Hwa Yung is the Bishop of the Methodist Church in Malaysia. He has been a minister of the Methodist Church in Malaysia since 1981. During this time he served as a pastor, and lecturer and Principal of the Malaysia Theological Seminary (STM). He was also the founding Director of the Centre for the Study of Christianity in Asia, Trinity Theological College, Singapore. He is engaged in various ministries internationally, including being the Chairman of the Board of the Oxford Centre for the Mission Studies, Oxford, and a member of the Congress Management Committee for the 3rd Lausanne Congress for World Evangelization, Cape Town 2010. His writings have focused largely on missions and Asian Christianity. His wife, Bee Teik, trained as a doctor, now works as a writer and spiritual director. They have three children, Yang Jerng, Xin Ping and En Ning.