Bishop's House, Jixian,
Joseph Zhang Yinlin was born on March 27, 1971, in Linzhou, Henan. He pursued his priestly studies in the National Seminary of Catholic Church in China, and was later ordained priest on August 17, 1996.
He was made the deputy director of the Henan Catholic Academic Affairs Committee in 2011. Father Zhang Yinlin was later elected as the 12th Henan People's Political Consultative Conference of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, in 2013.
He was named the Coadjutor Bishop of Anyang in the Diocese of Jixian, on April 28, 2015, and was ordained Coadjutor Bishop on August 4, 2015 by a Papal Mandate. He later became the Bishop of Jixian on May 8, 2016.