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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Associate 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

Associate 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

Assistant 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.
 

Soo-Jin Kim

Soojin Kim

Children’s Ministry Director | children@greatcommissioncc.org


Soo-Jin Julia Kim, otherwise known as Sooj, grew up in Delaware, though she feels more like a native Philadelphian after spending over 16 years living there before coming to Virginia. She has a masters degree in Public Administration with a specialization in non-profit management and has a passion for building up the local church. She has worked in Children’s Ministry since her children were small and she has a desire to see the next generation become active disciples of Christ! She has three energetic and generally happy children, Josiah, Christian, and Abby. She also has a knack for cooking large amounts of food and likes all things that are cute and well packaged.
 

Erika Thornton

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

Bernard Kim

Kyung Ro

Peter Cho
peter.cho@greatcommissioncc.org

Phil Oh
philoh77@gmail.com

Ministry Leaders

Soojin Kim
Children & Nursery Ministry

Jared Ng and Victoria Lee Ng

Fellowship Ministry

Stephen Kim
Prayer Ministry

Tracy Commons
Spain Partnership Coordinator

Jane Mei (Arlington), Fang Zhu & Denise Gee (Tysons)
Welcome Ministry

Carl Park
Worship Ministry

Deacon/Deaconesses

The Deacons ministry is here to provide care for members going through difficult times.  Deacons may meet one-on-one to provide support, or assist in building a support network. For inquiries, contact: ask.deacons@greatcommissioncc.org. Inquiries will be kept confidential within the current Deacon Board.

Stephanie Chang
Robin Han
Esther Kim
Linda Kim
Peter Kim
Julie Park-Tsui

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)
Christine Kim (Secretary)
Pastor Stephen Kim 
(Lead Pastor)
Victoria Lee Ng (Treasurer)
Kyung Ro (Elder)

The Gathering: District’s Prayer Meeting

Join us on May 23rd from 7-9pm for the District Prayer Gathering at First Alliance in Silver Spring (14500 New Hampshire Ave, Silver Spring, MD). This will be a powerful …

Spain Missions Bake Sale Volunteers Needed

Support our Spain missions team as they prepare to host the refresh retreat for our long-term missionaries working with refugee communities in Spain. The team is holding a bake sale …

GCCC Memorial Day Picnic

Come join our annual Memorial Day picnic event on Monday, May 28th from 11:30-3:00 PM at Barcroft Park in Arlington, Virginia, fellowshipping as one church over delicious food and fun activities.

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