Our Mission & Vision
Discover God’s Grace and Love in our everyday life
through the Bible
as a Family
We gather together to share the word of God encouraging one another and engaging in fellowship .
By speaking the truth with love, let’s grow in every way into Christ, who is the head. The whole body grows from him, as it is joined and held together by all the supporting ligaments. The body makes itself grow in that it builds itself up with love as each one does its part. (Ephesians 4:15-16 CEB)
as a Disciple
We believe in Jesus and seek to follow him in our daily life.
The believers devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching, to the community, to their shared meals, and to their prayers. A sense of awe came over everyone. God performed many wonders and signs through the apostles. All the believers were united and shared everything. They would sell pieces of property and possessions and distribute the proceeds to everyone who needed them. Every day, they met together in the temple and ate in their homes. They shared food with gladness and simplicity. They praised God and demonstrated God’s goodness to everyone. The Lord added daily to the community those who were being saved. (Acts 2:42-47 CEB)
as a Worshiper
We praise, pray and meditate on God's Word throughout our daily lives.
The truly happy person doesn’t follow wicked advice, doesn’t stand on the road of sinners, and doesn’t sit with the disrespectful.
Instead of doing those things, these persons love the Lord’s Instruction, and they recite God’s Instruction day and night!
They are like a tree replanted by streams of water, which bears fruit at just the right time and whose leaves don’t fade. Whatever they do succeeds. (Psalm 1:1-3 CEB)
as a Friend
We like to listen and help, laugh and cry together with compassion.
This is my commandment: love each other just as I have loved you. No one has greater love than to give up one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. (John 15:12-14 CEB)
Rev. DongKeun Lee
Hallelujah! Greetings in the name of our great Lord.
While studying in United States in 2003, I was called by God to give my heart to the Korean immigrant church and the ministry’s of this field. Following the voice of the Lord, my journey started in New York, where my first pastoral field was. My faith in the Lord carried me through New Hampshire, and finally to set my pastoral roots here in the Chicagoland area.
Amidst many ministries, I have a vision to build a “family-like church community”, where God’s love and grace is shared through the Word of God. I want to experience and grow together through “the same lens”, the lens of God’s love and promise.
I have a pastoral calling to help people recognize they are called by God to be disciples of Jesus Christ, and to help them boldly follow that path.
It is our Faith in God’s promise that the Orland Park First KUMC will become such a place, where the Holy Spirit of our Lord Jesus Christ will dwell.
할렐루야! 좋으신 우리 주님의 이름으로 인사드립니다.
저는 2003년 미국유학 중, 한인 이민교회와 목회 현장에 제 마음을 주신 하나님의 부르심을 따라, 지금까지 그 주님의 음성에 순종하며 첫 목회현장이 된 뉴욕을 시작으로 뉴햄프셔, 그리고 이곳 시카고까지 따라왔습니다. 이러한 많은 사역 속에서 저에게는 무엇보다 성경 속 하나님의 사랑과 은혜를, ‘같은 렌즈’ 로 함께 볼 수 있는 가족같은 공동체가 세워지기를 소망하는 비전이 생겼습니다. 그리고 이 사람들이 다름아닌 예수 그리스도의 제자로 부르심을 받았음을 스스로 깨닫고 그 길을 담대히 갈 수 있도록 도우려는 목회적 소명이 생겼습니다.
바라기는, 이곳 올랜드팍제일교회가 그런 소망이 실현되는 곳이 되었으면 합니다.
* 현 올랜드팍제일한인연합감리교회 담임목사 (2018-Present)
* 미문감리교회 담임목사 (KMC, 2013-2018)
* 그린랜드연합감리교회 부목사 (UMC, 2010-2015)
* 함께세우는교회 (UMC, 2008-2010)
* 뉴욕한국인그레잇넥교회 (UMC, 2004-2007)
* 드류신학대학원 졸업 (M.Div. at The Theological School of Drew University, 2010)