Resources by Won S. Kwak

Won Kwak is a 2nd generation church planter and pastor and also a 2nd generation Korean-American. He serves as the lead pastor of Maranatha Grace Fort Lee, a church planted in 2010 right outside NYC. He's married to Diane and is the father of five "Kwaklings": Madelyn Joy, Naomi Ruth, Bethany Hope, Owen Lucas, & Jordan Aeneas.

Feb 16, 2018

Won Kwak on Young Pastors by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

What can a young pastor do to start cultivating a healthy legacy?

Sep 26

Won Kwak on When to Stop Counseling Someone by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Won Kwak, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Church in Fort Lee, NJ: "How do you know when to stop counseling someone?"​

Aug 29

Won Kwak on What Others May Not Know About Asian Believers by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Won Kwak, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, NJ: "What do many evangelicals generally not know about their Asian brothers and sisters?"  ​

Feb 1

Won Kwak on What He Wish He'd Known as a Young Pastor by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

What do you wish you’d known when you started as a pastor?

Oct 30, 2018

Won Kwak on What Average Churchgoers May Not Understand About Their Pastor by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Won Kwak, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, NJ: "What does the average churchgoer not understand about their pastor?"

Aug 30

Won Kwak on Throwing In The Towel As A Pastor by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

When are you most tempted to throw in the towel as a pastor?

Jun 15, 2015

Won Kwak on The Mission Field of NYC by Won S. Kwak

Series: Mission Field Interviews

Won Kwak describes NYC as a mission field and lists some of the advantages of being on mission in the Northeast.

Oct 11

Won Kwak on New Christians & Their Churches by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

What is the one thing a new Christian needs most from his church?

Sep 7, 2018

Won Kwak on Kids in the Ministry Fishbowl by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

How should pastors think about parenting kids growing up in the ministry fishbowl?

Mar 12

Won Kwak on How to Identify Leaders in a Smaller Church by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

FTC.co asks Won Kwak, Lead Pastor of Maranatha Grace Church in Fort Lee, NJ: "How do you identify potential leaders, especially in a smaller church?"

Dec 14, 2018

Won Kwak on Evangelism in NYC by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

What does evangelism look like in New York City?

May 21

Won Kwak on Effectively Leading Multi-Ethnic Congregations by Won S. Kwak

FTC.co asks Won Kawk, "How can a pastor effectively lead a multi-ethnic congregation?"

May 25, 2018

Won Kwak on Difficult Things in Life by Won S. Kwak

Series: Conversations

What difficult thing in your life has taught you the most?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Won Kwak

What is the one thing a new Christian needs most from his church?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing a new Christian needs most from his church?

May 17, 2015

How To Stay Healthy in Ministry by Won S. Kwak

Without question, church planting and pastoral ministry demand a faithful “pouring out as a drink offering” self-sacrificing life of commitment to God and His people. However, this call to pastoral ministry does not mean we should live a life of self-neglect for the sake of Christ.

Jun 14, 2018

Family Dynamics of a Church Planter by Won S. Kwak

Church planter, your calling is to dynamically love your family as you lead your church family.

Oct 12, 2015

Being a Multi-Generational Church

9 Lessons from the Pastoral Epistles

By God’s all-encompassing grace, fast-forward 5 years and there’s a bit more variety in style, coif, music, gender, and seasons of life at Maranatha.