Pastor

Sung Cho has been our pastor since January 2019.

Preparation

Sung is no stranger to Maryland, since he grew up in Laurel after emigrating from South Korea when he was eight-years old. He came to faith in Jesus Christ after wrestling with doubts and reading the Gospel of John during his teenage years. He answered the call to full-time ministry after college. 

He has a Bachelor of Science Business Degree from The University of Maryland, College Park. He holds a Master of Theology, Concentration: New Testament, from Capital Bible Seminary and a Doctor of Philosophy in Biblical Studies, Concentration: New Testament, at Catholic University of America. 

He has ministry experience at various immigrant churches in Maryland and Virginia. He is a member of Evangelical Theological Society and an adjunct professor at The Master’s Seminary Extension at Immanuel Bible Church in Springfield, Virginia. 

Family

Sung’s wife, Ye Rae, was born in South Korea, raised by missionary parents in Africa, and educated in Europe before coming to the States. She holds degrees from Liberty, Drexel, and Duke. She enjoys DIY projects and taking walks with Sung and their chocolate lab mix, Mali. 

Music Minister

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).

Preparation

 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.

Family

Steve has been married to Michelle since 1976. They have six children and eight grandchildren