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.


Hospitality and Stories to Grow Coordinator

Inga is from Philippines. She has lived in China with her family since 2003. She has a heart to serve the body of Christ in any way God in His grace will enable her. Her role in the Steering Committee is to coordinate the Hospitality team and talks on Stories to Grow sessions, in order to inspire and encourage each other in the faith.

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.

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.

Julien L'Hermet

Small Group Coordinator

Julien is from the south of France. He is living in China since 2010 and married to a Chinese wife. As a designer, Julien also serves XICF as the graphic & web designer. “What I love about XICF is that even though we are from all corners of the world, we unite in our diversity for the glory of God. It is like nowhere else”.

Dewortor Wisdom. K.

Finance Manager

Wisdom is from Ghana (Africa) is a Master student in Finance at Xiamen University. He is married and has worked professionally as a Senior Accounting Assistant for 3 years. He is a financial enthusiast, and believes prudent resource management is a call for all believers even in the mist of abundance. He finds it all joy in serving in the vineyard of God.