Minku Chang

Minku Chang

KOREAN MINISTER

Minku Chang is a Korean. He was an atheist culturally biased toward Buddhism, which was common in Korea as he grew up. He had a stroke in his late thirties. He thought he might not be successful in the world with the health issue. He wanted to give his children, David and Daniel, a strength to overcome the world. He chose faith in Jesus because he remembered somebody said Jesus always helps his believers. He began reading the Bible for himself since that day and told his family every night what he read and learned. Then, David was eight years old and Daniel was four.

Later, he was cured of paralysis. But he didn’t stop going to a church and reading the Bible. He realized that the “Pastor” preached often inconsistently with the Bible. So, he was asking himself, “What is the value of the Bible?” Then, his brother, a “Pastor,” recommended him to study “theology” and become a “Pastor.” He accepted it and came to the US with his family in 2006 to study theology.

He came to Martin, Tennessee, to learn English first. The first Sunday, by chance, he worshiped with Martin Church of Christ, and it totally changed his plan. He studied the Bible with the college minister and was soon baptized. Having finished the English course of two months, he went to Freed-Hardeman University to major in the Bible. He finished a Master of Ministry there and moved to Harding School of Theology to complete his Master of Divinity degree. It took him seven and a half years until he began working as a Christian minister in 2013, even though he never stopped evangelizing Koreans around him since he had become a Christian.

He worked at Jackson Grove Church of Christ in Enid, MS, as a pulpit minister. He also worked at Calvary Hill Church of Christ, teaching and preaching. While he was waiting for his work VISA to be approved, he finished a Master of Teaching English Second Language at Ole Miss. He was hired as a minister by Chestnut Drive Church of Christ in 2016. And now he has been working as a Korean minister with us since 2019. He is ministering to Korean members and evangelizing Koreans in the community.

He has been married for twenty three years to Yun-Sook. Now, David is a junior at Freed-Hardeman University, majoring in the Bible, and Daniel is a senior in High School.

Deacon
Russ Hughes
Deacon
Mike Ilardi