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James Han – Senior Pastor

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Rev. James Han is the Senior Pastor of Redeemer.  Pastor James received a B.A. in English from U.C. Irvine in 1993 and Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary of Escondido in 1997.  He is ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and is an active member of the Korean Southwest Presbytery. Pastor James was born in 1971.

Pastor James lives in Torrance with his wife, Sorah, and their three children, Iain, Selah, and Nathan. He met Sorah while being a student at UCLA, and wants everyone to know that he is taller than her. During his free time, Pastor James loves watching his kids play sports, working out, and hanging out over a hot cup of coffee, which is one thing he cannot live without.  His personal hero outside of the bible is his preaching professor, Dr. Edmund Clowney. One thing that Pastor James most loves about the Redeemer church family is the sacrificial and giving heart of the community. Their generosity is something that never ceases to amaze Pastor James.

Daniel Chong – Assistant & Education Pastor

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Rev. Daniel Chong joined the Redeemer family as the Assistant Pastor in 2005. Pastor Daniel graduated from U.C. Irvine in 1999 (B.A. Economics). He then pursued and obtained his Masters of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary of Escondido in 2003. Pastor Daniel was ordained in the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and is an active member of the Korean Southwest Presbytery. Pastor Daniel assists Pastor James in all aspects of ministry.

Pastor Daniel enjoys playing, watching, discussing basketball. He was born in 1976.

Some fun facts about Rev. Daniel:

1) What are your hobbies when you have free time?
Cleaning the house and doing laundry.  I tell my wife to try it, it’s very relaxing.  I also like to cook and BBQ.
 
2) What is one thing that people don’t know about you?
I am shorter than people think I am.
 
3) What do you most love about being part of the Redeemer church family?
Our church family is compassionate, generous, and understanding.  And hilarious.  I get to experience Christ’s grace through our members every week.
 
4) Who is your personal hero in life that is not from the Bible?
My mother.  She constantly reminds me to preach Christ and him crucified and nothing else.  She also taught and showed me true strength comes from God alone especially when the going gets tough.
 
5) How did you meet your spouse, and what is one thing that people don’t know about your wife that you would like to tell the world?
She was visiting her friends at our church and I said, “How you doin’?”  She THINKS she’s very athletic. C’mon.  

Damon Cha – Missionary

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Damon is an ordained in the PCA in 2007 after graduating with an M.Div. from Westminster Seminary California. He is currently a Ph.D candidate in the Old Testament at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA. He currently serves overseas as a missionary to Nagoya, Japan. Originally from New York City, Damon grew up in a Catholic family and became a Christian in his mid-twenties as a working adult while attending a church in Boston, MA.
Damon enjoys playing Ultimate Frisbee and eating hamburgers. He and his wife, Young-Mi, have two wonderful daughters, Aliya and Mikayla.

 

ELDERS:

Eugene Sohn – eugsohn@gmail.com

Sang Hwang – sanghwang@gmail.com

DEACONS:

HyunSung Song – hyunssong@aol.com

John Back –  backer00@yahoo.com

Kia Khuang Chan – kiakchan@yahoo.com

Richard Park – richardpark@gmail.com

Roger Han – rogerhan72@yahoo.com

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