Watching Eunice do children’s ministry, it is hard not to be blessed by her love for children. This passion drove her to publish a book about how children can do their devotions in English.
Minjung was born in Korea and moved to Shanghai, China when she was 10. She returned to Korea in July 2017 after graduating from college. Growing up, she always had a passion for everything exotic and enjoyed learning from adventures. She strongly believes in God’s goodness and His sovereignty and that she is who He wants her to be today and will be who He wants her to be tomorrow. God’s given her a welcoming heart toward new people, and Minjung is currently overseeing the Newcomers Ministry.
Joseph is currently a 2nd year student at Torch Trinity Graduate University and joined GCC as a Worship Intern in April 2018. He has a heart for worship as a holistic life style that glorifies God through the gospel. He is passionate about leading worship, training worship leaders, and building up the worship team. He also has a vision for Business as Missions (BAM) and worship ministries.
Gary has been part of GCC from its birth! He has served with the Core Launch Team and in various capacities since then. Currently, he helps lead Media and Welcoming Ministries. After working in banking, finance, television production and business, Gary felt God calling him to missions. Gary is currently studying at Torch Trinity as a seminary student to prepare for his mission work with his lovely wife Minji.
Shin joined GCC as an intern in November 2017. He is currently enrolled in the Master of Divinity Program at Torch Trinity Graduate University. He hopes to become a pastor and church planter for the next generation.
Dennis has been doing theological studies and ministry in Asia for the past several years. He recently completed his doctoral research, which explores the theology of salvation in light of popular cinema. His passion is to see a robust theological literacy in the local church as it engages culture, and he hopes to serve GCC in the area of training and equipping lay others.
Minji was born and raised in China. She married Gary, who is also an intern at GCC. She is thankful to have a beautiful and faithful family in Jesus Christ. She has previously worked at Samsung Electronics in China and also served as staff in YWAM in Switzerland. Now she is doing her Master of Divinity degree at Torch Trinity Graduate University. As an intern, Minji is helping Mira and Gary in the Welcoming Ministry.
Zoe Chun leads For The City (FTC), Justice Ministry at GCC. Prior to that, she had worked in the contemporary arts for over ten years. She recently launched an organization called The Great Commission to share the story of the gospel through the power of the arts to the marginalized and oppressed.
At Gospel City, it’s all about Jesus Christ and what He has done through His very life, death and resurrection. It’s a life-saving and life-changing message of grace, received through faith in the person and work of Christ. Our worship gatherings, and furthermore, our lives are all a response to the gospel. On Sundays, you will notice that from the songs that we sing, the prayers that we pray, and the sermons that are preached, we are uncompromisingly about Jesus. (Luke 24:27; Romans 1:16; 1 Corinthians 1:18, 15:3-4; Galatians 1:6; 2:14; Colossians 2:9)
When you come to know Jesus and His teachings, you realize that He didn’t want fans. He wanted disciples. This was the last command He gave: make disciples. We are committed to raising and equipping disciples of Christ. We desire to see gospel-centered, spirit-filled disciples rightly handling His Word, maturing in faith, and faithfully living for Him. (Matthew 9:37-38, 28:18-20; Luke 9:23; Acts 6:3; 2 Timothy 2:15)
The kingdom of God is multi-ethnic and multi-cultural. We have the privilege of doing church in one of the most diverse corners of the world. In order to build a multi-ethnic and multi-cultural church, we all must be willing to step out of our cultural comfort zones and proactively embrace people of other ethnicities and cultures. (Genesis 11:1-9; Luke 10:25-37; John 17:20-23; Acts 11:19-26; 13:1ff.; Galatians 3:28)
Culture is a byproduct of human dwelling. To truly know and love a people group is to genuinely know their culture. Effective gospel witness understands the culture—its worldview, beliefs, values, and idols. In order to successfully minister to a people group or generation, we must know how the gospel specifically addresses and redeems that culture. We want to equip our church members to understand how families, work, entertainment, and the arts all intersect with faith. This also means being countercultural. In the areas we see God’s ways conflicting with the world’s, we will follow God’s ways and form a kingdom culture that will be a bright light in the city. (Genesis 1:26-28, 2:15; Acts 17; 1 John 2:15)
In order to finish God’s mission, churches must be planting new churches. Churches are a vital means in furthering God’s mission. It’s the model we see the disciples use in order to disciple believers and reach nations. We are committed to planting new churches and helping other churches grow healthier. (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-47; Titus 1:5)
When Jesus left the Earth, He gave his disciples the authority to establish the church. The church is not a building, nor is it even a service we attend, but it the gathering of His followers coming together to worship Him and to do life together. At Gospel City, because of the gospel, we highly value authenticity as we try to love God and love each other. We are a community in Christ, on mission for Christ, helping each other run to Christ. (Romans 12:1; Ephesians 2:19-21; Acts 2:42-47; Hebrews 10:23-25)
Throughout scripture, the hurting were always at the center of God’s heart. Jesus often went out of His way to help the outcast, the sick, the oppressed, and the poor. In fact, this is the reason Jesus came. We realize we are the beneficiaries of Jesus’ compassions. The ministry of the disciples was no different. The church was to carry on this ministry of mercy and justice. Because of the gospel, we are compelled to go out of our way to love as Christ did. (Proverbs 29:7; Matthew 14:14; Luke 10:25-37; Acts 6:1-3; James 1:27)
As Gospel City is located in one of the most densely populated cities in the world, the need for healthy gospel ministry is great! Cities play a very important role both in today’s society and in God’s kingdom. When a city is able to flourish, many more are benefited. In order to love our neighbors well, we need to love the city well by seeking the welfare of this city. Apostle Paul understood the importance of reaching cities. In fact, Paul’s ministry was strategically focused on cities. There are people from over 60 countries living within a small two-mile radius of Gospel City. We want to improve the quality of life in the city by sharing the hope we have in the gospel and by meeting its needs. (Jeremiah 29:6-7; Jonah 4:10-11; Acts 16-19)
When Jesus left the earth, He left the church a mission. It was the same mission that God started with Abraham in Genesis 12 - to bless all the nations. God is on a mission to create a new city, void of sin, brokenness and pain. Gospel City is fully committed to keeping the mission of God at the center, not being sidetracked with other lesser things. We are committed to reaching the next generation and reaching the unreached. (Genesis 12:1-3; Mark 13:10; Matthew 24:14, 28:18-20; Revelations 7:9)