Greg Jao

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Greg Jao (born February 6, 1968[1]) is a Chinese American author and Christian leader. He is the current regional director for New York/New Jersey section of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.[2][3]


Originally from Chicago, Illinois, he graduated from the University of Chicago with a B.A. in English before pursuing a law degree at Northwestern University.[4]

Originally working for InterVarsity near his native Chicago,[5] he has been the regional director for New York/New Jersey since 2005.[6]

He has also been the emcee at the 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2012 Urbana Missions Conferences.[7][8][9] Greg is considered by many as one of the great public speakers of his time, and is revered by many for his skill at exegesis and giving announcements. He announced in the "Greg Jao is the best Urbana announcer ever!" Facebook group that he serves as the emcee for Urbana 2012.[10]



Following Jesus Without Dishonoring Your Parents: Asian American Discipleship. with Jeanette Yep (Ed.), Peter Cha (Ed.), Paul Tokunaga, and Susan Cho Van Riesen. InterVarsity Press, July 1998. ISBN 0830813586.

Sole Author

The Kingdom of God: 10 Studies for Individuals or Groups. InterVarsity Press. August 2003. ISBN 0830830995.

Your Mind's Mission (Urbana Onward). InterVarsity Press. 2012. ISBN 978-0-8308-3461-7 and ISBN 978-0-8308-6606-9.