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Our History

New Creation is an United Methodist Church started in 2011 with a vision to make disciples of Jesus Christ to serve and to impact our local community through combining our heritage, our passion for Christ, our love for others, and our passion to share the Gospel with those of different backgrounds. God has blessed our journey tremendously. We came out of the English Ministry of the Santa Clara Korean United Methodist Church as a small group of individuals and today we have grown to a diverse group of believers who are dedicated to transforming the community. We share the facilities with Campbell UMC. Our Sunday services are a safe place for people to explore faith, regardless of where they are in their spiritual journey.

At New Creation you can be yourself, make a difference locally and globally, and build real friendships.

​Lead Pastor
Justin Ryu

Justin was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. In 1999 he moved to Atlanta, GA, where he received a master’s degree (MDiv) at Emory University, and served as a Youth and College Pastor at Christ Korean UMC (United Methodist Church). In 2003, he moved to Berkeley, CA, where he received a doctoral degree (PhD in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament) at the Graduate Theological Union and served Oakland Korean UMC as an EM pastor. During and after his study, he served three local churches (North Gold Circuit – Downieville, North San Juan, and Sierra City UMC) as a solo pastor and moved to San Jose in 2010 for New Creation Ministry. In June 2015, he had a spiritual turning point (conversion). He started understanding the true meaning of the Cross for our salvation and since that he has devotd himself for evangelism and mission. He is married to his wife Hannah and has three children, Faith, Josephine, and Justin Jr.

P.J. & Hannah

Youth Ministry Director
HyoukJin Lee


Jin Lee moved to the States in 2004 from Seoul Korea. He decided to pursue ministry in junior year of highschool after his relationship with his own youth pastor. He wanted to be like an older brother/mentor figure to the students, guiding them towards God and for a healthier relationship with God. His goal is to make God look good to the world. One of his life motto is to live well and to die well.


                     Children Ministry Director
                     Evelyn Kim

Our Staff

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