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pastor Greg Varano

Rev. Greg Varano has been Senior Pastor at Central Alliance Church of Detroit since 2002.
As well as serving as Senior Pastor of CAC, Greg also serves as the Pastor of Ordination for the Great Lakes District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance.
Pastor Greg is married (29 years) to his wife Kathleen, and they have 5 children (Peter, Michael, Maria, Renna and Niko).  He has a Masters Degree in Divinity, with an emphasis in missions and church growth, from Ashland Theological Seminary. He transitioned from a career as an architect, which initially drew him to the city of Detroit.  Kathleen also has served the city for over 30 years as a visiting registered nurse. They have both attended Central since 1983 before they were married. They have seen many changes over their tenure in the city and are excited to see what God will build next at CAC and in our community.

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Pastor John Yan

Born in P.R. China, John Yan came to the U.S. to study in 1992. He received his Ph.D. in chemistry from Northwestern University in 1997 and worked in the area of emission control and aftertreatment for internal combustion engines for over 15 years.

John accepted Jesus Christ as his personal Savior in December, 1994 and was baptized in March, 1995. In 2004, John was moved by the Holy Spirit and began study at Ashland Theological Seminary. John received his Master of Art in Practical Theology (Christian Education/Mission) in 2007, and Master of Divinity in 2010.

John was a pastoral intern at Detroit Chinese Alliance Church in 2010-2011. Then he began to pastor at Central Alliance Church, Chinese congregation since May 2012.

John has married to his wife Lucy for 26 years. They have two wonderful, lovely children, Esther and Daniel.


Pastor Chenzong Vue
(Asst. Pastor)

Pastor Chenzong Vue joined the CAC Pastoral Staff in January 2017.  He was born and grew up in Akron, Ohio.  He graduated from Crown College (St. Bonifacius, MN) in the spring of 2014 and moved to Detroit, MI in the fall of 2014 to serve as a Youth Director for a local church.  He is passionate about the word of God and worship.  He loves building relationships with people of all cultures and enjoys finding new coffee shops around the area.  
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