KPCoW Mission

The English Ministry at KPCoW is called to love God and love others.

Our mission is to spread the message of Christ by worshiping together, nurturing genuine relationships, developing Christ-like character while serving those in need.

Vision

Let Us Be Faithful

God is faithful; by him you were
called into the fellowship of his
Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.

                       – 1 Corinthians 1:9

  Celebrate God's Faithfulness
  Build Relationship
  Follow Jesus
 

About KPCoW

The English Ministry was first organized in August 1998 under the auspices of the Session of the Korean Presbyterian Church of Westchester. From its inception, the English Ministry has grown and matured into what you find today.

Our worship services are a blend of contemporary and traditional formats. We lift up songs of praise using contemporary Christian music while our worship follows a more traditional format. On occasion, we will worship together with our parent congregation, the Korean Ministry.

We are eager to have you join us during our Sunday worship services. Our doors are open to all who desire to learn and worship together. Please contact us if you have any questions.


Meet Our Ministers

Reverend Jae Heung Chung [Interim Pastor] has been serving KPCoW since May 2017.  He received his MDiv from Columbia Theological Seminary and has been a pastor to several churches as well as a missionary in China and North Korea.

Rev. Yong Jonah So

Rev. Dr. Jonah So [Associate Pastor] was born in Korea, raised in New Jersey, and resides in New York. He received God's call to ministry while attending New York University (1999). He graduated with a Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary (2002)  and a Doctor of Ministry from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary (2016).
 
Rev. So has been serving as the lead pastor of the English Ministry, associate pastor, and Director of Christian Education at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Westchester since December 2002. He is humbled to be a part of Jesus’ ministry in bridging and keeping together the KM and EM at KPCOW. He has served the Hudson River Presbytery as a member of the Transition Team and the Committee on Preparation for Ministry.
 
Rev. So is glad to have shared many of his life’s milestones at KPCOW: ordained in October 2004, married his wife, Jennifer in February 2009, had his daughter, Avery in March 2012, had his son, Harvey in September 2014, and graduated from his doctoral program in 2016.


Reverend Jun Lee [KM Education Pastor] grew up in Korea and received his calling very early on. He began studying theology in undergrad and went on to receive his Masters in Theology at Hyupsung Theological Seminary in 2002. He moved to Dallas, TX with his wife in 2004, and was ordained in 2007 by the Evangelical Church Alliance. While serving in Texas, he also obtained his second Masters in Worship Leadership from the Dallas Baptist University in 2008. After which he moved and served at a church outside of Philadelphia, PA for several years, and came to KPCoW in 2013. 
 
He married his wife Heejun Jeon in October of 2000 and now has two boys Jimin and Jiwoo.


Pastor Ellen Chang [EM Young Adult/Music Ministry Pastor] grew up in Cary, North Carolina and moved to New York in 2014. She spent her first years at KPCoW as a YAC member, youth group teacher, and praise member. In 2015, she felt the desire to do ministry as a pastor, and with the help of the KPCoW community, she was commissioned as one for the Music and Young Adult College ministries on January 1, 2017. Currently she is getting her MDiv at New York Theological Seminary. She fervently asks for your prayers as she navigates the seminarian world and leads the YAC and music ministry at KPCoW!


Pastor Christine Bae [Youth Pastor] was born and raised in New Jersey. Before coming to KPCoW, she taught in Children's ministry and Youth Group. On an Ambassador's trip (for a non-profit) to South Africa in 2013, she felt a deep sense of urgency and desire to help others find healing and hope through Christ. Shortly afterwards, God placed Counseling on her heart and paved the way to receive education and training. She has since then received an M.A. in Mental Health Counseling at the Alliance Graduate School of Counseling/Alliance Theological Seminary.


Pastor Elisha Yoon [Children's Church Director] grew up in Westchester and was a former youth student at KPCoW. She recently received her MDiv from the Yale Divinity School.  


Building History 

The First Presbyterian Church and Lewis Pintard House is a pair of adjacent historic buildings in downtown New Rochelle, New York, USA. The church and its adjoining manse, the Pintard House, are on a 3-acre lot. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
 
The First Presbyterian Church had its origins as the French Church formed by New Rochelle's early Huguenot settlers. The church is a Colonial revival structure with granite quoins, designed by John Russell Pope, architect of the Jefferson Memorial. Completed in 1929, it replaced the congregation’s first church, which had been destroyed by fire.
 
Adjacent to the church building is the Pintard House, one of New Rochelle’s oldest remaining houses. It was constructed in part by Alexander Allaire sometime before 1710. In 1765 it became the home of a prominent New York City merchant named Pierre Vallade who came to New Rochelle on his retirement. After Vallade died in 1770, his widow married Lewis Pintard, whose name came to be associated with the house. Pintard was a local merchant and Revolutionary War patriot who was appointed by the Continental Congress to provide assistance to American prisoners held in the City of New York during British control. The Pintard House was moved to its current location in 1928.