08 Sep 2010

Cross Cultural Missions Night with Michael Oh

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We have the great privilege of hosting Michael Oh for the weekend of September 25-26. Join us on Saturday evening at 7:30 pm for worship, a message by Michael Oh, followed by a light reception. On Sunday morning, Michael will be the preacher for the English Service which starts at 11:30 am. There will be special offering for his mission work in both services.

Dr. Michael Oh is president and founder of Christ Bible Seminary in Nagoya, Japan and father of four daughters Hannah, Mikaela, Eowyn, and Elliot and one son Michael Jr. Born and raised in the Philadelphia area, Michael attended the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate where he also received his Master’s degree in Education and his PhD in Leadership and Cultural Anthropology on a Kellogg scholarship. Michael received his seminary training at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School where he earned a Master of Divinity degree.

In 1998-99 Michael and his wife Pearl served as short-term missionaries with Mission to the World during which time they planted Chita Zion Presbyterian Church. After that term Michael completed a Master’s degree in East Asian Studies on a Regional Studies scholarship at Harvard University with a concentration in Japanese anthropology and sociology. Michael and his family moved back to Japan in January of 2004 before founding Christ Bible Seminary in April 2005.

Christ Bible Seminary is the fastest growing seminary in Japan making an impact among young Christians seeking a renewed vision for the next generation of Christianity in Japan. The ministry of Christ Bible Seminary also includes a sizable new church plant, All Nations Fellowship, lay training, and a contemporary worship event for young people called Heart and Soul which is the largest regular meeting of young Christians in Nagoya. Michael is a PCA Teaching Elder in the Philadelphia Presbytery and the youngest member of the executive leadership of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelization.

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