Gabe Orea


Gabe is Mexican. Originally a software engineer, he started serving bi-vocationally and now is a full time pastor at XICF. His main roles are preaching, personal spiritual care, and overseeing the corporate affairs of XICF. You’ll be blessed by his love for sharing God’s Word.

Ben Briggs


Ben from Dallas, Texas, is the father of three and has been in Xiamen for over 10 years. Ben serves as Chairman of the Steering Committee, as an Elder, and as Coordinator for XICF Kids (ages 0-13). He is thankful for the diverse & talented church body at XICF and thankful for the many volunteers helping us together extend God’s kingdom in Xiamen.

Michael Appiah-Kubi

Financial Manager

Michael is a Ghanaian PhD student at Xiamen University and has been in China since 2015. He is the Financial manager of the fellowship. He believes that it is expedient as a believer to serve in the body of Christ in any capacity so assigned for the growth of the church.

Tess Salazar-Madrilejos

Discipleship Ministry and Prayer Ministry Member

Tess Retired corporate banker and married to a Philippine diplomat. Her great desire to serve the Lord in the area of prayer led her to teach in and coordinate Discipleship Ministry with the aim of equipping and training believers to become obedient, firm, victorious and faithful follower of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Philip Akrofi Atitianti

Outreach Ministry

Philip is a Ghanaian student in Xiamen and heads the outreach ministry. His roles are organizing and coordinating the outreach activities of the Church. He finds it a privilege to serve in XICF and the body of Christ as a whole.

Prince Charles

Student Outreach

Prince is from Ghana. Pursuing his Master Degree in Finance at Xiamen University. He is committed to serving God and help individuals contribute their intellectual knowledge to advancing the kingdom of God, hence serving as the Director of University Students Relation. His duty is to mobilize and help students participate in activities of the church.