Past Lecturers/Speakers

REV. DAVID CHAE


Rev. David ChaeREV. DAVID CHAE is preparing to plant Mosaic Christian Fellowship in Seoul, Korea. It is a multi-ethnic, multi-generational church for the growing number of expatriates living and working in Korea. He serves on the Executive Leadership Committee and as Director of English Intercessory Prayer at JAMA. Prior ministry experiences include serving as the senior pastor of Calvary Vision Church in Blue Bell, Pennsylvania; planting Mosaic of Chodae Church in Fort Lee, New Jersey and Chicago Onnuri Church in Chicago, Illinois; International Secretary to late Rev. Yong-Jo Ha of Onnuri Church and Asia Coordinator for Willow Creek Association. He has received his M.Div. from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School and BA in Chemistry from University of Illinois at Chicago. He is married to his wife Karen for twenty eight years and has one daughter Sarah, who is married.


MR. KEVIN DODGE


MR. KEVIN DODGE is a member at Shadow Mountain Community Church, where he serves on the Crown leadership team. For the past 13 years, Mr. Dodge has worked on Wall Street and currently helps manage a proprietary investment fund for Lehman Brothers, a New York-based investment bank. As one of Crowns national seminar instructors, he teaches the core biblical principles of managing money and possessions as well as biblical principles for running a business. He has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a B.A. in Economics from Connecticut College.

MR. GREGG HELVEY


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MR. GREGG HELVEY has traveled the world to film in countries such as Rwanda, El Salvador, China and Kenya on projects ranging from National Geographic and BBC1 documentaries to independent fictional films. AS a filmmaker, he seeks to combine his passion for social justice with powerful storytelling. Mr. Helvey wrote, directed, and produced “Kavi,” the 2010 Oscar-nominated short film that also won the 2009 Student Academy Award (gold medal in the narrative category). “Kavi” was filmed entirely on location in India and tells the story of a young boy who wants to play cricket and go to school, but instead is forced to work in a brick kiln as a modern-day slave. Kavi must either accept what he’s always been told, or fight for a different life even if he’s unsure of the ultimate outcome. Mr. Helvey received his M.F.A. in film production from the University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, and his B.A. in English and French from the University of Virginia.

REV. DANIEL SEUNGWOOK KIM


REV. DANIEL SEUNGWOOK KIM the Senior Pastor of Hallelujah Community Church in Korea. He is passionate about world missions and he continues to challenge his congregation to live as fully committed disciples of Christ. He is a graduate of Biblical Theological Seminary (M.Div. and S.T.M.). He also serves as a chairman at SEED Wave. He and his wife, Jongsun, have three children.

MS. JOYCE J. LEE


MS. JOYCE J. LEE is Vice President of Pfizer Poultry Health Division, President of Embrex Inc., a Pfizer Company. She is responsible for providing worldwide strategic and operational directions to the Pfizer Poultry Health Division. Lee is responsible for all business functions of the division including research and development, engineering, manufacturing, global marketing, and commercial operations. Pfizer Poultry Health Division is a worldwide business that has operations in 11 countries. Lee has held the positions of Vice President of Worldwide Business Technology, Representative Director at Pfizer Animal Health Korea, and Project Leader for Embrex Integration. Her industry experience includes consulting, information technology, transportation, financial services, human pharmaceutical, and animal health. Lee received a Bachelors of Business Administration (BBA) from Baylor University in Waco, TX and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Healthcare Administration from Jacksonville University in Jacksonville, FL.


REV. AARON MCRAE


REV. AARON MCRAE is Senior Pastor of Hillside Community Church in Rancho Cucamonga, CA. He is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro and Southeastern Baptist Theological seminary. He enjoys running, playing sports, reading, playing guitar and sweet tea. Pastor McRae and his wife, Holly, have three children: Olivia, Kate, and Will. He believes God has called the church to be a catalyst of awakening in our culture and loves to envision how to fulfill God’s dreams through His people.


