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To develop spirit-filled, competent, powerful, and transforming ambassadors to change the nation and the world for Christ.


Student activism. Vietnam War. Sexual revolution. Hippie movement. This was the 1960’s in America. The core leaders of that generation launched a war on mainstream Judeo-Christian culture.

Their efforts, known as the counterculture movement, shifted American society radically away from its Biblical roots.

Today those young men and women of the counterculture generation are in positions of power and influence in government, education, media, business, arts, and entertainment, affecting not just America but the nations of the world.

There is a great need for godly leaders to be at the forefront of the major forces that are shaping our world. Taking back our culture will not happen overnight. But we need to start now in training leaders who will take over these major forces for God’s Kingdom. This is GLDI’s goal. And this is why we need your support.

GLDI strives to invest in the younger generation who will one day become future leaders, influencing major forces of the world and reconciling this world with God’s Kingdom and His redeeming plan.

Would you be a carob planter–sowing into our future for God’s Kingdom and glory? 

If you would like to obtain more information, please contact us at 903.804.4016 or email us at





Dr. John C. Kim is the founder of Jesus Awakening Movement for America (JAMA) & founder and president of Global Leadership Development Institute (GLDI). He is Professor Emeritus of International Business and Management at California State University, Monterey Bay. He was a Distinguished Professor at the University of Alaska, Anchorage and received the highest honor (Edith R. Bullock’s Prize for Excellence) from the University of Alaska Statewide System. He has also served as a Special Assistant to the governors of Alaska and has taught at universities, including Pepperdine University, for four decades. Dr. Kim has spoken to hundreds of thousands of young people in the U.S. and internationally, calling on Christians to pray for spiritual awakening and healing for America and the world and equipping young people to be transforming ambassadors for Christ. He is married to the love of his life, Sarah, and together they have two grown children, Sharon (married to Edward) and Paul (married to Jenny) and five grandchildren, Mark, Grace, Noelle, Lucy, and John.



Ms. Mimi Song is the Founder of Mimi Song Realty Group, Inc. (“MSRG”), a commercial real estate brokerage company in Ontario, CA. MSRG was a franchise of Sperry Van Ness, one of the largest real estate brokerage firms in the U.S. She has made her mark in real estate by becoming a valued resource and consultant for regional developers, publically and privately held residential construction companies, land developers, and investment firms. Her excellence in providing opportunities to developers has made her #1 in the Sperry Van Ness nationwide network for four consecutive years. She was appointed by former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to the State of CA’s Commission on Asian and Pacific Islanders American Affairs  ( has also served on the board of the California Museum (See Ms. Song is a sponsor of Reprogramming Foundation, an organization responsible for building two agricultural schools in Sakhalin Island and Vladivostok in the Russian Federation. These programs help facilitate the Korean Diaspora of juveniles within the region to understand their ancestry and heritage. She recently received an honorary doctorate degree from Asia Life University in Korea for her service to the community. As co-founder of the Global Leadership Development Institute, she works with Dr. John C. Kim to develop future leaders. Ms. Song also serves as a Vice Chairwoman for Global Korean Network Foundation, is a board member of Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation (, and is one of the Board of Directors of Overseas Korean Traders Association Southern California (“OKTA S.C.”).



Dr. Benjamin C. Shin is a co-founder of Global Leadership Development Institute (GLDI) and an Associate Professor of Bible Exposition at Talbot School of Theology. He has served in the ministry as a pastor, parachurch leader, and professor for the last 20 years. He is a graduate of UCLA, Talbot School of Theology, and Dallas Theological Seminary. His vision and passion includes mentoring leaders, rebuilding churches, and teaching the Word of God. His interests include Asian ministry and theology and helping the Church have impact in the world. He is married to his wonderful bride, Jen, and has two sons, Adam and Zachary.





Dr. Dae Hee Lee is the President of GLDI Korea and a Professor of Mechanical and Automotive Engineering at Inje University. He was also a Professor of Mechanical Engineering at California State University at Sacramento. He was the Dean of Academic Affairs, Dean of Research & International Affairs, Dean of the College of Engineering, and President of the Industry-University Cooperation Foundation at Inje University.  He has received numerous awards from California State University, Sacramento, Inje University, and the Korean government for his contribution to higher education and advancement in engineering technology. He has been elected as a member of the University of California, Davis alumni association board of directors and has been published in Who’s Who in the World and Who’s Who in Science and Engineering. He is a founding member of Davis Korean Church, where he served over a decade as a director of the college ministry. He attends Hosanna Church in Busan, Korea.


