18th February 1926 to 26th February 2022
Daniel Chow was born on February 18, 1926 in He Ping, Guangdong, China into a Christian family. His father was a pastor of the Tsung Tsin Church, and his mother was a primary school teacher. He had three brothers and three sisters.
Daniel entered the Lok Yuk Theological Seminary in Meixian, Guangdong, China after he graduated from high school. He continued to study theology at various intervals in Hong Kong, Geneva, Edinburgh, Boston and Pittsburgh, and received his Doctor of Theology from the South East Asia Graduate School of Theology.
Daniel was ordained by the Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong in 1959. He served as a pastor of Fanling Tsung Tsin Church in Hong Kong for three years, and as a pastor of the Presbyterian Church USA for seven years. He also taught as a Lecturer in New Testament at Lok Yuk Theological Seminary (Sai Kung, Hong Kong), and in the Theology Division of Chung Chi College of the Chinese University of Hong Kong for twenty-six years. After his retirement, he continued to teach New Testament courses in several seminaries in Hong Kong, Singapore, Guangdong and Sabah, Malaysia. From 1978 to 1998 he also served as the District Pastor of the Tsung Tsin Mission of Hong Kong.
Besides teaching, Daniel authored thirteen books in Chinese and translated more than twenty Christian books from English into Chinese.
Daniel was married to Nancy Yuk Chun Lee in 1957 in Edinburgh, Scotland. They have three children: Joseph (married Liberty Shen), Katherine (married Edwin Henderson [deceased]), and Timothy. Daniel and Nancy have five grandchildren (Scott, Mark, Eliana, Josiah and Jeremiah) and three great-grandchildren (Graeme, Rory and Carson).
Daniel and his wife lived in Quincy, Massachusetts after their retirement. During his last years, Daniel was often invited to preach on Sundays by the local Chinese churches. Daniel and Nancy very much enjoyed the fellowship with the sisters and brothers in Christ there.
May all the glory and praise be unto God!