DR. SOONG-CHAN RAH


DR. SOONG-CHAN RAH is the Milton B. Engebretson Assistant Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological Seminary. He is the Founding Senior Pastor of Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), which is a post-modern, multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church in the Central Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA. Dr. Rah’s vision for CCFC was to see young men and women mobilized for a radical, incarnational ministry that impacts the city committing to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. Dr. Rah received his B.A. in Political Science and History/Sociology from Columbia University; his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; his Th.M. from Harvard University; and his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary’s Center for Urban Ministerial Education. He has been published in Reconcilers Magazine and Leadership Journal and has been featured in Christianity Today. He is contributing author to the book, Growing Healthy Asian American Churches.

DR. GLORIA E. WHITE-HAMMOND


DR. GLORIA E. WHITE-HAMMOND has been the co-pastor of Bethel AME Church in Boston, MA since 1997 and a pediatrician at the South End Community Health Center since 1981. She has a long history of involvement in community service being a founder of and consultant to the church-based creative writing/mentoring ministry called “Do The Write Thing” for high-risk black adolescent females. Dr. White-Hammond’s work as a humanitarian has achieved global impact. She has worked as a medical missionary in several African countries including Botswana, Cote D’Ivoire and South Africa. She is the wife of Rev. Ray Hammond and a mother of two adult daughters, Mariama and Adiya, and grandmother to Ella.

DR. JOON CHOI


DR. JOON CHOI is a cardiologist in Hawaii. He was previously a full-time faculty member at the University of California, San Diego Medical School. He has a heart for establishing, coordinating, and networking JAMA Healthcare Professionals, which is devoted to equipping God-oriented healthcare professionals and to serving God through healing ministry. He and his wife, Jane, have three children, Joshua, Jenoch, and Janiel.


DR. LOREN CUNNINGHAM


loren_cunninghamDR. LOREN CUNNINGHAM is the founder of Youth With A Mission (YWAM), an ever-expanding global “family of ministries” born in 1960, which has reached into every nation. He is also Founder and President of the University of the Nations (U of N), YWAM’s global university, and the leader of the Kona campus in Hawaii. Dr. Cunningham has personally gone to every sovereign nation on earth, all dependent countries, and more than 150 territories and islands, for the sake of the Gospel. This has given him valuable insights into global trends and uniquely prepares him to share God’s strategies for world evangelism. His wisdom, experience, leadership understanding and call to build bridges of unity within the body of Christ have caused him to be sought out by leaders of nations and organizations worldwide.


DR. RAY HAMMOND


Ray HammondDR. RAY HAMMOND was born and raised in Philadelphia, PA, the eldest son of a Baptist preacher and a schoolteacher. He was educated in the public schools of Philadelphia and went on to graduate from Harvard College and Harvard Medical School. He completed his surgical residency at the New England Deaconess Hospital and joined the Emergency Medicine staff at Cape Cod Hospital. Pastor Hammond accepted the call to the preaching ministry in 1976 and completed his Master of Arts degree in the study of Religion (Christian and Medical Ethics) at Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences in 1982. He has a long history of involvement with youth and community activities and continues to serve as a pastor at Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Boston, MA.


REV. SUNGKEE HO


REV. SUNGKEE HO is Senior Pastor of Antioch Church of Philadelphia. Born into a fourth-generation Christian family, he came to the United States as a missionary when he was 28 years old. He is a bilingual pastor, who is well known for powerful messages and has traveled across the nation for revival of both the American and Korean-American communities. He is Chief Director of OMKAM (Organization of Non-Denomination Missionaries), PGM (Organization of Professional Missionaries), SEED Mission, and KIMNET Mission, where he spends a lot of time spreading the gospel and bringing God’s people back to Him.

