Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah

Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan

Associate Professor at North Park Theological Seminary

Rah is formerly the founding Senior Pastor of the Cambridge Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), a multi-ethnic, urban ministry-focused church committed to living out the values of racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context. Soong-Chan has previously been part of a church planting team in the Washington DC area, worked for a number of years with IVCF in Boston (specifically at MIT), and had mobilized CCFC to plant two additional churches.

He currently serves on the board of World Vision, Sojourner, the Christian Community Development Association, Evangelicals 4 Justice and the Catalyst Leadership Center. He has been an active member of the Boston Ten-Point Coalition (an urban ministry working with at-risk youth) and is a founding member of the Boston Fellowship of Asian-American Ministers.

He has extensive experience preaching in cross-cultural settings as well as on numerous college campuses. Soong-Chan was a plenary speaker at the 2003 Urbana Student Missions Conference, the 2006 Congress on Urban Ministry, the 2007 ECC Midwinter Conference, the 2007 Urban Youth Workers Institute Conference, the 2008 CCDA National Conference, 2009 Cornerstone Festival, 2010 GCTS National Preaching Conference, 2011 Disciples of Christ General Assembly, and the 2012 Fuller Missiology Conference.

Soong-Chan received his B.A. in Political Science and History/Sociology from Columbia University; his M.Div. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; his Th.M. from Harvard University; his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, and is currently working towards his Th.D. at Duke University. He is also a contributor author to Growing Healthy Asian-American Churches (IVP) and has authored numerous journal articles.

Soong-Chan, his wife, Sue, who teaches special education, and their two children, Annah and Elijah live in Chicago.

The purpose of the Kainos 2015 is to gather leaders who either seek to start multi-ethnic ministries or churches, or who aspire to transition their current homogenous ministries into a multi-ethnic trajectory.

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