Meet the Leadership Team

For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.

2 Chronicles 16:9


Rev. Daniel Kim

Reverend Daniel Kim is the Founding & Senior Pastor at Global Community Church. He received his Master of Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary and has a Masters Degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Born in South Korea and having spent his formative years in South America, God formed a global minded vision within that has brought him to serve multi-ethnic congregations as well as diverse communities in the inner city.

He is happily married to his extremely patient wife, Peggy and they have three proud children, Emma, Joshua, and Abigail. To the congregation, he is affectionately know as “PD” and he brings a quirky sense of humor to his sermons. When he’s not preaching or leading church meetings, he can often be found struggling to keep up with his youngest daughter, Abigail, as she runs around wherever her energy takes her.


Rev. Paul Ernst

Reverend Paul Ernst was the pastor of North United Methodist Church since July, 2007, and served as the Associate Pastor of Global Community Church until his retirement in 2014. Pastor Paul was called into ministry later in life after a career in television broadcasting and production and he was also one of two owners of a video production company in Groveport. At the conclusion to his faithful service in the church, Pastor Paul rode off west to Indiana with his wife Charlene to be closer to their children.


Rev. John Ma

Reverend John graduated from The Ohio State University with degrees in Finance and Real Estate. After discerning God's call into ministry, he left his first career in Business Finance and went on to earn his Master of Divinity degree from Methodist Theological School in Ohio.

After six long years of courting his future bride (which he shares was a long discipleship process in-itself), Pastor John and Christine married in 2015. Together they have been commissioned by the church to serve as global missionaries to people groups of South Asia in bringing God's global vision closer to serving here locally to make disciples of all nations!


Pastor DJ Kim

Pastor DJ graduated from The Ohio State University in 2008 and is currently serving as a Student Pastor at Global Community Church. Pastor DJ is currently studying to attain his Master of Divinity degree from Asbury Theological Seminary, while serving primarily with college students and in the communal life of worship & prayer. During his time away from ministry, he enjoys doing cross-fit and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes with his wife Hope and daughter Zoey.