Tim Lee | Lead Pastorpastortimlee@gmail.com
Tim has lived in Torrance since the 3rd grade. He began church ministry in 2002—first as a youth pastor, then a college pastor, then an associate pastor, and in 2013 he planted SBMC and became the lead pastor. His main responsibilities include teaching, preaching, and leadership development.
Tim married Christine in 2010 and has two sons, Matthew and Micah. When free, Tim enjoys watching and coaching sports, reading, and spending time with his family.
Tim has a Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology 2008.
- Almost died while hiking.
- Does a good Kermit the frog impersonation.
- Has a forbidden love for comics.
Community Group Pastor
Esther Yi | Community Group Pastoreekim1209@gmail.com
A Southern California native, Esther moved out to the South Bay area in 2013 to become an associate pastor at SBMC. Before SBMC, she began church ministry as an intern pastor after graduating from UC Irvine and then later as a children's ministry pastor.
At SBMC, Esther heads the community group ministry, providing training and support for the groups and facilitators. In her spare time, she enjoys being with her husband and friends, reading books, watching movies, listening to music, and staying healthy.
Esther has a Master of Arts in Biblical and Theological Studies from Talbot School of Theology 2010.
- Has pet rats.
- Obsessed with all things Batman.
- Shakes her fists in the air when frustrated.
Daniel Kim | Worship Pastordanielkeem1@gmail.com
Born and raised in San Francisco, Daniel moved down to Southern California to attend UC Riverside. After graduating, he started seminary school at Talbot and became an intern pastor at SBMC. After finishing seminary, he decided to stay at SBMC to become an associate pastor.
Daniel serves as our worship pastor: leading the praise team and preaching once a month. With his free time, he enjoys reading, playing or listening to music, eating late at night with friends, watching movies, and rock climbing.
Daniel has a Master of Divinity from Talbot School of Theology 2016.
- Has no armpit hairs.
- Forgetful like Dory.
- Mostly goes by Potter, after Harry Potter.
Children's Ministry Teachers
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