Our Vision

Pointing the Bay Area to our true north in the Gospel


Did you know that a compass points to the magnetic north pole instead of true north? There is a declination or difference, which if not corrected, can take a traveler completely off course.  

In the same way, we believe that the compasses of our hearts often point to the wrong things and in the wrong direction. In order for us to be correctly oriented, we need the gospel of Jesus Christ to point us to the true north of his love, grace, and salvation.


Our Staff


Jay is the lead pastor at True North. He received his BA in Religious Studies from UC Santa Barbara and his M.Div from Talbot School of Theology. Jay is married to the love of his life, Christina. Together they have a daughter named Rylie and a son named Isaac. Both Jay and Christina are Southern California natives and will always be loyal to the Lakers. Despite this difference, they have grown to love the Bay Area, its culture, and most importantly, the people. Besides Jesus, Jay has been influenced by Tim Keller, John Piper, and the many pastors and church planters that God has placed in his life.

Eugene Park | associate PASTOR

Eugene is the associate pastor at True North. He received his BA in International Affairs from UC Riverside, and his M.Div from Talbot School of Theology. Eugene was born and raised in the Bay Area and met his beautiful wife, Sylvia, in college through their campus ministry. Together they have a son named Elijah. Eugene’s passions include the Golden State Warriors, good coffee, and finding new music. His greatest passion is to see the Gospel being integrated into all aspects of life, especially here in the Bay Area.

charlston Park | associate PASTOR

Charlston is the student ministries pastor at True North. He received his BA in Biochemistry & Business Economics from UC Riverside, and his M.Div with a Discipleship emphasis from Talbot School of Theology. Charlston was born and raised in the Bay Area where he met his fiance, Swon, whom he will marry in late 2019. He can often be found eating tacos, cooking with Swon, playing with his dog Sam, and spending time with his family. While Charlston has a love for making killer pancakes his greatest passion is for others, especially kids and youth, to know Jesus.

Michelle Shin | Operations director

Michelle…(bio coming)

stephanie kim | admin intern

Stephanie…(bio coming)

Leadership Board

At True North, we believe that leading a church takes a team of people. God has anointed each person with gifts to serve his kingdom (1 Corinthians 12:7-11), so we believe in having men and women of character oversee administration and work to achieve the vision of the church.