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.
Mira was born in Korea, but spent the majority of her childhood in the suburb of Chicago. She has been living and working in Korea since 2008! She is thankful to serve in the Welcoming ministry and helping to plan out various events at GCC. Mira is prayerfully seeking God’s guidance as she finishes up her studies at Torch Trinity Graduate University.
Don was born in Korea and spent half of his life in the US. With background in business development and masters in business he joined GCC internship as a business intern. His role at GCC includes overlooking the community group ministry as his passion lies in building relationships and strong communities.
Gary has been part of Gospel City Church from the beginning stage of its birth! He has served at GCC with the Core Launch Team and in various capacities and, currently, helps lead Media and Welcoming. After working in Banking, Finance, television production and business, God called him. Gary is currently studying at Torch Trinity as a seminary student to prepare for his mission work with his lovely wife Minji.
Minji was born in and grew up in China. She married Gary, who is also an intern of GCC. They have a happy and faithful family in Jesus Christ. She has worked at Samsung electronics in China, and also served as staff in YWAM in Switzerland. Now she is studying for a Master of Divinity at Torch Trinity seminary. She is helping Mira and Gary in the welcoming ministry.
Minjung Kwak was born in South Korea and moved to Shanghai, China when she was 10 and returned to Korea in July 2017 after graduating from college. Growing up, she always had a passion for all that are exotic, and enjoyed learning from the unpredictable consequences. 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 is currently overseeing the newcomers ministry at Gospel City Church.
Shin Han joined Gospel City as an intern in November 2017 with his wife, Hana. Shin is currently enrolled in the Master of Divinity program at Torch Trinity Graduate School. He hopes to become a pastor and planter of churches for the next generation.
Zoe Chun is currently leading For The City, a justice ministry in GCC. Her professional has been in the contemporary arts for the past decade. She is currently preparing to launch an art and mission 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)