Founder and President
Dr. Christian Wei was saved September 10, 1978, after a colleague in the Taiwan military encouraged him to attend a missionary church. Called to the ministry in 1980, Dr. Wei enrolled in Orient Fundamental Bible College of Taiwan and graduated in 1986. That same year Christian and Judy Wei left Taiwan to study in the United States at Bob Jones University, where Dr. Wei received an M.A. (1987) and Ph.D. (1992) in Theology. In 1997 Dr. Wei earned a doctorate in education from La Salle University.
History of Eucon
In 1987 while studying at BJU in Greenville, South Carolina, the Wei’s helped to establish a local Chinese Bible Church. When several charter members finished their own seminary studies and went to the mission field, the church provided monthly support. As the church mission program expanded Dr. Wei saw a need to form a special organization dedicated to sending missionaries to Chinese people throughout the world. Thus Chinese for Christ International (CFCI) was established in 1992.
Two years later, in 1994, Dr. Wei founded Christian Way Missions Inc (CWM) as a board for sending missionaries not only to China but to other restricted-access nations. CFCI became the first branch of CWM and has since been joined by India for Christ International (1996) and Myanmar for Christ International (1999).
In 1998, Chinese Bible Church International was formed as a mission extension arm to CFCI on the island of Saipan and EUCON International School was established as a ministry of the church. EIS provides Christian elementary and secondary education to the people of Saipan and serves as a cross-cultural training ground for missionary teachers.
In operating the school, Dr. Wei saw how Asian students on Saipan and abroad had a strong desire to receive an American college education. EUCON International University was established under Christian Way Missions Inc as a means to reach these students for Christ. EIU was licensed by the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas in 2002, began classes in 2003, and received government authorization to start issuing student visas in 2004.
EUCON International School is a member of the American Association of Christian Schools (AACS). Eucon International University is fully accredited by the Transnational Association of Christian Schools and Colleges (TRACS). The University is permitted to operate on Saipan as a postsecondary, degree-granting educational institution by the AGO of the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianas Island.
Today Dr. Wei resides in Saipan while serving as administrator of EUCON International School, president of EUCON International University, pastor of Christian Bible Church, and president of Christian Way Missions Inc.
The CWMI headquarters remain in Greenville, South Carolina, under the direction of Dr. Eddie Wang, a Chinese national who followed in the footstep of his grandfather, Huang Yan Pei, who was also one of the greatest educators and government officials in China. Dr. Wang is also the director of Chinese for Christian International and Chairman Emeritus of the Eucon International University board of directors. The board consists of five members who are assisted by an advisory board comprised of respected educators, pastors, and missionary statesmen from the United States.