Onnuri Community Church

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Onnuri Community Church
Onnuri Presbyterian Church
Korean: 온누리교회
Country South Korea
Denomination Presbyterian
Churchmanship Protestant
Weekly attendance 41,500
Website www.onnuri.or.kr
Founded 1986
Founder(s) Yong Jo Hah
Senior pastor(s) Yong Jo Hah; Jae Hoon Lee

Onnuri Community Church (sometimes stylized OnNuRi Community Church, abbreviated OCC, also called Onnuri, Onnuri Church, and Onnuri Presbyterian Church) is a local church in Seoul, South Korea that was founded by Yong Jo Hah, who died at the age of 65 on August 2, 2011 pastor .[1] He planted Onnuri Church in 1985 with 12 families with a vision of stirring a vision similar to the Book of Acts. The main church building and administration housing cost millions of dollars to build[2] and are located in Yongsan District.[3] Onnuri is one of approximately 25 megachurches in Korea, and is an emerging church, engaging in postmodern modes of evangelism, organizational structure, and leadership.[4] The church was founded in 1986.[5] Onnuri took on much of Handong Global University's debt in the mid-1990s when the university was experiencing financial distress.[6] Onnuri is one of Korea's largest Presbyterian churches.[7] Onnuri occupies five different church buildings spread out over Seoul, encompassing congregations speaking ten different languages.[8] Onnuri English Ministry, spread out over three different church buildings, is the largest English-language Presbyterian ministry in Korea, employing seven part-time pastors and four full-time pastors.[9] The church's first evangelism conference was held in 2003.[5] By 2006, 46,000 adults were registered church members, 41,500 of which were in regular attendance of Sunday church services.[10]


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  8. ^ Kim Sun-jung (September 19, 2004). "Yangje congregation finds life-affirming message". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  9. ^ Kirsten Jerch (September 29, 2003). "Balancing act at an international church". Korea JoongAng Daily. Retrieved June 21, 2013. 
  10. ^ Sung Hae Kim (2008). Development of Praise Education Training Program. Oral Roberts University. p. 61. ISBN 1109074107. 

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