Fr. Peter Lam was born in Hong Kong.
He was baptized in the Anglican Sheng
Kung Hui in Hong Kong and grown up
in a Christian family. After his
graduation from university, majoring in
mathematics, he began teaching in a
government high school. With the
support of the Rt. Rev. Gilbert Baker of
Diocese of Hong Kong & Macao, he left
the teaching position and attended the
Anglican Union Theological Seminary at
the University of Hong Kong, and was
ordained priest. In the later years, Fr.
He had served as the Diocesan Youth Secretary, rector of St. James’ Church
(Wanchai) and later, at the Crown of Thorns Church (Tsuen Wan) in Hong Kong.
After his immigration to the United States, he served at the Seamen’s Church
Institute in New York & New Jersey. In 1993, he was appointed by the Rt. Rev.
Orris Walker as Priest-in-charge at the Church of the Holy Spirit, starting the new
Chinese ministry in Brooklyn. Since then, he has been serving the English and
Chinese-speaking congregations in the parish. In 1997, Fr. Lam started the first
Jubilee Community Services Center in the Diocese of Long Island. Jubilee ministry
is an initiative at the national Episcopal Church to help the church live out its
prophetic vision of empowering people to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly
before their God” (Micah 6:8).
theological studies in Queen’s College at the University of Birmingham, and
graduated from the Royal School of Church Music in London, United Kingdom.
In 1983, Fr. Lam obtained his Master degree from the General Theological
Seminary, New York City.