OUR VISION AND BELIEFS

Christ Central was born from a vision to see lives changed as Jesus Christ becomes central in our community and compassion for Southern California and the world.

For a complete summary of our beliefs, please refer to The Gospel Coalition's Confessional Statement.

 

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REV. HAROLD KIM

Senior Pastor

Rev. Harold Kim

Harold is the founding pastor of Christ Central of Southern California, and serves on the Board for Christ Central Network (CCN) and as President of SOLA. He graduated from UC Berkeley, received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Princeton Theological Seminary. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 2001. Harold is gratefully married to Sun Hi and a happy father of two daughters, Taylor and Elizabeth. His great joy and passion is to see lives changed as Jesus Christ becomes central to everything.

YOUNG PARK

Elder

Young Park

Young loved his days serving as former Chief of Staff at Christ Central and is now one of the Ruling Elders. He was ordained by the North America Presbytery of the KAPC in 2019. He has seen many lives changed over the years and finds each gospel memory a tremendous and eternal blessing. Young is gratefully married to Hong and they have 3 children, Lilien, Joshua and Isaiah. He works in the technology field and went to University of California, Berkeley. Outside of his passion to see lives changed for Christ, he loves watching sports and spending quality time with beloved friends.

ERIC CHOI

Elder

Eric Choi

Eric is one of the Ruling Elders of Christ Central. He was ordained by the North America Presbytery of the KAPC in 2019. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College. He is a practicing gastroenterologist and holds a faculty position at the UC Riverside School of Medicine. He is happily married to his wife, Debbie, for over 10 years, and they have two children, Noah and Selah. He enjoys teaching, traveling and photography, and his favorite area in serving the church is leading small group.

SAM PYO

Elder

Sam Pyo

Born and raised in Southern California, Sam started attending Christ Central in 2014. He is married to Connie and a proud father of four kids – London, Grant, Dylan, and Parker. He is currently serving as one of the Ruling Elders, ordained by the North America Presbytery of the KAPC in 2019. He graduated with a B.S. in Industrial Design from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena and is currently working as a Senior Industrial Designer. He is encouraged, inspired, and truly grateful to be running the race with genuine like-minded brothers and sisters at Christ Central.

BRIAN KIM

Elder

Brian Kim

Brian is a long time member of Christ Central of Southern California since its inception and currently serving as one of the Ruling Elders. He was ordained by the North American Presbytery of the KAPC in 2011. He is happily married to Lauren and has two sons, Jonathan and David. He received his B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (ME) from UCLA and his M.S. in ME and M.B.A. from USC. Brian currently works for Boeing Company as an engineering lead. He is grateful for the opportunity to serve in a Christ-centered church serving multi-ethnic communities in Southern California.

DENNIS KONG

Elder

Dennis Kong

Dennis is a Southern California native who grew up in Cerritos. After high school, he attended the U.S. Air Force Academy and later Loyola Law School. He works now as a civil litigator for a public agency. He is married happily to his wife, Jenie, and they have two beautiful children. When there's no soccer practice, dance, birthday parties, amusement parks, museums, play dates, or "honey do's", Dennis enjoys time outdoors doing outdoor things...alone. Dennis serves as one of the Ruling Elders at Christ Central and was ordained by the North America Presbytery of the KAPC in 2019.

KEVIN YI

Elder

STEVE YOON

Elder

Steve Yoon

Steve serves as a Ruling Elder at Christ Central and was ordained by the North America Presbytery of the KAPC in 2019. He received his B.A. from UC Irvine, M.A. in Biblical Counseling from Dallas Theological Seminary and his Ed.D. from USC. He is married to his best friend Lailah and father to Olive and Katelyn. He currently works as a high school administrator. Steve enjoys building community over a good meal and hearing people share their story of Christ's grace.

Kevin Yi

Kevin is one of the Ruling Elders of Christ Central of Southern California. He graduated from UC Riverside where he met his wife Sarah. They have three children – Kalie, Caleb and Elliott. He enjoys playing soccer and coaches his son Elliott's AYSO team. He was ordained by the North America Presbytery of the KAPC in 2011. He is grateful to be able to serve the LORD Jesus Christ and His local church as an elder.

STAFF

REV. HAROLD KIM

Senior Pastor

Rev. Harold Kim

Harold is the founding pastor of Christ Central of Southern California, and serves on the Board for Christ Central Network (CCN) and as President of SOLA. He graduated from UC Berkeley, received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Princeton Theological Seminary. He was ordained by the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) in 2001. Harold is gratefully married to Sun Hi and a happy father of two daughters, Taylor and Elizabeth. His great joy and passion is to see lives changed as Jesus Christ becomes central to everything.

ANDREW WANG

College Ministry and Global Missions Director

Andrew Wang

Andrew serves as the College Ministry and Missions Director at Christ Central. He grew up in Southern California, graduated from University of California, Irvine, and received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Westminster Seminary California. He is married to his better half, Michelle. His greatest passion is to see disciples made for Christ who will then go out to do the same.

MICHELLE YANG

Nursery Coordinator (Fullerton)

Michelle Yang

Michelle serves as the Nursery Coordinator for the Fullerton Campus at Christ Central. She is an experienced ABA Behavioral Therapist working with children with autism and their families for 10 years. She is married to her hunky husband, Matt, and have two sweet, sweet daughters, Mabel and Caris. She enjoys fun and playing with her family and friends all day, every day. She hopes that Christ Central's Nursery will be a warm and safe place to plant the seed of God’s love in our adorable babies.

