[icon_timeline timeline_style=”csstime” timeline_line_style=”dotted” custom_width=”200″ tl_animation=”tl-animation-shadow”][icon_timeline_item time_title=”1984″ icon_type=”noicon” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More”]The seeds of New Hope Fellowship were planted long before this English ministry even came to be.  Established in 1984 as a largely Korean immigrant church, our parent, Light Korean Presbyterian Church was the calling and vision of first Rev. Chai-Hoon Park[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”1990″ icon_type=”noicon” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More”]LKPC partners with and is eventually led by Rev. Hyeon-Soo Lim.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”1993″ icon_type=”noicon” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More”]Rexdale CampusThe purchase of a large warehouse building in Etobicoke allowed the people and ministry to continue its growth and over the next 10 years, by God’s grace the church grew to approximately 2,500 faithful members.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2001″ icon_type=”noicon” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More”]It was in 2001 that the vision was birthed for a new church building to be built in Mississauga that would not only accommodate the growth of God’s church, but also allow His ministry to flourish even further through a focus on missions locally and abroad.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2004″ icon_type=”noicon” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More”]Pastor JasonTo help nurture, disciple and shepherd the second generation English-speaking congregation, in the summer of 2004, Pastor Jason and Helen accepted the call with their daughters Hayle and Karys to return to Toronto after 7 years of study and pastoral ministry in California to lead this English Ministry, called New Hope Fellowship.[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_item time_title=”2006″ icon_type=”noicon” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More”]Downtown New HopeWithin only two short years thereafter, it became evident that God was stirring in the hearts of our leadership and members for the need to plant a church campus in the heart of downtown Toronto and start a second English service held in the afternoon to reach the students of surrounding universities and colleges, and the people who resided in nearby areas.  The start of this new campus and service was achieved in January[/icon_timeline_item][icon_timeline_feat time_title=”May 31, 2009″ icon_type=”noicon” img_width=”48″ icon_size=”32″ icon_color=”#de5034″ icon_style=”circle” icon_color_bg=”#ffffff” icon_color_border=”#dbdbdb” icon_border_size=”1″ icon_border_radius=”500″ icon_border_spacing=”50″ time_read_text=”Read More” arrow_position=”top”]Mississauga Campus

After years of visioning, planning and construction, the Light Presbyterian and New Hope Fellowship Church officially moved from the warehouse building in Etobicoke to the new building in Mississauga where it has continued to grow and thrive.[/icon_timeline_feat][/icon_timeline]

Growing Faces

With these changes in places, and the expansion of campuses and ministries, has also come a growing number of new faces, as God has led many to worship and serve in community at New Hope Fellowship.

Pastoral Team

Our pastoral team has grown to seven staff members ranging in responsibilities across both Campuses, led by Pastor Jason including:

  • Peter Choi, Pastor of Teaching and Discipleship
  • Will Han, Pastor of Downtown Campus
  • Lisa Pak, Pastor of Youth & College
  • Sarah Han, Pastoral Care Pastor (on maternity leave)
  • Pastor Susan Choi, Pastor of Children’s Ministry and
  • Frances Kim, Pastor of Administration and Pastoral Care (on maternity leave)

New Hope Fellowship has also committed to partnering together with Knox College, Wycliffe College and Tyndale Seminary to provide ministry experience and spiritual growth opportunities through Pastoral internship at either Mississauga or Downtown Church campuses in partial fulfillment of the MTS or MDiv programs.  Recently, we have been joined by:

  • Bosco Tung, Director of Administration and Communication from Wycliffe College
  • Charles Baik, Pastoral Intern for Worship and College Ministries, studying at Tyndale.

Leadership Team

In addition to the Pastoral team, New Hope Fellowship is governed by voted members of our Leadership team who exemplify godliness, integrity and passion for God and His church. They are:

  • Elder John Im
  • Downtown Campus:  Ian Kim, Sooah Min, Marcelo Hong and Lorraine Kwan
  • Mississauga Campus: Yong Kim, James Lee, John Shin and Randy Kim 

Congregation

Beyond our staff and leadership, the congregations of all three services have also experienced much growth and change.  Mississauga Campus is seeing the increase in more families with young children, as well as returning university graduates who are now starting in their careers, creating a uniquely diverse congregation when adding to the existing core members who grew up in this Church.  Meanwhile, in the six years since Downtown Campus was established, we have seen people from all backgrounds attending our services, drawing career-aged people, young families as well as a large body of students from nearby universities and colleges who have chosen to make New Hope Fellowship their place of worship, fellowship and spiritual feeding, many while studying away from home.

The expansion of both places and faces of New Hope Fellowship has naturally evolved the kinds of ministries created and led with the purposes of continued spiritual growth and discipleship of all our members.  We are forever grateful for the pillars of faith whom in obedience started and sustained Light Korean Presbyterian Church, and the entire first generation who made it possible for New Hope Fellowship and our generation to join in what God is doing in the world through this Church!