On May 5, 2013, Sunday, 4 PM, There was a dedication service for one of our ABCNJ NCD, Overflowing Joy Church, in Paramus, NJ. It was held at the local VFW building, which has been granted for their use on Sundays. This church is pastored by Pastor Dong Soo Lim.
We had a blessed worship with Rev. Dr. Lee Spitzer, Senior Pastor and Executive Minister of ABCNJ, speaking and giving words of encouragement to the new church and congregation. Rev. Sung Gyun An, pastor of Lord's Baptist Church, Fairlawn, NJ, gave the dedication prayer. Rev. Joshua Pyon, pastor of Evergreen Baptist Church, Teaneck, NJ, sponsoring church and congregation participated and encouraged this new church. Rev. Pyon gave the benediction.
I, Rev. Hojin Yu, Associate Regional Pastor of Asian Ministries, presented the introduction and background of Pastor Lim and origin of the church. I also shared an appropriate scripture and short message of encouragement. We had a wonderful fellowship and meal following the service.
Pastor Lim has a wife (Taeseon Kim) and two daughters (Haeun Lim, Hajeong Lim) and one son (Hajin Lim) and has been a member of Evergreen Baptist Church for 5 years before getting the call to start the Overflowing Joy Church with the blessing of Pastor Pyon. The church has about 6 adults and 9 young adults.
May God use this new church to spread the gospel to the younger generation in that area.