一九六零年代三藩市唐人街有人滿之患，屋租昂貴。有人說「三藩市」變成了「三煩市」；1. 住屋煩 2. 就業煩；3. 治安煩。住屋煩到頂點，實業界看到機會，紛紛在各方向附鎮大肆開發，增建住宅區。三藩市華人即能散居灣區以東至灣東山背以外地方包括康城 (Concord) 。
In the 1960, San Francisco Chinatown was in peril of overcrowding. Rent went sky high. Some even nicknamed it the “City of Three Headaches” meaning that it was troublesome to find: 1. Housing, 2. Employment, and 3. Security. Housing was extremely difficult. The real estate industry saw this as an opportunity to expand new housing constructions in the surrounding suburbs. The Chinese in San Francisco began expanding to the East Bay including the City of Concord.
At that time, Rev.Philip Loh was church planting in the East Bay and saw many Chinese settling in Concord. Recognizing this as a vision from God, Rev. Loh volunteered to come to Concord to begin a Bible study, despite of the additional work adding weight to an already heavy load for him.
Once we reached a steady attendance, the Chinese Pastors Association of C&MA supported us financially for the pastor. We rented various places including Presbyterian, Seven Day Adventist, and Baptist churches as our place of worship. In 1993, we finally bought our existing property as the House of Our Lord.