Stephen Kim

Steve Kim

Lead Pastor | stephen.kim@greatcommissioncc.org

Pastor Steve Kim grew up in Northern Virginia and attended Virginia Tech then went on to graduate from Biblical Theological Seminary. His ministry experience began in Philadelphia where he ministered for 16 years in various roles from youth pastor, associate pastor, and then as a senior pastor & church planter. Throughout that time, he felt a calling from the Lord to return “home” to serve in the Washington DC area. On August 1, 2010, Pastor Steve was installed as Lead Pastor of Great Commission Community Church. He is joined by his wife, Soo-Jin, and their three children: Josiah, Christian, and Abby. He has most recently stumbled upon his second calling as a coach for his sons’ sports teams and as a dance partner to his daughter. He is also an Apple fan and holds a hidden appreciation for fashion and art.

Carl Park

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Arlington Pastor | carl.park@greatcommissioncc.org

Carl oversees our worship, prayer, and classes, in addition to his work of counseling and preaching. He holds degrees from Yale, Princeton Theological Seminary, and Trinity, including a PhD in Biblical Studies. Prior to serving GCCC, he served as a pastor to congregations in Chicago, New York, and Milwaukee. Carl is passionate about cultivating environments in which people experience and get shaped by the Spirit of Jesus. He also likes teaching, whether tutoring adults for basic literary, teaching university courses, or leading classes for the church. He is married with two children, and he enjoys a broad variety of music, books, and sports (if Wisconsin teams counts as broad).

Tracy Commons

Tysons Pastor | tracy.commons@greatcommissioncc.org

Tracy grew up in New Jersey and Pennsylvania, graduated from Cedarville University and went on to study at Biblical Theological Seminary for his Mdiv and MA in Counseling degrees. His ministry experience has centered around and been driven by his passion for spiritual formation and mission, with emphases in missional leadership, community life, and pastoral health. He has been deeply formed by his opportunities to be involved in church planting, teaching, discipleship, and shepherding ministry leaders in personal, relational, and church health. His other passions include playing golf, and hanging out with his amazing wife Jenna and their three young kids Will, Sadie and Nathanael.

Jonathan Thornton

Missions Pastor | jonathan.thornton@greatcommissioncc.org

Jonathan grew up all over the world but spent most of his time as a kid running around in the forests of Germany. His parents were missionaries and from a young age he developed a love for different cultures. He has a Bachelor of Science in Pastoral Ministries from Nyack College and a Masters in Intercultural Studies from Alliance Theological Seminary. Jonathan has served in New York, Arkansas, Minnesota, and Virginia. He is passionate about helping people encounter the Holy Spirit and living out their lives empowered by Him. Jonathan and his wife, Erika have five kids. In his free time, he enjoys going to the park with his kids, pick up sports, and strategy board games.

Erika Thornton

Children & Family Ministries Director | erika.thornton@greatcommissioncc.org

Erika Thornton studied Youth and Family Ministries at Nyack College, where she met her husband, Jonathan. She has served as a Children’s Director in NY and the Youth Coordinator for the Metro District. She also served for seven years in the Candidate Development Office of the C&MA. In 2014, she moved to VA with her family to church plant for a few years and is now excited to be on the team at GCCC. Erika loves teaching people about Jesus, empowering parents, and getting kids excited about listening and obeying God’s voice. She also enjoys shopping, painting, and reading graphic novels with her kids on Saturday morning.

GCCC Elders

Andy Ho
andy.ho@greatcommissioncc.org

Kyung Ro

Peter Cho
peter.cho@greatcommissioncc.org

Phil Oh
philoh77@gmail.com

Delwyn Lee

Ministry Leaders

Erika Thornton 
Children & Nursery Ministry

Jared Ng and Victoria Lee Ng
Fellowship Ministry

Carl Park
Prayer Ministry

Tracy Commons
Spain Partnership Coordinator

Jane Mei (Arlington), Valentina Deng and Eric Yip (Tysons)
Welcome Ministry

Carl Park
Worship Ministry

Board of Women

Annie Choi
Melissa Ho
Cindy Hsiao
Joy Park Lee

Jennie Ro

Governance Board

GCCC is governed by a Governance Board that contributes to all major decision-making. GCCC members elect board members. The current officers serving on the Governance Board are:

Stephanie Chang (Assistant Treasurer)
Peter Cho
(Elder)
Andy Ho (Elder)
Pastor Stephen Kim 
(Lead Pastor)
Victoria Lee Ng (Treasurer)
Cynthia Ng (Secretary)
Phil Oh (Elder)
Kyung Ro (Elder)

Benevolence Fund

We have a benevolence fund set up for those in our congregation who may seek financial assistance.  Please see the Benevolence Fund page to view the application.   

Cambodia Missions Debrief Dinner

Join us on Sunday, January 27, 5:00-7:00pm, at Pastor Jonathan Thornton’s home for a potluck dinner to hear about the Cambodia Discovery trip as well as plans for the Cambodia …

Membership Class

If you are interested in becoming a member at GCCC, there will be two membership classes offered on Saturdays, February 16 and February 23, 9:00am-12:00pm at the church office in …

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