Get to know Bob Fu
Get to know Bob Fu — August 27th
Bob Fu will be the keynote speaker at Southcliff's MissionFest 2018.
Dr. Bob Fu will be the keynote speaker at this year’s MissionFest 2018, held at Southcliff on October 14.
Bob (Xiqiu) Fu was born and raised in mainland China and was a student leader during the Tiananmen Square demonstrating for freedom and democracy in 1989. In 1993 he graduated from the School of International Relations at the People's University in Beijing. As a faculty member, he taught English to Communist Party officials at the Beijing Party School of the Chinese Communist Party from 1993-1996. He was also a house church leader in Beijing until he and his wife, Heidi, were imprisoned and tortured for "illegal religious activities" in 1996. In 1997 the two fled to Hong Kong and the US government accepted the them as religious refugees. Bob earned his Ph.D. from Durham University, U.K.
Bob Fu has testified before the various U.S. Congressional committees and commissions, the United Nations Commission on Human Rights (USCHR), and European Parliament. Fu also regularly briefs the White House, State Department and Members of Congress as other leaders in the US, UK, Netherlands and Canada on the status of religious freedom and rule of law in China. In 2016 Bob Fu hosted the first ever Asia Pacific Religious Freedom Forum. He is a life member of Council on Foreign Relations(CFR) and Editor-in-Chief of “Chinese Law and Religion Monitor” journal.
Bob Fu is a contributor to both The Wall Street Journal and Voice of America. His has been a featured speaker at many Voice of the Martyrs events. His critically acclaimed autobiography God's Double Agent is now available in multiple languages. The Wall Street Journal called Bob Fu “”the pastor of the Chinese underground railroad”, others have called him the “Chinese Bonhoeffer”.
Pastor Fu’s ministry ChinaAid, which is an advocate for the persecuted church, is one of Southcliff’s Share Partners. We are privileged to have Bob Fu at MissionFest on October 14.
Bob Fu is indeed God's double agent. By day Fu worked as a full-time lecturer in a communist school; by night he pastored a house church and led an underground Bible school. This can't-put-it-down book chronicles Fu's conversion to Christianity, his arrest and imprisonment for starting an illegal house church, his harrowing escape, and his subsequent rise to prominence in the United States as an advocate for his brethren. God's Double Agent will inspire readers even as it challenges them to boldly proclaim and live out their faith in a world that is at times indifferent, and at other times murderously hostile, to those who spread the gospel.