Pastor Tae's Biography
Pastor Tae Kim is the lead pastor of LightHouse Bible Fellowship, the English speaking congregation of New Community Mission Church. He founded the ministry together with 5 members in November of 2004. He grew up in Texas and went to the University of Texas (Longhorns) and received a B.S. in Pharmacy. He practiced as a pharmacist for 10 years, before God called him into full time ministry.
At the age of 30, he experienced a life transforming encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. It was such a powerful experience that he was deeply convicted to pursue seminary education at the Golden Gate Theological Seminary located here at the Bay Area. He left behind a lucrative job being a pharmacy manager and followed God’s call to seminary.
Since Pastor Tae (affectionately known as PT) has experienced how important it is to know God as opposed to simply knowing about Him, he is really big on teaching people to know the heart of God. He truly believes that without knowing the heart of God, we could be as religious as anyone but we may not KNOW God. Anybody can be religious, but only those who understand the heart of God are children of Him.
Pastor Tae pastored a church in the Berkeley area for several years as a youth pastor before coming to New Community Mission Church as the lead pastor of the English speaking congregation with his lovely wife Song and their two precious princesses, Sarah and Susan. He has a true passion for missions, and leads an international mission team every summer, serving many countries such as Brazil (Amazon Jungle), Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Venezuela, and China.
When PT isn’t shepherding the LightHouse flock, he enjoys reading and sharing good food with good people. But no matter where he is or what he’s doing, PT lives by his favorite verses in John 21:15-18 where Jesus asked Peter three time to “feed His sheep.” Without a doubt, since PT loves Jesus Christ he loves to feed His sheep at all times!
Pastor Sung Oh Chung
Pastor Sung is the intern youth pastor of New Community Mission Church.
He grew up in Brazil and has a bachelor degree in Physical Therapy came from Brazil to pursue a seminary education at Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary and has been serving our church since June of 2014.
Pastor Sung has a big heart for the younger generation and he desires every youth to know God and live a life that glorify Him. He also loves missions and the lost souls, seeking every opportunity to serve and share God's love to others.
In his spare time, pastor Sung enjoys playing soccer and ping-pong, playing guitar, and listening good worship songs.
Pastor Pyon Suok
Pastor Pyon is the director of the Children Ministry of New Community Mission Church.