Community Baptist Church

15 S. Humboldt Street, San Mateo, CA 94401

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Community Baptist Church's pastoral and administrative staff are available to answer your questions and help you in your walk with God. Please contact one of them online (through email) or by phone. Your contact will be kept confidential by those whom you reach out to. For personal privacy and security purposes, CBC will not provide over-the-phone personal contact information of our members and regular attenders. We will also guard your right to privacy.

Get to Know Our Pastors

Rev. Dr. Jenny Quey, Senior Pastor

Rev. Dr. Paul Esswein, English Pastor

Rev. Victor Cheng, Madarin Pastor

Rev. Jennifer Plantenberg, Youth and Children Pastor

Administrative Staff

  • Rudy Wong
    Executive Administrator
  • Weachin Su
    Administrative Assistant
  • Jackie Ching
    Administrative Assistant

Board of Directors

  • Cherie Ho
  • Simi Lee
    Church Secretary
  • Arthur Lau
    Church Treasurer
  • Pastor Jenny Quey
    Senior Pastor
  • Jeffrey Cheung
    Member At Large
  • Teresa Chau
    Member At Large
  • Shirley Mak
    Member At Large

Cantonese Pastoral Ministries

Rev. Dr. Jenny Quey, Senior Pastor was born and raised in Hong Kong. She came to know the Lord at the age of 15 and sensed a call to ministry when she was 17. She received her B.A. in Sociology from Hong Kong Baptist University, and both her M. Div. and D. Min. from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor Jenny has been serving at CBC since 1990, where she started the Cantonese ministry. She was ordained that same year. Since 1998, she has served as the Senior Pastor, and in 2002, she established the Mandarin ministry.

Pastor Jenny has served on numerous denominational and inter-denominational boards and committees including American Baptist Churches of the West, American Baptist Churches of the USA, and the National Conference of Chinese Christian Churches of North America. She has also preached on a weekly radio program in San Francisco.

Her husband, Art, graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with a M. Div. and has also been ordained. Together, they serve in the church with a passion for carrying out the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. They have two children, Daniel and Rebecca.

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Sermons are in Cantonese

Mandarin Pastoral Ministries

Rev. Victor Cheng was a civil engineer and operating a wholesale business of building materials for many years.

In year 2002, he was called by the Lord to dedicate himself to be a full time gospel minister. After graduating from Pacific International Theological Seminary, he started the gospel outreach ministry in the local community with his wife, Esther.

He later became the development director of the Community Center of Chinese Christian Herald Crusade in Southern California for six years. They actively preached gospel to the grass-root residents, new immigrants and patients in the hospitals.

Since 2012, he has frequently gone to Mainland China to teach short term theological classes in many locations in order to train and equip the young ministers and theological students. In 2017, he became the Mandarin Pastor of CBC. His goal is to dedicate the second half of his life to serve the Lord. To shepherd and nurture the children of God to grow spiritually based on the truth of the Bible.

“Do your best to please God. Be a worker who doesn’t need to be ashamed. Teach the message of truth correctly.” 2 Timothy 2:15

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Sermons are in Mandarin

English Pastoral Ministries

Rev. Dr. Paul Esswein, English Pastor, was born and raised in Pittsburgh, PA and has degrees from Penn State University (B.S.), Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (M. Div.), and Fuller Theological Seminary (D. Min.). He came to know the Lord at the age of 13 and sensed a call to ministry upon graduation from college in 1982. He was ordained in 1988.

Pastor Paul has served in pastoral ministry in Pennsylvania and Arizona as well as a missionary to Bolivia South America. He has been the English pastor since January of 2003 and has a deep passion to see people mature in their relationship with Jesus Christ.

Pastor Paul is married to Susan (who is an integral part of the Children Ministry at CBC) and has four children.

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Children and Youth Pastoral Ministries

Pastor Jennifer Plantenberg, Youth Pastor, was born and raised in Fresno, California. Growing up, she attended Fresno First Baptist Church, where she was baptized at age 11 and sensed a call to ministry at age 15. She received her B. A. in Religious Studies from Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon, and her M. Div. from American Baptist Seminary of the West in Berkeley, California, and was ordained in 2008.

Pastor Jennifer followed God's calling and her passion for children and youth serving at Fresno FBC, McMinnville FBC, Sugar Pine Christian Camps, and Redwood Glen. She ministered here at CBC part-time while attending seminary and then returned full time at the end of 2005. Being a part of this community of believers is a blessing!

Pastor Jennifer met and married her husband, Chad, at Sugar Pine Christian Camps. God has blessed them with two darling and energetic children and two amusing cats.