Samuel Kim - Lead Pastor

Sam was born and raised in New Jersey.  He graduated from Rutgers University and Westminster Theological Seminary.  Upon graduating seminary, Sam joined Good News Church in NYC in 2010 and has been the lead pastor since January 2015.

He is married to Jennifer and they have two daughters, Abigail and Charis.

Email: sam [at] gncnyc [dot] org


Raquel Oribel Ledesma - Children's Ministry Director

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Raquel was raised in New York City.  She is currently an assistant teacher for Pre-K at the Geneva School of Manhattan.  In addition to her Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies degree, she has two years of biblical training in Bible and Children's Ministry from Summit International School of Ministry in Grantville, Pennsylvania. She has previously served in the children's ministry at Redeemer Presbyterian Church and has a heart to teach children about Jesus.



Peter Beck - Elder

Peter grew up in Virginia and attended Columbia University for undergraduate studies.  He has a great passion and gift for music and has been leading the worship team since the days when Good News Church was planted.  He was ordained as an elder in July 2015.

He is married to Eunice and they have two children, Timoteo and Talitha.


Fred Kim - Elder

Fred grew up in Maryland.  He attended the University of Pennsylvania for undergraduate studies, followed by Westminster Theological Seminary and Princeton Seminary for graduate studies.  Currently, he is pursuing a PhD at Union Theological Seminary.  He serves as a small group leader and on the worship team.

Fred is married to Jen.