He is just 17 years old, but has become the face of the most important challenge to Communist China since the 1989 Tiananmen massacre.
Joshua Wong is a committed Christian from a Lutheran family that, when guests visit their home, tells them: "Jesus is the head of our household."
Joshua – his name alone from the Old Testament Joshua who led the defeat of Jericho says it all – led a movement two years ago that mobilized over 100,000 people to demonstrate against a move by the Communist Chinese to change the education system to promote Communist ideology.
He succeeded, and the plan was abandoned.
This time, the Communist Chinese in Beijing announced they were breaking the agreement made in the 1997 handover of the territory from Britain to China that the 2017 election would be a direct election.
Last month the Communist Chinese suddenly announced that the election would go forward only with candidates that had been pre-cleared by the Communists.
Incensed at this blatant denial of their freedom, the people of Hong Kong stood up; the normally apolitical Hong Kong population paralyzed downtown Hong Kong with a very simple demand that Communist China honor the 1997 handover agreement.
In addition to Joshua and his "Scholarism," the other main organization, "Occupy Central With Love and Peace," is led by a pastor and a Christian professor who began their protest at a local church.
The Christians of Hong Kong leading the movement to guarantee the freedom of the city is clearly related to the fate of Christians in China who are only allowed to worship in official, Communist-managed churches run under the authority of the government.
The church, which is an integral part of the Hong Kong community, standing up to the Communists has placed them firmly in the crossfires of the ultimate rulers of Hong Kong.
Refusing to back down in the face of intense pressure, Joshua Wong has once again filled the Admiralty area of Hong Kong, directly in front of the seat of the Hong Kong government, with tens of thousands of regular "Hongkongers" all of whom have done something political for the first time in their lives.
Will the Christians of Hong Kong, led by a 17-year-old student, be able to stand up to Communist China and cause Beijing to back down and honor the 1997 agreement to allow free and fair elections in Hong Kong?
The world watches – and the Christians of Hong Kong ask for prayer that they might see a miracle.