WE WANT OUR WHOLE WORLD TO JOYFULLY KNOW JESUS.
Joyful City / Vision
We believe that "kingdom joy" is the key to being - and becoming - fulfilled, committed disciples of Jesus. Therefore, we want to do all that we can to help people discover the “joy of the Lord” in their lives by helping them to rethink their understanding of God, reimagine what church can be like and ultimately reveal Jesus in the process.
At Joyful City we want God to be glorified and His mission fulfilled by seeing: the Gospel preached, the lost reached, churches planted, missionals activated, missionaries sent, marriages championed, youth impacted, mercy given, resources shared, prayers lifted, worship elevated, spheres influenced, disciples made, and culture changed.
WE ARE AN
As a church, we are passionate and dedicated to loving and serving the country we are in. It is because of this heart that Joyful City is a bilingual international church. We seek to be: a family of God from every tribe and tongue, disciples of every people group, a house of prayer for all nations, and a blessing to all people for the purposes of reaching our world around us from South Korea to the nations!
God Has A Great Plan!
We believe God has a great plan to use both foreigners and native Koreans together to make a great impact in Korea and through Korea to the nations for His glory! It is for such a time as this that God is bringing together Korean & English speaking people from various cultures and backgrounds in our church to be unified and serve together to see God's Kingdom come and His will be done on the earth!
By Pastor Jimmy Lee
In July 2009, I felt led by God to move to South Korea. At the time when I felt God speaking to me about the move, I felt a tremendous, almost overwhelming, love for Korea that I can only best describe as God sharing His heart with me for the nation. When I came to Korea it was with a deep conviction that God wanted to do great things in and through this country. I knew then, what I still know now, which is that God wants to move in a special way to revive and empower His people in their destiny, as well as use His people in a greater way to reach more people, who don’t know Christ, the way Jesus did. God desires for His people to carry His glory and love to others by incarnating to them the way He did to the whole world.
During my first season in Korea, through the leading of the Lord, I spent time working in an entertainment company. I tell people all the time, I feel like I did more ministry in that company than I ever did in a church! It was an incredible time of learning, growing, and doing ministry in an “out of the box thinking” kind of way.” It was a great time, but eventually it was through the company that God opened a incredible opportunity to work together with Pastor David Jo at Joyful Church. After prayer and confirmation by God, the awesome journey of building and raising up Joyful City began. On May 5, 2013 we began our weekly services and since then we have to thank God for all the amazing things He has done and is continually doing in our church! Joyful City has grown into a dynamic bilingual international church filled with people, of different walks of life, who are experiencing God’s presence, love, and joy, and we’re still believing for greater things as we believe for God’s best for everyone who comes to our church!