teens Conference

High School

Our TC 2021 Conference Speaker

Andrew Bendicion

Lead Pastor of Christ Emmanuel Community Church

By God's grace, Andrew is a child of God through the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. One of his favourite life quotes is: “He died for me, I’ll live for Him.” After graduating from U of T and during his studies at Tyndale, he began serving as youth pastor at Trinity Mandarin Presbyterian Church (1997-2003), and then as lead pastor of Christ Emmanuel Community Church in Toronto since 2003.

 

He also interned at AFC (1999-2000), working to help plan Teens Conference and participate in other high school outreach ministries. His calling in life is to love Jesus and to make disciples of all nations. He also has a burden for the poor and those in need. During his downtime, he enjoys following food vloggers, spending time in nature and playing basketball. He loves school so much that he's currently enrolled at Gordon Conwell Seminary. He's blessed to be married to Clarice and to have 2 daughters.

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Sunye & James Pak

After the devastating earthquake that hit Haiti in 2010, James felt the calling to serve God there as a missionary. He joined a mission organization called Global Assistance Partners in Haiti (GAP Haiti) as the Director of Operations. While serving the Lord there, he met his wife, Sunye, who came as a volunteer to support the ministries in his organization.

 

Sunye, who is a well-known singer in South Korea, formally part of a K-pop group called the Wonder Girls, was in the United States at the time on tour to expand the group’s global presence. However, Sunye’s plans and vision for her life were drastically changed after her trip to Haiti. In 2013, James and Sunye were married and they both felt the calling to live in Haiti together as missionaries along with their newborn baby. After serving in Haiti for another 2 years together, they felt God calling them back to Canada and they had two more beautiful daughters since then.

Now, James is serving as the International Ministry Manager at the Bible League of Canada (BLC) and Sunye is enjoying her new life as a wife and mom of three daughters.

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