Pastor Kenneth Kwan is our founding pastor. He graduated from the University of Minnesota with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering and worked as a Bridge Design engineer before going into business on his own. During that time, he realized that God was calling him to build people together instead of building bridges and began his studies at Fuller Theological Seminary where he received his Master of Divinity degree. One day after getting his degree, he noticed that many Buddhists would flock to the Hsi Lai Temple in Hacienda Heights in search for peace and purpose. His compassion for these Buddhists prompted him to start a church in the same city called Vineyard of Hope, where his vision was to impact the community through true hope in Christ and the powerful and freeing work of the Holy Spirit. In 2001, Pastor Kwan expanded his vision to include the mission of bringing people back home to receive the love of the Heavenly Father and to be equipped to be sent back out, and changed the name of the church to Vineyard of Harvest to reflect that. Recently, he has been passionately working on building a 2-generational church that supports each other and effectively ministers to both Chinese and English-speaking people. Throughout his years of pastoring, he has remained deeply committed to using creativity in preaching the Bible and helping people to actualize and apply biblical truths in their own lives and in the communities around them. He and his wife have six children who are all actively involved at VOH.