Director OF OneU DC
I was born in Seoul, South Korea and immigrated with my family to the US when I was six-years-old. We moved around a couple of times in California during the first few years and we eventually settled down in Maryland. I can’t recall a time in my life when I didn’t know Jesus as my Lord and Savior, but I do recall making a conscience effort to take my faith in Christ more seriously when I was 16.
Like most typical teenagers, my high school friends and I didn’t always make the wisest decisions and did many things we ended up regretting. It eventually got to a point where I knew I had to choose between following Christ wholeheartedly or going down a path of destruction. During the summer of 2004, I attended an unforgettable family worship night at my aunt’s house. As I was sitting there bored out of my mind, I thought to myself, “I might as well make the best use of my time,” so I opened my Bible and read the first thing my eyes landed on. It was 1 Corinthians 5:9-13. Those verses cut into my heart like a double-edged sword and I knew the Lord was calling me to repentance. I responded in faith in Christ and my life has never been the same since.
I graduated from the University of Maryland College Park (B.S.) and Westminster Theological Seminary (MDiv, ThM). I was ordained for ministry by the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). Prior to joining OneU, I served 4 ½ years at Bethel Korean Presbyterian Church (Maryland) in various capacities, mostly as the pastor of a thriving, discipleship-driven college ministry. In 2015, I also married my wife, Rachel.
HOPE FOR ONEU
My hope for OneU is that we become a ministry known for its growth through conversion, maturity through discipleship, and expansion through local church partnerships.