Stephen J. Ro
Growing up in the urban setting of Baltimore, MD, Pastor Stephen Ro has a special love for the ministry in the city that brought him to New York in 1991. He gave his life to Jesus at the age of 13 and committed himself to God to be a pastor one day. After confirming a call to ministry, he entered Westminster Theological Seminary in Philadelphia where he received an M. Div in 1991.
He planted Living Faith Community Church in Queens, NY through the Redeemer Church Planting Center in 2000. As a church planter, he has a desire to see the church planting movement go forward to transform the entire city of New York.
Pastor Stephen Ro is an ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and a Board Member of East Asia Missions, Korean Diaspora Leadership Center and Kingdom Movement. He is a catalyst and trainer for Redeemer City to City Asia Pacific. He participates in the PCA church planters assessment as an assessor and is a certified Coachnet coach for pastors and church planters. Pastor Stephen Ro and his wife Candice have three sons: Christian, Calvin, and Prosper.
Gospel Community Director
Moses was born into a Christian home, but wandered away from the faith and into the world. By the grace of God, he was found as the love of Jesus Christ captured his heart, mind, and soul to repent and trust in Him. He met his wife Jenny at Stony Brook University, and later found himself pursuing his Master's in Divinity (M. Div) degree at Westminster Theological Seminary, which he completed in 2014. He currently serves on the pastoral staff of Living Faith Community Church and has three children: Cornelius, Owen, and Elizabeth. He desires to see unbelievers to come to know the grace and love of Jesus and for fellow believers to grow in their faith unto good works.
Children's education ministry director
Rosalyn Won was born in Flushing, NY, but was raised in the Bronx. After much rebellion in her middle school years, she fell in love with the Gospel message and was able to profess her faith and be baptized in high school. Once she completed college, she attended Westminster Theological Seminary for a year where she was able to take some life changing counseling courses. After seminary, Rosalyn became an 8th grade teacher in the South Bronx and taught there for close to 5 years while attending Teachers College Columbia University, where she earned a Master of Arts in Secondary Education for English. Rosalyn left her position heart-broken over the district's lack of putting children first. Rosalyn thought she'd never teach again, but an opportunity opened up at a Christian school where she experienced the blessing of teaching while incorporating a biblical worldview. The love of the staff and children helped her and her husband through a very difficult loss of their first child to miscarriage. Since then, God has faithfully blessed them with three beautiful and energetic children.
When the opportunity to serve as director of Children's Education Ministry (CEM) came, she felt a very strong conviction that all her experiences had prepared her to serve in this way. Her favorite things about serving in CEM are watching the youngest children praise the Lord during Sunday large group, the accountability received from staff, the session and CEM Team, and seeing former CEM children come back to serve the current children.
You can find Rosalyn and family enjoying the outdoors and gardening together. Frank and Rosalyn have been married now for over 10 years and serving CEM has very much become a family effort. Rosalyn will ask her youngest of Sundays, "can you share mommy with all the children?" which she'll most of the time say yes.
Children's education ministry Assistant director
Steven Na was born and raised in Queens, and is on staff at LFCC as the Children Education Ministry Assistant Director. He is also involved with the Youth Group and College Ministry for both LFCC and its Korean Congregation. He is currently a student at Westminster Theological Seminary and expects to graduate in 2018. He loves his job and hopes to become an ordained pastor one day.
In his free time, he enjoys spending time with people doing outdoor activities like crabbing, fishing, and hiking.