Asia Lutheran Seminary
Located in Hong Kong, Asia Lutheran Seminary (ALS) was established by the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) in 2005. ALS, by God’s grace, strives to produce students who are personally rooted in the Scriptures and have a passion to share the Gospel with as many people as possible. The foundation of our doctrine is the word of God, as explained in the Book of Concord, 1580. ALS professors believe, teach, and confess that proper use of Law & Gospel provides the only biblical motivation for helping Christians to become like Christ.
ALS consists of four full-time Anglo professors, one full-time Chinese professor, and additional adjunct faculty. All full-time professors have achieved doctoral degrees. ALS specializes in teaching the biblical languages of Hebrew and Greek. ALS uses like-minded Chinese theologians to assist with teaching in the classroom, especially in the area of practical theology. ALS professors also offer support to South Asia Lutheran Evangelical Mission (SALEM), WELS’ sister church and mission partner in Hong Kong.
Angus Cheung, a graduate of Asia Lutheran Seminary, was called and installed as the first full-time Chinese professor at Asia Lutheran Seminary. He is a member at South Asian Lutheran Evangelical Mission (SALEM) here in Hong Kong. He is currently teaching Bible Institute level courses while pursuing his Ph.D. in Theology.
Rev. Dr. Michael Smith was installed at Asia Lutheran Seminary in Hong Kong on September 16, 2018. Dr. Smith previously served as Dean of Students and New Testament professor at Bethany Lutheran Theological Seminary.