Rand Cho is the founding and Lead Pastor at Savior Community Church since June of 2019. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles and a master’s degree in divinity from Talbot School of Theology. He is ordained by the Evangelical Church Alliance and is a reverend of non-denominational affiliation. Rand was born and raised in Southern California, fully committed his life to Christ at the age of 20, and currently lives in Brea with his wife (Christine) and his son (Elias).
Having been a pastor for over 15 years, Rand has taught through the entire Bible—book by book—over three times. He has answered over 1500 questions related to theology and Christian living, all of which are posted on his website (). He is also a founder and director of Second Nature, a network of churches and pastors that agree on the same pillars of the gospel.
Rand’s particular emphasis in ministry has been at the pulpit as a preacher. He keeps a fierce commitment to a historical-grammatical approach to the Bible for understanding the original author’s intent to the original audience in order to discover the most appropriate contemporary application for believers today. He teaches book by book, intending to make each sermon accessible and understandable to both the church newcomer as well as the theologically trained.
In his free time, Rand enjoys watching comic book movies, playing tabletop role-playing games, and writing/directing/editing his own films. He loves candy, soda, Korean BBQ, and late-night fast food. He is an ENTJ on the Meyers-Briggs, and a Challenger/Reformer/Achiever according to the Riso-Hudson Enneagram Type Institute. He is playful, optimistic, and quirky. At first glance, people notice that he wears the same all-black outfit everyday as well as a “utility belt” among other effects. Those who get to know him well find that he is surprisingly solitary, a chronic night owl, and deeply devoted to learning and growing at all times. His favorite thought comes from a quote by Martin Luther, capturing the essence of Rand’s outlook, mission, and testimony in life and ministry:
If I profess with the loudest voice and clearest exposition every portion of the Word of God except precisely that point which the world and the devil are at that moment attacking, I am not confessing Christ, however boldly I may be professing Him. Where the battle rages there the loyalty of the soldier is proved and to be steady on all the battle front besides, is mere flight and disgrace if he flinches at that point. --Martin Luther