The Hmong is an ethnic minority group living in Laos. In the early 1950s, missionaries from the United States brought the good news of the salvation of Christ to the Hmong people who practiced Animism. During the Vietnam war, the Hmong aided the CIA in a fight to stop the North Vietnamese aggression into Southeast Asia. In 1975, with the fall of South Vietnam the Hmong fled to neighboring Thailand and eventually, to the US.
Because many Hmong families were being settled here, the believers came together and Hmong Seattle Alliance Church was established in 1976. Our first pastor was Rev. Nhia Lor Xiong who served from 1976-1982. The church continued to flourish with many Hmong families arriving from Thailand to Seattle. With a larger Hmong community, there became more opportunities for witnessing through home visitations, social and translation services, prayers, and conversions. The church grew both in faith and numbers through the 1980's.
Since 1976, God provided for our congregation the priviledge of using many facilities including the North Seattle Alliance Church, Holly Park Community Alliance Church, and Boulevard Park Presbyterian Church. In February 1999, God continued his provision and growth plan for the church through the acquisition of our own facility in SeaTac.
Our church has been blessed with faithful leaders throughout the last 40 years. Subsequent to Rev. Nhia Lor Xiong, Rev. Gnia Yee Soung pastored the church from 1983 to 1990; Pastor Bla Chong Kong from 1990 to 1992; Rev. Yong Vang Thao from 1992 to 1994. Pastor Wang Shua Vang from 1994 to 1997; Rev. Souang Dang Kong from 1999 to 2009 and Pastor Albert Vang since August 2011. In September 2016 we hired Pastor Kue Xiong to serve as our youth and young adults pastor. Just recently in January 2018, we brought on Pastor Bee Yang to assist with the church ministries.
The mission of Hmong Seattle Alliance Church is to win and build people for Christ. Jesus commissioned the church to go out into all the world to reach the lost with the Good News of the gospel; teaching them about Jesus and baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19-20).
Today, our membership includes 40 active families/ 175+ individuals, most of which are younger families. In 2012 we also launched our first church plant in Woodinville, WA.
To watch videos of how the Hmong People Movement came about within the Christian and Missionary Alliance, click here.