Introducing the SOLA Council

Introducing the SOLA Council

Steve S. Chang     |     JANUARY 30, 2019     |    4 MIN READ

The SOLA council exists to give vision and voice to SOLA Network. The council had five members in 2018 and has expanded to ten members for 2019. I appreciate each of these leaders as each council member:

  • possesses the deep convictions and maturity that embody the values of SOLA. They have the kind of faith that we would like to pass on to the next generation.

  • is a person of influence through their church, their discipleship, and their platform. I believe that each should be known on a more national scale.

  • exhibits leadership through the things that they are involved in. We believe that their humility and character is what is required for creating a collaborative movement.

And more than anything else, the council members simply like each other and can call each other friend. Please pray for the following ten council members who will give leadership to the emerging generation.

Harold Kim

Harold is the senior and founding pastor of Christ Central of Southern California. Harold also serves on the Board for Christ Central Network (CCN) and as the President of SOLA Network. He received his Master of Divinity (M.Div.) from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his Master of Theology (Th.M.) from Princeton Theological Seminary. He was ordained in the Presbyterian Church of America (PCA) in 2001 and is now a member of the Korean American Presbyterian Church (KAPC). Harold is a happily married husband to SunHi, and devoted father to his two daughters, Taylor and Elizabeth.

Steve Chang

Steve is the founding and senior pastor of Living Hope Community Church. Steve also serves on the Council of SOLA Network. Steve is a graduate of UCLA (B.S. in Computer Engineering), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Talbot School of Theology (D.Min.). He feels blessed to live with “the three most beautiful women in the world”, his wife Hannah and his two daughters, Christine and Janice.

Michael Lee

Michael serves as the lead pastor of All Nations Community Church. He is a graduate from the University of Southern California and Talbot School of Theology. Michael has a passion to see collegians transformed by the power of the Gospel.

Steve Choi

Steve serves as the lead pastor of Crossway, a multisite church (Irvine and Brea), which he planted in 2007. After receiving his call into ministry at U.C. Riverside, Steve studied at Talbot School of Theology (M.Div. 1998). He was ordained in the Presbyterian church (KPCA 1999). After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, Steve launched Project HOPE which raised over $160,000 for orphan care. Currently, Steve serves on the board for International Theological Seminary and JAMA and leads Synergy, a ministry for pastors and church leaders. Steve is happily married to Sharon and they have two daughters.

Justin Kim

Justin serves as the senior pastor of Bethel English Church in Irvine, CA. He is happily married to Virginia and father to Tabitha, Barnabas, and Maximus. Prior to BEC, he has been an active minister of the Word on both American coasts. He has a deep love for the Gospel and for missions. Besides church, he loves to go on a food adventure around California. He attended James Madison University and has a Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is ordained under the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).

Min Chung

Rev. Dr. Min J. Chung is the founding and lead pastor of Covenant Fellowship Church, an interdenominational, multi-ethnic ministry located on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He planted Covenant Fellowship Church in 1990 with a vision to produce kingdom workers and since then it produced hundreds of people in vocational ministries and missions around the world. He received his Master of Divinity and his doctorate in ministry and counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. He travels to train pastors globally, such as in Myanmar, Ethiopia, Thailand, Kenya. Along with his pastoral duties, Pastor Min is a board member of Serving In Mission (SIMUSA), GKYM, KOSTA, and KIMNET. He is also an adjunct professor at Urbana Theological Seminary. He is one of the founders of the youth movement Joshua Generation conference (J-Gen), as well as college movement, One In Love conference (OIL). He currently resides in Urbana, IL with his wife, Gee, and five children, Joshua, Daniel, Ruth, Hannah, and Sarah.

Owen Lee

Owen Lee serves as the Senior Pastor of Christ Central Presbyterian Church in Centreville, VA.  He received his BA in Rhetoric at U.C. Berkeley and his M.Div at Westminster Seminary, CA. Before his call to serve as the Senior Pastor of Christ Central in 2012, he served as the English Ministry Pastor of New Life Mission Church in Fullerton, CA from 2000 to 2002, and then as the church-planting pastor of New Life Mission Church in Burbank, CA from 2002 to 2011.  He is married to Margaret, and they have 3 children together- Abby, Caleb, and Lizzy.

Kim Kira

Kim Kira is the primary preaching elder at Lighthouse Community Church in Torrance, California. His ministry is driven by a deep desire to encourage people with the transformative power of the Gospel, the Good News that offers not only entrance into heaven but powerful and practical hope for change in everyday life. Beyond ministry, Kim loves to spend time with his wife Jen and their four children, Caleb, Josiah, Karissa, and CJ.

David Larry Kim

Pastor DL is the Lead Pastor of Harvest, an inter-generational, English-speaking congregation of house churches at the Korean Presbyterian Church of Orlando.  He has overseen Harvest through preaching, teaching, counseling and leadership since 2005. Prior to that, he served in youth and college ministries. He is happily married to Olivia and is the proud father of Emmanuelle ("Manny"), Elijah and Elyse.  He is a graduate of Reformed Theological Seminary and the University of Virginia. He is passionate about communicating the truth of God’s Word and enjoys playing and watching sports. His first job was dressing up at Chuck E. Cheese and he was asked to be a pirate to promote of “The Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise in China.

Hanley Liu

Hanley serves as the English Lead Pastor of First Chinese Baptist Church of Walnut, where his primary responsibilities include preaching, leading, shepherding, counseling, and other aspects related to the English congregation. He is happily married to his bride Meryl and the two have one daughter. Aside from family and ministry, Hanley’s greatest passions are running, reading, coffee, spicy foods, candy, Chargers football, Lakers basketball, and Dodgers baseball. He is a graduate of Biola University (B.A., 2003), Talbot School of Theology (M.Div, 2006), and the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Doctor of Ministry, 2017).


Steve S. Chang is the founding and senior pastor of Living Hope Community Church. Steve is a graduate of UCLA (B.S. in Computer Engineering), Dallas Theological Seminary (Th.M.) and Talbot School of Theology (D.Min.). He feels blessed to live with “the three most beautiful women in the world”, his wife Hannah and his two daughters, Christine and Janice. Steve serves as the Council Chairman of SOLA Network.