DR. PAUL H. KIM


DR. PAUL H. KIM is the Founding and Managing Partner of Parakletos Ventures, which focuses on Asia centric investments. He is the Founding Investor and Chairman of GCT Semiconductor, a leading semiconductor company in the 4G wireless industry. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Anapass, Inc. and Brovis Networks. Dr. Kim was the first venture capital investor in Silicon Image (NSDQ: SIMG). Other successful investments include Power Computer, which was acquired by Apple, Techwell (NSDQ: TWLL), and EChina, which merged with WuMart (HKSE: 8277.HK) to become one of the largest discount retail stores in China. Prior to founding Parakletos Ventures, Dr. Kim served as Executive Vice President of Korea Technology Investment Corporation, and founding the Kim Law Firm in the Silicon Valley, a firm practicing law for American and Asian based companies, where he served as general counsel for Samsung and LG. His success in the technology industry led him to be called the “technology deal maker” between Korea and the Silicon Valley, in John Naisbitt’s bestseller, “Megatrends Asia.” Dr. Kim is also an elder for Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul, Korea and head elder of Jubilee Christian Center. He is on the board for the Living Stones Foundation, and has served on former President George W. Bush’s National High Tech Advisory Committee.

REV. DON KIM


REV. DON KIM is the pastor at Seoul National University Church in Seoul, Korea. He graduated from Ohio Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Engineering and worked in the field until he was called into ministry in 1985.


DR. J.P. MORELAND


DR. J.P. MORELAND With degrees in philosophy, theology, and chemistry, Dr. Moreland has taught theology and philosophy at several schools throughout the U.S. He has authored or co-authored books including Philosophical Foundations for a Christian WorldviewChristianity and the Nature of Science; Scaling the Secular CityDoes God Exist?Immortality: The Other Side of Death; and The Life and Death Debate: Moral Issues of Our Times. He is co-editor of Christian Perspectives on Being Human and Jesus Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents the Historical Jesus. His work appears in journals such as Christianity TodayJournal of the Evangelical Theological SocietyPhilosophy and Phenomenological Research, and The American Philosophical Quarterly. Dr. Moreland served with Campus Crusade for 10 years, planted two churches, and has spoken on over 200 college campuses.


DR. STEPHEN T. UM


DR. STEPHEN T. UM is the Senior Minister of Citylife Presbyterian Church of Boston, an ethnically diverse group of professional and creative urbanites. Prior to pastoring Citylife, he served as a pastor for several Presbyterian Churches in Connecticut, Rhode Island (at Brown University), and New York City. He is the author of The Theme of Temple Christology in John’s Gospel. He received his Ph.D. in New Testament studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, and for the last seven years has also been teaching New Testament studies at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, Covenant Theological Seminary, and Emerson College. He is currently Secretary for the Board of Directors for The Gospel Coalition. He is married and has three children.

REV. MARC CHOI


REV. MARC CHOI is Lead Pastor at In2 Church, a branch of Onnuri Church in Korea, located in New York, NY. He was formerly the International Ministry Director for Onnuri Church. He has served in various roles at Full Gospel New York Church (Promise Ministries). He received his B.A. from Gordon College and M.Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary. He is married and has three kids.

DR. DOUGLAS GEIVETT


DR. DOUGLAS GEIVETT is Professor of Philosophy of Religion and Ethics at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA. His interests range over the philosophy of religion, philosophical theology, epistemology, and the history of modern philosophy. He is the author of Evil and the Evidence for God and co-editor of Contemporary Perspectives on Religious Epistemology and In Defense of Miracles: A Comprehensive Case for Gods Action in History. Dr. Geivett has contributed chapters to God Matters: Readings in the Philosophy of ReligionGod Under FireThe Rationality of Theism; and Does God Exist? The Craig-Flew Debate. He is the former president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. In the past, he has served as minister to college students at churches in the Pacific Northwest and in Southern California and continues to speak in churches and on university campuses on subjects related to apologetics and the Christian life.

REV. PAUL GIHONG HAN


han_gihongREV. PAUL GIHONG HAN is the Lead Pastor at Grace Korean Church in Fullerton, CA, the most missionary-sending church in the world. He was previously the pastor at San Diego Calvary Chapel. Having studied political science in Korea, he came to the states to further his studies in order to fulfill his dreams of becoming a politician. His plans changed when he was called into the ministry. As a young man, Rev. Han gathered people together and led prayer meetings.

