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Key Dates in KCPC History

1973  
Nov 4
First worship service is held at 313 Park St. N.E. Vienna under pastor Myung Ho Yoon.
1974  
Dec 22

Service to celebrate 1st anniversary is held. The church is renamed to Korean Central Presbyterian Church (KCPC).

1977
Dec 4
Pastor Won Sang Lee becomes the pastor in charge of the ministry.
1978  
Jun 4
The church moves to the chapel of the Lewinsville United Presbyterian Church, 1724 Chain Bridge Road, McLean, VA.
Dec 2
Installation ceremony for Rev. Won Sang Lee and ordination ceremony for the first three elders are held.
1979  
Nov 10
The Church Building Construction Committee is formed.
1980  
May 14
Purchase of 3.5 acres of church construction site at $150K at 8526 Amanda Pl. Vienna, VA.
1982  
Jan 10
Establishment of the Church Korean language school.
1984  
May 5

Groundbreaking service of the new sanctuary is held.

Oct 4
Construction of the new sanctuary starts.
1985  
Jun 6
Resolution to join the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is adopted in a congregation meeting.
Nov 15
First worship service and first communion are held at the new sanctuary.
Nov 17
Opening service is held at the new sanctuary.
Dec 7
Dedication service is held for the new sanctuary.
Dec 8
KCPC becomes a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA).
1986  
Mar 2
Adult English worship service is launched in the 1st worship service.

1988

 
Feb 19
Purchase of 2 acres of land at 2535 Cedar Lane, next to the sanctuary.
Mar 13
Beginning of worship in three services: in Korean at 9:00 a.m. & 11:30 a.m. and in English at 10:15 a.m.
Nov 6
Service is held to celebrate 15th anniversary.
1990  
Jun 3
Construction offering is dedicated toward the construction of the education building, the missions building and a church parking lot.
Noiv 20
Establishment of the Central Missionary Fellowship.
1991  
Sep 30
Purchase of a church cemetery lot.
1992  
Feb 16
The Missions Prayer Request bulletin is published.
May 3
Monthly KCPC Newspaper "The Disciples" is published.
May 29
Purchase of 6.55 acres of land at Amanda Place.
Jun 28
The English Ministry holds first worship service.
Sep 18
16th Evangelism Explosion Leaders' Training is conducted.
Sep 30
Service is held for the establishment of church cemetery.
Dec 5
Groundbreaking service is held for the education building and missions building.
1993  
Jan 18
Construction for the education building and missions building starts.
Nov 7
Service is held to celebrate 20th Anniversary.
Dec 31
Opening service is held in the education building and missions building.
1994  
Jan 22
Dedication service is held for the education building and missions building.
May 25
The education program for senior citizens is launched.
Jul 17
Purchase of the second lot for the church cemetery.
 1995  
 July 17I
Start of 2nd adult worship service at 9:30am in the education building.
 1996  
 Feb 28
35 people from KCPC take first pilgrimage to Israel.
 Oct 26
A fundraising bazaar is held for the construction of the Pine Ridge retreat center.
 1997  
 Apr 12
A sports competition is held for congregation fellowship.
 1998  
Jan 25 
Adoption of a resolution to construct the Culpeper retreat center.
 Feb 22
Purchase of land for Culpeper retreat center.
 May 25
A sports competition for congregation is held to celebrate 25th anniversary.
 Sep 19
"Open Worship" service is launched in the 5th worship service.
 Nov 1
A praise worship service "Messiah" is held at the Hylton Memorial Chapel in celebration of the 25th
anniversary and for the establishment of a church and a community center in Washington DC.
 1999  
 Sep 16
The 1st Dove Discipleship Training program launches.
2000  
 Jan 11
Purchase of the community center building in Washington DC.
 Sep 10
Renaming of the children's Sunday School to KCPC Promiseland.
2001  
 Sep 23
Adoption of a resolution to purchase land in Centreville for a new sanctuary at an interim
congregation meeting.
 Nov 10
The Korean Central Senior Center receives a VA Governor's award for outstanding religious
volunteering service.
 Nov 11
Change of the worship service times (1st service: 7:35am, 2nd service: 9:15am, 3rd service: 10:35am,
4th service: 12:30pm, and 5th service: 2:00pm.)
 2002  
 Feb 8
Christian concert "Worship Korea 2002" is held at the Hylton Memorial Chapel.
 Feb 10
1st "Intercessory Prayer" seminar is launched.
 Feb 24
Congregation name-tag wearing campaign launches.
 Mar 31
Dedication service is held for the community center in Washington DC.
 May 1
Start of use of the Culpeper retreat center.
 Nov 15
Rev. Won Sang Lee receives honorary PhD degree from Kye Myung university in Taegu, Korea.
2003
 
