Senior Head Pastor
Pastor Sanghyun Shim traces his Christian roots to a martyr’s family in the early stages of the Korean church. His great grand father accepted the Gospel in 1895 from E. F. McFarland, who was a Presbyterian missionary from the United States.
Pastor Shim loves the church and enjoys praising God by playing the guitar or piano. He cherishes the happiness from reading the Bible, from doubts to getting answers. He has a vision of Koreans and non-Koreans worshipping and spreading the gospel together in Manhattan like the original Antioch church from the Book of Acts as a guiding model.
He graduated from Dankook University and Presbyterian University and Theological Seminary. He served at Seoul Yongnak Presbyterian Church and Onnuri Church as a pastor. He then came to serve as a pastor at Onnuri Vision Churches in Santa Monica, New Jersey, and New York with his wife and two sons. Currently, he is serving as Senior Head Pastor of IN2 Church in New York City.
Pastor Bob was born in Seoul, Korea, but was transported to America at the tender age of 1 1/2 months. He loves being in ministry and especially enjoys two aspects of it: 1) Reading books (~3 books a month, favorite genre: historical nonfiction) and sharing those insights with people, and 2) Listening to and ministering to others in prayer. He lives to receive and dispense grace as written about in his favorite books, Pastoral Graces by Lee Eclov and The Grace Awakening by Chuck Swindoll. He studied American History at Columbia University and received his Master of Divinity degree at Alliance Theological Seminary. He loves serving and growing with the In2 community, which he joined in August 2016. He is passionate about the New York Mets, anything spicy, Red (aka the best Christian rock band in the universe), and spending time with people and hearing their stories.
Pastor Suyoun was one of the earliest members of In2 Church. After joining, she served as a volunteer in Children’s Ministry and as a small group leader in the Young Adult service. In 2012, she responded to God’s call by enrolling in Alliance Theological Seminary, where she graduated with a Master of Divinity degree in 2016. Having spent most of her adult life working and studying in Manhattan, she loves to discover new coffee shops and restaurants. Be warned, when she takes you out to eat at one of her favorite places, she will pay for your meal but you will probably find that you’ve committed to serving with her to share Jesus with the next generation.