Induction Service for Rev. William Min Sunday Sept 16th 7 pm

Rev. William Min

Induction

We are excited and honoured to welcome our new minister Rev. William Min to First Presbyterian Church Penetanguishene. He was inducted at First by Barrie Presbytery on Sunday evening, September 16, at 7:00 PM. William’s father, Rev James Min, and sister, Rev Lillian Pak took part in this very special service Together we welcome William, his wife Tori, her parents and their children Abel, Aiden, and Ewan.

Rev. Min began his ministry at First PC on Sep. 18. He preached his first worship service on Sep. 23. The Min’s have found accommodation in Penetanguishene and their oldest son has started school. We ask for your prayers for their family and for our family of faith at First Presbyterian Church as the Min’s transition to our community.

Ordination

William was ordained at Westside Korean Presbyterian Church in Mississauga on September 9th at 5 pm. About a dozen members from Penetanguishene traveled down to the service. William’s father, Rev. James Min, gave the charge, handed over his robe and placed the stole. It was a powerful service.

The Call

On Sunday June 17th our congregation was excited to welcome William Min and his family, as William was invited to Preach for the Call. After a wonderful time of worship with standing room only, which included a great message from William, the congregation was asked to vote on the Call. The vote was unanimous in favour of extending a Call to William to be the next Minister of First Presbyterian.

William’s background

William Min was born in Montreal, Québec in 1987, but spent most of his time growing up in Toronto and Newfoundland.  He is the youngest of a minister’s four children.  Though he grew up a Christian, his faith did not become a personal journey until his time at the University of Toronto.  While studying Digital Media and Fine Arts he met his beautiful wife Tori and was heavily involved in Agape Impact, a campus ministry.  There he participated in campus evangelism, various mission trips and developed a passion for worship and ministry and graduated with the hopes of doing cultural/urban mission work.  After spending sometime working he began his part time studies at Tyndale Seminary and his first position as a Youth Pastor.  In the following years he got married, moved his place of ministry, left his secular job, began full time studies at Knox, and had two children.  These last few years marked the most significant time of growth for him.  He discovered a love for preaching the Word of God, and continues to joyfully struggle with whom God is calling him to be.  It was during this time where he received and confirmed God’s call to ordained ministry of Word and Sacrament.  His family has most recently welcomed their third child.