LEADERSHIP

Chab'sElder/Pastor Eric Chabaneixericchab@pillarbaptist.com

Eric Chabaneix has been a pastor of Pillar Baptist Church in Fremont, California since 2009. A graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), he holds an M.Div (2006) and a Th.M (2009) from the Master’s Seminary. Eric grew up in the South Bay Area and met his wife Jennifer in Santa Barbara while pursuing his bachelor’s degree. After his studies, Eric and Jennifer returned to the Bay Area in 2009 to minister and start a family. Eric and Jennifer enjoy the company of friends, reading, and traveling with their daughter, Noah and their son, Evan. Eric is passionate about preaching the gospel and discipleship. He also enjoys the biblical languages and church history.

Bae'sElder/Pastor Danny Baedannybae@pillarbaptist.com

Danny Bae has been a pastor at Pillar Baptist Church since 2011. As a native of Northern California he earned his degrees from The University of California Santa Barbara (B.A.) in Business Economics and The Master’s Seminary (M.Div. & Th.M.). Before joining Pillar Baptist Church, Danny ministered in Southern California for 9 years. He is married to his wife Deborah, an occupational therapist in the Fremont Unified School District. Along with their daughter Camilla, they enjoy spending time with friends, eating good food, and cheering for the San Francisco 49ers and the Los Angeles Lakers.

Shen'sElder Basil Shenbasilshen@pillarbaptist.com

Basil Shen has been a part of Pillar Baptist Church since 2005. He has spent all his years in the South Bay except for his years in New York where he studied at and graduated from Vassar College with a B.A. Since joining Pillar Baptist, he has served in welcoming, sound team, worship team, men’s group, youth ministry, adult teaching, and leadership. Basil has been married to SueAnn since 2008 and in 2012 welcomed the addition of twins, girl and boy, Avery and Bennett.

CassDeaconess Cassandra Freeman

Cassandra Freeman has been a member of Pillar Baptist Church since 2010 and serves as the Deaconess of Member Care. As a native of SoCal, Cassandra moved to the Bay Area and graduated from the University of California Berkley with a B.A. in Communications. She currently works in the field of Sports Licensing and resides in the Peninsula with her husband Kevin. They enjoy spending time with friends, traveling, swing dancing, and good food.

Deaconess Christine Rho

Christine has been part of Pillar Baptist Church since 2008. A native of the Bay Area, Christine graduated from UC Berkeley and though she grew up in the church, it was during her undergraduate years that she came to understand and respond to the Gospel. She returned home after college and began to attend Pillar, where she learned about the importance of church membership. Christine is married to her husband Enu and together they serve on the Sound Team and oversee Pillar’s Midweek Worship Service.

EdDeacon Edward Lin

Edward Lin has been a member of Pillar Baptist Church since 2010. He primarily serves on the Welcoming Team and is passionate about serving the needs of people. Though he grew up in the church, Edward did not receive Christ until after college. Edward is originally from Orange County but now calls the Silicon Valley his home where he works as a Software Engineer.

GenevaDeaconess Geneva Choy

Geneva Choy has been a member of Pillar Baptist since 2010. She graduated from the University of California San Diego in 2010 after which she returned to her native Bay Area and is currently an HR Systems Analyst in San Jose. As a Deaconess, Geneva oversees all administration at Pillar. Geneva was married to her husband Michael in 2013 and they reside in the East Bay where she faithfully cheers for her beloved Oakland Athletics and Golden State Warriors. Together Michael and Geneva enjoy cooking for others, reading, and spending time with family and friends.