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G.A. Vice Moderator

G.A. Vice Moderator

Meet the Vice Moderator

The Reverend Larissa Kwong Abazia is a native of New Jersey and graduate of Rutgers University and Princeton Theological Seminary. Upon graduating from seminary, she was honored with the Asian American Ministry Award and the David P. Watermulder Award for Church Leadership. Rev. Kwong Abazia worked as a pastoral care resident at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia before serving congregations in Chicago and Manasquan, New Jersey. She currently serves as the pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Forest Hills, a multiethnic, multicultural congregation in Queens, New York. Read more.

News & Statements

  • The Kindness of Strangers

    July 9, 2015

    It was certainly unexpected to uncover that  cancer has a way of bringing people together. When I was first diagnosed and even to this day, I have received gifts and messages from congregations, presbyteries, and individuals reminding me that I am in their thoughts and prayers. This has been one of the most powerful parts of this illness: the kindness of strangers to reach out in expressions of God's love even in the midst of challenges. Often I envision hundreds of hands lifting me up to the heavens, closer and closer to the warmth and light of God's care. It is a gift that goes beyond words.

  • Letter to Jonathan

    • May 27, 2015
    • Larissa Kwong Abazia
  • No Easy Way

    • April 28, 2015
    • Larissa Kwong Abazia
  • The Discovery Curve

    • April 10, 2015
    • Larissa Kwong Abazia
  • Morning by morning

    • March 25, 2015
    • Larissa Kwong Abazia

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