About Us

THE WELL is a multi-cultural, nondenominational congregation located in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. English worship service is held every Sunday at 11:30am and includes traditional as well as contemporary praise, praying for the world and each other, and a Word-based expository sermon. A snack & coffee fellowship time follows each service. All are welcome to come and worship with us.

Our Pastor

THE WELL’s pastor: Rev. Donald McIsaac. ‘Pastor Don’ began to minister at THE WELL in 2023. He is ordained with the Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad (KPCA). He comes with an extensive history in ministry, most of which has been spent ministering cross-culturally. His experience includes eighteen years of ministry in Central Asia, two years in East Africa and eleven years in North America. He is joined by his loving wife Jenny. Don and Jenny have three adult children and one grandchild, who live in North America.

“Your word is the lamp for my feet, a light on my path.”     Psalm 119:105

Our Church

THE WELL is an unaffiliated English speaking Protestant church serving Ho Chi Minh City’s expatriate community. As early as February 2008 foreign Christians within Vietnam were carrying on discussions about establishing an International Church in Ho Chi Minh City. Several years later Pastor Nelson Annan, a Canadian, came to Ho Chi Minh City to bring the process forward. During his tenure Pastor Nelson initiated the process whereby an application for the establishment of an International Church was submitted to the Religion Committee of the Vietnam Government. A key aspect of this application process involved support of the Hoi Thanh Tin Lanh (The Evangelical Church). This 100 year old evangelical denomination with roots in the Christian & Missionary Alliance provided invaluable assistance in sponsoring Pastor Nelson’s application with the government.

The original submission proposed that the site for the church would be the Saigon Church on Tran Hung Dao Street, District 1. When this site did not materialize the application was resubmitted requesting that the church be located at 98 Le Quoc Hung Street, District 4. In April, 2012 the formation of the church at this location was approved by the Religion Committee of the Vietnamese Government. Although Pastor Nelson had moved on he was able to be present at the church’s inaugural service on Sept 2, 2012.

In the weeks prior to the inaugural service the church was named “THE WELL”. Although organizationally independent, THE WELL has warm ties with its sponsoring body, the Hoi Thanh Tin Lanh, Vietnam. The church gives room for this great diversity without losing sight of historic Protestant Christianity’s foundational principles. These foundational principles can be found in two ancient creeds: The Apostles Creed and The Nicene Creed. Theologically the church borrows what’s good and beneficial from these creeds and traditions to develop forms and freedoms that suit its situation. Christians throughout the world express their allegiance to God the Father, Jesus Christ the Son and the Holy Spirit according to a variety of denominational creeds and traditions. Click here to see our detailed Statement of Faith.

Core Values

Holy Living – Transformation to Christ-like maturity (1st Peter 1: 13~16). Member Care –Caring for one another as family (John 13: 34~35). Outreach – Sharing the Gospel to the world (Matthew 28: 18~20). Leadership Development – Discipling and equipping each other for service (Matthew 20: 25~28).

THE WELL’s Legal Status

THE WELL has been approved by the Vietnamese government to conduct worship services for Ho Chi Minh City’s expatriate community.

Our City – Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City, a place of beauty and more. With a mixture of modern and traditional features together with the unique ecological system of the Mekong River Delta, the city on the banks of the Saigon River has now become an attractive destination for domestic and foreign tourists. Click Here To learn more about Ho Chi Minh City (Wikipedia)