DR. PAUL S. JEON


DR. PAUL S. JEON is the Senior Minister of NewCity in Northern Virginia. The church is made up of a diverse group of professionals from the greater DC area. He is the author of Introducing RomansTrue FaithTo Exhort and Reprove, and Empowered by Joy; in addition, he blogs regularly (pastorpauljeon.blogspot.com). He received a B.A. from Brown University, a M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary (East), a Ph.D. from The Catholic University of America, and most recently, a M.B.A. from The George Washington University School of Business. For the last several years he has also been teaching New Testament at Reformed Theological Seminary. He is married and has two sons.

PROF. GREG KOUKL


PROF. GREG KOUKL is a Christian apologist, radio talk show host, author and blogger in Los Angeles, CA. He is the founder of Stand To Reason, a Christian evangelical organization dedicated to the articulation and defense of the Christian worldview. Prof. Koukl is known for his popular defenses of various doctrines of Christianity and also well known for being an advocate of the pro-life position. He is also an outspoken critic of moral and philosophical relativism.


DR. MICHELLE LEE-BARNEWALL


DR. MICHELLE LEE-BARNEWALL is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA. Trained in New Testament studies, she desires to help students develop their relationship with Christ through an informed and application-oriented understanding of Scripture. Her doctoral studies focused on Pauls concept of the church as the body of Christ in light of the cultural background. Dr. Lee-Barnewall has published articles in New Testament Studies and Novum Testamentum and has presented papers at the national meetings of the Evangelical Theological Society and the Society of Biblical Literature. She is the author of Paul, the Stoics, and the Body of Christ and the co-editor of Beauty is Soul Deep.


REV. JIM-BOB PARK


REV. JIM-BOB PARK has been serving in ministry for over 20 years. His vision is to plant seeds in the hearts of first-generation Koreans to invest into the second generation. He received his M.Div. from San Francisco Theological Seminary and is pursuing his D.Min. at Fuller Theological Seminary. He has a wife and five kids.

DR. KENNETH C. WAY


DR. KENNETH C. WAY is Assistant Professor of Bible Exposition at Talbot School of Theology in La Mirada, CA. His passion is teaching the Old Testament in its ancient Near Eastern environment. His research interests include Israelite religion/archaeology, Northwest Semitic inscriptions, and the fauna of the ancient Near East. He regularly presents at academic meetings and has been published in Ugarit-Forschungen, Journal of the American Oriental Society, Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society, and Dictionary of the Old Testament: Historical Books. Ever since his college days, Dr. Way has sensed God’s calling to teach Bible (especially Old Testament) in a classroom setting and to mentor students who desire more of God in their lives. He received his Ph.D. and M.Phil. from Hebrew Union College and his M.A. from Trinity International University.

DR. YOUNGJIN YOO


DR. YOUNGJIN YOO is Associate Professor of Management Information Systems and Irwin L. Gross Research Fellow at the Fox School of Business and Management at Temple University. He is also the director of the Ph.D. program in Management Information Systems. Previously, he was Lewis-Progressive Chair of Management at the Weatherhead School of Management at Case Western Reserve University. At Temple, he is initiating a research program exploring the design and the use of novel computing services in everyday life and phenomenon he calls experiential computing. Dr. Yoo holds a Ph.D. in information systems from the University of Maryland. At Case, he was the recipient of the Walter Nord Grant and Glennan Fellow, both of which recognize his unique and innovative approaches to management education. He was a summer research fellow at NASA in summer of 2001 and spent a year as a research associate in 2003-2004 at NASA Glenn Research Center.

DR. JOSEPH CHUN


Chun-Joseph-GLDI-20130725-DSC_0831DR. JOSEPH CHUN received his undergraduate degree from MIT and attended medical school at UCLA. He has also studied Spiritual Formation at Talbot Theological Seminary (La Mirada, CA) and is a graduate of Trinity College of Graduate Studies in Relational Psychology.

DR. LYDIA CHUN


FlashDR. LYDIA CHUN graduated with a B.A. in Psychology from USC and later went on to earn both her M.A. and Psy.D. from Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. She is currently working as a therapist at Center for Individual and Family Therapy and is also a director at GIFT Counseling & Wellness Center. She also serves as the Family & Healing ministry director at Holy Wave Sarang Community Church in Anaheim, CA. She views therapy as a way to help people restore their image of God and experience abundant life.

