Meet Our Pastors
Rev. Ken Roh (ALC Lead Pastor)
While a college student, Pastor Ken had a life changing encounter with Jesus which led him to the local KUMC near his college campus in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was there where he was nurtured and discipled and where he discovered his identity and purpose in God. He became utterly immersed in the life of his church. The local church became his home and his family.
Eventually, he sensed a call to ordained ministry and went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree from Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary (Evanston, IL) and his Master of Science in Nonprofit Management degree from Spertus Institute (Chicago, IL). He is an Ordained Elder in the Northern Illinois Conference of the United Methodist Church. He has served in a variety of ministry settings including as the EM Pastor of KUMCSSC (Flossmoor, IL), as the Senior Pastor of FUMC (Frankfort, IL), and as a member of the Northern Illinois Conference Board of Ordained Ministry. He has been the lead pastor of ALC since July, 2020.
Pastor Ken is a lifelong Methodist who believes in the power of divine grace to produce scriptural holiness in God’s people. His goal in life is to know and to love God deeply, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit, and to invite others to intimacy with God that they may share in God's abundant life.
He has been married to his wife, Hannah, a physical therapist, for over 21 years, and they are parents to four beloved children. He loves deep conversations, the great outdoors, and singing while strumming his guitar.
Pastor Eric Ferguson (ALC Associate Pastor)
Pastor Eric is the associate pastor of ALC, serving ALC's administrative needs while leading CAYA ministry, a branch of ALC. If you were to ask P. Eric what it is that keeps him bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, he would tell you that his passion flows from his calling. Since 2008, it has been Eric's calling from God to pursue Army Chaplaincy. It was God's idea, and all Eric had to do was say, "yes." Following Eric's "yes" to the calling, Eric would also learn to say "yes" to things like truth, faith, hope and love, along with hard things like forgiveness, humility, obedience and sacrifice. Ultimately, Eric only wants to keep saying "yes" to Jesus. Through many a testimony, he hopes you will say "yes" to Jesus too!
Eric grew up in the San Gabriel Valley, east of Los Angeles, with his parents, Kim and William. After high school, he attended The University of Southern California, majoring in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Design. Following his call to ministry, he studied at Fuller Theological Seminary and received a Masters in Divinity. As a volunteer, he served the church as a Pre-School and Elementary teacher’s assistant, Youth Group Teacher, Men’s Group Leader, and Lay Leader. As a minister-in-training, he has served as a college pastoral intern, hospice intern, army chaplain intern, college pastor, and now, associate pastor at Abundant Life Community. He is married to the lovely Christie Ferguson and enjoys art-making, rock-climbing, and Jesus-loving.
Pastor Dan Kim (Youth Pastor)
Hi everyone, this is Pastor Dan Kim! I was born and raised in good ol' Virginia all my life. God has currently relocated me to the PromiseLand that is San Diego. I just started a new journey pastoring a wonderful group of mighty sons and daughters of LinC Ministry. Prior to this move I was serving as the youth pastor at KUMC of Centreville F.A.T Ministries (Faithful. Available. Teachable). I enjoy good conversations, eating and more eating. I also like to say that I play sports, but I like enjoy eating more. Aside from eating chocolate cake my passion is to see all people grow intimate with God. My goal in life is to surrender my life to our amazing Father and magnify Him in all that I do.