Pastor Intern Chris Choi

Fun facts about me

  • Grew up as a missionary kid
  • Lived in Bolivia for 18 years
  • I’m fully trilingual! (Korean, English, Spanish)
  • I love listening and playing music
  • Founder of Life Anthem Ministries
  • Currently attending Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

More about me

At an early age I became involved in missions, since my parents were called to serve as missionaries in Bolivia. For their first 4 years in Bolivia, they lived in the city of La Paz, the Capital of Bolivia, but later moved to Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Throughout my time in Bolivia I attended an international Christian school (Santa Cruz Christian Learning Center), where I graduated in May 2012.

Although I grew up in a Christian home and my parents were missionaries, I did not fully receive Christ on my own until I was 17. I came to meet the Lord during a high school camp, and from that point on my life changed completely. After receiving Christ as my personal Savior I started became heavily involved in my church music ministry. I attended a Christian music academy called Instituto CanZion, where I developed musically and served in leadership. During my time at the academy, I also met a missionary from Peru and helped him in his missionary work and church planting ministry. This missionary greatly influenced his life and played a large part in my eventual move to Oklahoma City to pursue undergraduate studies.

In Oklahoma City, I studied at Southwestern Christian University. During my time in college I served many roles- resident chaplain, Student Government Association Chaplain and student leader of One Voice (Universities Elite Worship band). I also began a ministry called Life Anthem Ministries, whose vision is to raise local leaders and disciples by providing discipleship opportunities which would enable them to reach out to their community and their country. I not only graduated Southwestern Christian University with a Bachelor’s degree of Worship Arts, but was also selected to be in “Who’s Who Among Students” and received the servant award, which is considered the highest award given to a student within the graduating class.

I’m currently enrolled at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary as I prepare to follow the path the Lord has for my life. In the process of following this path, I was introduced to Forest Community Church and am thankful and privileged for the opportunity to be party of such a great community as a Youth Pastor Intern.

If you have further questions, please email me at chris@forest.church.