Frank and Yuni Roh
Pastor Frank Roh and his wife Yuni have led KCBC since 2012. While attending UC Berkeley, Pastor Frank joined Berkland Baptist Church (from which KCBC was started) where he committed his life to Christ and full-time ministry with a passion to serve the Lord. After graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in electrical engineering, he received his Master of Divinity from Golden Gate Theological Seminary. Whether preaching on Sundays, teaching Bible studies, offering words of advice, or cooking for others, his heart for God and his love for people are both unmistakable and contagious. After graduating from UC Berkeley, Yuni received her masters in Christian Studies from Regent College and a masters of science in Marriage and Family Therapy at Fuller Theological Seminary. She works full-time as a therapist and she is also a passionate Bible teacher, prayer warrior, and biblical counselor. As Pastor Frank and Yuni committed their lives to the Lord, they have obeyed God’s call to plant or lead churches around the world in Korea, Seattle, Myanmar and Los Angeles. Currently Pastor Frank is pursuing his Doctor of Ministry at Gateway Seminary focusing on Christian leadership. Pastor Frank is Senior Pastor of KCBC and Yuni serves as College Group director. They have two daughters Eunice and Joyce.
Roy and Vania Lee
Having grown up in the southern California area, Pastor Roy met the Lord while at Caltech where he and his wife Vania were both students. After receiving a physics PhD from UC Irvine, Pastor Roy joined the Boston branch of Berkland Baptist Church (from which KCBC was started) where he learned the meaning of church and koinonia. In obedience to God’s call, they had the privilege of going to Myanmar as missionaries where they served alongside Pastor Frank and Yuni. They returned to southern California to serve together as Young Adult Group directors at KCBC. Pastor Roy and Vania have two teenage sons, Asaph and Ian. Pastor Roy is pursuing a Master of Arts in Theology degree at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Warren and Alison Choi
Pastor Warren began his spiritual journey in 1990 at Berkland Baptist Church (from which KCBC was started) while attending UC Berkeley. Soon after graduating as a Computer Science major, he and Alison got married. In 2001, they went to Moscow, Russia, as missionaries. After the tragic events of 9/11, they were convicted to return to help plant Berkland Baptist Church in Washington, D.C (now, Worthy Life Baptist Church) where they grew deeper in understanding of the Word of God, church and missions. In 2014, God led them back to the mission field and they served in Myanmar, Turkey, Republic of Georgia and Armenia. In 2018, they moved to LA to join KCBC and serve as the campus directors for Cal State Long Beach. Pastor Warren is currently in the Master of Divinity program at Gateway Seminary. They both enjoy music, games and sports, and especially love to eat as they are foodies at heart! Pastor Warren and Alison have two teenagers, Elizabeth and Nathanael.
Ken and Esther Ko
After graduating from UC Berkeley, and as a PhD student at Stanford, Pastor Ken was searching for meaning and purpose in life and began to earnestly seek God. Soon thereafter, he became a Christian in 1990 at Berkland Baptist Church (from which KCBC was started). Since then, he has sought to grow in his personal relationship with Christ and share His love with others. Pastor Ken has a keen interest in apologetics, and loves to discuss the rationality of faith in God and His amazing love! After marrying Esther in 1995, they have been serving together and they are currently the campus directors for USC and UCLA. He currently attends Gateway Seminary where he is pursuing a Master of Theological studies. Also, as a business professor at Pepperdine where he teaches courses in mathematical modeling, Pastor Ken especially has a heart for students. He loves playing sports, especially basketball, softball, and bowling -- yes, bowling is a sport! Pastor Ken and Esther have two children, David and Lydia.
David and Joyce Lee
Pastor David grew up in Korea and graduated from the Korea Baptist Theological Seminary majoring in church music, and served God as a gospel singer in Korea. He and his wife Joyce were married in Korea and moved to Seattle in 1997, where they both freshly re-encountered Jesus while attending Berkland Baptist Church (from which KCBC was started). After he graduated from Golden Gate Baptist Seminary, Pastor David and Joyce have been serving God together with their shepherds Pastor Frank and Yuni Roh in the foreign mission field in Myanmar as well as in Seattle, Irvine, and now Long Beach. Pastor David and Joyce currently lead the Korean Career and Family group. They have two sons, Caleb and John. Pastor David loves to share about his passion for God and be sure to ask him about the 'Praising Poets'!
Joshua and Betsy Lim
With the word of God, Joshua and Betsy love to help our youth navigate through these formative and often difficult time of their lives. Their constant prayer is for the salvation of each of our youth and for them to live out their faith and stand firm. As Joshua immigrated from Sao Paulo, Brazil to California when he was fourteen, he knows what it's like to struggle as a junior high and high school student. That much more, he always has a listening ear and huge heart for our youth. Joshua accepted Jesus Christ as a youth in Brazil and found his spiritual home at KCBC (formerly Berkland Baptist Church) when he was a college student at UC Irvine. He graduated in 1997 with a degree in Biological Sciences and recently started a masters program at Gateway Seminary. Betsy was a founding member of our sister church in Washington, DC. and currently works as a financial controller. Joshua and Betsy were married in 2009 and have been serving in youth ministry for over six years. They love playing board games, taking trips and enjoying fun activities with our youth (some say even more than the kids!). They have two young children, Jonathan and Lydia and live in Cypress.
Teacher Bing started attending KCBC (formerly Berkland Baptist Church) in 1992 and accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior in 1995. She graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA degree in Biochemistry and received her teaching credential from Cal State Fullerton. As director of our JOYland children's ministry, she tirelessly serves and prays for our kids to have a firm foundation in Jesus Christ and grow in their love for God. With two decades of experience in children's ministry, Bing is not only known for her expertise, but also for her huge heart for children. Her love for children is even reflected in her job as a middle school science teacher at a Christian school and as a volunteer teacher at the Orange County Rescue Mission. She is married to her loving husband Sam, a software engineer, and they have two teenage children, Kristen and Joshua.