Pastor Martin Chang is the Lead Pastor of New Vision Covenant Church (NVCC). Pastor Martin grew up in Chicago; later moving to Seattle where he resided for 20 years. He eventually settled down in New York with his wife Yon, and daughters Ellie and Emma.
Pastor Martin was a pre-med student in college, obtaining a BA in Biology from the University of Chicago. While doing biomedical research at the University of Washington, he discerned a call to ministry. He went onto study at Regent College in Vancouver, Canada, completing his MDiv in 1999.
Pastor Martin’s unique spiritual and technical background brings a modernized view into his sermons, always seeking to not only explain how God works and relates to us at a personal level, but how God applies and relates to everything around us. What Pastor Martin finds most amazing about God is how thoroughly personal and relational God is; God is both relatable to us as individuals and beyond. Aside from loving theology and New Vision, Pastor Martin’s hobbies include: tennis, table tennis, hiking, compelling stories, and coffee(!).
Pastor Richard Lee is the Next Generations Pastor at NVCC. He oversees our children's ministries (Saplings and Trees) as well as our Youth Ministry.
Richard is a native New Yorker. While working through pre-med course work and towards his BA in music from Hunter College, Richard sensed and discerned a call to ministry. After college, he went on to earn his MDiv from Gordon Conwell Theological Seminary, South Hamilton, MA in 2015.
Richard is a advocate for holistic application of faith to every areas of life and appreciates how God has masterfully crafted beauty in both each individual and in the world around us. Richard enjoys hearing about what makes people get up each day and about their God given gifts and passions, usually in cafes or people’s homes. He also enjoys listening to various podcasts, climbing (predominately bouldering), sushi, and desserts.
Pastor Paul Kim is the Assistant Pastor at NVCC. Pastor Paul immigrated to New York when he was 8 years old. Since coming to the United States, New York City has been Pastor Paul's only home and he vows to never leave it (unless, of course, God calls him to). Pastor Paul currently lives in Flushing, Queens with his loving wife Maria and their son Ethan. As a family, they love watching movies, eating good food, playing golf when time permits, hanging out with friends, and just lounging around the house.
Pastor Paul obtained his undergraduate degree from Nyack College and, by God’s grace, received a M. Div. from Biblical Theological Seminary in Pennsylvania. Pastor Paul worked for many years in a non-for-profit Christian organization Youth and Family Focus. Recently, Pastor Paul returned to the private sector and is currently working in the field of information technology. Because of his bi-vocational background, Pastor Paul tries to better appreciate our lives inside and outside of church and he believes that God will equip him to build bridges between believers and non-believers within our community.
Upon their first visit to NVCC, Pastor Paul and his family were immediately drawn to the loving church environment. Pastor Paul and his family currently serve the church's local community and partake in other missional initiatives of Jesus Christ.