francis Chan was in Chinatown areas of San Francisco, California on 31st August 1967 to refugees Pak-sum Chan [陳柏森], and Wan-bing Mui [梅韻冰]. The members of his family thereafter included; Francis Chan was sent to Hong Kong to be raised by his grandmother, a Buddhist for some years. Francis Chan (born August 31, 1967, in San Francisco, California), is an American Protestant writer, trainer, and evangelist in churches & related locales. Francis was born in San Francisco, California on 31st August 1967. , Chan was sent to Hong Kong to be raised by a grandmother, a Buddhist for several years. As of 2009, the university had 47 alumni helping in various parts of the world. In 2009, Christianity Today reported that has Chan illustrating this as an era where his own life was not lived reliably with his sacred ideas, stating “Those were the worst years of my life… a sinful, hypocritical time.”, Read: Why Doesn’t God Heal Everyone? [verification needed], Chan started Eternity Bible College in 2004 as a ministry of Cornerstone Community Church, with 100 students. The college was made to make followers and teach scholars how to disciple others. Francis was born in San Francisco, California on 31st August 1967. The Cornerstone Community Church was founded in 1994 by Francis Chan, his wife Lisa, and 30 others. 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Chan was born to his father, Pa-sum Chan, a former minister at the Leighton Road Baptist Church in Hong Kong and Wan-bing Mui. After a while, Chan left the pastoral position citing that he was living a hypocritical life. , His father then remarried again, to Josephine Leung [梁克閲], who “raised [the] four children lovingly with Godly influence.“ In raising the four, his father and new stepmother had family support from his father's younger sister and her husband, Marion and William Wong, along with a large extended family and church family. In 1976, when Chan was 8 years old, his stepmother Amy Chan died in a car tragedy. After his seminary degree, Francis became a youth pastor in Chatsworth, California, at the Church at Rocky Peak. Chan established Eternity Bible College in 2004 as an office of Cornerstone Church, with 100 scholars. His dad married another wife, Amy Law giving Francis a step-sister, Gloria.  As a high-school and then junior-college student,[where?][when?] Along the way, Chan and others created Eternity Bible College, which sustained the “less is more” idea by joining with area public colleges to achieve overall education courses. His father was an ex-priest at the Leighton Road Baptist Church in Hong Kong while his mother was a “Bible lady of the Hong Kong Baptist Church, Caine Road.”. Also, in 2008 it was stated that Cornerstone would give away 55% of its revenue to helpful causes.  Before becoming a senior pastor, Chan worked different retail and fast food jobs. He was the third and last born to her mother Wan-bing as her mother died during her delivery.