Lead Pastor | email@example.com
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.
Associate Pastor | firstname.lastname@example.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).
Associate Pastor | email@example.com
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.
Assistant Pastor | firstname.lastname@example.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.
Children’s Ministry Director | email@example.com
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.
Family Ministries Director | erika.thornton@
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.
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@
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: