In the 1970’s during and immediately after the Vietnam War, there were a number of people groups from Southeast Asia that began migrating to the United States.  One of these groups from the area around Northern Thailand, the Mien people, had a significant population of families come into Redding.

photo3 As those people began to settle here, God put them on the hearts of several families at Redding First, and eventually a ministry developed.

Over the years God has moved in their lives, raised up their own leaders, and brought them to a place of full ministry within the larger body.  As a result, Redding First has a part time Mien Pastor on staff, Fou Vang Chao, who helps to lead services every Sunday at 10:30 AM in the Mien Language.