About Joseph Ryu.
Live simply, give lavishly. ”

Joseph Ryu currently serves as the college pastor of Promise International Fellowship, the international ministry of Promise Church in New York. He is currently studying at Southern Seminary (MDiv) and graduated from Rutgers University (BA). With every opportunity God gives, he has made it his life’s mission to direct hearts towards humility and honesty in the pursuit of developing real and intimate relationships with Jesus Christ. He is married to his lovely wife, Mirim, and has a beautiful daughter. In his spare time, Joseph is an avid listener of NPR and loves to listen to podcasts, preferably while drinking a grande iced americano with extra ice in a venti cup.


Master of Divinity, Billy Graham School of Evangelism
Southern Baptist Theological Seminary (Ongoing)

Bachelor of Arts, Criminal Justice, Political Science
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (2011)

Ministry & Professional Experience

PIF College Pastor & Education Assistant Pastor
Promise Church, New York (2019 – Current)

Administrator and Director of Ministry, Worship, Media and Events
All Generations Church, New York (2013 – 2018)

Associate Mortgage Loan Officer and Loan Administrator
Shinhan Bank America, New York (2011 – 2014)

Regional Student President and Executive Plenary Director
Korea Campus Crusade for Christ, New York (2010 – 2011)

Administrative Intern
United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (2010)

Regional Student Vice President
Korea Campus Crusade for Christ, New York (2009 – 2010)

Short Term 1 Year Missionary
Cru, East Asia (2008 – 2009)