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JR is born in Thailand. He and his wife, Warinda (Sung), moved to Seattle in 2004, with the purpose to plant a strong and biblical church in Seattle area. JR obtained a Bachelor's degree in Operation Research (OR), Bible Studies, and a Master's degree in Servant Leadership from Seattle Bible College and now pursuing Doctorate degree of Transformational Leadership at Bakke Graduate University.
JR & Sung have been married for 11 years and have two young daughters: Jada and Jana. He has a passion to see people grow strongly in faith, love God and His word, love the Body of Christ and neighbors, and be wiling to give their lives to fulfill the Great Commandment and also the Great Commission for our Lord Jesus Christ.
In 2004, a group of people gathered together in a living room to worship the Lord, Jesus Christ. We had the same vision to see His Great commission come to pass. We started with a home group and then there were more people accepted Jesus Christ to be their Savior and Lord. We could no longer contain everyone in the house, so we moved to a bigger place at Green Lake Community Center. As the Lord lead us, we are now in a more permanent place at the basement of Northwest Square East Building. We are excited to see where God will lead us to the next level.
H.I.M. (Hope International Ministries)
Hope Christian Church Seattle is one of the Hope of God churches. Hope of God Church started in Thailand in 1981. Since then, many seemingly ordinary men and women have caught the vision to do the extraordinary for God in extending the frontiers of His Kingdom. Each one bears the same heartbeat to reach people with Christ’s transforming love by planting seed churches wherever they go. In 1989, the first church outside Thailand was planted.
Through the course of time, seed churches were planted in neighboring Asian cities and also in different countries across various continents. These international churches banded together and became known as Hope of God International (HGI).
In 2009, HGI was re-named Hope International Ministries (HIM). A contemporary approach was taken when we embarked on this change - reflecting our past strengths and embracing our future with the centrality of Christ as our foundation. Hence, we are aptly named HIM.
Our new name embraces a prevailing sense of global community that has been growing over the last two decades. We are trusting God’s Spirit to lead us into a new era of ministry!
Today, we are in over 120 locations across the world. Our churches are composed of people from diverse ethnic groups and cultures, all worshiping and serving God while enjoying meaningful relationships with one another.
As a family of churches, we share a spiritual heritage of commitment to help each other fulfill the Great Commission by actively planting churches all over the world.