Rev. Jonathan Park (ALC Pastor)
Pastor Jonathan's vision in life is to give his all in facilitating the experiential implications of God’s Kingdom by planting, strengthening and mobilizing into mission Spirit driven, equipped and passionate followers of Jesus Christ. He is joined by his wife Terah and his two beautiful children Faith and Micah. In his downtime he enjoy sports of all kinds, fishing and mountain biking. After graduating from UC Irvine in 1992, he spent a year in Moscow, Russia planting a youth and college ministry. In 1998 he graduated from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA and was ordained. Since then he has ministered in Hawaii overseeing youth and college students and planted English Ministries within Korean United Methodist Churches in Los Angeles, CA and Richmond, VA. He became the pastor of Abundant Life Community in July of 2012.
Meet Our Pastors
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 Terah Park (Children's Pastor)
Terah Park is the Children's Pastor of KUMCSD. She is richly blessed with her roommate of 15 years, Rev. Jonathan Park, and has two wonderful children, Faith (9th) and Micah (6th). God has graciously given her the opportunities to teach, reach, and impact the young lives of our next generation for 27 years. She is honored to serve again the younger generation of our church as their Children's Pastor. She is also privileged to be serving the Abundant Life Community family with her husband. Terah is a certified candidate of the United Methodist Church and as God leads will be ordained within the next few years. She will be studying at Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA, transferring her student status from Wesley Theological Seminary in VA. She looks forward to the varied ministries of growth in all aspects of life and is excited to be here in San Diego to adhere steadfast to God's call.
Personally, Terah enjoys playing games. She also likes to play sports but recently found she's more apt to live vicariously through the younger, faster, stronger brothers and sisters and have resorted to just watching them leap and bound with ease. Her hope is for God to answer her prayer of making her body match her 29 year old heart. Terah also enjoys eating (at all times), cooking (most of the time) and have been known to bake at 2 in the morning (sometimes). Though she embraces the various roles she takes on currently, it still is a challenge for her to take on so many and so her battle cry is "One day at a time..."
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.