Welcome to New Philadelphia Church! Whether you’re exploring Christianity, new to Korea, or simply looking for a new church home, our prayer is that God would meet you on this journey and lead you to family.

Susy Park
Lead Pastor

Welcome to New Philadelphia Church! Whether you’re exploring Christianity, new to Korea, or simply looking for a new church home, our prayer is that God would meet you on this journey and lead you to family.

Susy Park
Lead Pastor
Calling all
to the Feast
Calling all
to the Feast
The Great Commandment

We believe we cannot live a life of faith without first-hand tasting and seeing that God is good. Intimacy with God allows us to feast in every season, even in the presence of our enemies, knowing there is a place for the rebellious and religious at the Father’s table. Our teaching, praying, worship, service, and giving stem from the life-giving call to love God and love one another.
The Great Commission

We are commissioned to call others to this feast, like the servant in Matthew 22:9 who goes to the highways and byways to invited everyone to the wedding feast. At the heart of this endeavor is the desire to see God’s invitation in the Gospel extended to all people-- no matter the race, age, gender, background, etc. -- for the glory of His Name, as we partake in the Father’s joy.
The Great Return

The Good News of the Gospel without the Return of Jesus is no good news at all. We are ultimately called to prepare the way for His return-- the End-Times family feast as expressed in Revelation 19:7, where all history culminates in the Wedding Supper of the Lamb. There is a sense of urgency and purpose as we are called to be prepared and be found waiting like the wise virgins who await the coming of the Bridegroom with oil in their lamps, that the fullness of the Gentiles would come in, ultimately unto the salvation of Israel.
Our Staff
Lead Pastor

Susy Park is the Lead Pastor of New Philly and Director of Kingdom First Prayer Tab. She was born in 1984 in Chile, studied Psychology and International Studies at the University of North Carolina, and received her Masters of Divinity at Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary while serving as college pastor in North Carolina. She moved to Korea in 2011 and served on the church staff since 2014, becoming an ordained minister through KAICAM in 2019.
Busan Campus Pastor

Caleb Lee and his wife, Mina, are the Campus Pastors of New Philly Busan. Caleb was born in Busan, Korea in 1975. He grew up in Los Angeles, CA and studied at Biola University in Southern California. He met Mina in South Korea while serving at New Philly, planted New Philly Busan in 2012, and they are happily married with two children.

Beginning February 2021, Jacob has been serving as intern while studying for his MDIV at Torch Trinity. He was born in the Bronx, New York in 1987, grew up in both New Jersey and Wisconsin, and studied Business, Chinese, and Spanish at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, Washington. After working in tech startups in China and Chicago, Jacob met Jesus at the International House of Prayer (Kansas City, Missouri) in 2012 where his wife Amy also studied. After marrying in 2016, they moved to Korea and have been with New Philadelphia Church ever since.
Admin / Children's Ministry Director

Gina serves as Admin at New Philly and Children’s Ministry Director. She was born in Seoul, Korea in 1981, and studied English Language and Literature in Korea and Pastoral Leadership and Contemporary Ministry at Hillsong International Leadership College in Sydney. She moved to Korea and joined New Philadelphia Church in 2011, joining the staff team in 2019. She is happily married to her husband, Kookmin.
Discipleship Pastor

