Pastor Ed Kang


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Pastor Ed Kang


Fun Facts

Hobbies, personal interest, sports, etc?: Carpentry--rough framing, specifically

Most lame at: Undertanding tabular presentation of information

Unusual skill: Very good at not doing things. If something needs to be not done, I seem to be good at resisting doing it.

Love most about your ministry: 

Favorite ministry moments: farewells when we send off a team to plant a church (also my least favorite ministry moment)

Years in ministry: 22 yrs

A fond memory from college: eating ramen at midnight convinced that I'll stay up all night to study, and invariably falling asleep within 30mins afterwards. 

Favorite study spot in college: I-House Library

A key bible verse: All of 2 Timothy

Christian hero: Easy. John Wesley for his tirelessness. Also for his height

Something odd about you: My view toward food. I see it as a challenge, and find it baffling when people stop eating when clearly there's still food to be dealt with. They seem selfish to me. Or weak, like they are backing down. I'm full too, but do you see me stopping just because I am full? This is bizarre thinking, but I cant seem to shake it.

Kelly Kang


Kelly Kang


FUN FACTS

Hobbies, personal interest, sports, etc?: Finding bargains especially at the IKEA AS IS section and furnishing various places

Best at: Horizontal thinking: i.e., quickly coming up with many parallel or connected issues, items, people, etc. related to an issue

Unusual skill: I can read for hours lying down without falling asleep

Favorite ministry moments: seeing people that i ministered to taking on greater roles in ministry & surpassing me in many respects

Years in ministry: 22 yrs

Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
— Proverbs 3:5-6

A fond memory from college: staying up nights in the EECS lab with bunch of people & getting to know all kinds of people because we didn't have personal computers and we had to wait for our 2 hour slots on the server

Favorite place to eat in Berkeley: Rick & Ann's

A key bible verse: Proverbs 3:5-6

Christian hero: Apostle Paul, Chuck Colson, Amy Carmichael

Something odd about you: I hold my breath at random times throughout the day

Daniel Kim


Daniel Kim


Fun Facts

Hobbies, personal interest, sports, etc?: volleyball, making and eating steak

Most lame at: calendaring

Unusual skill: throwing rocks really far

Love most about your ministry: people that I've done this with for decades

Favorite ministry moments: hearing salvation testimonies

How long at Gracepoint? 25 years

All the ministries you were part of: college, youth, joyland, praxis, SD church plant

usual college hangout place: Cory Hall

Favorite place to eat in berkeley: Zachary's

For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain.
— Philippians 1:21 (ESV)

A key bible verse: Phil 1:21

Christian hero: Apostle Paul

Something odd about you: My inability to match clothes.  I think I have an eye for matching colors for things like walls and such, but when it comes to clothes, I become color-blind.  I used to go with same colors for top and bottom to make it easier, until my wife told me that that's not matching.  How can blue not match with blue?  I have no idea.

Matthew Kim


Matthew Kim


Hobbies, personal interest, sports, etc? Baseball, avid SF Giants fan

Most lame at: Anything with numbers

Best at: Cooking breakfast for 40 to 50 people

Love most about your ministry: Still running the race with my college buddies

Favorite ministry moments: Cooking & eating together and sharing stories at dinner table

Definitive moment in your journey with Christ: Master Life Discipleship during my junior year

How long at Gracepoint? 27 years

A fond memory from college: Living at Dana House for 2.5 years; Mission Trip to Japan/China/Korea after my Soph year

favorite study spot in college: 5th Floor Moffitt Library

A key bible verse: Ephesians 2:10

For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.
— Ephesians 2:10 (ESV)

Kevan Ho


Kevan Ho


Hobbies, personal interest, sports, etc? Reading, basketball

Most lame at: scheduling

Unusual skill: type fast

Love most about your ministry: being in the living room with a homegroup

Definitive moment in your journey with Christ: senior year, seeing 2 frosh my lifegroup poured into give their lives to Christ

How long at Gracepoint? 20 years

A fond memory from college: driving across the US for 3 weeks with friends

Usual college hangout place: Wurster Hall

Favorite place to eat in berkeley: Thai Noodle House

A key bible verse: 2 Timothy 2:1

You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus.
— T Timothy 2:1 (ESV)

Chris Lee


Chris Lee


Hobbies, personal interest, sports, etc? Baseball, camping

Most lame at: Remembering multi-step verbal instructions

Love most about your ministry: the people I've been with these long relationship grow more precious each year

Favorite ministry moments: seeing salvation decisions being made by the most unlikely people

How long at Gracepoint? 31 years

A fond memory from college: trip to Yellowstone with friends

Favorite place to eat in berkeley: Top Dog

A key bible verse: Matthew 6:33

Christian Hero: Nehemiah

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
— Matthew 6:33

Peter Choi


Peter Choi


Hobbies, personal interest, sports, etc? Avid Dodgers fan

Most lame at: Memorizing words to a song

Best at: Singing loud

Love most about your ministry: Feels more exciting every year

Favorite ministry moments: Sitting around the dinner table and listening to what people have to say

How long at Gracepoint? 28 years

All the ministries you were part of: college, middle school, praxis, joyland, Davis

Favorite study spot in college: Cafe Botega (now a Chipotle?)

Favorite place to eat in Berkeley: Top Dog, of course

A key bible verse: Philippians 1:6

Something odd about you: I have hypersensitive hearing. It would drive my kids crazy that I could hear the TV's electronics and know that they are watching something when they shouldn't be.

And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.
— Philippians 1:6

Sue Yi


Sue Yi


Hobbies, personal interest, sports, etc? going to a cafe with good coffee to read; watching (not playing) basketball with my boys

Most lame at: excel spreadsheets

Favorite ministry moments: hearing salvation testimonies

How long at Gracepoint? 25 years

Favorite study spot in college: Doe Library

A key bible verse: 2 Timothy 1:12

...which is why I suffer as I do. But I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed, and I am convinced that he is able to guard until that Day what has been entrusted to me.
— 2 Timothy 1:12

Ahmi Kim


Ahmi Kim


Hobbies, personal interest, sports, etc? reading classic literature and (watching) baseball

Most lame at: detailed planning and being able to hit a note in tune (though not related)

Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin. Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
— Hebrews 4:14-16

Best at: loving little kids

Love most about your ministry: that i can be with people who can share my sorrows and joy

Favorite ministry moments: when somebody responds to the gospel - whether an elderly resident, interhigh youth, college student, or a little child. it's so amazing.

How long at Gracepoint? 32 years

All the ministries you were a part of: joyland (before it was called joyland), youth (before it was called element), berkeley college, young adult (before it was called praxis), sfsu, ecm, vsm, interhigh

Favorite study spot in college: Moffit any floor corner cube facing away from people 

A key bible verse: Hebrews 4:14-16