Why Aren’t There More Asian American Church Planters?

MichaelScottThere are many Asian Americans who are wanting to work in established churches, but few who want to pave the way as church planters.  Why is that?

Being that there aren’t a lot of resources out there regarding Asian American church planters, I did a quick search on Asian American leaders.

Here’s an article that speaks on the possibility of bias ingrained in the U.S., and within Asian Americans themselves, where we are so used to thinking of Asian Americans as non-leader material:

Asian Americans are widely viewed as “model minorities” on the basis of education, income and competence. But they are perceived as less ideal than Caucasian Americans when it comes to attaining leadership roles in U.S. businesses and board rooms, according to researchers at the University of California, Riverside.

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2011-02-asian-americans-viewed-ideal-leaders.html#jCp

Could these same biases also have seeped into thoughts on church planting?  Are Asian-Americans thought to be the ones who follow the lead rather than blaze the trail?