 Jan 1
Rev. Won Sang Lee goes on sabbatical leave for six months and Rev. Chang Soo Ro becomes
the interim senior pastor.
 Jan 22
The Korean Central Senior Center receives the Korean President's award.
 Mar 1
Christian concert "Worship Korea 2005" is held at the Hylton Memorial Chapel.
 July 1
Rev. Won Sang Lee returns from sabbatical leave.
 Aug 16
Thanksgiving service is held to celebrate the publication of Rev. Won Sang Lee's poetry book
"Feed My Lamb".
 Sep 27
Rev. Won Sang Lee's retirement is officially observed and he becomes Pastor Emeritus.
Rev. Chang Soo Ro is installed as the new senior pastor.
 Nov 2
Service is held to celebrate 30th anniversary.
 Nov 16
Handel's Oratorio "Messiah" concert is held at the Hylton Memorial Chapel to celebrate 30th anniversary.
 Nov 26
KCPC ranks 13th in ranking of "Good to Great Churches" among 52,333 churches in America.
 2004  
 May 2
Registration of the English ministry in PCA as the Mission Church Status. The English ministry renames to Christ Central Presbyterian Church (CCPC).
 May 8
Service is held to celebrate 10th anniversary of the Korean Central Senior Center.
 June 6
Congregation commit to raise funds for the construction of the new sanctuary in Centreville, the goal is to raise $5 million in three years.
 Dec 12
Compassion Sunday is observed to adopt children for the Compassion ministry.
2005  
 Oct 1
Reorganization of church organization into five teams, 16 ministries, 76 departments, 51 missions groups, 48 zone groups and 152 cluster groups.
 Dec 1
Service is held to celebrate 32nd anniversary.
2006  
June 8
Revision of the format of the 4th adult worship service.
Apr 3
Permission is obtained by Fairfax county for the construction of new 2,100 seat sanctuary and parking spaces for 1,180 cars in Centreville.
Jul 31-Aug 3

Conduction of the 1st Pastors' Conference for Startup Churches.

Nov 30
Service is held to celebrate 33th anniversary.
2007  
Jun 3 Committment of construction offering (4th) for the Centreville sanctuary.
July 14
Groundbreaking service for the construction of the sanctuary in Centreville.
July 15
English worship for college students (Salt & Light) starts.
2008  
Jun 1
Committment of construction offering (5th) for the Centreville sanctuary.
Jun 12
Registration of KCPC as a non-stock corporation in VA.
Oct 17

Start of small groups.

2009  
Jan 29-31
Revival for 35th founding anniversary.
July 19
Committment of special offerings for the Centreville sanctuary furnishings.
2010  
Jul 11
First worship at the Centreville sanctuary.
2011  
Jul 11-14
Church Planters conference is held.
Sep 17
Christian praise concert "Worship Korea" is held.
2012  
Jul 31
Senior Pastor Rev. Chang Soo Roh resigns.
Oct 12-13
Global Leadership Summit is held.
Dec 23
The interim congregation meeting approved the nomination of Rev. Eung Yul Ryoo as the 4th Senior Pastor with 94.2% voting in favor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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