We are a community in San Francisco learning to live and love like Jesus
A community: committed to gathering
Learning: devoted to learning the Word of God,
Like Jesus: a lifestyle of giving and serving
In short: The creation of all things and the promise of love, justice and mercy are FROM GOD, and only IN CHRIST the salvation & hope is offered TO ALL PEOPLE, to whom we are called to love.
*Lifelight Church is a local congregation of the Church of the Nazarene. Click here to read our denominational Articles of Faith.
Our STORY /
In 2008, Dan Chung was leading a high school ministry called “Young Life”. He recognized in the hearts of those kids a deep curiosity for God. It was then that through much prayer and guidance, Dan was called to start Lifelight Church.
Lifelight began meeting at Dan Chung’s apartment on Taraval Street across Ocean Beach. A small group of high schoolers regularly came, and soon more and more high schoolers would come. Those who came got a sense that this group of people coming together to seek God was so much different from the churches they were used to, after all, they had never been to a church that meets in a living room. And because of this non-formal environment, they were able to place themselves interactively in finding more about God.
A lot of young people have been to Lifelight that have never attended Church, nor have wished to attend Church. For many, Lifelight is their first real exposure to what Jesus has to offer, and what spirituality really means.
Our VISION & VALUE /
Our GATHERINGS /
Word & Prayer
Wednesdays at 7pm to 830pm
Sundays at 1030am to 12:30pm
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Our LEADERSHIP /
Rev. Dan Chung
Pastor Dan Chung was born in Seoul, South Korea and moved to United States when he was 14. He went to Burlingame High School and graduated from San Francisco State University with business degrees. He worked in a few industries for several years until God captured his heart for the full time ministry. He graduated with Master of Divinity from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City in 2006. He was also ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in the same year. Dan has also been on staff with Young Life in San Francisco since 2006, currently serving as a College Director in San Francisco Metro. He loves surfing, soccer and tech stuff. Dan married Esther in 2005 and they love their daughter Hannah.
Rev. Joshua Whiteside
Pastor Joshua Whiteside is from Virginia Beach, VA. In 2003 he graduated from Old Dominion University with a B.S. in Biology. However, in answering a call to vocational ministry he studied and graduated from Nazarene Theological Seminary in Kansas City, MO in 2008 with a Master of Divinity. Josh has served in both rural and urban settings in Virginia, Ohio, Missouri, South Korea and California. He has been serving in San Francisco since 2013, both on staff at Lifelight Church and with Young Life. Josh was also ordained as an elder in the Church of the Nazarene in 2014. He enjoys surfing, fishing, and most anything that takes him into the great outdoors.