ODPC Family & Teachers Conference

Growing as Godly Families in this Generation

Friday, April 27th to Saturday, April 28th

ODPC welcomes Reverend Joseph Kim, Senior Pastor of Wonchon Baptist Church, to speak about raising our next generation both in our homes and in our church home.  


FRIDAY, April 27th

7:00 PM   Youth Group Seminar @ SMC Building

8:00 PM   Session 1 @ KC Main Sanctuary


SATURDAY, April 28th

9:00 AM - 12:30 PM   CE Teachers Workshop @ EC Worship Center *

(*Workshop designed for Children's Ministry and Youth Group Teachers & Volunteers)


Session 1, Friday April 27th 

8:00PM, KC Main Sanctuary

How do we grow as godly families? We love our families and want what is best for them, but what is the best?  Are our daily lives in line with God’s purpose and plan?  It’s so easy to get caught up in the pursuit for more, or to lose direction in the busyness of the urgent and good.


Join us on Friday, April 27th at 8 PM in the KC main sanctuary as Pastor Joseph Kim helps us explore how the Bible answers these questions, and to return to the heart of God’s purpose for our families.

* Childcare will be provided for children who do not attend AWANA.


Questions? Please contact   Pastor Joshua Lim

CE Teachers Workshop, Saturday April 28th 

9:00AM - 12:30PM, EC Worship Center

Teachers! We want to support and encourage you as your partner with us to raise up the next generation of Kingdom builders. For this very reason, we’ve asked our speaker for the Family and Teachers Conference to spend time with just our Children’s Ministry and Youth Group teachers and volunteers during a closed workshop session.

During our morning together, pastor Joseph Kim will explore the identity of a teacher according to the Bible and share how a child develops spiritually at different ages to help us see the bigger picture of a child’s faith development.

Pastor Joseph Kim has dedicated his life and ministry to the spiritual formation of children and has spent decades helping others grow as teachers so please don’t miss this special opportunity!

Come join us on Saturday, April 28th from 9 AM - 12:30 PM at the EC worship center!

* Childcare will be provided.

Questions? Contact your child's Ministry Director,  contact information can be found on Our Staff page.


Following his graduation from Yoo Shin high school in Korea, Rev. Kim double majored in Bible and Psychology at Tennessee Temple University in 1983.  He received his MRE '85 and Ph.D. '90 at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School. In 1989, Rev. Kim married Eun Cho in Los Angeles. While raising his 4 children (Aaron '90, Sharon '92, Karen '95, and Lauren '01), he pastored youth groups in three different Chicago area churches. In December 2016, he became Sr. Pastor to Wonchon Baptist Church to which 4,600 members regularly attend. 


He also serves as the headmaster of the Central Christian Academy in Suwon, South Korea, where his family home is currently located.  His pastoral career has defined him as a prominent leader in Christian education. 

Dr. Kim has served as the chairman of the Board of AWANA Korea. He has also served on the board of the International Board of Association of Christian Schools, International (ACSI).


Currently he is the Chairman of the ACSI Korea Board, and also serves on the board of Far East Broadcasting Company, and Yum Kwang High school and Myung Gi University.



From 1984 to the present Dr. Kim has held adjunct  professorships at Kyung Hee University,  Myung Ji University, Asian Center for Theological Studies, and Sung Kyul University, and is currently a visiting professor at the Torch Trinity Graduate School of Theology, in Seoul, Korea.


Conference Speaker and Translator: 

Dr. Kim has been the keynote speaker for five major international Education conferences(MCOS-ASIA 99, ICEC-Europe 2000, ICEC-ASIA 2002, ICEC-South America 2001 & 2004) and served as an interpreter for President George W. Bush (60 years anniversary event in 2010, Seoul Soccer Stadium), for Billy Graham Southern California Crusade 95, International Conference for Itinerant Evangelists, Amsterdam 83, 86, 2000.



Dr. Kim has been honored with an Honorary Doctor of Divinity Degree from Dallas Baptist University in 2006.



“Learning is Caught not Taught”, Durano Publishing, 2014, Seoul Korea

Reverend Joseph Kim with his wife, Eun Cho.

To learn more about Reverend Joseph Kim, download his Biography.