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?

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.

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.