Rev. David Lee (Senior Pastor)
Pastor David is the Senior Pastor at Arise Reformed Church. He was born in Quito, Ecuador and moved to California when he was 16 years old. He came to know Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior in college, even though he had attended church his entire life. He received his Masters of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology and has served as a pastor since 2005. Pastor David is a man who loves the local church and understands the importance of dealing with apathy in the culture we live in. He is always seeking ways to minister to people through his encouraging words and adding value to others. He loves laughing, eating, and sports. He is married to his beautiful Jeannie and is the proud father of the "love of his life," Isabella.
Rev. Arnold Kim (Associate Pastor/College Pastor)
Arnold is currently serving as the Associate Pastor for Arise Reformed Church. His focus is on leading worship and the college students at Arise Reformed Church. He feels that God has given him a passion to preach the gospel and minister to college students, which can be such a pivotal time in a person’s life. Arnold was ordained in the PCA in 2013 and graduated from Westminster Seminary California after he graduated from Cal-State Long Beach with a Philosophy degree. Arnold is a huge Dodgers fan and he enjoys playing sports, eating food and board games.
Pastor Joseph Chung (Education Department/Missions Pastor)
Joseph Chung has been serving in Education Ministry for about two decades. While a student at Master’s Seminary, he worked with primary aged children in a church in the South Bay area. After five years of serving there, he moved on to Dae Heung Presbyterian Church to teach and grow the children’s ministry, where he ministered for fifteen years. Currently, Joe is working with the directors of the Education Ministries at Dae Heung Presbyterian Church and Arise Reformed Church to facilitate organization between the ministries and sustain growth of the staff.
Joe is married to Christine and they have one daughter, Alisha. In their free time, they enjoy going to various eateries and exploring the beautiful beaches the Lord has created.
Pastor David Park (SnL)
David and his wife, Sharon, have been pastoring at Arise Reformed Church since 2014, serving the youth ministry (Salt & Light Youth). Currently David is pursuing higher education at Talbot School of Theology (Biola University), studying in the Masters of Divinity program. The center of David and Sharon’s ministry is to live-out and teach the gospel to the church’s youth, with the hope of students being drawn into a loving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Jina Kim (Elementary Department Director)
Jina Kim is a faithful servant to our Elementary Department at our church. She has received a child development permit from the State of California. Jina has always had a heart for children, as she is also a licensed Kindermusik Educator since 2004. She has been serving in children's ministry for the past 10 years. She is currently enrolled at Gateway Seminary and hopes to graduate with a Master of Arts degree in Education Leadership. She and her husband David are proud parents of Sean and Ricky.