The Reformed Church of Newtown is an multi-ethnic church situated in the heart of Elmhurst, New York. We are part of The Reformed Church in America.
We worship in three different languages: English, Taiwanese and Mandarin. Each language groups come with their own community and culture, but together we worship the same God.
Whether you are looking for a place to connect with others, grow in your faith, put your talents to work, or get your questions answered, our doors are open for you.
We hope you find Newtown to be your spiritual home.
Pastor Chris Koch
Pastor Chris Koch was called to Newtown in 2014 as the Associate Pastor serving in the English congregation. Previously Pastor Koch served for 6 years as the Associate Pastor for Worship and Spiritual Formation at the American Protestant Church in The Hague, in the Netherlands.
He is originally from Wisconsin, graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary with an M.Div., and has ministered in the Southwest and West Coast prior to going overseas. Besides being a pastor, Pastor Koch is also a worship leader and musician/songwriter. He is married to Kathryn, who has lived in NYC since coming to study at the New York Academy of Art in 1995. They have a son named Eben, short for "Ebenezer', which means 'stone of help or redemption' in Hebrew.
Rev. Dr. Tien-Heng Chiu
Rev. Dr. Tien-Heng Chiu was called to Newtown in 2013 as the Assistant Pastor. He received the Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2012, and was ordained in 2013. Prior to joining Newtown, for thirty years Pastor Chiu was a member of the Rutgers Community Christian Church at New Jersey, where he served variously as deacon in the caring and education ministries and chairman of the Board.
Pastor Chiu was born in Hong Kong and grew up in Taiwan. He received the Bachelor of Science in Physics from National Taiwan University, and the Ph.D. in Physics in 1983 from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Pastor Chiu worked as a scientist in research and development at Bell Laboratories, and subsequently as a manager in Lucent Technologies. He is married to I-I, who received the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary in 2012. They have one son, who works in the legal field.
Pastor Henry Chiang
Pastor Chiang was called to Newtown in 2017 to serve as the Assistant Pastor for the Taiwanese congregation. Prior to Newtown, he was the pastor for 5 years in the Minnanese and Mandarin congregations at the Fujian Evangelical Church in Richmond, Canada. He received theological training at the Vancouver School of Theology. He also served in several churches in different ministerial capacities during and after his studies.
Pastor Chiang was born in Chiayi, Taiwan, but grew up in Kaohsiung. After completing his university education in Taiwan, he immigrated to Australia. It was there that he committed himself fulltime to the LORD’s calling. He and his wife, Christina have 2 children.