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



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 three children, Timoteo, Talitha, and Theophilus.


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.

Fred is married to Jen and they have one daughter, Arlo.


natalia rodriguez - children’s ministry director


Natalia is New York native, raised in the Bronx. Her passion for music led her to pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the City College of New York and later a Master of Arts from Dallas Theological Seminary. During her time in Dallas, she worked with children and youth as a classroom teacher and missionary.

She joined the staff of GNC in the Spring of 2019.


Michael mun - pastoral intern


Mike has been a member of Good News Church since its inception. He served the worship team; he was also sent by GNC to China as a bi-vocational missions worker. He recently graduated from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary with a master’s degree in Intercultural Studies.

Currently, he serves as GNC’s Pastoral Intern.