Meet Our Team
Leading people into God’s mission to seek the lost, disciple the found, and multiply disciple makers and churches locally and globally.
Glocal Mission Team
Rev. Dr. David Kim
President & Lead Pastor at Glocal Mission
Dr. Kim was born in South Korea. He was a missionary and church planter in Ecuador between 1989 and 2001 before coming to the USA. In 2000, he met his wife Juhee in S. Korea and married to her in Ecuador in 2001. He is currently serving as president and lead pastor at Glocal Mission based in Houston, TX. The vision of Glocal Mission is to raise up one million disciple makers for the task of the Great Commission in USA and around the world by 2031. Under his leadership, more than 50 churches being planted in USA and around the world and thousands of pastors and leaders are being trained in places like Honduras, Ecuador, S. Korea, India, China, Brazil, Paraguay, Argentina, Costa Rica, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Mexico, USA, and many others. From 2007 to 2016 (Sep), for 9 years, he served as Mission Director at LINC Houston. He has been serving for over 7 years at the Board of Mission Administration for TX District of LC-MS. Dr. Kim also serves as adjunct professor at Concordia University Irvine, CA and Concordia Seminary St Louis, MO.
Rev. David Wray
At the age of twenty, David became part of a church planting team that started 5 churches along the west coast of Mexico during a ten year period. He joined our team in February 2014 to develop training material for church planters and leaders, coordinate training retreats and boot camps, and recruit and work with new church planters. David, his wife Elvia, and two children also work with students at his home church in South East Houston.
Director of Devlopment & Partnerships
Gabrielle is a native Houstonian with a passion for the global church, worship, and marketing. She joined our team in Fall 2017 to build Glocal Mission’s partnerships, increase our social media presence, and maintain functionality and growth. Gabrielle has served internationally as a missionary in Southeast Asia and has also herved in Kenya, Tanzania, and Japan. Her and her huband, Ryan, are heavily involved in anti-trafficking ministries throughout the Greater Houston area and are involved in their community of Third Ward.
Rev. Nelson Hernandez
Nelson was born in El Salvador and is a graduate of Concordia Seminary. Before planting Iglesia Cristiana Emanuel, with his wife Kenny, and their daughter in Houston, he served as a church planter in Virginia for 7 years. Nelson is also a Catalyst Leader and trains Spanish speaking pastors.
Glocal Mission local Catalyst Leaders
A Glocal Mission Catalyst Leader is a person who is committed to accelerating the multiplication of healthy disciple-makers and churches
with Gospel-centered and actionable principles, values, ideas, and solutions.
Glocal Mission National Catalyst Leaders
Glocal Mission international Catalyst Leaders
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