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.

 
 

SESSION

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 greatest joy and passion is to see lives changed as Jesus Christ becomes central to everything.

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.

KEVIN YI

Elder

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

YOUNG PARK

Chief of Staff

REV. JIMMY HAN

Family & Small Groups Pastor

REV. DANIEL KIM

Campus Pastor (Artesia)

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 greatest joy and passion is to see lives changed as Jesus Christ becomes central to everything.

ANDREW WANG

College Ministry Director, Local Mercy & Missions

Andrew Wang

Andrew serves as the College Ministry and Local Mercy & Missions Director at Christ Central of Southern California. 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.

JAMES KO

Worship Ministry Lead

James Ko

James serves as the Worship Ministry Lead at Christ Central of Southern California. 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, over analyzing movies, and playing board games.

SARA JU

Director of Administrative Operations & Finance Support

Sara Ju

Sara is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego (’05) 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.

Young Park

Young, known also as Dave, serves as the Chief of Staff at Christ Central of Southern California. He doubles in sales management for a technology company based in Silicon Valley. After his days at Cal Berkeley, Young worked full time in ministry before entering the marketplace. Young is married to his raucous and fun wife Hong and is the father of his cars and lego loving Joshie, newborn Isaiah, and powerhouse, football-playing Lilien.

DAVID CHIN

Youth Ministry Director (Fullerton)

David Chin

David serves as the Youth Ministry Director at Christ Central of Southern California. 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 youth. He loves all kinds of food, and will challenge anyone to a taco-eating contest, and win!

SARAH CHONG

Creative & Communications Director

Sarah Chong

Sarah Chong serves as the Creative and Communications Director at Christ Central of Southern California. 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.

PRISCILLA KWAK

Preschool Coordinator (Fullerton)

Priscilla Kwak

Priscilla serves as the Preschool Coordinator for the Fullerton Campus of Christ Central of Southern California. 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.

Rev. Jimmy Han

Jimmy serves as the Pastor for Family Ministry and Small Groups at Christ Central of Southern California. 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.

ERIC CHO

Children's Ministry Director

Eric Cho

Eric serves as the Children's Ministry Director for Fullerton at Christ Central of Southern California. 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 a toddler, Jackson, and recently welcomed a second son, Wesley.

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).

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.

Rev. Daniel Kim

Daniel serves as the Campus Pastor for Artesia at Christ Central of Southern California. 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.

CHRISTIAN SPURLOCK

Technical Director


Christian Spurlock

Christian serves as the Technical Director at Christ Central of Southern California. 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.

PATRICIA CHOI

Administrative Operations Assistant

Patricia Choi

Patricia was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, but raised in Southern California since she was a young girl. She graduated from UC Riverside and works full-time with elderly in the field of social work while also serving part-time administratively at CCSC. She loves traveling and drinking boba, and also has the ability to type super-duper fast.