The Ely United Methodist Church is pleased to welcome Pastor Soungbum “Joshua” Baek. He and his family arrived in Ely last week and they are excited to become a part of this great community. Please join us at Pastor Joshua’s first service this Sunday at 9:30 a.m. at 1100 South Pioche Highway.
Pastor Joshua received his Bachelor of Theology from Mokwon University, Daejeon, Republic of Korea (February 2003); Master of Theology from the Graduate School Mokwon University (February 2005); and Master of Art from Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC (August 2013-December 2014). He was ordained as a pastor in the South Annual Conference, Korean Methodist Church in the Republic of Korea April 2009.
Pastor Joshua comes to us from the Korean United Methodist Church of Minnesota in Saint Anthony, Minnesota, where he served as a senior pastor from June 2018 until July 2023. He served as education pastor at the Eden Korean Methodist Church in Baltimore, Maryland from September 2013 until May 2018; teaching pastor at the Jongro Methodist Church in Seoul, Republic of Korea from February 2011 till January 2012; Senior Pastor at Hanuri Church (The Military Church for Soldiers) in Daejeon, Republic of Korea from March 2009 thru January 2011.
Joshua is very interested in young adult ministry, small group studies, and bible study.
Joshua is married to Heekyoung Kuk and they have two sons, David and Daniel.