Peter Park

Gospel City Church, California
Lead Church Planter
Los Angeles California
Gospel City Church
May 24

About My Family

I studied economics for my undergraduate degree and worked in the business consulting industry. My wife, Herim, is a graphic designer. We both have learned the importance of professionalism and faced challenges in integrating Christian faith with work. We have been married since 2014. Noelle joined our family during the Christmas season in 2017. As a Millennial foodie couple, we truly discovered the secret that food always tastes better when serving others in the community through table fellowship in our apartment. As we begin this new journey, we have a strong desire to cultivate the kingdom culture of inviting others into our lives, going into their brokenness and pointing each other to Christ.

About My Church Plant

About six years ago, I started vocational pastoral ministry serving young adults and college students in New York City. For the past two years, Herim and I have been greatly encouraged, challenged and shaped by our Sending Church, Maranatha Grace Church (maranathagrace.org), where we witnessed what it means to build a gospel-centered church community. We are hoping to follow in their footsteps through church planting.

Gospel City Church is one of the only two North American Mission Board church plants in the city of Los Angeles. Los Angeles is the second biggest city in the U.S. with 4 million people. Gospel City Church exists to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ which is fulfilled by the upside-down sacrificial love that brings inside-out transformation within us (Col. 1:15-21) seeking the welfare of the city (Jer. 29:4-7).

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Pray

Please pray for Peter and Herim that the Lord would: 1) Help them grow deeper in dependence on the faithfulness of God and love for the city and the people; 2) Open their eyes to better identify brokenness and opportunities to bring the power of the gospel; 3) Empower the core team to gather more like-minded brothers and sisters who are willing to serve the kingdom together; 4) Guide them through the process of making decisions regarding meeting location, target demographic and community outreach; 5) Guard their hearts so they would live for His glory, not their own.

Participate

Truly, we are on a mission that cannot be done without your prayers. With your prayers and through the Holy Spirit, we will see what we cannot see and do what we cannot. We ask that you would pray regularly. Also church planting is communal work, so we ask that you would give joyfully and sacrificially, send out short-term missions teams and encourage your finest key players to join our team for the first three years of planting.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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