Shin worked in law enforcement as a narcotics and SWAT police officer in Alaska, and then as an undercover cop with Korean gangs in Los Angeles. He got involved too deeply as a gang leader and was sentenced to jail time. After a dramatic conversion in jail, Shin dedicated his life to being a pastor. Now he leads his own church supports nearly 1,400 pastors as the first English-speaking president of the Southern California Korean Ministers Association.
SEOUL, South Korea- Around 100 students from Christian clubs across one of Korea's most elite colleges, Yonsei University, gathered for a joint worship service on a recent weekday evening. The subjects of their prayers reflected their anxieties: the Korean economy, unifying North and South Korea, the expansion of Christianity and corruption in Korean churches.
On March 12-17, Sarang Church (Senior Pastor Jung-hyun Oh) convened 'The 16th Special Dawn Prayer Meeting" in order to commemorate the 40th anniversary of its foundation.
Rev. Billy Graham, who passed away on February 21, 2018, had a close relationship with South Korea. In 1973, over one million people gathered in Seoul for "Billy Graham's Evangelistic Event in Korea."
Korean churches in the U.S. prayed for churches and people in the middle of the Korean Peninsula, Regarding the discussion on Korea’s constitutional amendments, churches prayed that Korea would defend liberal democracy and unify with Christ. They also prayed earnestly for the ROK-US alliance to be strengthened. Each Korean church held special prayer meetings for the Republic of Korea at 5:30 am, 5:45 am, and 6 am, sharing prayer topics after sermon, and praying for the freedom of Korea.
Among Smaller Churches, Those with More Intentional Effort More Likely to Retain New Believers, Study Shows
A little effort may go a long way when it comes to helping new believers continue attending a relatively smaller-sized church, according to a new study released on Monday.
After two years, six months, and nine days of absence, Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim returned to the pulpit of Light Presbyterian Church in Toronto during its Sunday service on August 13, and greeted the congregants. Lim then expressed gratitude toward Christians all over the world who had prayed fervently for his release, as well as toward the government leaders in Canada who had gathered their efforts to bring him home.
The teenage years can prove themselves to be a challenging season, for both the parents and teens alike. How can a deeper understanding of the gospel transform and redeem that potentially challenging period?
A team of short-term missionary students in the English ministry of First Southern Baptist Church of Walnut left to South Korea on July 20 to share the gospel. The aims behind this mission trip were many, including restoring a sense of identity as a Korean in the Korean American students, and more importantly, providing them an opportunity to be messengers of the gospel.
With the hope to reach “one more for the gospel,” a church in Southern California has set out to train ministry leaders – both lay and pastoral – for more effective ministry.
Crystal Church of New York held its eighth annual Mission Concert on July 2, during which various performances took place with the purpose of raising funds for the short-term mission trips taking place this summer.
A church and a non-profit joined hands to offer job skills training to youth and young adults in the Fullerton area. The six-week course, which ran from April to May, was the result of a collaborative effort between New Life Fullerton, the English-speaking congregation of a Korean immigrant church called New Life Mission Church, and Solidarity, a non-profit which serves low-income and inner city children and youth through various programs, including the program which New Life participated in, called Workforce Development.
A team of Korean American leaders in ministry are aiming to “reclaim” and share the story of a Korean American pastor who they believe modeled the faith through his life and death.
Ten congregants of Advent Lutheran Church in LaGrange, GA, will be going on a 10-day mission trip to South Korea with their senior pastor, Rev. Min Chan Park, in September.
All Nations Church in Lake View Terrace, CA is undergoing yet another transformation for the next generation. After Rev. Jinso Yoo, who had successfully established a rare ‘co-lead pastor system,’ left to Korea, Rev. Tae Kim has been leading the congregation on his own since October 23. Six months later, however, after Rev. Michael Lee was inaugurated into the lead pastoral role in the English ministry (also called All Nations Community Church) on April 23, the church has taken on yet another look.