Our Story

New Community Church was founded in July 1998 with an initial vision from area Korean immigrant church leaders to address the problem of a disappearing generation of young Korean Americans from the immigrant church. They also saw a need for starting a church in the city due to the large migration of young people to a changing Chicago landscape. In light of this, Pastor Brad Paik was recruited to take on this challenging task.

Since our beginnings when 6 people gathered to meet weekly, God has been maturing New Community by continuously refining our vision as a church to reach the city of Chicago. In our first 17 years, NCC strived to be a biblically functioning community by focusing on the need to be grace-centered and community-based. After years and years of being a congregation that emphasized grace and community to minister to the needs of the church body, we realized that God’s calling for us wasn't just to be a community of God, but to be a movement that actively sought to change the world. 

God has given New Community the opportunity to reach out to a generation of people seeking answers to pain and emptiness they've experienced from false promises of fulfillment generated from surrounding cultures. Knowing this universal condition of the human heart, NCC also sends out and supports missionaries through the world with the hope we have in Christ to reach people of different cultures. 

We seek to fulfill the Great Commission by making disciples who will obey God and replicate themselves into other disciples. It's our hope that people will experience and know the fullness of God's love and grace so that they can find the only true fulfillment of joy that comes through faith in Christ.