CHRISTIAN SPURLOCK

Technical Director


Christian Spurlock

Christian serves as the Technical Director at Christ Central. He first discovered his love for audio in Jr. High and eventually began his journey into learning all facets of AV. He further grew his knowledge and experience by currently working for an AV integration company. He is married to his wife Allura and they currently have one child. He enjoys playing video games and spending time with friends when he has some free time.

REV. JIMMY HAN

Family & Small Groups Pastor

Rev. Jimmy Han

Jimmy serves as the Pastor for Family Ministry and Small Groups at Christ Central. He graduated from Talbot Theological Seminary with a Masters of Divinity. He also served as the Director of Korean-American Campus Mission (KCM) and has been serving in the Korean-American church since 1990. He is married to Jennifer and they have two children, Joshua and Elizabeth. His passion and vision is to see the ministry of Discipleship flourish in the life of the church.

DAVID CHIN

Youth Ministry Director (Fullerton)

David Chin

David serves as the Youth Ministry Director at Christ Central. He graduated from Biola University with a B.A. in Biblical and Theological Studies, and is pursuing a Master of Divinity (M. Div.) at Westminster Seminary California. His passion is seeing young people fall in love with Jesus, especially college students. He loves all kinds of food, and will challenge anyone to a taco-eating contest, and win!

JENIE OH

Executive Director of Operations

Jenie Oh

Jenie was born in Illinois and moved to Southern California as a child. After high school, she moved to the East Coast to attend Dartmouth College and NYU Law School, and began working as a finance attorney in NYC. She eventually moved back to the West Coast where she continues to work as a finance attorney in Los Angeles and also serves as the Executive Director of Operations at Christ Central. She is married to Dennis and they have two children. In her free time, she loves to watch reality TV shows and travel (without her children).

SARA JU

Director of Administrative Operations & Finance Support

Sara Ju

Sara is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (2005) and worked 7 years in commercial lending before running her own small business. She is now part-time staff at Christ Central and full-time mom. She is married to Daniel (aka Dju) and has three children, Jordan, Bryant, and Leah. Once a Braves fan, she has now converted, thanks to her children, and will remain a Dodger fan for the rest of her life.

REV. DANIEL KIM

Campus Pastor (Artesia)

Rev. Daniel Kim

Daniel serves as the Campus Pastor for Artesia at Christ Central. He grew up in Cerritos where he got the nonsensical nickname "Dinko." He married his wife Priscilla and graduated from Westminster Seminary California (M. Div.) in 2012 and was ordained in the KAPC in 2013. He's a fan of MMA and all things geeky.

ERIC CHO

Children's Ministry Director (Fullerton)

Eric Cho

Eric serves as the Children's Ministry Director for the Fullerton Campus at Christ Central. After he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design, he was called into ministry in 2008. He received a Masters in Christian Education from Talbot School of Theology with an emphasis in Children's Ministry and has been in Children's Ministry for over 15 years. He has a desire to see kids grow up as Jesus did as stated in Luke 2:52, "in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God (faith) and man (friendships)". He is married to Sunny, has 2 sons, Jackson and Wesley.

JAMES KO

Worship Ministry Lead

James Ko

James serves as the Worship Ministry Lead at Christ Central. He received a B.A. in Christian Ministries from Biola University and a M.A. in Pastoral Care & Counseling from Talbot School of Theology. He has been involved in Music/Worship Ministry for over 10 years and personally feels called to serve the local church in this way. In his spare time, he enjoys sharing a good meal, photography, overanalyzing movies, and playing board games.

PATRICIA MORGAN

Administrative Operations Assistant

Patricia Morgan

Patricia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but raised in sunny Southern California. She graduated from UC Riverside and works full-time with elderly in the field of social work while also serving part-time as the Administrative Operations Assistant at Christ Central. She is newly married to David, her Tennessee-raised husband, and she enjoys cooking and traveling with him.

REV. DANIEL PENN KIM

Campus Pastor (Fullerton)

Rev. Daniel Penn Kim

Daniel serves as the Campus Pastor for Fullerton at Christ Central. He's an East-coaster: born in Pittsburgh, PA and raised in Philadelphia, PA. That explains why “Penn” is his real middle name. He graduated from Lehigh University, received his M.Div from Westminster Theological Seminary Philadelphia, and was ordained in the PCA (2010). He enjoys drinking coffee, road-tripping, and the outdoors.

PRISCILLA KWAK

Preschool Coordinator (Fullerton)

Priscilla Kwak

Priscilla serves as the Preschool Coordinator for the Fullerton Campus at Christ Central. She graduated from California State University of Long Beach in Fashion Merchandising in 2011. She has over 10 years experience in children’s ministry. She is married to Young Min and has two children, Micah and Eden. She enjoys cooking and eating good food with friends and family. She hopes the children at Christ Central will come to know God’s deep love for them.

SARAH CHONG

Creative & Communications Director

Sarah Chong

Sarah Chong serves as the Creative and Communications Director at Christ Central. She graduated from UCLA and after working in office administration for three years, pursued a career change in the arts. She enrolled in the Art Center College of Design illustration program and is currently working on her children's book portfolio. Sarah is a Central Coast native and in her free time, she likes to visit her hometown of Santa Maria.

AMY LEE

Campus Operations Assistant (Fullerton)

Amy Lee

Amy was born in Seoul but raised in San Jose, California. She is married to Louis and recently left the online gaming industry as an HR manager to become a full time stay at home to 2 young boys, LJ (Louis Jr.) and Liam. She serves as the Campus Operations Assistant at the Fullerton Campus of Christ Central. Amy loves cooking and the San Antonio Spurs but tolerates the Lakers because she loves her husband.