John Park is the Discipleship Pastor at New Philly. He was born in Seoul, Korea in 1987 and grew up in Union City, CA for 14 years and Centreville, VA for 10 years. John studied Marketing at James Madison University, served as a missionary in Africa, and also received a Master of Divinity at Torch Trinity Graduate University, becoming an ordained minister through KAICAM in 2020. He is happily married to his wife, Pauline.
Our Beliefs
Below, you will find our statement of faith. In short, we have a high view of Scripture, we love Jesus, we embrace the power of the Holy Spirit, we emphasize the importance of community, and we are missional (which pretty much means we put feet to our faith).
We believe that all 66 books of the Bible are the inerrant (without error) and inspired (Spirit-breathed) Word of God in the original manuscripts, and are therefore the ultimate authority in life and doctrine. The Word is God is holy, eternal, and useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training God’s servants.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 8:3; Psalm 18:30, 33:4, 119:105; Isaiah 40:8; Matthew 4:4, 7:24, 24:35; John 1:1, 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; James 1:22; 1 Peter 1:23-25
We believe in one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The uncreated God has existed in relationship with Himself for all eternity, and each person of the Trinity serves different functions while being perfectly co-existent, co-equal, and co-eternal.
Scripture: Genesis 1:1,26; John 1:1,3; Matthew 28:19; John 4:24; Romans 1:19, 20; Ephesians 4:5,6; Ps. 104:1–35; 139; Mt. 10:29–31; 28:19; Acts 17:24–28; 2 Cor. 13:14; Eph. 1:9–12; 4:4–6; Col. 1:16–17; Heb. 1:1–3; Rev. 1:4–6
We believe in God the Father, who is the infinite, personal, and perfect head of the Trinity. He is the uncreated Creator of the heavens and the earth, transcendent, all-powerful, and omnipresent. He created mankind in His own image for eternal fellowship and communion, ultimately drawing humanity back to Himself after the fall through the finished work of Christ.
Scripture: Luke 10:21,22; Matthew 23:9; John 3:16; 6:27; vRomans 1:7; 1 Timothy 1:1,2 & 2:5,6; 1 Peter 1:3; Revelation 1:6; Ps. 68:5; Isa. 64:8; Mt. 5:45; 7:11; Jn. 3:17; Rom. 8:15; 1 Pet. 1:17
We believe Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died a physical death on the cross to make atonement for our sins, arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, makes perpetual intercession for His people, and will physically return to this earth to rule & reign and to bring His final judgment. We believe there is no other name men can call upon for salvation from God’s future wrath and judgment. He is the Word of God made flesh through the incarnation, and He alone has become the perfect substitutionary atonement for the sin of mankind.
Scripture: Is. 7:14; 53; Mt. 1:18-23; 3:17; 8:29; 14:33; 16:16; 28:5-6; Lk. 22:70; 24:46-47; Jn. 1:1, 14; 10:30; 11:25-27; 17:1-5; Acts 1:9; 2:22-24; 7:55-56; Rm. 1:3-4; 3:23-26; 8:1-3; 10:4; 1 Co. 8:6; 2 Co. 5:19-21; Ga. 4:4-5; Pp. 2:5-11; Col. 1:15; 2:9; 1 Ti. 2:5-6; 3:16
We believe that the Holy Spirit is a person of the Trinity and is fully God, having existed for all eternity. We believe in both the indwelling and empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit. We believe the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify Jesus Christ, convict men of sin, regenerate the sinner, cultivate the fruit of the Spirit, guide, instruct, comfort, and empower the believer for godly living and service. We believe that the gifts of the Spirit are needed and still manifest today. Subsequent to salvation when the Holy Spirit seals the believer for the day of redemption, we believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit as a crucial experience for every born again believer, releasing them into powerful service and effective witness. Although we believe that it is important for every believer to receive the empowering ministry of the Holy Spirit by faith, we do not believe that the experiential baptism of the Holy Spirit is essential for salvation.
Scripture: Jn. 14:16,17,26 & 15:26,27; Jn. 16:9–14; Rm. 8:9; 1 Co. 3:16, 6:19; Ga. 5:22–26; Mt. 3:11; Jn. 1:12–13; 3:1–15; Acts 4:29–30; Rm. 8:9; 12:3–8; 1 Co. 12:12–13; 2 Co. 1:21–22; Ga. 3:1–5; Eph. 1:13–14; 5:18
We believe mankind was created in the image of God but fell into sin and is therefore totally lost, unable and unwilling to turn to God. We are therefore all born into sin, both by nature and by choice, and it is only by the effectual call of God and regeneration by the Holy Spirit that any man will turn to God and put his trust in Christ.
Scripture: Gn. 1:27; Gn. 1:31; Ec. 7:29; Acts 17:26-29; Gn. 2:16-17; Gn. 3:6-24; Rm. 5:12; Rm. 5:15-19; Ps 51:5; Rm. 8:7; Is. 53:6; Gn. 6:12; Rm. 3:9-18; Eph. 2:1-3; Rm. 1:18, 32; Rm. 2:1-16; Ga. 3:10; Mt. 20:15; Ezk. 18:19-20; Rm. 1:20; Rm. 3:19; Ga. 3:2
