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About Our Pastor

Senior Pastor:  Rev. Dr. John Byong Hwan Choi

We welcome you in the name of our Lord. I am Pastor John Choi, serving Bethany Church of San Diego.

I received Jesus Christ as my Savior and Lord during my middle school years and followed God’s calling to attend a seminary in 1993, received my master’s in 2009, and doctorate in 2020 from Baptist theological seminaries.

After serving as a senior pastor in Jackson, TN for 8+ years, I’ve started to serve at Bethany Church following God’s calling on November of 2021. In our ministry, we do our utmost to love God and obey the Great Commission to embrace peoples of all nations and make disciples.

We sincerely strive to be a happy home, healthy church, and mission focused church.

Thank you.


  • Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary, Memphis, TN (2020, Doctor of Philosophy in Practical Theology)
  • Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, Louisville, KY (2009, Master of Divinity)Korea
  • Baptist Seminary, Daejon, South Korea (2000, B.A. Theology)


  • Korean Baptist Church of Jackson, TN. Senior Pastor, (May 2013 –  October 2021)
  • Korean Baptist Church of Memphis, TN. Education Pastor, (September 2009 – April 2013)
  • Korean Baptist Church of Louisville, KY. Broadcast and Educational Minister, (January, 2006 – August, 2009)
  • Agape Baptist Church of New Orleans, LA. Educational Minister (January. 2004 – August, 2005)


Wife, Mi Sook Choi

Son, John Choi

Daughter, Juliet Choi

Daughter, Gloria Choi