Rev. Dr. Soong-Chan Rah is Milton B. Engebretson Associate
Professor of Church Growth and Evangelism at North Park Theological
Seminary in Chicago, IL and the author of The Next Evangelicalism:
Freeing the Church from Western Cultural Captivity (IVP Books,
Rah is formerly the founding Senior Pastor of the Cambridge
Community Fellowship Church (CCFC), a multi-ethnic, urban
ministry-focused church committed to living out the values of
racial reconciliation and social justice in the urban context.
Soong-Chan has previously been part of a church planting team in
the Washington DC area, worked for a number of years with IVCF in
Boston (specifically at MIT), and had mobilized CCFC to plant two
He currently serves on the board of Catalyst Leadership Center
and Sojourners/Call to Renewal. He has been an active member of the
Boston Ten-Point Coalition (an urban ministry working with at-risk
youth) and is a founding member of the Boston Fellowship of
Asian-American Ministers. He has extensive experience in
cross-cultural preaching as well as on numerous college campuses.
Soong-Chan was a plenary speaker at the 2003 Urbana Student
Missions Conference, the 2005 Summer Institute for Asian American
Ministry and Theology, the 2006 Congress on Urban Ministry, the
2007 ECC Midwinter Conference, the 2007 Urban Youth Workers
Institute Conference and the 2008 CCDA National Conference.
Soong-Chan received his B.A. in Political Science and
History/Sociology from Columbia University; his M.Div. from
Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary; his Th.M. from Harvard
University; and his D.Min. from Gordon-Conwell Theological
Seminary. He is a contributor author to Growing Healthy
Asian-American Churches (IVP) and has authored numerous journal
Soong-Chan, his wife, Sue, who teaches special education, and
their two children, Annah and Elijah live in Chicago.