Jeong, Gwanghui

Country: Cambodia
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Serving At: GBGM-UMC Cambodia
Home Country: South Korea

Gwanghui Jeong is an international Global Mission Fellow with the United Methodist General Board of Global Ministries, engaged in a two-year term of service.  

The Global Mission Fellows program takes young adults ages 20-30 out of their home environments and places them in new contexts for mission experience and service. The program has a strong emphasis on faith and justice. Global Mission Fellows become active parts of their new local communities. They connect the church in mission across cultural and geographical boundaries. They grow in personal and social holiness and become strong young leaders working to build just communities in a peaceful world. 

Gwanghui is the student pastor at Meawha Methodist Church, part of the Korean Methodist Church. He earned Bachelor of Theology(2021) and Master’s degrees in mission and culture(2023) at Hyupsung University in Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, South Korea. Prior to that, he studied education and ministry at the Methodist Center for Education and Culture Research Institute. 

“While studying Methodist theology,” Gwanghui recalled, “I learned that Wesley’s dedication as an evangelist to spiritual salvation was not only academic Christianity, but also extended to the social field, the actual place of life for everyone. Wesley’s practical theology led him to be interested in a gregarious faith that, along with a doctrinal confession, was responsible for the realm of humanity and the world’s life.” 

As a theology student, Gwanghui experienced various missionary groups – Youth with a Mission, InterCP International, World Mobile Mission and others – directly or indirectly on campus and in local churches. Some, he noted, focus on the people to be saved, while others are directed toward the ministry that occurs within the church.  

One of his professors introduced the Global Mission Fellows program.  

“GMF, established by The United Methodist Church, is said to serve social justice around the world and to be connected to local churches through it, so the heart of social injustice, such as education, social problems, justice, food and the environment, is heated up,” Gwanghui said. 

“It is good to serve local churches in Korea, but I want to experience mission through the Global Mission Fellows program.” He hopes to discover how God wants him to serve after his GMF term ends.