Dr. Os Guinness is an author and speaker who lives in the Washington, DC area. Great-great grandson of Arthur Guinness, the Dublin brewer, he was born during World War II in China, where his parents were medical missionaries. A witness to the climax of the Chinese revolution in 1949, he was expelled with many other foreigners in 1951 and returned to Europe where he was educated in England. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of London and his D.Phil. in the social sciences from Oriel College, Oxford. Os has written or edited more than thirty books, including The Call, Time for Truth, Long Journey Home, Unspeakable, A Free People’s Suicide, The Global Public Square, RenaissanceFool’s Talk, and Impossible People.


Rev. Joshua Kang is Lead Pastor of Lakeview Church, a multi-site, multi-ethnic church located in the Chicago area. He is passionate about transforming the unchurched into disciples of Christ and multiplying God’s kingdom by planting life-changing churches locally and globally. Lakeview currently has three campuses that respectively reach out to the multi-ethnic, Asian-American, and Korean-speaking populations. Lakeview has planted a daughter church in Nicaragua, which has multiplied itself into campuses. Pastor Joshua graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in history, earned his M.Div., Th.M., and M.A. in leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary, and is currently pursing a Ph.D. in International Development at William Carey International University.


Rev. Jae Park has been serving in the Northeast region of the U.S. for over 26 years. He has been Director of the Student Ministry Program for JAMA, a plenary speaker for JAMA, GLDI, KOSTA and Youth Specialties Korea.  Pastor Jae received his M.Div. from Westminster Theological Seminary and was ordained by the Christian Reformed Church. His lifetime vision is to plant churches in the Northeastern region and beyond to spread the gospel. He planted Grace Community Chapel 12 years ago and is presently committed to pastoring Grace Community Chapel (GCC) as Lead Pastor at all three campuses (New Brunswick EM and Bergen EM and KM). His lifetime goal is to be loved by God and to enjoy Him forever in faithfully walking with Him. He is a committed husband to wife, Jee, and a loving father to four children, Daniel, Isaiah, Joy and Shion.


A passionate preacher of the gospel of Christ, Pastor Stephen is the founding and lead pastor of Revival Church in Irvine, CA. Bringing people to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and endeavoring to heal and unite Gods true family composed of every nation, tribe, race, and tongue are Pastor Stephens life-long ministry goals. By God’s grace and calling he is truly humbled and blessed to share God’s Word to various audiences throughout the country. He is happily married to his beloved wife, Ann, and has two wonderful children, Karis and Colin.


Rev. John Parker is a 4th generation American of Korean heritage. His grandfather changed the name from Park to Parker in the early 1900′s to do business during a time of intense discrimination. Pastor John was a Bishop Golden Scholar in 1994 for his involvement in the L.A. riots and graduated in 1995 with the Denman Preaching Award. He was the Founding Pastor of Vision Christian Fellowship, NY, which became an independent chartered congregation in 2004. Pastor John is excited to see God transform the congregation known as Living Hope Church, NJ, where he now serves as senior pastor. Heavily involved in the mission field, Pastor John is also the President of the International Community United for Change (ICU4C). Together Living Hope Church and ICU4C has a goal of planting God’s kingdom in over 1,000 places and is currently making impact in 6 geographical areas of the world, from the poorest regions of Nepal, to supporting missionaries in the far ends, to setting up prototype God sustainable communities in America and in Korea, to ministries in Mexico and in France, to the inner cities, the church is Living Hope to the world. If you know a 3rd world missionary, please direct them to Their lives and the communities they serve can change forever.


Paul Edward Kim is Senior Counsel in the Enforcement Division of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington, D.C., where his work centers on investigating and litigating violations of the federal securities laws on behalf of the federal government. He and his wife, Jenny, have two beautiful daughters, Noelle and Lucy, and one son, John.

Doctrinal Statement


We believe:


in the Scripture of the Old and New Testaments as inspired Word of God, and inherent in the original writings and that they are of supreme and final authority in faith and life.

in one God, eternally existing in three persons; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

Jesus Christ was begotten by the Holy Spirit, and born of the Virgin Mary and is true God and true man.

man was created in the image of God; male and female He created them; that man have sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature.

that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scripture, as representative and substitutionary sacrifice; and all that believe in him are justified by faith on the grounds of his shed blood.

in the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, in His ascension into heaven and in His present life there for us, as High Priest and Advocate.

that the Lord Jesus Christ presently rules as Head of the Church.

in the blessed hope of the Second Coming of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, as promised in the Scripture.

that all who receive by faith Jesus Christ as Lord are born again of the Holy Spirit and thereby becoming children of God.

in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost.

church is established by Jesus Christ in order to preserve God’s goodness, to carry out Christ’s work, and to promote God’s Kingdom here on earth; therefore, all ministries should be church-centered or supplementary to the ministries of the church.

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