We believe that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. We believe salvation is a gift of God through the finished work of the Cross, and not a result of man’s works. Salvation involves 1) our justification, being in right standing before God, 2) our sanctification as the Holy Spirit progressively conforms us into the image of Christ, and 3) ultimately our glorification when we enter into eternity. We believe the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only grounds for salvation for all who believe– Jesus alone is the Way, the Truth, and the Life.
Scripture: Is. 1:18; 53:5-6; 55:7 Mt. 1:21; 27:22-66, 28:1-6 Lk. 1:68-69; 2:28-32 Jn. 1:12; 3:16, 36; 5:24 Acts 2:21; 4:12; 16:30-31 Rm. 1:16-18; 3:23-25; 5:8-10; 6 1 Co. 1:18 2 Co. 5:17-20 Ga. 2:20; 3:13 Eph. 2:8-10 Pp. 2:12-13 Heb. 9:24-28 Rev. 3:20; Jn. 1:12–13; 6:37–44; 10:25–30; Acts 16:30–31; Rm. 3:1–4:23; 8:1–17, 31–39; 10:8–10; Eph. 2:8–10; Pp. 2:12–13; Ti. 3:3–7; 1 Jn. 1:7, 9
We believe the invisible, universal Church is composed of all regenerated believers in the Lord Jesus Christ throughout history, and the local church is a visible manifestation of this true Church. The Church is the bride and body of Christ, the priesthood of all believers, and the family of God. Commitment to a local church is imperative for the maturation and sanctification of both the individual believer and the corporate body. We believe that the Church is God’s primary instrument in fulfilling His redemptive plan in this earth, where both men and women are called and gifted to proclaim the Gospel and do the works of the Kingdom.
Scripture: Eph. 2:19–22; Acts 1:8; Eph. 5:19–21; Acts 2:42; Heb. 10:23–25; Mt. 28:18-20; Mt. 16:18-19; 18:15-20; Acts 2:41-47; 5:11-14; 13:1-3; 14:23; 16:5; 20:28; 1 Co. 7:17; 9:13-14; 12; Eph. 1:22-23; 2:19-22; 3:10-12; 5:22-32; Col. 1:18; 3:15; 1 Ti. 4:14; 1 Pt. 5:1-4; Rev. 21:2-3
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to be observed by the church: water baptism & the Lord’s Supper. Water baptism is an outward expression of the death of one’s old life and resurrection of one’s new life in Christ. The means of full body immersion would be preferred, but we acknowledge other outward methods such as sprinkling and pouring of water, as long as it was consciously done as a believer. The Lord’s Supper commemorates the sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ as He has commanded His followers to observe this practice in remembrance of Him by eating bread which symbolizes His body broken for us & grape juice/wine which symbolizes His blood shed for us. Both of these are indispensable symbolic practices for the believer, and not to be regarded as a means of salvation.
Scripture: Mt. 26:26–29; 28:19; Rm. 6:3–11; 1 Co. 11:23–34; 1 Pt. 3:21
We believe that Jesus gave the Great Commission to be fulfilled by the Church unto the return of Christ, when the Gospel will have been preached in every nation and the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. It is the commandment of our Lord Jesus to proclaim the gospel of the kingdom and make disciples of all nations, both through local and global missions. It is the privilege and assignment of the Church to partner with Jesus in the joy of declaring and establishing His Kingdom in all spheres of society all across the earth unto the worship and glory of His Name.
Scripture: Isa. 58:6–12; 61:1; Mt. 5:1–7:28; 24:14; 28:18–20; Lk. 4:18; 21:1–4; Ga. 2:10; 1 Ti. 6:8
We believe in the literal second coming of Jesus at the end of this age following the “Great Tribulation”– a time of unparalleled difficulty for the world and unparalleled power for the Church– after which Jesus will remove His enemies, establish His millennial kingdom, and bring Israel into salvation. Although no one can know with certainty the timing of the Lord’s return, the Church is called to eagerly wait for His coming, fervently pray for the salvation of Israel and the nations, and remain in a posture of radical love and defiant faith.
Scripture: Ps. 2:7–9, 22:27–28; Mt. 24:36; Jn. 14:12; 17:20–26; Rm. 11:25–32; 1 Co. 15:20–28, 50–58; Eph. 4:11–16; Pp. 3:20–21; 1 Th. 4:13–5:11; 2 Th. 1:3–12; Rev. 7:9–14
We believe that believers, after their death, will enjoy fellowship with Jesus, awaiting to receive both their glorified bodies in the resurrection as well as heavenly rewards. We believe that there are eternal ramifications to what beliefs we hold to in this life, and that Judgement Day will relegate true believers into an eternal, conscious, and perfect fellowship with the Triune God, while relegating unbelievers into an eternal, conscious, and tormented separation from God in the lake of fire. Simply put, we believe heaven and hell are real.
Scripture: Dn. 12:2; Mt. 25:46; Lk. 16:19–31; Jn. 5:25–29; 1 Co. 15:35–58; 2 Co. 5:1–10; Pp. 1:19–26, 3:20–21; 2 Th. 1:5–10; Rev. 20:11–15; 21:1–22:15