Looking back on my life, I see that it was God who planned and called me to ministry. Before pursuing ordained ministry as Minister of Word and Sacrament, it was God who trained me to be equipped with strong leadership and organization skills, while I worked as Senior Researcher/R&D Coordinator for the Seoul Olympic Games at Korea Institute of Science and Technology. It was God who changed my life. God gave me an opportunity to read the Bible for an elderly woman every night for two years in exchange for cheaper rent while attending college. After six months, I found myself reading the Scripture early in the morning until late at night of my own volition. At that time, I accepted God as my Lord.
It was God who called me as His servant. God directed me to build and lead weekly Bible studies for international married graduate students at Texas A&M University. When my friends returned to their home countries, many of them confessed to me, “Paul, I am prouder of becoming a Christian than earning a Ph.D. degree.” At that time, I accepted God’s calling as His servant.
I served as a pastor at a church in New Windsor, NY, after serving as pastor at another church in California, PA, and before that as Associate Pastor for Youth, Family & Outreach in White Hall, MD. I received the Master of Divinity degree from Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA, and the Doctor of Ministry (Dissertation: “Daring to Welcome Angels: The Practice of Hospitality in the Small Congregation”) at Drew Theological Seminary in Madison, NJ.
I am married to J. Kim Min (former professor) with two children - Michelle (a medical student at Boston University) and Hannah, who works as a technical and engineering consultant in Philadelphia; both of them were high school valedictorians. I love running a marathon once a year and playing tennis.
I would not have made the choices without God’s guidance; He has made all difference. I will continue to seek God, His leading and his calling, expanding the Kingdom of God in this area. May the Lord bless you!
Rev. Dr. Paul Min, Pastor