KJ Kim, Pastor
KJ Kim began serving as a Minister in July of 2019. KJ earned his Master of Theological Studies degree from Brite Divinity School at Texas Christian University, and was ordained by the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).
Before he was called to this position, he served a Korean Christian Church for nearly ten years as Associate Minister and Executive Minister. KJ, a first-generation immigrant from South Korea, received his Bachelor of Arts degree, his Master of Theology (Major: Church History) from Seoul Christian University, and his Master of Divinity from Korea Christian University.
During his seminary years in the United States and South Korea, KJ liked to study the of history of Christianity and the theological ethics. With this background, he has contemplated the following question: “How do we build the Christian community as a loving community for all people of God in terms of welcoming and honoring differences?” He believes that the FCC, as the beloved community, can be a shelter for everyone in a fragmented world.
Outside of church, KJ enjoys jogging, lifting weights, drinking black coffee, playing with his two sons and creating new projects. He loves to meet new people, including traditions, cultures, and foods. In addition, he likes conversations about anything and everything. His wife, Hyeyoung (Anna), is also a lifelong Christian. They and their children, Joel and Johan, love being part of FCC at Stephenville. Contact Pastor KJ Kim at email@example.com.
Penny is a life-long native of Stephenville, Texas. She is retired after being employed for 23 years as an Administrative Assistant for the City of Stephenville. Her father, Wilburn Gaines, was a peanut farmer and her mother, Dean Gaines, was the church secretary at Graham Street Church of Christ for 31 years.
Penny loves helping and serving her Erath community, delivering Meals on Wheels for over 20 years. She is the mother of two adult children, Tyler and Kristen, and a proud grandmother of Emma and Eli. She loves spending time with her husband, Steve, gardening in their yard, working out and all types of physical exercise.
Wonyhe obtained her M.S. degree in music from Dankook University in Korea. She has conducted various church choirs in Hawaii, Oklahoma, California, Montana, Dubai and Korea for the past twenty years. She has also worked for university choirs, high school music programs and children's musicals.