James Choung started his educational odyssey at MIT, graduating in 1995 with a Management Science degree before heading off to Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary to acquire a Master of Divinity in 1999.
Feeling more confused about God when he left seminary than when he started, he eventually wound up sitting at the feet of the wise gurus at Fuller Theological Seminary and graduated in 2008 with a Doctor of Ministry in Postmodern Leadership.
Along the way, Choung helped plant an urban, multi-ethnic church called Cambridge Community Fellowship Church, and eventually became the pastor. He also served as intern pastor over international youth, college and expats in the English-speaking ministries of Onnuri Community Church in Seoul, Korea.
Previously Choung served as divisional director of InterVarsity Christian Fellowship's San Diego Division. He kept busy with over 16 campuses and 220,000 students to connect with. But somehow he managed to write the book True Story and companion booklet, Based on a True Story, as well as maintain a speaking schedule traveling throughout the country shaking up ministerial minds on topics like leadership and evangelism.
Today Choung is national director of Asian American Ministries for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, serving 168 staff and 4,646 students all over the country. He also teaches classes on evangelism and missional leadership development at Bethel Seminary San Diego.
Choung lives with his wife, Jinhee, and their two little ones in Torrance, California.
Visit James at his website, jameschoung.net.