• D.Min., Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. Regent College
  • B.A. University of Illinois

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Dr. Eddie Byun is an associate professor of Christian Ministry at Talbot School of Theology. He studied Speech Communication at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana where he experienced his calling into pastoral ministry. Upon graduation, Byun studied at Regent College in Vancouver for his Master of Divinity degree. After graduating, he began his full-time pastoral ministry and taught at Handong Global University in Pohang, South Korea. Afterward, he was led to Sydney, Australia where he founded New Life Worship. While in Australia, Eddie completed his Doctor of Ministry in Preaching at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. In 2008, God led Eddie back to Korea to be Lead Pastor of Onnuri English Ministry where he served for seven years. While in Korea, he also planted Crossway Mission Church and taught practical theology at Torch Trinity Graduate University. He is the author of IVP’s Reader's Choice Award Winner Justice Awakening, Praying for Your Pastor, and Praying for Your Missionary. He is also the executive producer of “Save My Seoul,” which is a documentary on sex trafficking in South Korea. “Save My Seoul” won "Best Documentary" at the Asia-Pacific Film Festival.


  • Evangelical Homiletics Society
  • Evangelical Theological Society


  • Praying for Your Missionary: How Prayers from Home Can Reach the Nations, Byun, Eddie. (InterVarsity Press, 2018)
  • Praying for Your Pastor: How Your Prayer Support Is Their Life Support, Byun, Eddie. (InterVarsity Press, 2016)
  • Justice Awakening: How You and Your Church Can Help End Human Trafficking, Byun, Eddie. (InterVarsity Press, 2014)
  • The Disciple-Maker: A Tool to Aid the Believer in One-to-One Discipleship, Byun, Eddie. (Duranno Press, 2014)
  • Byun, E. (2016). The Blessings of Christ Crucified: An Exposition of Galatians 1:1-5. Jin Hyok Kim (Editor), Speak to Us: Messages from the Torch Trinity Chapel (p. 365-378). Seoul, South Korea: Torch Trinity Press.
  • Byun, E., Hwang, D., Hwang, YH., & Lee, U. (2011). Panel Discussion I: Diaspora Korean Pastors in Korea. Steve S. H. Chang & Julius J. Kim (Eds.), The Global Legacy and Mission of the Korean Church: Proceedings of Global Legacy and Mission - Korean-North American Diaspora Consultation (p. 128-146). Seoul, South Korea: Torch Trinity Press.


  • One Korea 625. Presented on the Reunification of Korea. June 2020.
  • Students Against Slavery, Azusa. Presented on Ending Slavery. February 2020.
  • National Korean American Pastor’s Conference, Orlando. Presented on “The Church is the Hope of the World.” May 2019.
  • MTW Missions Conference, Sacramento. Presented on “The Crucial Role of Prayer in Global Missions.” April 2019.
  • Sola Conference, Los Angeles. Presented on “The Role of the Local Church in Global Missions.” March 2019.
  • Urbana Missions Conference, St. Louis. Presented on “The Role of the Church in the Fight Against Slavery.” December 2018.
  • Handle with Care Conference, Seoul. Presented on “The Role of the Church in the Orphan Care Foster Care Movement in Korea.” November 2017.
  • Torch Trinity Graduate University, Seoul. Presented on “A Case Study of Sex Trafficking in South Korea,” and “The Value of Digital Filing Systems for the Effective Communicator” 2012-2017.
  • Korea University, Seoul. Presented on “A Case Study of Sex Trafficking in South Korea.” October 2017.
  • Footstool Missions Conference, Seoul. Presented on “A Biblical Mandate to Pursue Justice and Its Implications for Korea.” September 2017.


  • Biblical Interpretation and Teaching
  • Foundations of Spiritual Formation
  • Christian Ministry Skills

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Adoption
  • Asia
  • Bible
  • Biblical Interpretation
  • Church
  • Church Growth
  • Church Planting
  • Clergy
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Demons
  • Evangelism
  • Film
  • Human Trafficking
  • Justice
  • Leadership
  • Ministry
  • Multicultural Issues
  • North Korea
  • Para-church (faith-based organizations)
  • Pastoring
  • Preaching
  • Refugees
  • Religion
  • Religion & American Culture
  • Sex Trafficking
  • Single Moms
  • South Korea
  • Speech
  • Spirituality
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Spiritual Warfare
  • Stateless Children
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