Dr. James Byun (Sr. Pastor)
The Senior Pastor of Lifespring Church is Dr. James Byun. Dr. Byun was born in Seoul, Korea but immigrated to the United States when he was 2 years old. He grew up in a Christian home and his father is a retired Presbyterian Pastor in San Francisco.
Dr. Byun has close to 20 years of ministry experience. His passion is to see people fully engaged as disciples of Jesus Christ. He has been a resource for several churches in regards to generating discipleship, small groups, and leadership development ministries. He serves on the faculty of the Global Leadership Development Institute of JAMA (Jesus Awakening Movement for America) and is currently serving on the Board of Directors at JAMA and has served on the Board of Directors of Korean Baptist English Minister’s Fellowship (KBEMF). He is also currently serving on the Board of Trustees at Dallas Baptist University.
He received his B.S. in Managerial Economics from the University of California at Davis, his M. Div. with Biblical Languages from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary (Fort Worth, TX), and his Ph.D. in Leadership at Dallas Baptist University. He was ordained in the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) in the US. He and his wife, Heather, have four children (Karis, Kara, Joshua, and Joseph) and they reside in Songdo.