The Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches held its 35th annual meeting from June 20 to 23 at Tacoma First Baptist Church, during which Gi Yeol Bahn, the senior pastor of Indianapolis Korean Baptist Church, was elected as president.
"Over the next year, I hope to establish a system that allows us to partner with one another in evangelizing, missions, and church planting," said Bahn. "The Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches will continue to work towards transforming this nation and this world with the love of Jesus Christ as shown on the cross, and the truth of Scripture."
"We will also continue to invest our energies in building up leaders of the next generation who will defend the truth of the gospel and lead the churches of America," Bahn continued.
Some 800 Korean pastors and missionaries of the Council of Korean Southern Baptist Churches from Canada and the U.S. gathered at this annual meeting, which was themed, "A Great Command, All Together." Attendees shared their vision for sharing the gospel with one another and committed themselves once again to expanding God's kingdom.
Pastors from South Korea were featured as speakers during the annual meeting, and a variety of seminars were offered on topics such as models to expand missional ministry, and building healthy church systems.
This article has been translated. For the original in Korean, visit kr.christianitydaily.com.