◎ 청소년/영어권 사역 담당: 홍영락 전도사
Pastor of Youth & English Ministry - Steve Hong
Steve Hong was born in Seoul, South Korea. As a young child immigrated to a suburb of Toronto, ON, Canada, and at the age of ten immigrated to San Diego, CA, USA.
Besides spending time in Irvine, CA attending UC Irvine (class of 2006 with a BA in Sociology) he lived in San Diego until recently.
He found a job in San Diego upon college graduation and moved back to one of his three hometowns. Working in consumer/market research at the time, in 2008 he was laid off when the global economy turned for the worse and was called to ministry as he searched for what was next.
He went to graduate from Bethel Seminary of Bethel University (San Diego campus) with a M.Div. degree in 2011. Since 2010, he has served the church in various capacities - children's pastor, pastor to people with special needs, middle school pastor, college/young adult minister in Korean church settings and multicultural church settings.
He is excited to join the KPCCOH community (Jan. 8th, 2017 was his first day) here in Columbus, OH and is looking forward to knowing more about the people of KPCC and the people and culture of Columbus.
He is lover of coffee, diet coke, bacon, movies, TV, pop culture, golden era hip hop, sociology, politics, context, reading, podcasts, NBA, Jeremy Lin, and, of course, THEOLOGY/BIBLE/JESUS.