For many of us, college was a transformative time: Jesus’ all-consuming call grabbed a hold of our hearts as we experienced the richness of life within a biblical, counter-cultural Christian community. It’s an experience and a vision we want to pass on to others—an Acts 2 church in every college town. And so, we focus on college ministry, plant churches in college towns, and encourage every one of our members to live in loving, sacrificial service and ministry.
Meet the staff of Gracepoint Riverside. We’re UC graduates with a passion to serve the college community at UC Riverside and Cal Poly Pomona. Some of us moved down from our ministries in Berkeley and Davis in 2010 as an extension of our church in Berkeley (Gracepoint Berkeley Church) with a desire to impact college students. Today, we serve alongside UC Riverside grads who share in this same vision.
Pastor Manny and Sunny have been serving in college ministry for many years, starting back in their Berkeley days, and now continue to challenge unsuspecting students to a game of ping pong and cook delicious homemade meals as they open their home and lives to many college students. Pastor Manny Kim graduated from UC Berkeley and later earned a seminary degree from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. Sunny Kim, originally from North Carolina, also made her way to the Bay Area for college. They have been married for over 20 years and have two children, Corrie (19) and Naomi (14). From one end of California to the other, Pastor Manny and Sunny currently lead both Gracepoint Riverside and Gracepoint Los Angeles and serve with much zeal and love.