We live in a world that is full of heartache and adversity. Many people struggle to make ends meet and find themselves doing a lot with a little to show for it. Sometimes we begin to wonder, "Why am I here? What purpose is there for me? There must be something else that will fulfill that emptiness inside of me." I have found that God alone can provide the answers to these questions with which we struggle. Life is more than work. I really love my ministry. One of the many good things about Life Change Baptist Church - also known as Indonesian Baptist Church - is the loving attitude that we gain from Christ, and more importantly, the privilege we are given to do great things for God's Kingdom.
I also would like to express my thanks to God for my wonderful family; thanks to my wife - Julia, my daughter - Clarisa, and my son - Clyde who are always supporting me in my ministry; thanks to God's family at LCBC for diligently serving Him together with me. You are awesome!
Galatians 6:9: "Let us not get tired of doing what is good, for at the right time we will reap a harvest - if we do not give up." If you are looking for a good Bible-believing church that will strengthen you in your relationship with God and others, we invite you to attend!
Rev. Dr. A. Johanes Sudarma
Deacon Hartono Purnama
I was ordained as a deacon at the Indonesian Baptist Church on January 26, 1997. I was born in Indonesia in a non-Christian family. My father was a strong Buddhist man who hated believers. Through a good Christian friend and church’s sport activities, I was introduced to Jesus Christ, and was then baptized at Calvary Baptist Church in Jakarta at the age of 16. Since then, I
served the Lord in many different areas, wherever God led me to. In Luke 18:1, Jesus said, “Pray always and never give up.” After praying for 16 years, my father was finally saved and was a faithful Christian until he passed away in 2016.
I have been married to my wife, Nancy, since 1988. She is a very devoted Christian and serves as much as possible and wherever needed. We have two
children, Christopher and Audrey. I am very thankful that both of my kids and wife are actively involved in the ministry. As Joshua 24:15 says: “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”
Deacon Agus Tjiptamustika
I was raised in a Christ centered home where my parents taught and lived out their faith in front of their kids. My parents continuously taught and encouraged spiritual growth. I have had the opportunity to watch my parents as they faithfully follow God’s lead. I was ordained as a Deacon in November 2013. My purpose in life is to serve the Lord full heartedly. Besides singing, I also enjoy praying and reading spiritual and inspirational works. I like to find a quiet place and have an intimate relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ and listen to His voice for guidance. In order for me to have a balance life between ministry and family, I always plan a family vacation at least once a year. I love spending quality time with my wife, Kimberley, my son, Dillon, and my daughter, Novia. During our free time, we enjoy hiking, bowling, and many other outdoor activities.
Life Scripture: Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters. Colossians 3:23
Deacon Sukardi Tamin
I was born in Indonesia and received Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior in 1993. After, I joined Life Change Baptist Church in 1996 and was ordained as a Deacon in 2005. I am married to a loving wife and blessed with two wonderful children.
Two of my favorite verses:
Joshua 24:15 – “…But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”
Psalm 23:1 – “The Lord is my Shepherd…”
Deacon Jonathan Chang
Deacon Maoe Kian Tjoe
I came to the US from Indonesia as a student. Since 1979, I worked as an Engineer for CCSF for thirty years. Despite success in family and work, I felt life was empty with no purpose while living as an atheist. A friend brought me to church in 1995. Within six months, I placed my faith in Jesus Christ and devoted my life to Him. By God's grace, I also brought my family along with several siblings and their families to the Lord; over twenty of us were baptized within that same year. I experienced internal peace and joy after my conversion. Since then, I dedicate my life to the Lord by loving and serving Him. In 1999, LCBC ordained me as a deacon. Currently, I live in San Francisco with my wife Lila. We have two sons, a daughter, and five grandchildren.
Deacon Peter Martosoetjipto