Sung Cho has been our pastor since January 2019.
Sung is no stranger to Maryland, since he grew up in Laurel after emigrating from South Korea when he was 10. Sung’s pulpit experience grew from being English Ministry Pastor at Chinese Christian & Missionary Church, Arlington Virginia for 5 years, ending in 2016. Since then, he has been Adjunct Professor teaching The Gospels and Acts at Washington University of Virginia, and is presently Adjunct Professor at The Master’s Seminary (Springfield, VA), teaching Greek Exegesis.
Sung has a Bachelor of Science Degree from The University of Maryland, 2 majors: Accounting and Finance. He holds a Master of Theology, Concentration: New Testament, from Capital Bible Seminary and a Doctor of Philosophy, Concentration: New Testament, at Catholic University of America.
Sung’s wife, Ye Rae, was raised by missionary parents in Africa and was educated in Europe; she’s enthusiastic about her husband’s new calling.
Steve Conrad has been on staff on a part-time basis since 1989.
His primary responsibilities are to encourage and support others in the music ministry, direct the ladies ensemble, play the piano and organ, and maintain the pianos (his “other job” is being a piano technician).
Steve grew up attending a denominational church but did not receive Jesus as Savior and Lord until after college (Bachelor of Music, University of Maryland).
The Lord soon began to lead away from secular music and give a desire to please God and learn more about His plan for music (and life in general). This included accompanying and leading church choirs, attending church music seminars and also getting a Biblical Studies Certificate from Capital Bible Seminary.
Steve has been married to Michelle since 1976. They have six children and eight grandchildren