Eugene Cho

my story


My Stats

Name: Eugene E. Cho |
Age: 43 years and counting
Height: 6′ 4″ (and I’m a liar)
Birthplace: Seoul, Korea | Hometown: San Francisco | Current: Seattle
NBA Status: Currently a free agent and ready to sign on with any pro team.

eugene cho

Brief Bio:

Eugene is the founder and executive director of One Day’s Wages – “a movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.”  He is also the founding and lead pastor of Quest Church and the founder/executive director of Q Cafea unique non-profit community cafe and music venue in Seattle. Born in Korea, he immigrated to the United States at age six and grew up in San Francisco. He trekked out to the East Coast for several years, returned to the homeland of the Morning Calm (South Korea) for couple years, and now lives in Seattle with his family.

He and his wife, Minhee, have been married for 17+ years and have three children.

In the truest sense, Eugene is wicked and depraved but redeemed by the grace of God; Blessed by revelation and compelled to respond as a herald of resurrection, redemption, and reconciliation and an advocate for issues of mercy, justice, and compassion.

While he isn’t a very sought out individual, he finds great joy in knowing that he’s still pursued by his wife and three children. When not enjoying his family, neighborhood, and various local ministries, he travels nationally and globally to speak on issues of faith, justice, leadership, non-profits, social entrepreneurship, and other pertinent issues that people will forget when the next fads are introduced.

Eugene blogs regularly and is considered one of the average bloggers on issues of Faith, Leadership, and Justice. Blah blah blah.

Eugene’s first book - Overrated: Are we More in Love with the Idea of Changing the World, Than Actually Changing the World? – releases Fall 2014.

In the News: New York Times | Relevant Magazine |  NPR interviewSeattle Times (One Day’s Wages) | ABCWorldNews.ComSojourners Magazine |Portrait in the Seattle Times | Seattle Post Intelligencer Article | | NBC News


Education: Sherman Elementary, Aptos Middle, Lowell High, University of Californa, Davis [Psychology and Theater; degree in Psychology]; Princeton Theological Seminary

My Hobbies: Sports, Fishing, Reading, Writing, Lawn Mowing, Movies, Convertibles, Pho, Sushi, Coffee and Tea, ESPN, and Traveling.

Blog Disclaimer: This is my personal blog. The views, words, posts, thoughts, rants, visions, and ideas represented here are my own, not those of One Day’s Wages, Quest Church, Q Cafe, my family, my ethnic Korean countrypeople, the city of Seattle where I live, the USA of which I am a citizen, or the totality of the Christian faith and community. As I spew out some vomitaceous thoughts for conversation, connection, amusement, and critical discourse, I seek to grant and receive grace.

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a movement to fight poverty

My Instagram

What a joy to celebrate Dr. John Perkins' legacy this week. Like many others, he has been a deep inspiration to me. 
When I finished the first draft of my upcoming book, OVERRATED, he was one of the first folks I showed it too. 
He wrote back with the following endorsement: "We are called to give ourselves to our generation, and Pastor Eugene's work here in OVERRATED is exactly that. This deeply personal narrative takes readers on a lived journey of wrestling through the realities of being a justice fighter today. I've given my fifty plus years to this fight, and his story is my story. I believe it may be yours as well. I encourage all believers to read OVERRATED. It lays a course for how we must proceed as humble but faithful justice leaders in an unjust world." Needless to say, I'm humbled by his endorsement and words of encouragement. It was painful to complete (and I'm still working on final edits)...but I CAN'T wait to share the book in September when it releases. Wow. Blessed are the artists that help others reimagine the Gospel. #HeIsRisen #questchurch Amazing Resurrection celebration service. Especially love celebrating Communion every Sunday. Today, hosted a super Feast with bread from many different countries. #HeIsRisen Don't rush too soon to the empty tomb. Reflect on the cross. Thank you, Jesus, for your life & love. Thank you, Jesus, for you have redeemed this day of injustice and violence to be "good." You are truly the Light of the world. #GoodFriday Layover. San Francisco. Having grown up here, my heart still flutters. No other city like it. A quick, busy, & meaningful 26 hrs in Wash DC but managed to go for an hour walk for this view.

my tweets

  • About to preach in Minneapolis. Pray that in proclaiming the Gospel, I may honor God, be led by HolySpirit, & simply direct people to Jesus. || 4 hours ago
  • Be humble. Stay humble. Walk humbly. And kick butt. Then give God all the glory. || 15 hours ago
  • The book was painful to complete (and I'm still working on final edits)...but I CAN'T wait to share the book in September when it releases. || 18 hours ago
  • I nervously showed @JohnMPerkins a draft of my upcoming book, OVERRATED. He wrote the following endorsement: #Humbled || 18 hours ago
  • "Waiting time is not wasting time. Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life." ~ Henri Nouwen || 1 day ago
  • Bummer. Those Google glasses didn't help Krik Henrich with the free throws. #NBAPlayoffs || 1 day ago
  • RT @RevDocBrenda: Glad to represent @seattlequest at 10 yr anniversary of the John Perkins Center @SPU w/ Derek, Minhee & @EugeneCho http:/… || 1 day ago
  • Dear @NorthwesternMN: You so lucky. After having @GovMikeHuckabee at your campus, you See you at chapel Wed & Th. || 1 day ago


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