Korean-American Ministry Resources

English Congregation (EC) Pastor

Emmanuel Church in Philadelphia is part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA); we belong to the Korean Eastern Presbytery (KEP). We are located on the corner of 48th and Spruce St., which is right in between West Philadelphia and University City.

Emmanuel is seeking to call a full-time pastor* who will oversee and shepherd the English-speaking portion of our congregation (English Congregation, EC). This presently includes the elementary, youth, and young-adult (college and college graduates) ministries of our church. He will be directly responsible for pastoring the young adults within the EC, but will also be overseeing the interns who serve in each department. Furthermore, he will have a seat in the session, and work in partnership with the Pastors of the Korean-speaking congregation (KC) in overseeing the whole church.

Report to: The Session of Emmanuel Church
Salary: Will discuss and evaluate in person
Hours: 40+ hours per week
*Note: We are also open to applicants who may be more interested in a part-time position. Responsibilities and pay would be adjusted accordingly. Please feel free to inquire for more details.


The EC Pastor will have the following responsibilities in furthering the mission and vision of Emmanuel Church:

  • Lead Sunday worship for the young adults
    Directly shepherd and disciple the young adult congregation; this will include:

    • Leading a Friday Bible study
    • Providing ongoing training for those serving in the various ministries of the young-adult ministry (praise team, small group ministry, hospitality team, etc.)
    • Regular visitations/counseling for the young-adult members
    • Attend and participate in the monthly session meeting
    • Oversee and disciple the interns serving in the elementary and youth departments


The EC Pastor must have the following qualifications and skills:


  • Ordained within the PCA, or willingness to transfer ordination to the PCA denomination
  • Sound biblical and theological knowledge in the Reformed tradition
  • At least 4 years of pastoral ministry experience
  • Proficiency in Korean and a genuine heart to cooperate with the session and the Korean pastors of the church

Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to clearly communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ; an effective preacher/teacher
  • Ability and sincere heart to biblically counsel the sheep entrusted to him
  • Ability to supervise and disciple the interns reporting to him
  • Ability to organize and lead worship for a variety of age-groups
  • Ability to engage with the diverse communities of West Philadelphia and University City
  • Ability to organize and plan major church events
    Characteristics & Qualities
  • Willingness to be flexible and sacrificial according to the needs and demands of the church
  • A humble posture in working with other staff members
  • Sensitivity and adaptability to the culture of our church and community

To Apply

Please submit a resume and sermon manuscript (or recording) to: parksaeyoung@gmail.com

For more information and questions, please contact Pastor Saeyoung at: 860-906-2910

  • This position has been filled