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Integrate Biblical Truth with the Asian American Experience

How do we allow the gospel to permeate and transform every aspect of who we are? Students at Fuller’s Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry—or Asian American Center (AAC)—are equipped with a contextualized gospel that enables them to more wisely and fruitfully lead as an Asian American or in Asian American contexts. In a seminary environment of unmatched global diversity and academic resources, students learn to integrate biblical truth deeply with the complexities of the Asian American experience, identity, community, and mission.

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Campus Life

The Asian American Center, in partnership with the Asian American Student Fellowship (AASF), holds events and hosts speakers for our students both in Pasadena and online throughout the year—including a welcome banquet, guest lectures, Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, and a graduation banquet. These events, as well as other AASF social gatherings, offer natural points of connection and community for Asian American students, leading many to become friends and study partners and even lifelong ministry collaborators.

Course Offerings

Our foundational course, Asian American Identity and Ministry, provides an interdisciplinary framework that integrates psychology, sociology, culture studies, and critical race theory with theology. It is a must-take class for Asian American students, regardless of their calling, and for those looking to minister in Asian American or multiethnic contexts.

Other courses include:
Asian American Theologies
Missional Leadership in Asian American Contexts
Christian Ethics in Asian American Contexts
Transformational Preaching in Asian American Contexts
Theology and East Asian Pop Culture

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Formation Groups and Mentoring

Those who wish to can participate in quarterly, faculty-led Spiritual Formation Groups—intimate cohorts of four to five Asian American students. By sharing their personal journeys in a safe, guided environment, students in these groups have the opportunity to work through their identity, calling, and relationship with Christ. Asian American Center staff are available to support students in other ways as well: dealing with personal matters, looking for resources for a paper, or exploring questions of vocation and calling. We can also connect students with faculty on campus or other Asian American scholars around the country.

Featured Faculty

Our widely respected faculty combine decades of ministry experience with groundbreaking
work in church leadership, Pentecostal theology, psychology, and more.

Daniel D. Lee

Assistant Provost for the Center for Asian American Theology and Ministry and Assistant Professor of Theology and Asian American Ministry

Hak Joon Lee

Lewis B. Smedes Professor of Christian Ethics

Miyoung Yoon Hammer

Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Chair of the Department of Marriage and Family Therapy

Amos Yong

Director of the Center for Missiological Research and Professor of Theology and Mission

Testimonials

"AAC offers a unique opportunity to discuss all kinds of topics, whether theological or racial, and their pertinence to the Asian American church—where else can you converse about Barth’s theology and its relation to Asian views of duty, guilt, shame, and God? It’s also a safe space to freely share, whether venting frustrations about cultural/generational differences within our own churches or celebrating the end of a trying quarter. They’ll journey with you during challenging times while reveling in your triumphant ones."

Robert Tam
MDiv ’15

"Taking this class [Asian American Ministry and Identity] was a risk for me... I had to face a lot of cultural wounds that I had initially masked as cultural disinterest or apathy. However, this class actually normalized a lot of the experiences that I went through and helped me understand the sources of my pain so that I could surrender it to the Lord.... I now feel like I am empowered with a voice."

Angela Wu
MFT ‘19

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Resources

Cultivating Cultural Humility

Storytelling deconstructs Jessica ChenFeng’s Tawainese American experience and gives her a tool to help others navigate diversity

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Centering: The Asian American Podcast

Weekly conversations on Christ, the Christian life, and Asian American perspectives with host Pastor Kevin Doi, Professor Daniel Lee, and occasional guests.

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Neighbor

As members of the Fuller community go on a pilgrimage, they’re confronted by the struggle to learn from—and love—our neighbors.

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Learn More About the Asian American Center





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Contact Info
Staff

Daniel D. Lee

Assistant Provost,
Asian American Center

Assistant Professor of Theology and Asian American Ministry
danieldlee@fuller.edu

Russell Yee

Asian American Formation Group Facilitator,
Asian American Center

Affiliate Associate Professor of Worship
russellyee@fuller.edu

Kevin Doi

Church Leadership Advisor,
Asian American Center

Chaplain
kevindoi@fuller.edu

Jason G. L. Chu

Program Coordinator,
Asian American Center

jasonchu@fuller.edu

Office Location

460 Ford Place, 1st Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101

Mailing Address

135 N. Oakland Ave, Box M
Pasadena, CA 91182