REV. MARCUS “GOODIE” GOODLOE


marcus_goodloeREV. MARCUS “GOODIE” GOODLOE is currently a member of the staff at Mosaic—a community of faith, hope, and love in Los Angeles led by Rev. Erwin McManus—and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in leadership at Dallas Baptist University. He has had extensive and diverse ministry experience serving as a youth pastor in Dallas, TX; Kansas City, KS; and Oakland, CA. A graduate from the University of New Mexico and Golden Gate Seminary, Pastor Marcus’s passions have moved him to professionally engage adults and youth in both structured and organic conversations surrounding the areas of leadership, racial reconciliation, mission planning, social justice and evangelism. He is also a national speaker for Song of Solomon, Youth Specialties and Leadnow conferences. He has been married to Lucy since 1997 and lives in the Los Angeles area with their two children Hannah and Joshua.

REV. ED KANG


REV. ED KANG graduated from UC Berkeley and went on to receive his J.D. from Berkeley School of Law. In 1993, after working several years as an attorney, he went into full-time ministry. He has pastored in Berkeley for the past 20 years at Gracepoint, a church-based college campus ministry. Gracepoint has planted 6 other churches in college towns in the US. He has been leading Gracepoint Berkeley with his wife, Kelly. Together, they serve the congregation with zeal and love, focusing on training  up workers for the harvest field.

MR. JOHN KWAK


MR. JOHN KWAK is a current doctoral student at USC, pursuing his degree in philosophy. He has received MAs in both philosophy and New Testament studies from Biola University, where he also spent some time as an instructor in Christian Apologetics and New Testament Greek. He is happily married to his wife of three years, Kelly, and together they enjoy serving the Lord in a variety of capacities.

REV. ERWIN RAPHAEL MCMANUS


REV. ERWIN RAPHAEL MCMANUS is a husband, father, writer, futurist, activist, artist and spiritual and cultural leader. He also serves as Lead Pastor and Cultural Architect of Mosaic in Los Angeles. Rev. McManus is the catalyst behind Awaken, a collaboration of dreamers committed to creating environments that expand imagination and unleash creativity. Convinced that the world is changed by dreamers and visionaries, Awaken serves the purpose of history by maximizing the divine potential in every human being. Engaging such issues such as culture, creativity, change, and leadership, Rev. McManus is widely known as a thought-provoking communicator.


MS. LINDA PARK


MS. LINDA PARK is currently the Vice President of Software Lifecycle Engineering at Sun Microsystems. Previously, she was Vice-President of supplier Management at Cisco Systems. She received her BSEE from the University of Colorado and MBA from San Jose State University. Ms. Park is a wife and mother of two children, a member of Global Harvest Church in Texas. Her driving philosophy in life is: “The only score card that matters in my life is the score card from God.”

MR. CHARLES WEE


MR. CHARLES WEE joined AECOM, the world’s largest International Architecture and Engineering firm, where he worked on a wide range of large-to scale domestic and international projects throughout the world. In 1994 he left AECOM to co-found AJLA with Anthony J. Lumsden, FAIA as a Managing Partner. Mr. Wee directed AJLA’s Asia projects in all capacities and was instrumental in establishing the firm as one of the prominent American architectural firms doing work in Asia. In 1997 he established the firm of GDS Architects as one of the most active U.S. architectural practices in Korea and Taiwan with a number of large-scale high-rise mixed use projects, including Hyundai’s Sea Colony Hillstate, Kyungdong’s Jade, Posco’s Centum, and Central Star mixed-use projects in Busan, we well as numerous other large-scale mixed use projects in Asia. Currently, more than 30 GDS designed high-rise projects are either completed or under construction in Korea. In 2008, GDS won the Prestigious International Design Competition for the 150-story Tower Infinity at Cheongna, Incheon from over 146 entries from 46 countries and most recently in 2012, GDS was awarded the Architecture and Engineering and Design contract to build Korea’s new millennium landmark.