Who are we?

We are the English Ministry of the Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church located near the Tyson’s Corner area of Northern Virginia. We come from all walks of life striving to be centered on God’s Word and His Mission.  The church also provides a Taiwanese-speaking service on Sundays and a Mandarin-speaking fellowship on Friday evenings.

What are we about?

We are building a community of disciples that point people to Jesus by enjoying God, experiencing community, and engaging the World. This vision shapes all the we do, and we are constantly evolving so that we are making purposeful progress towards growth.
We are excited to see what God will do through us and we invite you to be a part of this journey!

The Gospel

At the heart of what we believe is the gospel of Jesus Christ. The good news of the gospel is that Christ died for sinners, was buried, and on the third day, Jesus rose from the dead (1 Cor 15:3-5). Jesus lived on behalf of us, died our death, and rose again, thus triumphing over sin, death, and eternal separation. Through faith in Christ, we are reconciled to the Father, adopted as sons and daughters, and have been given a mission to be Christ’s voice, hands and feet in our world.
We are part of a greater family called Presbyterians. Presbyterians are distinctive in two major ways: they adhere to a pattern of religious thought known as Reformed theology and a form of government that stresses the active, representational leadership of both ministers and church members.
At the heart of Reformed thought are the Five “Solas”
1 Sola scriptura (“by Scripture alone”)
2 Sola fide (“by faith alone”)
3 Sola gratia (“by grace alone”)
4 Solo Christo (“Christ alone” or “through Christ alone”)
5 Soli Deo gloria (“glory to God alone”)
We rely on the Bible as our authority and source of guidance in leading the church. Secondarily, we are guided by our constitution which consists of the Book of Confessions and Book of Order.

Four Families from the Taiwanese Presbyterian Church of Washington (Wheaton, MD) planted a church called Taiwanese Presbyterian Mission of Northern Virginia. They met at Christ Presbyterian Church in Fairfax.
Taiwanese Presbyterian Church of Northern Virginia moved to Oakton Elementary School on August 1, 1993.
Rev. Dr. John Yieh became the pastor of TPCVA. Ken and Irene Liu called to help youth ministry.
TPCVA calls Rev. Dr. David Chen to become Pastor. Susan Chen led the youth ministry while overseeing English service
TPCVA moves to Chesterbrook Presbyterian Church and changes her name to Chesterbrook Taiwanese Presbyterian Church. Winnie Chu called as part time youth director.
Kenneth Liu is called as full time Director of Youth and Young Adult Ministries. The English Service moved to the main sanctuary in June 2002.
Ken was ordained and installed as Minister of Word and Sacrament on May 25th.
CTPC elected four deacons from the English Ministry and were commissioned to oversee the vision and execution of the English Ministry.
Kenneth Liu steps down from his position as pastor of the English Ministry and is replaced by Pastor Young Park as interim staff pastor. Mayline Yu becomes part-time Youth Director. Huai-En Tsai becomes part-time Children’s Ministry Director.
Rev. Dr. David Chen steps down from his position.
Rev. Andrew Tsai becomes CTPC’s Interim Senior Pastor


Rev. Andrew Tsai (Interim Senior Pastor)
Pastor Young Park (English Pastor Staff)


Huai-En Tsai (Children’s Ministry Director)


James (Care)
Hui (Education)
Eric (Worship)
Jenny (Spiritual Growth)
Martin (Fellowship)
Justin (Finance)

Congregational Leadership

This is the group of people, elected by the congregation, who make the decisions for the running of the local church. In some churches this group is called the “church council.”
The session is composed of elders. This doesn’t have to do with age so much as those who are considered competent and wise enough to make good decisions. There are two kinds of elders, “ruling elders” and “teaching elders.” The ruling elders come from the congregation and are elected to serve in three-year cycles. The teaching elder is the pastor. This person is called a teaching elder because they have to go to a lot of school to get the education to preach and teach proper doctrine. The pastor is often also called the minister, or a “minister of the Word and Sacrament.”
The office of deacon as set forth in scripture is one of sympathy, witness, and service after the example of Jesus Christ. Persons of sound character, honest repute, of exemplary lives, brotherly and sisterly love, warm sympathies, and sound judgment should be chosen for office”. (G-6.0401)
This is the person who runs a meeting of elders or deacons, or a presbytery or committee meeting. In a club or other gathering he or she would be called the “chairperson” or perhaps “president.” The moderator of a session is a teaching elder. The moderator of a presbytery may be either a teaching elder or a ruling elder.

National and Regional Leadership

The presbytery is made up of a group of churches usually in a certain geographical area. The presbytery meeting includes “presbyters,” both ruling and teaching elders, who gather to make decisions affecting the presbytery.
The Synod is the regional expression consisting of at least three presbyteries. Presbytery elects and sends commissioners to serve the region.
General Assembly
GA is the highest governing body and is the representative of the unity of the synods, presbyteries, sessions, and congregations of the PCUSA. Meets once a year