Thank God for The Garden Church
We are so amazed by all that God is doing in our churches in the midst of the pandemic. One unexpected surprise was the departure of The Garden Church from our family of churches in the Western Region at the end of 2020.
The Garden Church, located in Chatsworth CA, has been part of the WR for nearly twenty years. This church was originally planted near UCLA with an emphasis on reaching college students and then moved to the San Fernando Valley. Pastor David Kim served on our Church Multiplication Team for many years – and The Promise Church in Riverside is one of their daughter churches.
The Garden Church is known for the commitment to making disciples and missions outreach. They have been sending Navaho missions teams to Arizona for more than twenty years and planted The Path Community Church in Flagstaff as a base for ongoing ministry in the area.
After much prayer, they will be joining the Evangelical Covenant denomination. While this brings an ending to partnering with our family of churches, we encourage you to pray for them in this transition – we anticipate God will continue to draw many to Himself through this amazing church family.
We love Pastor David and Sharon Kim, Robert Lee, Daniel Kim, Susan Kim, Uran Wu, and Mike Yamamoto and Garden Church! We thank God for you!
Pastor David and Sharon Kim
Below is a message from Pastor David Kim as he shares his heart:
Dear brothers and sisters of the Western Region,
I wanted to express my appreciation and gratitude to Dave DeVries and all of the pastors for the wonderful years of serving together in the Western Region. After much prayer and seeking the Lord, we will be moving on from the Missionary Church to join another denomination. This is how we have sensed the Lord leading our church in this chapter of our church’s life. We know that the Kingdom is a big place and look forward to continuing to partner with the Missionary Church! May the Lord bless the Western Region and all of its ministries!
Love and Blessings,
Poems in the Pandemic
During the pandemic, Pastor David Kim wrote a book of poetry called Poems in the Pandemic. This collection of poems will inspire you and encourage you in your walk with the Lord. Click here to check it out.
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