About Me

"Favor Like a Shield" is a pastoral blog authored by Christian Lee. Christian and his wife, Erin, are the lead pastors of  New Philadelphia Church, an English-speaking, Spirit-filled ministry in Korea.

Quick Bio
  • born in Korea
  • moved to America when he was six years old
  • grew up in the Olney section of Philadelphia
  • studied business at New York University
  • moved back to the motherland nineteen years after he left, sensing God's call

Ministry Experience
As a college student, Christian served as a student leader for Korea Campus Crusade for Christ and then went on to serve as a full-time staff with the ministry for 7 years. In 2008, he became the lead pastor of the English-speaking ministry of Jeil Sungdo Presbyterian Church in Seoul, Korea. After one year, he established the ministry with a new name, calling it "New Philadelphia Church".  In 2011, his wife Erin was established as the lead pastor alongside Christian and they have been giving leadership to the church ever since.  Christian is currently studying part-time toward an M.Div. degree at Torch Trinity Graduate University.

Christian with his spiritual mentor, Pastor Benjamin Robinson of Living Hope (Emeryville, CA).

A group photo from New Philly's annual church-wide retreat (May 2012).


The leaders of New Philadelphia Church in Seoul, Korea (Sept 2011).