Our Pastor

Pastor: Rev. Lydia Han Lydia.han@nyac-umc.com

“ We love because he first loved us. (1 John 4: 19)There is a name I love to hear,

I love to song its worth; it sounds like music in my ear, the sweetest name on earth.

O how I love Jesus,

O how I love Jesus, O how I love Jesus,

because he first loved me!”

Dear Friends in Bayville, I want to thank you for welcoming me into your village as a pastor. I was born in Seoul, Korea and lived there until I was 20 years old. My family immigrated to US in 1983. Since then I worked with many different jobs, got married and attended several schools while I served as a part time pastor for youth and young adults for past 20 years. I have so many stories to share, from my family background, work experiences, schools, missions and ministries. I love Jesus who loves us to death, who died to save us, I sing, ‘oh how I love Jesus so much!’ Before I met Him, I didn’t know the reason why I was always so sad and unhappy. I used to blame my parents for their divorce. I used to blame my parents for not teaching me how to pray, reading Bible, give tithings and attending the church regularly, but the best story is how I found Jesus and how I love Jesus. He took away all my sorrows and He makes me happy all the time. Jesus is amazing in saving every aspects of us as He promised us; “ I came to give you life, a full , abundant life” ( John 10: 10). I thought I wasted all my life wondering around with many different jobs and many career changes, but nothing goes wasted when you find Jesus. “But by the grace of God I am what I am, and his grace toward me was not in vain…” ( 1 Corinthians 15: 10)Jesus uses every aspects of my life including all my faults and sins. I praise Jesus; “You have turned my mourning into dancing for me;You have taken off my sackcloth and clothed me with joy,…( Psalm 30: 11-12). Dear friends, if you haven’t been in the church for a while or never have been in the church, I really want you to join me at the Village church. You will be able to find many loving friends here. Come and allow me to share my stories of how I love Jesus, and I want you to share your stories. May Jesus keep your steps safe in His grace! Lydia Han, Pastor from the Village Church.