Gloria Fanchiang is a second-generation Taiwanese American songwriter, producer, recording artist and worship leader based in Los Angeles. She is passionate about decolonizing worship and empowering Asian American communities to develop contextualized worship music and liturgy.
Gloria grew up in a musical family in New Jersey, studying classical piano, flute, and singing and playing in numerous choirs and ensembles throughout her childhood. She also grew up in a Chinese immigrant church, but did not discover faith until joining the InterVarsity student group at Wesleyan University. As a college student, Gloria felt called to pursue music and also began wrestling with issues of Asian American identity, justice, and how they overlap with faith. After graduating with a B.A. in sociology, Gloria started an 8.5-year-long career in marketing research. During that time she journeyed with Metro Community Church in Englewood, NJ, where she served as a worship leader and discovered her gift of songwriting. In 2016, Gloria released her debut original worship album “Remain in Your Love.”
Gloria served as the Worship Director of HA:N UMC from May 2019 to April 2021. During the pandemic, Gloria moved to Los Angeles, helped lead worship at EFC Alhambra, and released a few original worship songs, including “God Who Sees Us,” which laments anti-Asian hate. The song was was well-received by Asian American Christian communities as well as others. It was featured on Asian America: the Ken Fong Podcast and Asian American Christian Collaborative’s Reclaim Magazine.
Gloria is currently taking a break from local church ministry to focus on creating music and worship resources for Asian American Christians. Gloria is committed to continue writing worship songs that speak to Asian American experiences. She hopes that her music and ministry inspires and empowers others to create their own contextualized Asian American worship.
Gloria holds a Certificate of Christian Studies from Fuller Theological Seminary and was named a Lovelace Scholar in 2019 by the Hymn Society of the United States and Canada. Gloria’s music is available on Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube, etc.
范姜士昀 (Gloria Fanchiang) 是美國出生的第二代華裔，衛斯理大學畢業，並取得富勒神學院基督教研究神學證書。六歲學彈鋼琴，也學過長笛、吉他和聲樂。2012年起，在教會帶領敬拜讚美，曾經服事過紐澤西大都會社區教會、紐約衛斯理公會及洛杉磯和平台福基督教會。2014年開始從事創作敬拜讚美詩歌，希望聖靈復興北美第二代的亞裔及華人基督徒，且一起創作屬於自己的福音歌曲。