Developing people to become fully devoted followers of Christ. Matthew 28:18-20

Hattiesburg Korean Baptist Church

In March, 2015 the Lord blessed us to sponsor, host, and partner with the Hattiesburg Korean Baptist Church. Led by their church planting pastor, Dr. Jin Kwon, HKBC meets on our campus on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings as well as additional times as needed. 
Drs. Jin and Ai Kwon have three children Joy, Julia, and Joseph. They moved to the United States from Seoul, South Korea to complete their PhDs at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. Upon completion in 2015, NOBTS contacted our local Baptist 
association, Lamar Baptist Association to inquire if there was a church in the Hattiesburg area who had a heart for church planters and church planting. Associational Missionary Dr. Danny Henderson, himself a former IMB missionary to South Korea, immediately thought of Pastor Alan and Immanuel Baptist Church. Upon meeting, praying, and talking together, it became clear that the Lord intended for IBC to partner with Dr. Kwon and his core team to launch the Hattiesburg Korean Baptist Church.  IBC joyfully shares our resources with HKBC!
​Dr. Kwon has a passion and burden for Korean speaking people of Hattiesburg and their families. Please visit their church website at