In the spring of 2016, Pastor Mark Chun of Radiance Christian Church in SF invited Ulysses Wang and his family to help start a new church in the South Bay. After much prayer, they believed that God was calling them to the Bay Area to do something new, excited for what God was going to do!

Ulysses has been heavily involved in Christian ministry since his college days. After graduating with a degree in finance from New York University and working in business for a couple years, Ulysses felt the call to vocational ministry. He received a Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2006. For the past 14 years, he’s served as youth pastor, associate pastor, interim lead pastor, and missionary in Asia. He has a real heart for church planting and desires to cultivate a church where believers are passionate about engaging both in the Word of God and with the Spirit of God.

Christine has served alongside Ulysses from the moment they were engaged, bringing a God-given creativity, wisdom, and compassion to their relationship. She worked as a project manager at a media agency in Manhattan until she had their first child. Christine is now a stay-at-home mom to their children – Audrey & Noah – fun and awesome kids who have run alongside their parents since they were born.


Renewal’s beliefs can be summarized as evangelical, Reformed, and continuationist.

Evangelical because at the heart of all our beliefs is the Gospel of Jesus Christ – the marvelous truth that Jesus died and was raised so that sinners could be reconciled to God.

Reformed because we are committed to the doctrines of grace and an unshakable belief that the Bible is the sole infallible source of truth of authority.

Continuationist because we believe that the supernatural manifestations of the Holy Spirit, commonly referred to as the “gifts of the Spirit,” are both active and to be sought after in the church today.


Renewal is committed to upholding the following six values:


Renewal Church is a member of AMI – a community of churches seeking to model the spirituality, vision, and partnership exemplified in the book of Acts. AMI is committed to developing disciples of Christ within our churches and spreading the gospel message to those who don’t know Christ through church planting and missions work.