One Body Life Directors
Henry Hon graduated from UC Berkeley with an engineering degree. Soon after, he co-founded a folding bicycle company, DAHON, which became the largest company of its kind in the world. Henry has been a serial entrepreneur ever since. He and his wife of 40 years have raised four children and currently have four grandchildren. His immediate family represents the “melting pot” of America with descendants from Europe, Africa, China, and Southeast Asia.
Henry came to know and serve Jesus Christ in 1969 during the Jesus People movement. At that time, he saw God’s purpose is for the ONEness of His people. He has been aspiring for the growing experiences and expression of this reality.
Henry is the author of the book, ONE: Unfolding God's Eternal Purpose from House to House. This book expounds on the Lord’s epic prayer in John 17 for ONEness of His people through the three gifts of eternal life, truth, and glory. It is a curating of all the major points of Christian teaching that he has successfully integrated into his own life; together with some fresh discoveries in the Scriptures, it is presented through the vision of ONEness in a understandable language, not that of a theologian, but of an engineer/entrepreneur/family man.
Hal Townsend graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from a Bible College in Kansas. He entered into ministry as Youth Pastor at the Medford Friends Church in Oregon. There he met his wife and over the past 40 years has enjoyed a Christ-centered home where they raised four children. Soon after their marriage Hal left the formal ministry and he and his wife moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been working in Employee Benefits consulting since 1989.
Hal was raised in a pastor's family in the Midwest and came to Jesus at the age of nine during one of the church's annual revival meetings. He became active in church youth choirs and traveled extensively up through his college years with choirs and contemporary Christian bands presenting the gospel in churches, high schools, camps and conferences. During his time of formal ministry, Hal became dissatisfied with institutional Christianity and began to desire the early church experience of simply assembling with other believers in order to experience Christ-centered body-life. This eventually led to home gatherings for Bible study, fellowship, encouragement and building up one another. Since the early 1990's Hal and his wife have been actively assembling with other believers in homes to enjoy organic body-life.
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