Pastor Chris Pak grew up in the Silicon Valley area and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior while a student at Homestead High School in Sunnyvale after months of agonizing soul searching and seeking meaning in life. During this time of despair, God spoke to him powerfully through the book of Ecclesiastes and changed his life forever. Since committing his life fully to the Lord in those early days, he has been actively involved in ministry – playing guitar in a Youth band, mentoring and discipling college students as an upperclassman at UC Berkeley, and teaching Bible as director of a college campus group at MIT. He felt God’s calling into full-time ministry so he resigned from his position as an aerospace engineer and attended Gordon Conwell College Theological Seminary where he received the Master of Divinity degree in 2001. One year later, he and his family moved back to his hometown of San Jose and accepted the position of senior pastor of the church that would become Bridgeway. Pastor Chris has many hobbies and interests, including carpentry, and trying out the newest electronic gadgets.
Sally, his wife has been his co-worker in ministry since their time together at UC Berkeley, ministering and mentoring college students, and later supporting his work as a pastor. God transformed her life as a freshman in college and made real to her His unconditional love and acceptance; an unforgettable miracle in her life. She currently works as a lab manager at Stanford University and enjoys cooking for people. Pastor Chris and Sally have two grown children, Matthew (now married to Genie) and Hannah.